Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers known for creating the world’s renowned classic guitar tones, is pleased to announce the introduction of their latest Impulse Response the Heritage G12M IR. This is the second IR release from Celestion’s acclaimed Heritage Series of iconic guitar speaker products, following on from the release of the Heritage G12H(55). The Heritage Series was designed to exactly recreate the tone and the look of iconic guitar speakers originally available in the 1960s and 70s. Celestion’s entire line of IRs, the original digital representations of the company’s classic guitar speaker tones, are available for download and audition with the rest of the comprehensive collection of tones at CelestionPlus.
Just like the original 1960s G12M, the Heritage G12M speaker impulse response gives you silky smooth tone with sweet, organic overdrive. The IR, like the classic speaker that it is named for, is available in a digital format for download and use in a wide range of DAWs and amp modellers.
The Heritage G12M speaker is a faithful recreation of the original ‘60s Celestion G12M, the first of the company’s iconic speakers to feature the distinctive green rear can, earning it the nickname ‘Greenback’. Beloved of many 1960s blues and rock guitarists, including the legendary Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, the original Celestion G12M continued to inspire players into the ‘70s and beyond.
This modern day replica of an iconic speaker is built by hand using traditional construction methods and materials in order to recreate the seminal G12M tone as closely as possible. The result is a speaker that delivers a rich, vocal midrange, a well-articulated treble, and a warm, controlled low end, with plenty of crunch and compression when you “dig in”.
As with all Celestion IRs, five individual IR varieties of the new G12M 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.) These can be purchased either separately, or download the complete G12M IR collection for a substantial savings. Alternatively, add a cabinet to one of the company’s IR Pick & Mixoptions.
The new Heritage G12M IR joins the comprehensive range of professionally captured Celestion Impulse Responses, which are available for purchase on Celestion Plus. Other models include the A-Type, Celestion Blue, Celestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, G12H 55Hz, 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, and Vintage 30 models. Find out more atCelestionPlus.
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.
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