I'm interested in the DI/Reamping options that are out there for studio recording. The Jd7 seems to do it all with a 1k asking price. The alternative is about $700 bucks and would comprise of an a/b for the two guitars into a direct box and an amp splitter for live tracking. Then a reamamp box into the amp splitter for re amping. Chances are I would a/b the live guitars and re amp as well for foot control. My concern is signal loss through all those aby switches, and the 3 way switch to the amp should probably be a purpose built one with transformers instead of the Morley, but it's to demonstrate the basic idea for now. The jd7 is almost perfect but I like its design features and the fact that it's all in one box. It's not cheap, but it also powers 6-7 amps, Which gives me to grow, and makes it not relatively expensive. My basic plan is Mesa or deisel Einstein, Marshall, and amp sim computer. Then I'll expand as funds allow. The only downsides to the JD7 is you have to unplug the second guitar for the front push button to alternate between the re amp and guitar 1 signals being sent to the amp. The other downside is it's a push button not a foot switch. -however- in the manual for the jd7 someone asks if you can use a footswitch to control the jd7. It replies: "A: We do not provide a foot switch however you can connect the JD•7 to a custom switching system and it will work fine. I am sure that the Radial Design Team will one day produce a foot controllable system for live use. " I really like the idea of having some sort of remote control ability for it since any analogue gain jobs will generally be set and forget, and the rack might be in another room. How cool would a mod be that was taken from like a wifi light satin or something like that!? That said my monitors power amps that are currently place holding have a memory so I can store refernce and entertainment modes as well as a couple routing schemes, are digital push buttons not iPad controllable. anyway here's some diagrams starting w my jury rigged 'cheaper' idea. Then the radial diagrams. I've included their published inside pic and wiring diagram.