Ipswich, UK (February 28, 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 announce their new line of Orange Amps Impulse Responses. The latest in the company’s Backline Heros range of IRs, Celestion has teamed up with Orange to create this line for guitarists, musicians and producers who want to quickly replicate the authentic Orange cabinet tone live, in the studio or at home. The new Orange Amps IRs are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.
The New Orange Amps collection of IRs have been created based upon seven of Orange’s best-selling cabinets. The collection includes: Orange PPC112 1×12 closed back – Vintage 30; Orange PPC212OB 2×12 open back – Vintage 30; Orange PPC212 2×12 closed back – Vintage 30;
Orange PP212V 2×12 open back – Neo Creamback; .Orange PPC412 4×12 classic – Vintage 30; Orange PPC412AD 4×12 angled – Vintage 30 and Orange PPC412HP8 4×12 – G12K-100.
As with all Celestion genuine Impulse Response collections, the Orange Amp IRs have been captured by expert engineers in a state-of-the-art recording studio, using a range of professional studio microphones in the same six positions as all IRs to offer a variety of options — Balanced, Bright, Thin, Fat, Dark and Dark 2, as well as an additional rear mic for the open back cabinets.
Available for download in .WAV format, the Orange Amps 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 Celestion Pick & Mix 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.
The Orange Amps Impulse Responses join the acclaimed guitar speaker IRs in the impressive Celestion collection available at CelestionPlus, including A-Type, Bass Impulse Responses, PULSE10, PULSE15, Celestion Blue, Celestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, 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 classic models.
About Orange Amps
Founded in London in 1968 by musician and electronics designer Clifford Cooper, Orange Amps have been cementing their place in music history for more than 50 years.
Clifford understood the rigours music equipment was subjected to on the road with touring musicians and was instrumental in ensuring that durability was at the forefront of Orange’s cabinet design. His range of cabinets were constructed with sturdy 15 and 18mm birch plywood and featured thick basketweave grille clothe, as well as the addition of two unique skid runners on their bases which improved low-end responsiveness by acoustically coupling the cabinets to the stage. Orange’s superior build-quality meant the cabs quickly became the go-to gear for rock legends, such as Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, Fleetwood Mac’s Jeremy Spencer and John McVie, Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, as well as Jim Root and Noel Gallagher, and many others.
Orange’s product list has grown and evolved over the last half century to include a huge range amps, cabs, pedals and guitar and bass accessories.
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.
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.