I was wondering what kind of reamp box I should get. Active or passive and what are the pros/cons. All my guitars have passive humbucker pickups. Thank you!
Alright, but that does not answer my questions. I made this post because I want to know which type of reamp box is best suited for my situation and setup. .I have this and I recommend it 100%
Thank you for the nice answer! I read good reviews about the Radial X-amp, I'm thinking to get that one. However, since it is an active reamp box, I would assume that it comes with an electrical adaptor to power it up, right? or do I have to buy it separately? Thanks!Active vs passive pickups doesn't matter when reamping.
However when RECORDING the DIs you should definitely use a active for passive pickups.
Active pickups should in theory work with both active and passive boxes, but I use active boxes anyway.
However this is what Radial says about passive vs active REAMP boxes:
"Pros of Passives
Uses transformers rather than circuits. (Can be driven harder without distorting or clipping, meaning that it's less picky when concerning level.)
Doesn't require a power source.
Pros of Actives
Hum canceling. (Hum from ground loop.)
Brighter, clearer high end. (In theory, however as the source of the signal is already buffered by the interface, it's debated if this is a valid argument.)"
The power adaptor should come complete with the purchase.Thank you for the nice answer! I read good reviews about the Radial X-amp, I'm thinking to get that one. However, since it is an active reamp box, I would assume that it comes with an electrical adaptor to power it up, right? or do I have to buy it separately? Thanks!
Yep, you were right. It was feedback. I had to turn the direct monitor knob all the way to playback. It is fine now.Feedback, probably.
You've got to make sure the channel the amp is recording into isn't being sent back out of the reamp out, which it quite possibly will be by default. I don't know what the routing is like on your interface, but you should be able to record reamps with the DI's solo'd in the DAW; it should just record silently.
Unless it's not feedback, but that would be the first thing to check.