R-112 / V30 – Home Studio Edition – Free Guitar Cab Impulse Responses download
Created : April 8, 2022
Updated : April 13, 2022
Terms and conditions
The riffs and partial song covers presented here as samples are used for illustration and educational purposes (using amps and IRs). These riffs and songs remain the property of their copyright owners.
CAB and mics
The “Calif. R112” IR collection is based on and seeking to recreate the sound of a MESA/Boogie® 1×12 Mini Recto® cabinet. This small cabinet comes stock with one V30, made in UK, and built upon Mesa specs (see Mesa Boogie online store if you want to buy these speakers for your cab : https://store.mesaboogie.com/products/speaker-12-celestion-vintage-30-uk-made.html). The recording tones you can get from this small cabinet are truly amazing : and they are everything but “mini”, IMHO. The bass is tight and controlled and the upper-end has that typical Mesa bite. This cab is meant to be paired with (mini) Rectifier amps, but many other amps and pedals will also pair very well (though you may need to boost your bass a little bit). I recorded this collection with my CLASS D amp, in neutral settings without any eq (actually, the only eq used at capture time is a low-cut for some of the ribbon microphones). I used two specific positions on the cab, that produce two variations of the tone : one is very rich, lively and a little bit scooped, the other one is more “tamed” with less extension in the bass and contained highs. I kept the two and decided to share them as I enjoy both of them. I found these IRs to be extremely addictive and spent hours playing with them when testing them and tweaking recording positions, so I hope you will enjoy them as well ! If you use an amp with a massive low-end (say a Dual Rectifier) or if you play with low tunings, you may need to raise your low-cut to regain clarity (100-120 Hz for example).
- Check the IR positions explanation here (microphone placement) : https://overdriven.fr/overdriven/index.php/irdownloads/ and here : https://overdriven.fr/overdriven/index.php/2020/07/30/home-studio-upgrade-and-2nd-gen-irs/
- The preamp used is the “Solid State Preamp 1”
- Calif R-112 cabinet loaded with a stock V30 UK 8 ohms speaker
- Capture based on a Celestion® V30
- 1 condenser mic, 4 dynamic mics and one ribbon mic, 133 IR files
- CND-JP-1 (AE3000)
- DYN-US-8 (RE-20)
- Recorded in home studio conditions
- Recorded with a CLASS-D power amp
- Suffixes used in this collection : no-suffix is the “controlled” tone, -2 is second position, -LC is a low-cut at capture time
Small samples with a larger mic set (not all these microphones are published in version 1.0). Drop B AHB3, OD 808, Dual Rectifier Ch2 / modern, Torpedo Reload , Logic ProX, Nadir. Low-cut between 95 and 120 Hz, depending on IRs. CH5 suffix is for light THU CHR5 chorus for stereo widening of sample. Note : I kept the same record for the amp tone and did not adjust gain level between samples : with some IRs / positions the tone may be a little bit squashed with a distorsion a little bit too high… adjust our gain to the IR result to get more refined and polished results.
Additional samples below : same configuration but reamped with a Thrasher 50, in a configuration that provides more bite for this low tuning.
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You can download the IR files from this page : https://overdriven.fr/overdriven/index.php/download/calif-f112-v30-ssp1-classd/ (yes there is an “f” in the link)
- April 8, 2022 : 1.0 , initial publication
- April 10, 2022 : typos edits and added first samples
- April 13, 2022 : added Thrasher50 samples
This collection contains the following files :