I can never seem to get this figured out. Any help is much appreciated. So here goes…
I use Cubase 9 with Windows X and a PreSonus Studio 192. I am trying to use Strymon stereo guitar pedals externally in an effects loop. For whatever reason when I do this there is distortion (popping and cracking) in the signal. I can improve it by lowering the send level but it never really gets right.
After much research I found that the problem may be related to “line level” signal versus “instrument level” signal. I guess they are slightly different, different impedance, whatever. Supposedly the fix was a 'Reamp Box". I contacted Radial Engineering and they told me that the box I needed is the EXTC-SA reamping box which I immediately purchased. http://www.radialeng.com/product/extc-sa
It arrives a couple days later and I hurriedly open it thinking my months long string of woes is finally over. Immediately I’m a little confused because using this thing in stereo is a little confusing but I figure that since it has two ‘ext loops’ that maybe I could use one as the left return and one as the right. I hook this thing up with a TRS cable as the send cable and a mic cable as the return.
For whatever reason I now get absolutely no wet signal. Nothing. And I’ve tried it a variety of ways. Any ideas on how to fix this problem? What am I doing wrong? How do you guys handle external effects?