Ipswich, UK (April 5, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers with a rich history in creating classic guitar tones known the world over, is pleased to debut the G12T-75 IR as the latest addition to their acclaimed line of Impulse Responses, the definitive digital representations of the company’s renowned classic tones. Famous as one of the world’s best-selling premium 4×12 speakers, Celestion’s classic G12T-75 guitar speaker has long been recognized for its combination of assertiveness and great clarity. Customers who desire this robust modern tone in an Impulse Response can audition and download the new G12T-75 IR at Celestion Plus.
Known also by many players as the T75, the Celestion G12T-75 was originally conceived in the 80’s, as a “hot rodded” more powerful version of the company’s G12M Greenback, ideally suited to the high gain amps that were becoming more common around that time. It’s hard to say whether the G12T-75 helped to influence the development of a more modern, industrial sound that characterised 80’s metal, or whether it was the other way around; but either way, it has become well established in the Celestion firmament, proving itself to be far more than just a speaker of its time.
As you might expect, the G12T-75 is much favoured among professional guitarists looking for a full-on, heavy but modern tone for metal or rock. Its punchy low end, aggressive mids and balanced highs have been incorporated by successive generations of metal artists from the 80’s through to today, such as Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, Deftones, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Mastodon and beyond.
Five individual IR varieties of the G12T-75 are available for download, which correspond to each of 5 separate types of cabinet, including: 1×12 (open back), 1×12 (closed back), 2×12 (open back), 2×12 (closed back) and 4×12 (closed back.)
“Celestion is pleased to debut the G12T-75 IR as our first Impulse Response to be introduced in 2018, says Nigel Wood, Celestion CEO. “The speaker’s well-known heritage makes it a natural extension of our Impulse Response collection — providing our celebrated speaker tones in a convenient digitally downloadable format.”
The new G12T-75 Impulse Response will appeal to anyone who enjoys mixing up their tone with a touch of the unconventional or rebellious. Enjoy on its own for some hardcore, high volume grunge–or use it to complement the tone of one of your other favourite speakers for an unexpected tonal twist.
The new G12T-75 IR joins the ever-growing family of authentic Celestion Impulse Responses which are available for purchase on Celestion Plus, including 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. Celestion’s new IR Pick & Mix option features combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of IRs, offering customers complete flexibility and value pricing in building their personal IR library.
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.