I wanted to share a simple process that I’ve been experimenting with, continuing the discussion from here:
So, reamping is a no brainer when you have multiple outputs in your interface, but that is not my case, and researching about using two interfaces within Ardour taught me a little bit about clocks and the mostly certain desyncing issues I would encounter that way. Now with Ardour 6 I know it is possible to use different devices for playback and recording although don’t really know how much safer that is, my guess is it’s still kind of risky.
Well my approach is just to use two different programs, each one controlling one interface. So I had my guitar DI recorded and edited, then exported to a file that I would play on Audacity from interface 1, that signal would run through a reamp box, then into the amp, which will be recorded through a mic connected to interface 2, controlled by Ardour. This gives me a recorded signal without actually needing Ardour to handle two interfaces at the same time, and I would think that solves the syncing problem for me.
So far it is working great, and spares me the need of buying another device when I already have two cheaper ones laying around. Anyway I may be missing something so I look forward to the more technical people’s thoughts.