Celestion Introduces the Neo 250 Copperback Impulse Responses

Ipswich, UK (March 27, 2019) —Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company famous as the voice of rock and roll, is pleased to introduced the newest member of their celebrated line of Impulse Responses, the Neo 250 Copperback. The Copperback, a unique type of Celestion guitar speaker with an unparalleled blend of transparency, tonal nuance and dynamic response, is now available in digital download form at CelestionPlus.com.

While classic Celestion speakers offer the signature midrange presence, controlled cone break-up and overall musicality that has led the music community to consider them one of the most important elements of great guitar tone, the Neo 250 Copperback is designed with a different sonic goal in mind. The Copperback supplies purity of tone, without the cone break-up one would expect from a more traditional Celestion guitar speaker.

The Copperback speaker impulse response offers a sonic signature that delivers tight lows, neutral low-mids, defined upper-mids and well-controlled high treble. It enables you to shift from shimmering tubular-bell-like cleans to flute-like high gain with simply a tweak of the amplifier’s drive setting.

The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback impulse response is a highly-accurate digital representation of the unique and innovative Copperback guitar speaker. For those players who  want more transparency—revealing the best from an amplifier and playing—as well as less mid-range vocal intensity, the Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response offers gorgeous tone without the additional colouration associated with cone break-up.

Recorded by Celestion’s expert sound engineers using the same meticulous techniques as all the company’s best-selling IRs, the Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse response was captured with three pro-quality studio microphones – the classic Shure SM57, a Royer R-121 ribbon mic and a Sennheiser MD421. Each of these mics were recorded in six different positions – named within the impulse response files as Balanced, Bright, Fat, Thin, Dark and Dark 2 – as well as a rear mic position for the open back cabs. The addition of a Neumann TLM107 room mic provides the user with a huge number of different mic mixes and range of unique tonal options.

The Celestion Neo 250 Copperback speaker impulse responses are available in five different cabinet configurations:

  • 1×12 (open back)
  • 1×12 (closed back)
  • 2×12 (open back)
  • 2×12 (closed back)
  • 4×12 (closed back)

The Neo Copperback impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.

The new  Neo Copperback 250 Impulse Responses joins the extensive family of genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar and bass speaker Impulse Responses such as the:  A-Type,  BN15-300X (Bass IR), Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, 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 CreambackPULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15, V-TypeVintage 30 and other models.

The Neo Copperback 250 single cabinets can also be included in a Pick & Mix selection.

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.