Celestion Launches Version 1.1.0 Software Update for its SpeakerMix Pro Plug-in, the Next Generation Digital Speaker Solution

Ipswich, UK (January 28, 2021) —Celestion, the celebrated manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers, and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is very pleased to announce the release of Version 1.1.0 Software Update for its SpeakerMix Pro, the professional studio-grade DAW plug-in dedicated to bringing ground-breaking levels of detail and realism to guitar and bass speaker tone.

SpeakerMix Pro is the company’s advanced virtual speaker solution designed for use with both with Impulse Responses as well as Celestion’s Dynamic Speaker Responses (DSRs), the next generation of digital speaker responses that capture the sound and feel of the speaker’s dynamic, non-linear response for even more tonal detail. The SpeakerMix Pro Solution enables users to capture and mix both IRs and DSRs for ultra-realistic guitar speaker tones in a DAW.

The new V 1.1.0 Software Update includes a number of key feature upgrades and fixes, as well as new functionality, including:

•Users can enjoy up to 7 days offline use before a login is required. If you have an internet connection during the 7 day cycle, everything happens in the background and you won’t need to enter your credentials again. No more logging in every 48 hours.

•Various fixes have been applied including those related to SpeakerMix Pro’s operation within some DAW packages, including fixes for crashes, window re-sizing issues and correction of visual glitches.

•New “Logout” and “Refresh” buttons. The “Logout” button clears the locally stored encrypted user credentials, so users can feel safe leaving a session computer after using an account. “Logout” will also clear the seat off our licensing server, allowing you to login to a new machine instantly. The “Refresh” button will refresh all of your DSR licenses. This is used when new DSRs are installed to instantly activate them locally and get struck into mixing tone as quickly as possible.

•The user IR-loading in now automatically tunes a dynamic model from your own favourite IRs. This uses our DSR algorithm to build a dynamic response from your existing IR to render feel and realism from your favourite impulse responses. Essentially turning your existing IRs into DSR-type responses.

•Mixer channel Copy and Paste functionality enabling the setting from one mixer channel to be copied to and from any other mixer channel.

The new SpeakerMix Pro plug-in is much more than just a top-level IR loader and convolution engine for hosting impulse responses; it offers pristine sound, mixes up to six channels of different IRs into a stereo or mono track and even fixes IR sample rate/project mismatches. Additionally, as the host program for the new Dynamic Speaker Responses, SpeakerMix Pro presents a genuine next-generation virtual speaker solution.

“SpeakerMix Pro has been designed to offer users the next step in digital speaker solutions, and we are pleased to offer these fixes and enhancements in the new update, V1.1.0,” says Ken Weller, Celestion Marketing Product Manager. “At Celestion, we make it a priority to listen and respond to the needs of our users and customers, and continue to enhance our products in order to assist them achieving excellence in their creative work.”

SpeakerMix Pro is available for VST, AU and AAX compatible DAWs, to enable users to achieve the ultimate guitar tone in recording.

Click this link to buy the SpeakerMix Pro plug-in, and to get each user started with the featured Dynamic Speaker Responses, the first ten DSRs are free with the plug-in purchase. For more details, visit Celestionplus.com

About Celestion Digital
The introduction of authentic Celestion Impulse Responses represented the company’s forward step in making their celebrated speaker tones available as digital downloads. Celestion IRs capture the essential behavior of a speaker in a particular 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. They offer significant benefits in both recording and live production, enabling the desired tone to be precisely and consistently reproduced regardless of the recording or live sound environment. Explore, audition and download the extensive collection of Celestion guitar and bass Impulse Responses at celestionplus.com.

The introduction of Celestion SpeakerMix Pro sees the company delivering a truly forward-thinking studio software solution that enables users to get every ounce of tone from Impulse Response technology. The companion Dynamic Speaker Responses launched alongside the plug-in exemplify the next generation in speaker response emulation, representing a true advancement in the technology of digital speaker tone.
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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.
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Introducing Celestion’s new SpeakerMix Pro Plugin with Dynamic Speaker Responses: the Next Generation of Digital Tone

The new Celestion SpeakerMix Pro plugin (VST, AAX, AU) is designed to be a studio-grade application, enabling you to produce stunningly realistic guitar tones in your DAW. Far more than just an IR loader and mixer, SpeakerMix Pro delivers pristine sound, while offering a whole host of features. All with an intuitive and instantly familiar interface.

Fully compatible with your personal library of Celestion and third party (.wav) Impulse Responses, you can mix up to six channels (each with individual parametric EQ functionality) of different speaker responses into a stereo or mono track. The software also fixes sample rate/project mismatches.

SpeakerMix Pro gives you ample opportunity to further enhance and finesse your speaker responses. Deploy the unique Z-curve function to closely model the dynamic electrical coupling between amp and speaker for ultimate accuracy and feel. Add Celestion’s outstanding room responses (included) or incorporate your own into the mix for a superb ‘live’ sound.

Perhaps most significantly, it’s as the host program for Celestion’s proprietary new Dynamic Speaker Responses where SpeakerMix Pro represents a genuine Next Generation virtual speaker solution.

So What Is a Dynamic Speaker Response and What Does It Do?

Celestion Impulse Responses have become the go-to speaker emulation solution in the studios and live rigs of many top professional guitarists, bassists, and music producers. Looking to define the next generation in digital tone with greater accuracy and realism, we have developed the Dynamic Speaker Response (DSR).

A traditional speaker IR captures the performance of that speaker in a specific cabinet with a particular microphone in a certain position, at a pre-determined level. But there are an additional factors at play when it comes to speaker tonality: the cone of a speaker played very quietly barely moves, the cone of the same speaker played loud does move: it ‘ripples’ and ‘shakes’ in a non-linear way. This adds additional harmonic complexity and character to the sound: it’s part of the reason why loud amps sound so exciting.

The IRs that we’ve been successfully using for several years represents the speaker’s frequency response captured at a single, optimum level. A Dynamic Speaker Response goes a step further, it reacts to the signal level. The DSR models the speaker’s sonic characteristic dynamically, shifting in response dependent on changes in the input level, for a more natural, ‘analog’ feeling and sounding output.

Benefit from a More Intuitive Workflow

When using Impulse Responses in the standard way, if we want to “move” or “change” the microphone we need to find a different IR that was recorded with our new mic in the new position;  that’s quite easy, simply scroll through an IR library and find the file that gives the sound that we want to hear. It’s not quite as intuitive as moving a microphone on a stand but it has worked very well for several years now and produced a lot of fine performances and recordings as well as having the well-documented advantages of convenience and repeatability.

Use DSRs with SpeakerMix Pro to provide a fast, simple and intuitive way to select microphone, speaker, and cabinet type with just a few clicks. The graphical interface enables rapid selection of speaker, cab and mic, as well as pinpoint positioning of the microphone across the speaker cone. What’s great is that this can be done while listening to the changes in sound as we make the adjustments, just like in the traditional physical studio.

For an additional bonus, we can also adjust the dynamic electrical coupling between the output stage of an amplifier (the Z-curve function) and the DSRs —or IRs, which are fully compatible with this function—and mix in room sound together with the speaker response to fine-tune the final sound of the performance.

Enhance Tone with a Highly Comprehensive Toolset

Celestion’s SpeakerMix Pro plug-in is designed to be a highly sophisticated and intuitive guitar speaker tone engine. It enables you to rapidly load your existing IR library into your DAW, while offering a comprehensive set of invaluable tools designed to make the most of your virtual speaker tone.

Beyond that Celestion have also integrated into the plug-in the next generation of speaker response, the Dynamic Speaker Response (DSR). Not only is it an accurate replica of a speaker’s frequency response in the digital realm that’s easy to use providing consistency and repeatability in the recording process. The DSR also responds to a player’s ‘attitude’ and playing intensity as well as the relationship between the amplifier and the speaker, capturing these subtle but important real-time nuances and injecting digital tone with true analogue realism.

SpeakerMix Pro – click here to buy now from our online shop

Browse our range of Dynamic Speaker Responses here

Find out how you can shape your perfect guitar tone with Robbie Miller’s demo of SpeakerMix Pro and our DSRs.

Celestion Debuts F12M-150 Compact, Value Priced Speaker Designed for Use with Amp Modellers and IRs

F12M-150 Triple Cone

Ipswich, UK (January 18, 2021) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is proud to announce the F12M-150 Triple Cone, a new compact, value priced guitar speaker designed from for use with profiling amps, modeling software, impulse responses, and all technology for emulating coveted guitar amps and speaker cabinets.

Digital tone-emulation technology is more popular than ever, and guitarists who use it require full-range, flat and accurate output. General-purpose pro audio speakers (as in powered stage monitors) offer flat reproduction but are somewhat clinical sounding and lack the organic, immediate response guitar players want. On the other hand, traditional guitar speakers deliver immediacy and feel at the cost of accuracy, because they are purpose-built to generate more harmonic resonances the harder they are driven — which can undermine the work the profiling/modeling rig is already doing. Celestion’s F12-X200, introduced last year, was the world’s first speaker to combine the best of both these worlds, with the problems of neither, which is what we call Full Range Live Response.

The new F12M-150 Triple Cone provides a solution for players seeking a Full Range Live Response speaker that is more compact and lower cost than its big brother, the F12-X200.

The F12M-150 has a unique design featuring two additional tweeter cones integrated into the main woofer cone (making it “Triple Cone”). This enables the speaker to deliver near full-range frequency performance: from 60Hz up to 12kHz, for a rich and detailed sound, whatever your set-up.

Combining Celestion’s Pro Audio and guitar speaker know-how, response is flat and neutral, ensuring no unwanted colourations that could overwhelm the input signal.  But with an optimised woofer cone and lighter moving mass the F12M-150 is designed to closely mimic the responsiveness of a traditional guitar speaker, delivering all the tactile feel that players expect from playing though a conventional guitar rig.

On the side of accuracy, the F12M-150 is a wide frequency range speaker, with response from 60Hz to 12kHz. The higher frequencies are reproduced using specially designed tweeter cones integrated into the speaker’s primary or “woofer” cone. This enables the F12M-150 to deliver a wide range of audible frequencies and harmonics. Furthermore, special Celestion technology guards against unwanted sonic colouration of the input signal. All this ensures an accurate rendition of whatever amp/cabinet combination the musician is emulating.

On the side of immediacy, the F12M-150 employs proven design principles that have made Celestion royalty among guitar drivers since the dawn of rock and roll, such as straighter cone sides and a lighter moving mass compared with pro audio speakers. The physicality and tactile response of the speaker is live, as it would be playing through a traditional guitar amp.

The end result is that by using the F12M-150 in a monitor wedge, backline cabinet, or any familiar stage or studio application, guitarists can enjoy the instant fingers-to-music connection of their favorite amp setup alongside the multitude of amp setups offered by their solutions of choice for amp and cabinet emulation. The Celestion F12M-150 makes modeling technology more real.

Specifications:

  • Nominal diameter: 12”.
  • Power rating: 150W.
  • Impedance: 8Ω.
  • Sensitivity: 96dB.
  • Chassis type: Pressed steel.
  • Voice coil diameter: 2”.
  • Voice coil material: Round copper.
  • Magnet type: Ceramic.
  • Frequency Range: 60 – 12,000Hz.
  • Resonance frequency (LF): 60Hz.

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.

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Celestion Introduces the G12M-50 Hempback Guitar Speaker

Ipswich, UK (January 18, 2021) —At this year’s Believe in Music virtual show, Celestion, the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of guitar loudspeakers and well-known as the voice of rock and roll behind many of the world’s most memorable guitar performances, announces the introduction of the G12M-50 Hempback, a new guitar speaker which takes Celestion tone in an exciting new direction.

The G12M-50 Hempback is the first ever hemp cone guitar speaker built by Celestion. It features a cone specifically chosen for its tonal character combined with a medium-weight (35oz) ceramic magnet, Well defined and powerful the speaker delivers a thump in the low end, a finely balanced midrange (with just a little Celestion crunch thrown in) and smooth, singing highs. It all adds up to a speaker that’s perfect for deploying with brighter sounding amps, where a more laid- back feel is required. Load up a Hempback for a smooth and “smoky” sound that’s musical and responsive, and let the hemp tone shine through.

 

Specifications

Nominal diameter        305mm/12in

Power handling           50W

Nominal impedance    8Ω, 16Ω

Sensitivity                    99dB

Chassis type               Pressed Steel

Voice coil diameter      44mm/1.75in

Voice coil material       Round copper

Magnet type                Ceramic

Magnet weight             0.9kg/35oz

Frequency range         75Hz-5000Hz

Resonance freq.          75Hz

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.

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Celestion to Introduce New Products and Feature Virtual Sessions at NAMM Believe in Music 2021

Ipswich, UK  (January 18, 2021) —Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and one of the world’s leading suppliers of professional loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to introduce a number of new products and present sessions at their virtual booth at  this year’s winter NAMM show, Believe in Music 2021. The company will be showing a number of new products and holding sessions of interest to everyone from guitar and bass players, to recording and mixing engineers, to live sound professionals and loudspeaker engineering teams.

During the virtual show, which will be held January 18-22, 2021 the company will be showing a range of new products, including their SpeakerMix Pro Plug-In, the company’s next-generation professional, studio-grade digital speaker solution which enables users to capture and mix Impulse Responses as well as the new Dynamic Speaker Responses for ultra-realistic guitar speaker tones in a DAW. On Wednesday, January 20 at 9:00 am, Celestion will be holding a virtual session to showcase its functionality, “Introduction to SpeakerMix Pro.”

Of interest to live sound professionals and loudspeaker engineers, Celestion will be introducing the TFX0515 small-format coaxial driver, a new cost-effective and highly versatile TFX driver which joins the company’s comprehensive coaxial series of loudspeakers.

The company will also be demonstrating their HornWizard App, a new desktop and mobile application which is a portal to the company’s powerful horn design software. There will be a virtual session on Thursday, January 21, 2021 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM, entitled, “High Frequency Magic with The Horn Wizard.” to demonstrate its functionality.

As you might expect at a NAMM show, Celestion will be introducing several new products of interest to guitar players, including the F12M-150 Triple Cone, a compact  and highly cost-effective loudspeaker designed for use with amp modelers and Impulse Responses. Two new guitar loudspeakers will also debut, the G12M Hempback guitar speaker and the Neo V-Type.

About Celestion

With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture high-quality professional audio loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement; premium guitar and bass guitar loudspeakers. 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.

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Celestion Vox Cabinet Impulse Responses Debut in Two notes Format

Ipswich, UK (December 16,  2020) —Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to announce the new Vox Cabinet (Two Notes) Impulse Responses. This Two notes format collection of IRs has been captured by Celestion’s IR engineers and delivers the unique tones of Vox Amplification’s speaker cabinets. The new Two notes format IRs which feature three of Vox’s legendary cabinets loaded with classic Celestion speakers, are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.com.

The new Vox Two Notes Impulse Responses capture the distinctive tones of Vox cabs loaded with legendary Celestion speakers using the unique Two notes IR recording method. The cabinets include:

  • VOX V212C 2×12 open back containing two Celestion G12M Greenbacks
  • VOX 212 HWX 2×12 open back containing two Celestion Blues
  • VOX V412BN 4×12 closed back containing four Celestion G12M Greenbacks

Each Vox (Two Notes) cabinet impulse response has been recorded with eight microphones using the exclusive Two notes DynIR recording protocol, allowing the end user the virtual freedom to move the microphones around the recording space and to use the Overload Parameter (available in the Wall of Sound software and Torpedo Studio hardware) to push the speakers into distortion if desired, for an almost limitless number of tone options.

This particular range of Vox Cabinet (Two notes) impulse responses is available for download for use with the proprietary Two notes Torpedo hardware and software only. (Celestion’s original classic collection of Vox Cabinet IRs is available for download in .WAV format for compatibility with the majority of DAWs and amp modellers.)

The new Vox Cabinet (Two notes) Impulse Responses from Celestion are available for purchase individually or as a full collection for a significant discount.

The Vox Cabinet (Two notes) Impulse Responses join the collection of other IRs available in Two Notes format such as: Blackstar Cabinet (Two notes) Impulse Responses, Neo 250 Copperback (Two notes,) Laney cabinets (Two notes,) Orange Cabinets (Two notes,)  Celestion Ruby (Two notes,) Suhr Cabinets (Two notes,) Celestion Blue (Two notes,)  G12M Greenback (Two notes) and Vintage 30 (Two notes.)

And visit CelestionPlus to explore the extensive family of genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses such as the:   A-TypeBlackstar Cabinet, Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, G10 Creamback, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC, G12T-75,  G12-50GL LynchbackG12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, V-TypeVintage 30  and bass impulse responses such as the BL10-100X, BN15-400X, BN10-200X, BN15-300X, PULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15. and many other models.

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.
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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.
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Celestion Presents a DIY Cabinet Design for the F12-X200 Guitar Loudspeaker for Use with Profiling Amps, Modeling Software and Impulse Responses

Ipswich, UK (September 23, 2020) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is very pleased to offer users a DIY custom cabinet design made specifically for the F12-X200 loudspeaker. The F12-X200 combines Celestion’s expertise in guitar speakers and pro audio speakers into one transducer that has the benefits of both. It is the first speaker designed especially for use with profiling amps, modeling software, impulse responses, and all technology for emulating coveted guitar amps and speaker cabinets, and delivers full range frequency response combined with the live feel of a guitar speaker.

Digital profiling and tone emulation technology is more popular than ever, and guitarists who use it require a speaker with a full-range, flat and accurate frequency response. General-purpose pro audio speakers are specifically built to deliver a very neutral response, which is ideal when it comes to sound reinforcement. However they can be somewhat clinical sounding, lacking the organic character and feel that is the hallmark of a great guitar speaker.

Conversely, traditional guitar speakers deliver the desired feel and musicality of the playing experience. But this comes at the cost of accuracy because they are purpose-built to generate tonal coloration through harmonic resonances: which can undermine the work the profiling/modeling rig is already doing. Celestion’s F12-X200 brings together the best attributes of both worlds into what Celestion like to call Full Range Live Response.

The F12-X200 is a coaxial speaker that delivers a frequency response from 60Hz all the way up to 20kHz. The higher frequency part of the signal is reproduced using a Celestion compression driver that has been integrated using a high quality crossover circuit, enabling the F12-X200 to reproduce the full spectrum of audible frequencies, for the most accurate output possible, whatever the playing environment or set-up.

Designed to produce a neutral output, the lighter moving mass and straighter sided cone—of a type commonly used with guitar speakers—still gives the F12- X200 the feel and live response of a traditional guitar speaker. The physicality and tactile response of the speaker is live, as it would be playing through a traditional guitar amp.

The F12-X200 works like any guitar speaker upgrade; it’s designed to be “plug and play” so that users can drop it into any regular open or closed back guitar speaker cabinet and be ready to go. Together with amp and profiling hardware a player will get all the tone that they have programmed with little or no additional coloration that would come from a traditional guitar speaker.

For those who would like to go a step further and squeeze every ounce of performance form the speaker, Celestion are now pleased to offer a custom cabinet design. Specifying 18mm birch plywood for optimum sound quality and ruggedness the DIY cabinet is also vented to further extend the bass, extracting maximum performance from the speaker’s full range capability.

While it wouldn’t generally be recommended to use a traditional guitar speaker with a vented cabinet which could risk low frequency over-excursion and damage to the speaker’s cone, the F12-X200’s pro audio parentage means there’s no risk of over-excursion at the lowest end of the frequency range.

Visit the Speaker World section of Celestion.com and click here for the F12-X200 DIY Cabinet Design.

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.

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Celestion Announces their New Affiliate Programme

Ipswich, UK (August 6, 2020) — 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 introduce the Celestion Affiliate Programme for customers who help spread the world about the Celestion digital tones available at CelestionPlus. The new Affiliate programme enables customers who post online content showcasing Celestion digital tones to be eligible to earn a commission on sales which result from the unique links that they share.

Whether it’s posting videos on YouTube, blogs, podcasts or personal websites, the Celestion Affiliate Programme allows customers who post content to earn a share of any sales resulting from people clicking on their unique Affiliate link.

“We’ve been extremely impressed by the amount of time and effort that so many of our customers have put into creating such detailed, comprehensive and professional online content showcasing Celestion digital tones,” says Nigel Wood, Celestion Managing Director. “So we have created the Celestion Affiliate Programme to reward these customers for their efforts.”

To become an official Celestion Affiliate:

  1. Customers can apply for a Celestion Affiliate account by completing the Celestion Affiliate Form, and creating a user ID and password. After registering, customers will have access to the Affiliate Account Manager and will receive a personal Celestion Affiliate link.
  2. Customers can use their unique Celestion Affiliate link to start earning commission. The Affiliate link can be used anywhere online, including: video descriptions, social media posts, websites, blogs, articles, and emails to friends.
  3. When anyone clicks through to the CelestionPlus.com website from your unique Celestion Affiliate link and makes a purchase, you will earn a 15% commission of the sale price. This referral fee is deposited to your PayPal account on a regular basis via the Affiliate Account Manager.

If you create online content based around Celestion digital products including impulse responses, register to become an official Celestion Affiliate now and start earning from your referrals today!

For full terms and conditions regarding the Celestion Affiliate Programme, click here.

Visit Celestion Plus to learn more about the Affiliate Program and explore the impressive collection of  genuine Celestion guitar speaker IRs available such as the:  A-TypeBlackstar Cabinet, Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, G10 Creamback, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC, G12T-75,  G12-50GL LynchbackG12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, V-TypeVintage 30  and bass impulse responses such as the BL10-100X, BN15-400X, BN10-200X, BN15-300X, PULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15. and many other models.

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.
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Guitar Player Bennett Dean Lewis Marvels over Celestion’s Magnificent 7 Impulse Response Collection

Nashville, TN (July 1, 2020) —Nashville-based musician Bennett Dean Lewis has been playing guitar since a very young age, but it wasn’t until college that he started to consider it as a career option.  Given his success since then, it’s a good thing he did. Starting with his first bar gigs in Athens, Georgia, he has supported such diverse talents as country-pop ingénue Lera Lynn, indie-rock darlings Of Montreal and most recently, acclaimed Sony-Columbia artist Maren Morris. While his stylistic range has naturally led to a lifelong quest for perfect tone, the demands of constant gigging and recording have made a streamlined amp rig and trouble-free monitor mixes just as important. Lewis recently discovered how Celestion Impulse Responses — accurate digital representations of the company’s legendary guitar speaker tones — deliver on both counts.

“I’ve always been a fan of Celestion’s physical speakers. I mean, you could really say they defined the sound of the electric guitar,” says Bennett. “It’s funny that I got into impulse responses at all, because I’m sort of the stereotype of the simple-minded guitarist. I like to run a Telecaster through a few pedals into a good amp, and that’s usually it. However, in live performance I’ve always had issues with mic bleed and my in-ear monitor mix not being as clean as I’d like. I started wondering, if you could get rid of the speaker cabinet and therefore the mics pointed at it, could that improve the mix?”

Bennett’s choice of Celestion Impulse Responses was the Magnificent 7 Collection,  which features  a line-up of tones of seven iconic 12-inch Celestion Speakers, including the Celestion Blue, G12M Greenback, Vintage 30, G12M-65 Creamback, G12H-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary and Heritage Series G12-65.

“I started with a bundle called the Magnificent 7. It’s sort of a greatest hits of Celestion’s classic guitar speakers,” says Bennett. “The two from that collection that I keep going back to are the Alnico Blue and the Vintage 30. I have those set up in 1-by-12 and 2-by-12 configurations, as the IRs simulate the cabinet design as well as the speaker cone itself — open-back, closed-back, all the options. The Blue has this high-end presence that, for some reason, really helps with my in-ear monitor mix. It just sounds frickin’ killer. The cool thing, too, is that you can run a 50-watt head like the Morgan into the speaker simulation at full power, which in the real world might blow a physical speaker. The Waza has a through output for an actual cabinet, which you might use to record a miked signal along with a direct signal in the studio. Onstage, we’re not doing that. Point being, the Celestion IRs sound so good that we don’t have to!”

And for guitarists who might be skeptical and think nothing can replace a real speaker, Bennet adds:

In a live setting, you totally gain a lot more than you lose by using the Celestion IRs. The benefits to your monitor mix, to making the front-of-house engineer’s job easier, to the general cleanliness of everything, are just huge. It’s also a lot easier to keep your stage volume manageable. For realism, the Celestion IRs are spot-on. Another cool thing is, you can throw a hair of room reverb on the final output, which spreads the sound out in a realistic acoustic fashion, especially if you run in stereo as we do.”

And now especially when many are social distancing and working at home, Bennett points out the advantages of being able to work remotely with Celestion IRs.

“Two months ago or so I did a remote session. I didn’t tell anyone what my signal chain was, and the clients emailed me asking, “Man, this sounds great! What kind of amp and cabinet are you using? Which mics?,” says Bennett. “When I tipped them off that there was no cabinet and there were no mics, they could hardly believe it. Again, if you’re working from home in a compromised room, the Celestion IRs actually sound better than miking a cabinet. With the Celestion IRs, it sounds like you recorded some rare and expensive cabinet in a world-class space.”

Finally, Bennett Lewis points out the practical benefits of having so many IR tones at his disposal:

“If you do much recording, the Celestion Impulse Responses give you a whole arsenal of different speaker cones and cabinets. You’re not just stuck with the sound of the one or two amps you might have. That’s great for me because I’ve always been a jack of all trades,” he adds. “I like everything from new country to Bowie to jazz and classical, so it’s great to know that with the Celestion IRs, I can have the appropriate tones at arm’s reach. For live use in the Maren Morris band, the Celestion IRs have been a complete game changer. There’s definitely a renaissance of guitar “tone questing” going on right now, and this impulse response technology is at the center of it. I’m eager to see where it all goes.”

Read the full interview with Bennett Dean Lewis here.

To explore the collection of authentic Celestion impulse responses including the Magnificent 7 Collection, visit Celestion Plus.

Visit Bennet Dean Lewis online at: bennettlewismusic.com.

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.

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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.

 

Celestion Introduces the ENGL Cabinets Impulse Responses

Ipswich, UK (June 24 2020) — 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 announce their new line of  ENGL Cabinets Impulse Responses.

Celestion has faithfully captured the sounds of German amp designer and manufacturer ENGL to create this new addition to the now-legendary Backline Heroes range of cabinet IR libraries

The new IR collection is ideal for guitarists, musicians and producers who want to quickly replicate the authentic ENGL tone live, in the studio or at home. The new ENGL Cabinets IRs are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.

The New ENGL Cabinets collection of IRs features six classic speaker cabinets in pristine digital form. The collection includes:

  • ENGL E112VB 1×12 closed back with a Celestion V30 speaker
  • ENGL E212VB 2×12 closed back with Celestion V30 speakers
  • ENGL E212VHB 2×12 closed back with Celestion V30 speakers
  • ENGL E412VGB 4×12 closed back with Celestion V30 speakers
  • ENGL E412VSB 4×12 closed back with Celestion V30 speakers
  • ENGL E412XXLB 4×12 closed back with Celestion V30 speakers

As with all Celestion genuine Impulse Response collections, the ENGL Cabinet IRs have been captured by expert engineers in a state-of-the-art recording studio, using a range of professional studio microphones Each of these ENGL cabinets has been close-miked  in six positions using three different studio-quality mics – a Shure SM57, a Sennheiser MD421 and a Royer R-121, giving 18 different close-mic tone options for each cabinet, as well as our usual ‘Left’, ‘Right’ and ‘Stereo’ room-mic impulses recorded with a Neumann TLM 107 condenser mic for you to mix in as much or as little as you need to add some room space to your perfect tone, plus an additional twelve mixes of preset microphone combinations.

Available for download in .WAV format, the ENGL Cabinets IRs can be installed and used on the same huge range of DAWs or amp-modelling gear in just the same way as existing Celestion IRs. Each are available for download individually, or as a part of a collection.

The ENGL Cabinets Impulse Responses join others in Celestion’s Backline Heroes collection including: Blackstar Cabinet IRs, Laney Cabinets IRs, Orange Cabinets IRs, Suhr Cabinets IRs and Vox Cabinets IRs. Explore the impressive collection of  other genuine Celestion guitar speaker IRs available at CelestionPlus, such as the:  A-TypeBlackstar Cabinet, Celestion BlueCelestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, G10 Creamback, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, G12K-100, G12-35XC, G12T-75,  G12-50GL LynchbackG12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Neo Creamback, V-TypeVintage 30  and bass impulse responses such as the BL10-100X, BN15-400X, BN10-200X, BN15-300X, PULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15. and many other models.

About ENGL Amps

In 1984, the first programmable guitar amp was a sensation, something that had never existed before. Back then, when two channels and a master volume on an amp counted as comfort features, Edmund Engl’s futuristic concept of an amp was equivalent to a landslide. Engl wasn’t an electronics freak, but a musician who saw things with the pragmatic necessity of musical practice and he thought that such a programmable amp would be idea, with a variety of sounds available via footswitch. Enter Horst Langer, the technically savvy friend and ENGL’s technical mastermind. With his know-how, he was able to realize every idea and every ENGL amp is a child of his mind.  No matter whether it’s a small roar cube of the kind of a Screamer or an Ironball, the compact Tops Gigmaster , Rockmaster and Metalmaster or new custom pedals,  today every product breathes the enthusiastic spirit with which Edmund Engl and Horst Langer set off back then. ENGL consistently implements the quality standards of Made in Germany. High-quality components and the best workmanship lead to a perfect result and a sound that has received the best reviews in the trade press and is appreciated by prominent players all over the world. The list of ENGL devotees reads like a who’s who in rock and roll, including Ritchie Blackmore, Steve Morse, Paul Stanley, Vivian Campbell, Glenn Tipton, Richie Faulkner, Marty Friedman, Mick Box, Bob Kulick, Victor Smolski, Stuart Smith, and others. https://www.engl-amps.com/

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.
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