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Soundwoofer - Dozens of free guitar and bass cab impulses

Discussion in 'Recording and PA Lounge' started by Kenmac, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. Kenmac

    Kenmac

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    Just thought I'd give everybody a heads-up on this website. They have loads of IRs from Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Ampeg and many others and they're all completely free. Here's the main website:

    Soundwoofer, Free Impulse responses and Impulse response library

    And here's their top 20 list of the most downloaded IRs:

    Top 20 list - Soundwoofer blog

    There are also some videos on the front page explaining why they're making these freely available. To find more IRs just click on the "Library" link. Have fun.:)
     
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  2. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet

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    I will definitely check these out. Thanks for the info. Have you tried any of these? Just wondering if they are of high quality.

    TG
     
  3. player99

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    How does a person separate the homemade ir's from the commercially made ones?
     
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  4. leftysg

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    "Free" got my attention. Then I wondered if impulse response was me driving by Timmie's. Now I'll have to satisfy my curiosity and see what an ir really is.
     
  5. Marcus Hermansson

    Marcus Hermansson

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    Most of the ones you find in the main library section are recorded in a studio.

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    The quality is immaculate and you can actually listen to the impulse responses yourself on the webpage in our neat little sampler

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    If you want a ready made sound that is already mixed and ready to rock, check out our mixpulses

    If a "homemade" ir is recorded the right way, you can't
    Here is a screenshot from when we recorded our first batch way back and I am holding a DIY isolation shield.
    Those impulses are still some of the best ones we got.
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    This is why we have extensive guides on how to make Impulses yourselves, our hope is to teach people to do it and that they share their recordings in the library.

    Rock on
    Soundwoofer
     
  6. traynor_garnet

    traynor_garnet

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    I've downloaded a few. They are as good as many of the commercial ones I have purchased :)

    Thanks for the work!

    TG
     
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  7. Kenmac

    Kenmac

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    Yes, I tried the Fender impulse the other night and it sounded very good. I haven't tried some of the others yet but I'm sure they'll be just as good.
     
  8. Kenmac

    Kenmac

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    Thanks for dropping by Marcus. As I said to traynor garnet, I tried the Fender impulse and it sounded very good and I'll be checking out the other impulses I downloaded later in the week. Also, thanks for making these freely available to guitarists and bassists everywhere.
     
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  9. Marcus Hermansson

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    My friend told me about Impulse responses in februari 2018 and I instantly realised that this was a thing that was made for an open-source solution, so, here we are.
     
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  10. Budda

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  11. Marcus Hermansson

    Marcus Hermansson

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    Here are a few favourite rigs;
    Ampeg classic 2x15"
    12 impulses from 12 different microphones

    Mesa powerhouse 8x10" (1200 watts baby)
    12 impulses from 12 different microphones

    3 premade mixes with the Mesa Powerhouse
    The mixes use all 12 microphones combined into one single file, these mixes are actually used by Andreas on tour. Instead of bringing his 80kg cabinet, he brings the Impulses from it.
     
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  12. Marcus Hermansson

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