Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers known the world over for their classic guitar tones, is pleased to add the recently launched Ruby guitar speaker to its celebrated family of Impulse Responses. The new Celestion Ruby IR, along with the complete collection of other authentic Celestion guitar speaker tones, is available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.
The Celestion Ruby is an alnico-magnet guitar speaker that’s purpose-built to create vintage tones. Bringing the instantly familiar Celestion alnico vibe with its glorious, dampened attack; the Ruby oozes richly musical vintage warmth, with mellow highs and a smooth, sophisticated midrange. Now the Celestion Ruby guitar speaker has been captured as an Impuse Response and is available to download as a perfect digital representation.
The new Celestion Ruby Impulse Responses were meticulously recorded by Celestion engineers in a world-class recording facility using three classic, professional microphones – a Shure SM57, a Royer ribbon mic and a Sennheiser MD421. Each of these three mics was in turn recorded in six unique positions (including a rear mic for the open back cabinets) and labelled within the IR files as Balanced, Bright, Fat, Thin, Dark and Dark 2.
In addition to the three studio mics included with this IR pack, a Neumann TLM107 room mic was also used to offer the user to a huge range of tonal options.
The Celestion Ruby guitar speaker IR collection is available to download individually in five different cabinet configurations, including:
- 1×12 (open back)
- 1×12 (closed back)
- 2×12 (open back)
- 2×12 (closed back)
- 4×12 (closed back)
And all the Celestion Ruby IRs can be purchased individually or as a collection for a nearly 50% discount, as well as part of a Pick & Mix selection. The Pick & Mix option allows customers to select combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of original IRs, offering flexibility in building a personal IR library at a significant savings compared to purchasing individual IRs.
As with all of the Celestion Impulse Responses, the new Ruby IRs are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.
The Celestion Ruby Impulse Responses join all the other genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses such as the: A-Type, Celestion Blue, Celestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, G10 Greenback, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC, G12T-75, G12-50GL Lynchback, G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, V-Type, Vintage 30 and other models as well as Bass IRs including the BN10-200X, BN15-300X, PULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15.
About Celestion Impulse Responses
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 (but are not limited to) 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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.