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Impulse responses part 9 : mixing IRs

Blending or mixing IRs offers a very powerful and flexible way to craft your own guitar tones. Mixing IRs allow you to create new tone by associating multiple microphones and cabs in a very flexible way : with guitar DI… Continue Reading →

Overloud releases SuperCabinet

May 28, 2021 : Overloud  -a renowned Italian plugin and guitar amp simulation maker, praised for its TH-U products— has released a new convolution plugin named SuperCabinet (released May 18). This software IR loader can be purchased standalone or can… Continue Reading →

New EQ’d IRs : Calif-212 and Fatboy K100 collections updates

May 11, 2021 : for more flavors and more tone options, new EQ’ed versions of collections are available. For some microphones and positions, up to 4 additional IRs are made available : -EQ2-2 -EQ2-3 -EQ3-2 -EQ3-3 These EQ settings brings… Continue Reading →

Home studio upgrade : new monitors

Mai 7, 2021 : to work better on my recordings and do a better job at checking my IR captures – and to potentially get a better balance in my small mixes or demos and play guitar with amp sims-… Continue Reading →

Installing Fluence Modern 8 on a Legator G8FP

I decided to start learning playing on a 8 strings guitar and decided to go after a headless fanned fret model, for the weight and because I have small hands. After searching for a reasonably priced guitar, I decided to… Continue Reading →

A beginner’s guide to guitar cabinets, part I

Guitar cabinets play a critical role in the tone that guitar players can obtain, together with guitar speakers. While their designs and constructions are far less sophisticated than their HIFI counterparts, their size, design and speakers association provide different results… Continue Reading →

Impulse responses part 8 : using EQ

Updated : September 12, 2020 I am sharing in this post my basic knowledge and practices on EQ’ing metal/distorted guitar tone, mainly for standalone practice and when using software and hardware impulse response loaders (Mooer Radar or Torpedo CAB M/Wall… Continue Reading →

Software Impulse Response loaders (IR part 7)

Introduction Updated June 6, 2021 If you are using a Mac or a PC for guitar practice and recording, chances are that you are using a DAW and some pedal/amp simulations. As presented in our IR part 2 blog post,… Continue Reading →

Impulse responses : part 6

This post is mainly targeted at beginners with impulse responses and presents advices and tips from my own small experience with IRs, and from questions and discussions observed on different musician websites and forums. Gear and signal path You can… Continue Reading →

Impulse responses : part 5

Updated 03/29/2020 Introduction The previous post (part 4) presented the power amplifier section of IR loaders, which are very interesting to get a more realistic sound from your gear, especially when using preamp pedals or the FX send connection of… Continue Reading →

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