Cabinet Impulses??.....What the fuck is that??


First of all I want to say thanks to youtube user fearcomplexmusic, that showed how simple is to get an awesome sound in just a matter of seconds, so simple as shit.

WTF are cabinet impulses man??!! well, if you record music like me, you may be familiar to DAW´s (Digital Audio Workstations) like Nuendo, ProTools, Reaper, Cubase, etc (I personally use Magix Samplitude 10), and know that they all work under third party plug-ins.

As a guitar player some useful plug-ins are Amplitube 3, Revalver MkIII, GTR3 (they have some kind of sexual feeling around the number 3 uh?) they are all fucking great, but if you compare them side to side with real gear......you´ll know that it lacks of aggression.....it sounds like shit honestly.


As you can see above a real guitar signal chain goes through the tuner, effects, and then it goes to the head, the head goes into the cabinet, then the cabinet is recorded with a mic, so that what you hear as the final product, The amp sims mentioned early, does everything right, but you can get more realism sound with an impulse, which it´s a .wav file really small, it might sound just like a clip if you play it on WMP, but it´s useful as fucking hell, because if you run it into a convolution reverb plug-in like kefir (shown on the video right above) it will sound like a real cab, because after all, a cab it´s just a controlled reverb for whatever comes out from the head, the sound will change a lot after you´ve done it.

I´ll leave here the links so you can check it out, they´re all freeware, so you don´t have to pay for them, you can use them with any amp sim you want, just bypass the cabinet module on the amp sim, and run kefir immediately after your amp sim (Kefir just works on windows you might try LAconvolver on Mac).

GuitarHack impulses:
http://relivethefuture.com/music/patches/GuitarHacksImpulses.rar


LAconvolver (Kefir equivalent for Mac):


If you have any questions or doubts, let me know ;)

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