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  1. Not sure to be honest; I don't have a Powercab. Probably you'll want to start higher (maybe 7 - 8) and then go lower if the sound is too bright/harsh. Just like the stock cabs, IRs come in many different types. Some of them are pretty dark by whereas others are very bright. Reason I'm starting around 5 is because this works at gig volume levels in combination with my Alto speaker (TS308) or the PA's in the rehearsal rooms. I do need to mention that the Alto sounds different from both PA's I play over and each PA also sounds different. The Alto seems to be on the brighter side which may explain why I cut to around 5KHz. Anyway, trust your ears but be careful not to go too high in volume for too long time; you want to avoid tinnitus and/or hearing loss.
  2. As DiD said it does not matter where you put it; all depends on what you want to achieve. My approach (at present at least ..) is to add an EQ at the very end of my signal chain in order to tweak quickly if so needed. Another reason is that I prefer my presets in mono and I use a mono EQ block (I prefer the Cali EQ by the way) to achieve that (but there are other ways as well). I dial in my presets using the amp and IR (or cab) controls to get the sound I want and most of the time all EQ settings are at "0", i.e. the EQ is not really used. Just my 2 cts...
  3. Thank you !! Amazing how you keep updating and improving this device. Good job Line 6.
  4. Maybe I misunderstood, but how can you measure the characteristics of a cab with a dirac impulse? That's pretty much just a very (very, very) short spike ?
  5. There's a small bit of extra work to be done. Since I'm using a Mac the M4L exports only as an AIF file. I import into Audacity to convert to WAV. The trimming is not bad, but in Audacity I manually trim to the sample just before the curve starts. This is only a few samples (about 20-30 or so). I don't care about the tail of the file as Helix anyhow takes care of that.
  6. Interesting ... I moved away from using the EQ-block cuts at the end of the chain to using cuts in the IR block. My thought was that because the cutoff indeed is less steep I can get rid of the unwanted frequencies, yet can use the amp to dial in the "cut" to how I like it/ need it. My starting points are 100 Hz low and 5 kHz high cut on the IR-block. At lower volumes this sounds a bit dull, but it usually works pretty well at gig levels. For the EQ block cuts this would more or less be close to a low cut at 80-100 (difficult to hear) and for the high cut it would be around 10 kHz. I guess there is no wrong or right .... BTW, I like the idea of re-IR-ing; I have done it in Helix (Native) to capture combinations of the stock-cabs + EQ's, but indeed it will work for existing IRs in exactly the same way. I use Ableton and the M4L IR Measurement Device. Easy and very fast.
  7. Just curious, if you would use these IRs live, where would you put the high cuts (on the IR block)? Obviously depends a bit on the amp you'll use, but let's say this would be the 2204 (JCM800) model. If you already built a live patch, would you mind sharing?
  8. Thank you for sharing, very nice IRs, in particular the "smooth" version. Using it with the 2204 and Placater dirty models (admitting these are anyhow my goto amp models).
  9. I'm not a POD Go user, but have experienced the same with my Helix LT. It has nothing to do with the unit itself. Try lowering the high cut on your cab or IR block to somewhere between 5 and 6 KHz. You may even go lower if you're using a SM57 mic on your cab. In addition, use the treble and presence controls of the amp to get the optimal tone. Attaching a couple of IRs for you to try and experiment with; start with cutting at around 7 KHz and then work your way down at gig volume to get rid of the harshness. The 412 files work great with the Marshall amps, the 212 with Fender or Vox models. HXIR_212_Voxy.wav HXIR_412_4Cabs.wav HXIR_412_V30_3Cabs.wav
  10. And here's one more. This time I include also the full Helix preset where you can see the actual cab models. I called it Whorse V30 as the majority of the cabinet models are based on V30 speakers. The preset contains 8 snapshots. Also uploaded to Customtone. The IR was captured by simply switching off all the blocks except for the cabs and the EQs. Hope you like it.... HM_WhorseV30.hlx HM_WhorseV30c.hlx HXIR_412_V30_3Cabs.wav
  11. Here's another one that sounds pretty good to my old ears, now also including a preset for demonstrating the possible sound you can get. The IR was made from 2 parallel dual-cab blocks and an EQ (so, effectively this means 4 cabs in parallel). Cab 1: 4x12 Greenback 25/ 30 Dynamic/ 1"/ 11% reflections Cab 2: 4x12 Cali V30/ 160 Ribbon/ 3"/ 50% reflections Cab 3: 4x12 1960 T75/ 57 Dynamic/ 2"/ 34% reflections Cab 4: 4x12 Mandarin/ 87 Condensor/ 7"/ 71 % reflections After joining the paths the combined signal was sent through a Cali EQ: 80Hz + 1.5 240 Hz +1 2200 Hz -0.6 6600 Hz -1 dB All other settings for the cabs and EQ were stock. The preset is based on the Plexi Brt model with some modulation pedals if needed. The chorus after the cab works pretty well to get somewhat close to sound of the STP song Plush (not saying it is the same, just brings you close ... feel free to disagree). Tones were dialed in with my Epi LP so if you are using a single coil guitar or a superstat with bright pickups you may need some tweaking either on the amp or on the EQ block. I left the high cut on the IR block at 7KHz. You may want to lower or higher this depending on your application. For live sounds probably you want to cut a little more. I'll post the tone on Customtone as well. Have a nice weekend and let me know what you think. HXIR_412_4Cabs.wav HM_Plexi.hlx
  12. Try making the split an A/B split. For your cleans set the mix in the center so each path gets the same amount of signal; then, for your rhythm tone set it to 100% A so that no signal is sent to the parallel path. You can snapshot enable this split block. Should work ...
  13. Interesting thought. I'm not copying and redistributing any software but I'm capturing a "model of a model". However the model (the IR) is not a 1:1 copy of the original model (hehe, gets confusing right ...) but rather a model of something that I created using my own creativity, i.e. I modelled my own model. I don't think the IP rights of Line 6 stretch that far. Now the interesting question arises if it would be possible to (by way of example) shoot an IR of an Ownhammer IR and a Redwirez IR mixed together and with some EQ applied. Anyway, back to music making and getting creative with the tools. I'm in IP for a living while making music for a hobby ... I prefer to keep it like that.
  14. Indeed, this IR was made to go with the Placater or 2204 or Plexi amp models. I personally like that tone and don't do much in the more modern (heavier) styles. But I can give it a try of course :-) W.r.t. the hi/lo cuts, I agree this should not be overdone, but I believe that for this particular IR (I don't have the settings anymore) the cuts were quite moderate. At the same time, since I'm combining different cabs the idea was also to use one cab more for the lower end and the other more for the higher end. Cuts were used to get that effect (in part, it was actually quite a complex preset with 2 or 3 additional EQ's if I recall correctly.
  15. Thanks, glad you like it. I need to admit that I saved another patch over the one I used to create the IR. From the top of my head I believe the Greenback had a SM57 at 1" with about 10% of early reflections and the T75 was mic'd with a Royer 121 ribbon mic pulled back 3.5" and about 35% early reflections. Both cabs had different low cuts and high cuts and I used 2 additional EQ's to get the tone where I wanted it to be (using the amp settings i selected at that time). I believe the mix was 50/50 (note that the T75 was a bit lower in volume because the mic was further away from the speaker). I'm not sure if this IR includes it, but I also made one (just for fun) with an additional GB 25 mic'd up with a room mic pulled back to the maximum (low in the mix). This also gave nice results but it lacked a bit " bite" if that makes sense. Anyway, options are endless and with HX Native one could combine as much cabinets/mics/eq's etc as one would like. Let me know what you'd like and I can give it a try .... no guarantees, this is all just for fun. The IR also depends on the amp that it is to be combined with of course obviously ...
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