Ipswich, UK (May 8, 2017) — Celestion is pleased to announce the introduction of G12H-150 Redback Guitar speaker tones as new additions to their celebrated line of Impulse Reponses. As the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers, Celestion created their line of IRs using state-of-the art gear, award-winning engineers and world-class recording facilities, so that the tones are the definitive digital representations of the company’s renowned classis guitar speaker tones. The new G12H-150 Redback Impulse Responses, along with the seven other classic loudspeaker IRs which premiered earlier this year, are available for audition and download at Celestion Plus.
The Celestion G12H-150 Redback is a guitar speaker of contrasts, built to deliver towering slabs of frightening, monstrous tone, while still delivering marked detail and clarity. The new G12H-150 Impulse Responses allow players to now get this gargantuan tone direct to their modeling amp or audio workstation, and dial in balance, responsiveness and the superb playability of the Redback with ease.
Five different Impulse Responses are available for the G12H-150 Redback speaker, representing five distinct cabinet types, including: 1×12 (open back,) 1×12 (closed back,) 2×12 (open back,) 2×12 (closed back) and 4×12 (closed back.) The responses from every one of the cabinets have been recorded with three high quality, professional, studio-standard recording microphones, with each one placed in six distinct positions (the result being 18 IRs for every cabinet type). In addition, w a further eight IRs per cab are included, which have been created by mixing a selection of single IRs, for additional tonal options.
“Celestion have enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive reception to our new Impulse Responses since their introduction just a few months ago, so adding the acclaimed Redback to our line of IRs was a natural fit,” says Nigel Wood, Celestion CEO. “We will continue to make more original, authentic Celestion Impulse Responses available as a natural extension of our product range -- providing the authentic speaker tone our customers want, in a convenient digitally downloadable format.”
The new G12H-150 Redback Impulse Responses join the original set list of Celestion IRs available for purchase including the G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Celestion Blue and Vintage 30 models mounted in 1x12 and 2x12 open and closed back and 4x12 cabinets. Celestion IRs, which capture the essential behavior of the cabinet in the specific space in which it was recorded, including the frequency and phase response of single drivers as well as the interaction of multiple speakers, offer the user significant benefits. In both recording and live production, Celestion IRs enable the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the music recording or live sound environment. And IR users can escape the limitations of a single mic and cabinet setup and explore a universe of possibilities to create the perfect tone. Once you find a tone that you love, it can be precisely recreated, in the studio or on the road, time after time. And the IRs allow Celestion customers to audition specific models before purchasing one or more physical speakers.
Celestion IR digital downloads are available in uncompressed, industry standard .WAV format at 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz and 96 kHz sample rates at 24 bit depth, in lengths of 200 and 500 milliseconds Once the files are downloaded and unzipped, users simply load the IRs into a convolution plug-in in their DAW or into other processing hardware. These formats will work in all known hardware capable of loading IRs, and for the most popular hardware Celestion have already grouped together the correct formats. Guitar processor manufacturers supported include Atomic Amps, Fractal Audio Systems, Kemper, Line 6, Logidy, Positive Grid, Two Notes Headrush and Yamaha. The Celestion IR files may be downloaded in the sample rate and length appropriate for the hardware being used or as a complete package of all rates and lengths. Certain third party hardware requires the files to be converted into a proprietary format before use.
The new G12-H 150 Redback Impulse Responses are available both as an individual single cabinet-type IR as well as a collection which includes all five cabinet. For more information about Celestion Impulse Responses, visit www.celestionplus.com.
About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers
An important element to essential British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll, Celestion Guitar Speakers are famous for their lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime. With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at: [email protected] and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion