The Effect Integrator is a powerful tool for the live and recording musician, as it allows one to connect guitar effect pedals to the vocal chain without the need for adapters, DI boxes, transformers, or any other items. You finally get complete control of your sound from the stage. The Effect Integrator works by using a pre-amp to bring the low-impedance microphone signal up to instrument level for driving the guitar pedals. The dry microphone signal can be mixed with the effects in the loop. The signal can be mixed fully dry through to fully wet. The signal is then sent to a make-up gain stage for added control, and then fed through a transformer to feed a low impedance signal to the main PA or recording desk. The transformer allows for a ground lift to eliminate any potential ground loops.