A few months ago I was very interested in buffers and how they can help your tone when your cables are long and you have many true-bypass pedals on the line. Basically, you create a capacitor which “muddies” your tone. By adding a buffer in there, you address this problem. There are a few pedals out there that have buffers in them, etc.
Tonight, I came across a cool install gadget by Creation Audio Labs called the Redeemer Circuit which looks to add a buffer to your input jack. Cool concept to avoid any signal issues by addressing the source vs. the line. Seems like a simple install as well.
Here is the official description:
The Redeemer is an innovative buffer circuit that eliminates tone loss caused by the interaction of instrument electronics and the loading effect of the cable, effects units and amplifier. The instrument is effectively insulated from the rest of the signal chain providing these benefits:
IMPROVED NOTE CLARITY
Individual notes within chords are heard with greater detail – harmonics jump right out!
QUICKER TRANSIENT ATTACK
The guitar becomes very responsive to the players picking velocity and strength… This is something you will feel!
ULTRA LINEAR AND TRANSPARENT
The timbre of the instrument stays consistent, especially when “rolling back” the volume controls! No loss of high frequencies when you turn down your instruments volume – It’s like having a master volume that keeps your tone the same at any volume level.
PLUG DIRECTLY INTO THE LINE INPUT ON A MIXER
Because the output impedance is less than 300ohms the circuit can easily drive a line input for going direct to a mixer.
This results in a clear, full range of tone that sounds better than using a direct box for live or recording applications.
Here is a video by CreationAudioLabs:
Anyone have any personal experience with this? Looks like they’re selling it for $49.00, at their official store.