Re-amping is a production technique that is both a creative method used to derive new sounds for Beats, as well as a way to bring new life to Beats tracks that may let down the rest of your mix.
Beats are often created through MIDI programming or via software going into a recording console or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). The practice of re-amping involves taking this artificially created signal, routing it back out of a console or DAW, running it through external processing, before returning to an editing or mixing environment.
Because these kinds of drum beats are usually created without any amplification or much initial processing, re-amping provides opportunity to alter the audio signal to improve character, tone and body. Beats are often a driving force in a song, so the practice of re-amping them gives opportunity to add musical energy and introduce more organic sound quality. It can also aid in improving structure and definition in a track, in additional to facilitating artistic and obscure audio effects processing.
Audio signals from beats can be processed through different types of amplifiers, speakers and effects units in addition to introducing other audio effects such as distortion, sonic filters, compression and harsh EQ for creative effects. Common re-amping objectives may include musically motivated amplifier distortion, capturing room tone and resonance, applying effects and adding depth to stereo imaging.
This type of audio signal processing has very few boundaries: it can be used to both improve quality and musicality of any instrument track, as well as for creative processing and modifying tone - it is one of the de-facto techniques used by professional mixing engineer to give your track that extra groove, punch and edge factor!