because I get to dick around with musical instruments all day, it means I come across quite a lot of interesting stuff, so I thought certain parties on here might want to talk about it. No? No. Oh.
Anyway: this week I have been playing with impedance correction stuff like this:
The theory being that when you go guitar > analogue chain > amplifier, there's a certain level of impedance that colours the tone you know and love.
When you start recording with preamp inputs, or putting your signal through mixers, PAs or wireless kits, it's a different, mismatched impedance.
I was a bit skeptical that this affected the tone at all, but it does, a fair bit. It tightens everything up to an odd extent, and it gives you a thinner sound than you'd been expecting.
This analogue circuit effectively corrects the impedance by appearing in the chain immediately before the input, and leaves your signal remaining completely accurate to a guitar/amp equivalent.
At £30 (there are some Radial and PRS Waves ones for more) that's actually quite a doable fix. I'm actually going to buy one.
Anyway, I know some of you record, so I thought I'd mention it!
Sorry for the company jag, Theo. Illustrating a point rather than shameless I hope!