My idea is to record "clean" electric guitar and electric bass signals directly my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6, going into Ableton Live. Then I can edit the signal and piece together different takes to get the complete audio track I want.
After I have those tracks finished, I was wondering if there's a way to send an instrument-level signal from my DAW into my pedal board, running into my Fender guitar amp or Ampeg bass amp, which would give me the desired tone when mic'ed up. Can this be done with some kind of digital-to-analog converter?
My reason for wanting this is that I need a mic recording of a cranked amp, with the classic tube break-up, but my living situation doesn't allow me to crank an Ampeg SVT and record 15 different takes. This method would allow me to crank my amp and get the perfect take on the first try, before the neighbors finish dialing the police to make a noise complaint.