Calif Recto 112 Vintage 30 – Home Studio Edition – Free Guitar Cab Impulse Responses download
- Created : April 25, 2020
- Updated : April 25, 2020
Terms and conditions
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Cab and Mics
The cab used is a Mesa Boogie® Recto 1*12 loaded with its original Celestion® Vintage 30. This cab is a small 1*12 but it has a very interesting tonal balance. While it is a little bit trebly like many small cabs, its clarity is very interesting when paired with fat amps (Mesa) and / or when using downtuned guitars (D, C, B, A). It stills has a good low-end and a very interesting middle range. To get the best out of them :
- boost 360 Hz by 2 to 4 dB
- boost 800 Hz by 3 to 4 dB
- use a low-cut to get lots of definition and clarity with downtuned guitars or with passive pickups that have a strong low end
This collection is part of the 6L6 Serie II collections : it is using only a 6L6 power amp section together with a tube preamp. 49 IRs files are provided in this version.
- Free Impulse Responses of a Mesa Boogie Recto 112 cab loaded with Celestion® Vintage 30
- Sennheiser E906
- Shure SM58
- Heil PR20
- Audio Technica AT2020
- T.Bone MB85B
For once, the PR20 and AT2020 are among my personal favorites, especially the PR20 at positions 09, 10 and 12.
Recorded in home studio conditions, with a 6L6 power section only and with a tube microphone preamp.
A few samples to get an idea of the tone.
LPF 16 kHz, HPF 119 Hz – SH5 – D tuning – OD9 – EOD88 – Torpedo Reload – Nadir – EQ 360 Hz +2 db, 800 Hz + 2 dB
LPF 16 KHz – SH5 – D tuning – OD9 – EOD88 – Torpedo Reload – Nadir – EQ 360 Hz +2 db, 800 Hz + 2 dB
No LPF, HPF 99 Hz, Drop A# Tuning, Nazgul, Mercuriall Reaxis, Two-Notes WOS, 800 Hz + 1 dB
IRs are provided in 44,1 KHZ format, each mic in a subfolder. 49 IR files in this version.
Version 1.0 :
A few notes
- The proximity effect was fully used, without an aggressive low-cut at recording time : while the low-end is not enormous for this 1*12 , it is well present, so you can still use a low cut (50-120 HZ).
- These IRs have a lot of treble, but they do not sound overly harsh : I found myself using a low-pass as high as 16 Khz to preserve the treble register. Lots of bite.
- The 6L6 power amp used for IR capture tend to scoop a little bit the 250-700/800 HZ area : if you raise it by 1 to 2 DB, you may get closer to the actual sound of this speaker (ie under WOS 360 HZ + 1 or 2 DB, 800 HZ +1 or 2 DB)
- the IRs are recorded with a tube preamp
- cap edge and related positions (p09 – 10 – 12) present the most balanced tone for me. P15-20 have a tunnel/mud effect : they may be interesting in some mixing conditions, but I dont’t use them when practicing with the guitar alone.
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