Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2018) — In the past year since the Celestion first debuted their Impulse Responses at the NAMM Show, customers around the globe, including many of the world’s leading producers and musicians, are embracing the company’s digital downloads to achieve exactly the tones they are looking for. The acclaimed family of Celestion Impulse Responses, which currently includes 15 sets of classic Celestion loudspeaker IRs introduced during the past year, are available for audition and download at Celestion Plus.
Producer, engineer and musician Bob Rock, known for producing a number of the world famous rock bands and artists such as The Tragically Hip, Aerosmith, The Cult, Bon Jovi, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, Bryan Adams, Michael Bublé, Black Veil Brides, and David Lee Roth, has become a big fan of Celestion Impulse Responses.
“The Celestion Impulse Response Speakers are a Sonic Revelation — great speaker choices for my Kemper profiler. I’ve been using them as a plug-in to shape existing guitar tracks to sit just right in a mix, and this is just the beginning of the possibilities. They are a “must have” for pro studios and home recordings, and I am looking forward to more speaker profiles,” says Rock. “I have been using Celestion Speakers for 40 plus years and now this!! Thank you Celestion! You Rock!”
Legendary guitarist Steve Stevens is also a fan of Celestion Impulse Responses, and he describes how they respond and sound great at times when you can’t necessarily mike up a vintage guitar cabinet — and often, even when you can.
“I’ve been into the idea of using impulse responses for quite some time,” Stevens explains. “I have a Kemper profiling amp at home, and a Fractal Audio Axe-FX. I’d used some IRs from other companies, but I gotta say the ones from Celestion are on a whole other level. The descriptions of them sound exactly like the speaker drivers I’m used to. The other thing is that they’re totally phase-correct. I can treat them the way I’d treat combining real guitar cabinets, bringing them up on two channels on my mixing board. They just sound great. They’re full, and the best that there are. And I’ve used them all!”
And guitarist and musician Pete Thorn, who has performed worldwide alongside legendary artists such as Don Henley, Chris Cornell and Melissa Etheridge, has been using Celestion Impulse Responses since their debut: “Celestion are not just taking impulse responses and giving you the sound of that speaker. They’re giving you the sound of that speaker in a great speaker cabinet miked up in a world class studio with a terrific engineer doing the positioning of the microphones, setting the mic preamps and everything else. You’re getting the added benefit of the experience and knowledge of a company like Celestion, with a great recording engineer and recording in a world-class facility.”
In addition to leading producers and musicians, customers from around the world have offered praise for Celestion IRs, a sampling of which can be found here.
“Since their premiere at last year’s NAMM Show, we are delighted to announce that Celestion Impulse Responses have been received with great praise by our customers around the world,” says Nigel Wood, Celestion CEO. “We are committed to continually adding to our offerings with interesting and original IRs, as well as special bundles, so that our customers can continue to enjoy a great variety of tonal choices available as digital downloads.”
With their rich history in creating classic guitar tones known the world over, Celestion insists upon the utmost standards for their Impulse Responses, which are created using state-of-the art gear, award-winning engineers and world-class recording facilities. As a result, Celestion Impulse Responses are the definitive digital representations of the company’s renowned classic guitar speaker tones. Customers can be assured of the quality and authenticity of their Celestion Impulse Responses, as each on is Authestion Marked, their own proprietary audio protection technology for their digitally downloadable catalog of IRs.
The ever-growing family of authentic Celestion Impulse Responses which are available for purchase on Celestion Plus. include the G12-50GL Lynchback, Classic Lead 80, Classic Gold, A-Type , Neo Creamback, G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Cream, G12-35XC, Celestion Blue and Vintage 30 models mounted in 1×12 and 2×12 open and closed back and 4×12 cabinets. The entire line of Celestion IRs are available for download both as an individual single cabinet-type IR as well as a full collection.
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 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. Celestion Plus.
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: info@Celestion.com and visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Celestion.