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  1. This week i am posting a couple of IR's of an Acoustic Sim designed for humbucker or single coil pickups. It seemed all of the other available acoustic IR's didn't work well with my electric mag pickups. I set these first few up for some settings that I liked with my Les Paul (HB) and Strat (SC), but there are more settings on the sim if you guys like them. I will probably do more later with the different settings, but would like to test these live and maybe get a little feedback from you guys too first. Link to Acoustic Sim IR's https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v0rxzmv514uzdez/AADWNQmQi55ZVt9ShDCLGeULa?dl=0 Link to main IR folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AADjdknZwdrze5VqaO7whHroa?dl=0
  2. chuskey

    Helix Cab vs IR

    I had a request on the FB group to do a comparison of IR vs Helix cabs. I'm not here to try and say one is better than the other or suggest what anyone should use, as there are people here on this forum that enjoy both. I just wanted to do a quick A/B. Definitely not trying to knock IR's. For this test I used a Vox Fawn normal channel and compared the stock 2x12 Silver Bell vs a Redwirez 2x12 silver, both with 121 mic 1" off the grill. To my ears they were pretty close. I know that comparing one Helix cab to one IR is VERY far from an exhaustive comparison, which wasn't my intent. My conclusion with THIS test is that the cabs were very similar. Which is to say IR's aren't always superior so whichever one makes you the happiest, go for it. Just trust your ears :)
  3. Since I think i have about exhausted my physical Recto 212, I went back to the Amplitube 4 cabs again this weekend to explore some nice open back 212 sounds. Working with AT4 instead of physical gear also lets me experiment a bit more easily and test some concepts before executing physically. I remembered that a batch of open back Orange 212 cab IR's I previously made sounded boxy, as they did even in AT4. But that Orange AT3 pack was last gen from 2013. The newest and flagship 2015 Amplitube 4 packs are the Mesa and new AT4 British collection, which utilize their newer modelling methods/processes i believe. A cab that I think is close to the Orange open back 212 is a Mesa TA30 212, which is a newer pack for AT4. So with an ear fresh off of some physical IR's I made a couple of weeks ago, I shot a few of AT4 IR's of it with different mics and liked what I was getting. I think these are pretty nice with the mid-gain crunch Helix amp models, are not bad with the hi-gain amps. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/icmceelkwosb1o7/AACANuHpp-C2trp_2eoRMUe_a?dl=0 MesTA30 D00.wav - SM57 centered on the cone MesTA30 D01.wav - SM57 1" off center MesTA30 D02.wav - SM57 2" off center MesTA30 D00 D45.wav - SM57 on axis, centered on the cone + SM57 off axis 45deg (FRED) MesTA30 D00 C05.wav - SM57 centered on the cone + U87 condenser about 5" off center MesTA30 D00 R05.wav - SM57 centered on the cone + Ribbon 121 about 5" off center Let me know if you like them, but may want some different mics/positions. Link to the root IR folder. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AADjdknZwdrze5VqaO7whHroa?dl=0 PS: Was in the creative zone, so tossed some new AT Recto 412 IR's out there too. I was finding my previous ones a bit dark for live use. MesR412 D00 C05.wav MesR412 D00 D45.wav MesR412 D00 R05.wav MesR412 D00.wav MesR412 D01.wav MesR412 D02.wav https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yxl7gr2eymgbaew/AAAt3QXMPkAkQLS7iozMaua1a?dl=0 PPS: Somewhat addicted today I guess. I made a couple of AT4 British Collection "Red Pig" Marshall Check IR's for my Helix Plexi/JTM/Park tones. They work well for Matchless and Fender too. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/reduydhv81lqlk9/AAAeacRwIGnjvjOocQ1EpDJ9a?dl=0 MarRed412 D00 D45 C06.wav MarRed412 D00 D45 R00.wav MarRed412 D00 D45 R06 MarRed412 D00 D45.wav MarRed412 D00 C00.wav MarRed412 D00 C06.wav MarRed412 D00 R00.wav MarRed412 D00 R06.wav
  4. IR life is getting better. I acquired a Line 6 Spider Valve MKII HD100 6L6 tube head this weekend. It was a pawn shop special that needed some love, clean up, and biasing, but it is up and running perfectly now! I have to say this must be one of the most neutral tube amps I have ever heard. It's just a step more coloration than solid state and not nearly as much coloration as my Mesa amps. It has even less coloration than my Randall RM100 head (Egnater designed for different preamp modules), which I thought was really neutral. It must be the Bogner amp design to work well with Line 6 modelers...and it sounds FANTASTIC with Helix. Helix amp-only models>Helix 1/4" out >1/4" SV power amp in>Recto 212 is now my main rig, even over all of my other Mesa amps. I dropped about $40 on on 7 packs of 3 Sigma IR's today. I really liked the online sound clips and comparisons and their site info. But when I got them into Helix, I was still pretty uninspired from the tones, similar vibes to other IR's like the Ownhammer and Redwire demos, as well as Helix cabs. I actually was able to get sounds I liked better with the Helix cabs. I think they would probably be really good if i were to run my physical amps into them. Regardless, I went into the sound cave with new inspiration, determined to make IR's that I liked better with Helix amps. Anyway...blah, blah, blah, gimme the IR's fool......okay!!! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AAALqjD9kW55RArTaY6MtTUEa/v3/L6SVMII%20Recto212?dl=0 Two mics this time: Shure SM57 and Audix D1. The Audix D1 has stays stronger in the low to low-mid frequency range than the SM57. This results in a little more low end, and boosted midrange. The SM57 has a bit of scoop to it. The Audix D1 does have more highs to it as well. Actually, i think the Audix D1 makes a good guitar cab mic. You can Google the frequency response curves of each and see for yourself. The off-axis (oa) 2 positions of each seem to be closest to amp/cab in room sound. The L6SV_R212_oa2D57 will probably be my new front of house PA XLR path block now, and I will send Helix amp-only to the power amp of my SV amp/Recto 212. These IR's made with the L6 SVMKII HD100 power section are very neutral, especially for a tube amp. These IR's work really well with all Helix amp models with little coloration. I think they really let the nuances and fine controls of the Helix amp models shine through and give more control of sound back to Helix. As I have done with previous v3 IRs, mics were positioned and oriented for the best Helix amp model into power amp/cab tones. Not just typical generic positions. Next week we'll get back to colored IR's. My new Mesa Triple Recto Multiwatt will be up to bat. Have a great weekend!!! Link to main IR folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AAB6OPVyoC_yn3vGl_r5FZRba/IR/v3?dl=0
  5. A little early this week since I will be tied up tomorrow. I made a few IR's for those who don't have the Ownhammer ones in sminchk67's Purple Rain video and preset. You should request the preset from him if you haven't already. I love the use of expression pedal to gain up path 2 for the lead. http://line6.com/support/topic/20013-freeset-friday-purple-rain/ Amplitube didn't have the exact cabs, speakers, and mics in Scott's OH IR's, so I made some close approximations. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ryl5xai5egbzljb/AADABDFcag6WEXEhTR6P-kToa?dl=0 Path 1 - OH 212 VX30 BLU+M55 121-05, replace with VX30 BLU-GB 121-421 Path 2 - 410 SPRVRB CTS+C10 70-F, replace with BM410 CTS D57-121 or FT212 CTS-C12 D57-121 I also wrapped up what I think are my best REAL Recto amp and Recto 212 cab IR's to date. They closely matched my real amp in (bed)room sound, as well as the recorded SM57 sound. The SM57 is about 1-2" off of the cap, off axis into the cone. I would still High Cut to around 7000 Hz unless you would like them to shave your face ;) https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h5ky6jrpmb6blfs/AACgZuRfOPpN-NtrRsmolUVia?dl=0 MesRec212AmpNeutral - neutral Recto power amp MesRec212AmpNorm - normal balanced Recto preamp MesRec212AmpDeep - deeper sounding Recto preamp MesRec212AmpBright - brighter sounding Recto preamp MesRec212_2ioaD_6L6 - Mesa 290 power amp MesRec212_2ioaD_EL34 - Mesa Stiletto EL34 power amp Link to root IR folder with all IR's https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AADjdknZwdrze5VqaO7whHroa?dl=0 Have a great weekend all!
  6. Ok, so I technically made these last week by request Orange PPC212OB (open back) MDR - Mesa Dua Rec power amp flavor ORV - Orange Rocketverb power amp flavor No prefix - cab only, clean signal #i - primary mic distance from cap 2 mics mixed together for each IR R - ribbon mic C - Condenser mic D - Dynamic mic Link to Orange PPC212OB folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADMuVW6DcV9JCdYLppxnIt8a/IR/V2/Orange%20PPC212OB?dl=0 Link to main root IR folder https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lstuzn05tdpin9v/AADjdknZwdrze5VqaO7whHroa?dl=0
  7. I posted a new IR per a member request for a good clean Strat sound. Immediately I think Fender Twin. I setup a Helix preset and loaded the stock US Double Norm (Fender Twin) amp block and separate US Double C12N cab block. I then copied the preset, deleted the cab, and changed the output to USB 5/6, opened AT4 and setup its Fender Twin Model, turned off the AT4 amp, then tweaked the speakers and mics to what I liked. Processed the AT4 cab model per my post http://line6.com/support/topic/19604-irs-from-amplitube-4-cab-room/ Copied the Helix preset again and put in the new AT4 IR block, then I ABC'd the presets. Again, the resulting IR directly in Helix is slightly different than Helix Amp into AT4 cab plug in. I actually think it sounds more open than the AT4 plug in and less nasally than the Helix cab (sorry to use that term again L6, i'll try to find a better one). I'm also noticing that 1024 sample settings on the IR's are a bit more mid-rangy than the 2048 sample setting. Setting them to 2048 samples is almost like throwing a deep switch on an amp. Fender Twin Cab IR 4/6/2016 Cab: Fender Twin Speaker: American Alnico x2 Left Mic: Dynamic 57 Right Mic: Bottle 563 Room Mics: Condenser 87 Helix presets: Fender Twin IR 1024.hlx & Fender Twin IR 1024.hlx with IR in Impulse slot 27 https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADER2D9wah_GtlL5ygW7-fCa/IR/Fender%20Twin%20AmAln%20SM57%20Bottle?dl=0 I posted a pic of the AT4 screenshot of the cab setup this time and a readme. I also posted the Helix stock preset I compared it to.
  8. This script is to help make backing up and restoring IRs to the same slot a little easier. For anyone looking for a quick way to add an incremented prefix number to all their IRs. Still an imperfect solution for IR backups but I hope this helps. I wrote a DOS script inspired by some suggestions on the web for adding an incremented numbered prefix to all of your IRs at once. I considered doing it in PowerShell but I thought more people might be comfortable with a DOS script. It can be run from a Windows directory or any Command window (DOS prompt) As of right now numbered prefixes are the only way I know of to be able to dependably restore IRs after a firmware update and global restore in the same order so that your presets don't point to the wrong IR. I pasted the script here so you can create your own batch file rather than uploading code which always has the possibility of a virus. Cut and paste from this post and just name the file something like IncrementedPrefixIR.bat and run it from the command prompt on a Windows computer. My apologies to Mac users, I am not a Mac person but I am sure it could easily be adapted by someone who is, or run from a Mac DOS emulator. The script is totally non-destructive, only does a copy, and seems to work perfectly but I make no guarantees implied or otherwise. The safest way to test this script will be to copy your IRs and the script to a new directory and run it from there. If anyone has any issues please let me know and I will attempt to fix them. Thanks! Instructions for .bat file use Cut and paste the script into Notepad and save and name the script, e.g IncrementedPrefixIR.bat Make sure you have a .bat extension for the file name. Place it in the directory with your IR files. It will only copy IRs (*.wav) files You can run the script by double-clicking it or using "Open" on the .bat file from the Windows directory, or, alternatively you can open a dos/command prompt and navigate to your IR directory with the script. Then type .\ IncrementedPrefixIR.bat All IRs in the directory will be copied with a prefixed incremented number and underscore. For example, the files "MarshallGreenback.wav" and "MesaBlackWidow.wav" will now have copies named "1_MarshallGreenback.wav" and "2_MesaBlackWidow.wav". You may need to refresh your directory to see the new files. If you run the script twice you will end up with two sets of copies. You can now either move your prefixed copies to a new directory or delete the old files without prefixes (make sure you have a backup of them somewhere else first). You can now order the Windows directory on name and all your IRs can be imported into the Helix in the same order every time. Please feel free to enhance the script, I can think of a couple of ways it could be better. The .bat file script (cut and paste everything from "@echo off" down to the "GOTO :eof" line into a .bat file) @echo off SET COUNT=1 REM FOR /f "tokens=*" %%G IN ('dir /b .\*.wav') DO (call :renum "%%G") GOTO :eof :renum copy %1 %count%_%1 set /a count+=1 GOTO :eof
  9. IR's created of my Mesa Stiletto Deuce II EL34 power amp into an AT4 Recto cab with a couple of configurations mic'd with SM57's. Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav - 1/2 V30's & 1/2 EV12L's Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav - V30's Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav - Celestion Seventy 80's Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav- Alnico Blues Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav - Mesa Black Shadows Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav - Mesa EV12L's Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav - Celestion Greenbacks Attached and on Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADhgWBm3EfcN6205-IWaGZaa/IR?dl=0 From here on out I should probably just post weekly. I like sminchk67 Freeset Friday, how about Thursday IRs-day. Sorry for the flooding of IR posts and just brain dumping on the forum...I got a little excited and carried away :D Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav
  10. Inerzia

    Any classical guitar IRs out there?

    I've been trying those Taylor IRs for some days and they sure add an interesting flavor to what my variaxes can do by themselves, so I was wondering, does anybody have nylon/classical guitar impulse response files?
  11. roscoe5

    IR's From Amplitube 4

    The IR's I have posted on this forum and on Dropbox are made from the Amplitube 4, Fruity Loops, and Voxengo Deconvolver, along with my own tweaks to taste. I asked around this forum and the IK Multimedia forum, Sonar forum, and more and no one had experience or direction. After a lot of research and trial and (lots of) error on my own, I finally got some working pieces in place. The simplest way to do it that I found was with Voxengo Deconvolver and Fruity Loops Fruity Convolver (FLC herein). I'm sure there are other more pro ways to do it. http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/amplitube4/ (I highly recommend the Amplitube 4 + Mesa pack for $159) http://www.voxengo.com/product/deconvolver/ http://www.image-line.com/downloads/flstudiodownload.html You can completely create and save IR *.wav files that will import into Helix with the demo versions of FL and Voxengo. But you wont be able to save and reopen the FL session, and you cant do more than 3 conversions at a time with the Voxengo demo. Follow the Fruity Convolver "plug-in sandwich" method for creating an plug-in IR in Making impulse responses from plugin effects , which is based on a reverb plug-in. Except use a 20 sec (20Hz-20kHz) sine sweep signal exported from Voxengo in FLC slot 1 instead of the FLC "clap" impulse (which is good for reverbs). I found that although Helix converts IR's to 16 bit, the 24 bit Voxengo IR sine sweep made a better sounding Cab IR. I couldn't tell a difference between 24 bit and 32 bit. Also, I couldn't tell a difference between Mono and Stereo sine sweep through a cab. https://www.image-line.com/support/FLHelp/html/plugins/Fruity%20Convolver.htm Here's a video too. I attached a few screenshots with some notes. I might make a video if you guys want it. Again, the IR's I made were raw, but I thought they sounded good enough for me. A little EQ matching with a plug-in and a track could refine them a bit more. Someone with more time and software tools might do a bit better than I did. Here is a Dropbox link to my working Amplitube IR's https://www.dropbox....Rd2evJJ0Ca?dl=0 FYI, I have a feature request into IK Multimedia to allow IR export directly from Amplitube for live use. We'll see if that goes anywhere. I'm sure they could sell more Amplitube with something like that. They don't have anything like Line 6 IdeaScale that I could find. This should work with other software modellers too, but I only have Amplitube. I can see this also making a good scratch pad for testing virtual cab and mic configurations before setting up physical cabs and mics for real IR's. Posted Line 6 Helix IR Utility to Idea Scale. http://line6.ideasca...ty/813669-23508 Update 4/6/2016: Clarifying summary steps from another post response. Use Voxengo Deconvolver (VDC) to generate the 20 sec sine sweep impulse *.wav file for an input signal to the DAW plug in (Amplitube) In Fruity Loops, make the Fruity Loops Convolver (FLC)-Amplitube-Fruity Loops Convolver plug in sandwich Turn of the 1st and 3rd slot FLC's and tweak an Amplitube Cab and Mic to taste to a Helix amp Turn on the 1st FLC slot and import and play the Voxengo sine sweep through Amplitube and adjust the Amplitube inputs and outputs below clip (red). Turn on the 3rd FLC slot (all 3 are on now) and record the output (response) of the 1st FLC through Amplitube 2nd slot. In the 3rd FLC slot, add a little silence to the end of the recorded response as for some reason it is slightly shorter than 20 sec. In the 3rd FLC slot, export the response as a *.wav In VDC, load the original VDC-generated 20 sec sine sweep *.wav file and the FLC exported response *.wav file, In VDC, set the magic settings in the pic above (experiment to taste), and click Process In Helix App, drag your new IR it into one of the Impulses slot, put it on a preset, and enjoy. To maybe alleviate any concerns about pirating Amplitube, all new IRs I post will be exported from Helix impulse library after they have been processed by Helix import. This adds another layer of processing that makes them a little further from the Amplitube originals, but the same to Helix users. Recall that Helix converts IRs to 16 bit on import. I also think there may be some other processing by Helix as the 9kb 16bit Helix-exported IRs sound different in a DAW than the pre-import 24 bit 50-150kb IRs I get with the process I use. Update 4/7/2016 I have added equivalent Power Amp + Cab IR's on Dropbox. These have a lot thicker sound and I believe have captured more of the tube power amp + cab interaction and vibe. These can be use with Helix preamp blocks as well as amp blocks. Using them with preamp blocks will allow you to split the signal after the preamp for virtual effects loop or to send preamp signal to your real tube power amp or amp effects return, the run the Amp +Cab IR to the Helix XLR for front of house sound. Mesa Recto Pwr Amp +Cab Marshall 70 80 Pwr Amp + Cab Fender Twin 212 Pwr Amp + Cab Fender Deluxe 410 Pwr Amp + Cab Mesa Mark III V30 412 Pwr Amp + Cab New! These IR's should give you completely different sounds than available from within Helix or from any cab IR company (Ownhamer or Redwirez). Update 4/8/2016 I have archived all previous trial IR's and files and did some housekeeping. The old stuff should still be there in the !Archive folder if there is something you think you need. All files are now at the IR folder level with a naming convention to organize them. There is generally one cab IR and one (power) Amp + Cab for each amp/cab type. I have refreshed previous cab IR's and new amp + cab IR's with updated naming so that the name in Helix is the same as the file name. It was a file title issue. New tested workflows below!!! These IR's work great with outboard physical gear and Helix as the IR processor, signal router, and controller, including preamps, amps effects sends, and amps though reactive loads. Feel free to experiment as always, but the the physical components do seem to work intuitively as you would traditionally route them in the real world. preamps sound good through Amp + Cab IR's and the amp effects sends, slaves, & reactive load outs sound good through the Cab IR's Things I have tested that work well: Helix preamps & amps (of course!) Mesa Triaxis preamp Marshall JMP-1 preamp Mesa V Twin pedal preamp Mesa Stiletto Duece II (effects send & reactive load) Mesa Mark V (effects send, slave out, & reactive load)
  12. So I went back to the very first Mesa Recto IR and tried to figure out why it sounded SO different than the newer ones I was making. Turns out that I made the beginner "mistake" of not turning off the Mesa Dual Rectifier amp in Amplitube when I was just trying to IR the cab! So I have made a newer version of that first Mesa Cab+Amp IR applying some lessons learned since the first one. I think this clearer and more usable version of it. Try it with just a Cali Rectifier Preamp block too! Sounds killer. Be sure to experiment with the IR samples, low cut, and high cut. Again, a happy mistake leads to new IR possibilities. I don't know where the heck to go with this now. Helix preamps and AT power amp/cab IR's? Waters=muddied! Note that playing the IR by itself does not sound like a full amp at all. Maybe closer to a power amp and cab. It is really is its own beast. Attached the IR Mesa Recto Amp Cab_hx.wav to this post and uploaded to Dropbox. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AACk9ahjlUJzadRvQlRwGzL0a/IR/Mesa%20Recto%20V30%20SM57?dl=0 Mesa Recto Amp Cab_hx.wav
  13. roscoe5

    AT4 IR Fender Bman 410 SM57 Posted

    IR By request... Fender Bman 410_hx.wav Cab: Fender Bassman 410 Speaker: 10" Left Mic: Dynamic 57 Right Mic: Bottle 563 Room Mics: Condenser 87 Helix presets: US Dlx Vib HX.hlx & US Dlx Vib IR.hlx w/ Impulse slot 27 @ 2048 samples https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AACTv3WhnIAW0yk693qqSP4ia/IR/Fender%20Bman%20410%20SM57?dl=0 Getting the process down, this one took me 15 mins at lunch :)
  14. HonestOpinion

    Mix & Level Settings on IRs

    I have a general question for users more expert on using IRs. Where do you generally set the "Mix" and "Level" parameters? In particular I am interested in where you set the Level. I would have thought that generally the Level should be set at "unity" at 0db, but I have found that particularly on the acoustic IRs, this can result in a fizzy kind of unpleasant sound. Setting the Level lower usually sounds better to my ears. So where do you set the Mix and Level parameters for both electric and acoustic IRs? Please specify whether you are using electric or acoustic. Thanks!
  15. As long as firmware updates involve doing global resets (9&10 footswitch reboot) which also clears out the IRs I have found I am presented with a bit of a problem. I export all my IRs at one time in a mass export before a firmware update to a fresh directory with nothing else in it, but when I use the Helix App and return to that directory to import them, they are stored in alphabetical order in the save directory in Windows. This means that when you go to do a mass import to reload them into the Helix after a global reset they appear by default in the import window in alphabetical order. This probably is not the order the IRs were loaded on your Helix. If you import them this way (alphabetical order) they will probably no longer correspond to the IRs you set up in your presets. This means your custom presets come up with the wrong IR loaded. The way to deal with this is when you open the IR import browse window in the Helix App, sort the IRs on date. Then select them all. This will allow you to import them all at one time in the same order you exported them (even though Windows may not display the time in milliseconds in the browse window, each successive IR saved in a mass export actually has a slightly later timestamp and Windows can sort on it). Perhaps other folks have a better solution but this one is working well for me. It would be great to have an "Export Setlist" in the IR section of the Helix App so this workaround wasn't necessary. However this method seems to work pretty well when you are dealing with a lot of IRs and don't want to have to re-import them one by one, and you also want them to go back into the same IR "slot"/position on the Helix that you exported from. Note: If the Helix app import browse window is not showing "Date" as one of the columns (this is the column you need to sort on), you can do the following. Right click on the directory with your IRs, choose "Properties", select the "Customize" tab, and then select "Documents" in the "Optimize this folder for" pulldown menu. This is the process for Windows 10, it should be similar in earlier Windows versions or even on the Mac.
  16. What it sounds like? Worth the money?
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