Best gear to connect spring reverb into line-level patchbay?

Discussion in 'Patchbays' started by elbiciclista, May 16, 2011.

  1. elbiciclista

    elbiciclista Active Member

    I have a very nice spring reverb that I use between my guitar and my guitar amp. I would like to connect it to my studio patchbays and use it during mixdown.

    It is a tube buffered unit...........to be specific, a Dumblelator-type circuit with the reverb hard-wired into its effects loop.

    My studio (Pro Tools HD, mixer, rack units) runs at +4 line level, so I have the impedance mis-match problem. So, I need:
    (1) A Reamp type of unit on the input, to convert from low impedance to high impedance.
    (2) A unit on the output, to convert back to low impedance and to amplify the signal back up to line level. Note: I may not need much amplification if any, since the unit has three level controls (main signal, effects loop send, and effects loop return).

    I am looking for quality units, but I can't afford to spend a lot on gear that is dedicated to a single reverb. For example, I can't afford a high end preamp with DI to put on the output.

    What two units would be good buys for this application?

    Here's one combination I found:
    - Radial J-Iso for input to reverb ($260)
    - Radial J+4 for output from reverb ($200)
     
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Go to the Radial website...they can fix you up. An RVMP to send the signal, an active J48 to return it. Plus, they double for all sorts of studio apps.
     
  3. elbiciclista

    elbiciclista Active Member

    Well, I called the Radial tech guy this morning and the units I listed are the ones he recommended for my application.
    The J+4 will provide the level increase I need, but it needs wall wart power to do this. There is no phantom power in this circuit for a unit like the J48.

    I'm no expert on Radial units, and I just contacted them to see what would work.
    There may well be better units from other companies for what I'm doing.
     

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