Ipswich, UK (February 18, 2020) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company world-renowned, is pleased to add two new bass speaker impulse responses, the BN15-400X and BL10-100X, to their collection of Bass Impulse Responses. The new Bass IRs, along with the complete collection of other authentic Celestion bass and guitar speaker tones, is available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.
The Celestion BN15-400X has often been a go-to bass speaker for those looking for a thunderous low-end performance. For those looking for a warm bass tone that never sacrifices punch, this speaker is purpose-built to command the bottom line with a driving, rhythmic thump.
The Celestion BL10-100X is built for bass without compromise – this 10” 100-Watt bass guitar speaker delivers heavy-duty presence with drive, clarity and full-bodied tone. Designed for an extended, balanced low-end, punchy mid-range and just enough treble “zing”, the Celestion BL10-100X is characterised by huge amounts of linear excursion ideal for high-powered rock performances.
Now the Celestion BN15-400X and BL10-100X bass speakers have been faithfully captured as bass speaker impulse responses. Both the Celestion BN15-400X and BL10-100X bass speaker impulse responses are available for download in 2×10 (Ported) and 4×10 (Closed Back) cabinet configurations – or as a Bass Bundle with added Playing Style mixes.
Celestion’s complete range of impulse responses includes a number of options for bass players, featuring many of the company’s best-selling bass guitar speakers. And Celestion’s meticulous impulse response capture process has been used for the company’s bass IRs.
In particular, this meant selecting the most appropriate microphones for recording bass guitar.
Each speaker has been recorded in the most popular cabinet combinations for that speaker type, with three different microphones – a Sennheiser MD421, Neumann U47 FET and AKG D112 – each in six different positions for additional tonal variety, creating an extensive IR library for each speaker. Also included is a room mic recording using a Neumann TLM 107 (the same room mic used for our regular IRs.)
A new addition to the bass impulse responses is an extra high frequency recording (using a Neumann KM84), which can be used on its own or mixed with one of the other microphones to add an extra bit of ‘zing’ to the top-end.
And the Bass Impulse Responses feature a selection of extra mic mixes for you to experiment with, including: D112+KM84, U47+KM84, MD421+KM84, D112+MD421+KM84, U47+MD421+KM84, U47+D112+KM84, All mics, All mics+Room Stereo and All mics+Room Mono.
New “Playing Style” packs are also available separate add on options, which have optimised the IRs for a range of different playing methods: Finger basic, Finger warmth detail, Plectrum (Pick) basic, Plectrum (Pick) aggressive and Slap.
As with all genuine Celestion IRs, each of the new bass speaker impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.
The new BL10-100X and BN15-400X Impulse Responses join the growing collection of other Bass IRs including the BN10-200X ; BN15-300X, PULSE10, PULSE12 and PULSE15, as well as all the other genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses such as the: A-Type, Celestion Blue, Celestion 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 Creamback, V-Type, Vintage 30 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 (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: [email protected] and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.