Note: I'm new at this, so it's quite possible that I'm overlooking something simple. Here's one of my tracks I'm reamping in Reaper - two DI tracks (one from the Axe-Fx, one from the Radial, with one of Ola's DIs from the Refeared DVD:
Note the peaks:
Axe DI: -14.0
Ola: Basically zero.
When I send mine out to my reamp box, I have to crank the gain on the Radial to get the signal/gain to match the way my guitar sounds when it's plugged in. I can do that two ways - diming the reamp box itself, or cranking the output on the track in Reaper.
I've tried a few things - normalizing the DI track doesn't work at all, since it raises the noise floor way the hell up and I get a shitload of hiss/white noise. Cranking the gain in the track but lowering it on the Reamp box does the same. Leaving the track as-is in Reaper and putting the Radial on 11 still gets me less output going into my Mark V than my actual guitar.
So my DIs either sound a tad too low with not enough oomph, or if I boost the signal I get a lot of noise. Ola's DIs on the other hand sound fucking awesome, and have no noise at all. My amp loves them.
I can turn up the DI output level on the Fractal, but that -15db level on the Radial DI is all I can get out of it (it doesn't have a level out). What am I missing here? How do you boost the level of the DI signal going out to the reamp chain without getting a lot of noise?
I don't have this issue with the Axe-Fx because it's designed to take that signal the way it is, but going digital > analog (Reaper to Mark V) is another story altogether.
I always crank the reamp, and leave the output fader to the reamp box at zero.