jeudi 2 décembre 2010

LeCab2 (VST for Windows)


LeCab2 is the evolution of LeCab1. It's a cabinet (guitar or bass) impulse loader. LeCab2 offers :
- 6 impulse slots
- Latency control (down to 64 samples)
- Dropdown menu built with the .wav files contained in the directory where the last impulse is loaded
- Next and Prev buttons to navigate through the impulse directory
- Solo button for each slots
- Channel selection for each slots
- Possibility to link the loaded impulse of 2 slots (other controls stay independant)
- High Pass and Low Pass filters for each slots
- Phase, Delay, Pan and Volume controls for each slots

LeCab2 has been specifically design for relatively short impulse response such as guitar and bass cabinet. Too long impulse response are going to be truncated. Impulse troncation could lead to what's call frequency leakage and then produce atrifacts in the low and high part of the frequency spectrum as shown in the figure below where the blue line is the frequency response of a truncated impulse. This figure has been captured with Voxengo SPAN.

As can be seen, unless under extrem case, these artifacts can be eliminated with the low and high pass filters as provided by LeCab2 for each slots.

Thanks to requietus for is, once again, great GUI design.

Here is the download link:
LeCab2

76 commentaires:

  1. Oh man! You again! Thanks for sharing your effort and love to music!

    Darío
    (Scottxx)

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  2. Hi, with total objectivity let me tell you you make the best amp sims out there of all. I thank you for this fantastic IR loader and wanted to ask you if I can link this site in mine. I´m making a new album 100% with your plugs and the Alu one and I want to give credit to you guys for your talent and solidarity with everyone. Cheers.
    P.S: the link to my site so you see is not porn or anything hahahahaha
    http://www.hectigonzalez.com.ar/music/

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  3. This looks fabulous. Can't wait to try it out. Awesome!!

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  4. Thanks Lepou!
    Lecab2 its a hit!
    Cant stop using it! ;)

    Gustavo from argentina
    ( cococo from gam )

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  5. Hi
    First of all, excuse my english cause, I'm french....
    When I save a session, in a daw, with the lecab2.0
    When i return to the session, the phase button doesn't keep the setting.
    Otheriwse, everything is perfect, yours plugs are amazing.
    thank you very much.
    ciao

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  6. I get a file not found from the dropbox site.

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  7. Fanfuckingtastic! Huge CPU usage though.

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  8. Mac version please! AU would be great but VST is ok too! TY

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  9. It seems it has some issues with Reaper, do you know anything about?

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  10. I think this is one of the best Impulse loaders ever made, except for one problem: When Cubase goes to search out a saved setting, or if it is loaded into a track with an impulse and saved, when you open the project again, it crashes Cubase 4.

    Any advice other than "don't save the project with impulses loaded?"

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  11. I'm trying to load IRs from Recabinet, but they're all in .IR file format. LeCab2 doesn't seem to want to open these and crashes if I try. Any idea on a workaround?

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  12. hi! thanks lepou for your fantastic work. for mac users who want to use lepou's plugins check out my blog

    http://diaphone.blogspot.com

    thanks!

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  13. Thanks for your cool plugins, I'll apreciate and I'm going contribute. Bye and happy new years!

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  14. Massive respect from Russian pop-punk :)

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  15. thanks lecto. 'im going to donate a few bucks when my paypal account gets authorized

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  16. Thanks LePou. I have all your plug-in. These are my favorite. I collect plugs, VST and VSTi. and put on my Blogs(See my profile).for others,who are trying to create music on PC. How to accumulate some money on paypal, then you send a few bucks. I greet all fans LePou VST

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  17. how long can the impulse be before truncation occurs?

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  18. cpu goes through the roof on an i7 quad 3ghz in reaper x86 on w7x64

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  19. Hi everyone,

    Sorry for not being very active here.

    @skankerfou: The phase problem has been reported. I'm working a revision for LeCab2 and that issue has already been fixed.

    @Paolo: What kind of issue do you have ? In the revision, I have fixed a potential problem that can leads to crash, maybe that's what gives you problem.

    @Gregrg7: First time that bug has been reported. I'll have to take a look at it.

    @Justin Quesenberry (M-H): LeCab2 is only compatible with .wav file.

    @shawn: Truncation, it depends on the latency setting. The lower the latency the the longer the impulse can be without truncation. Otherwise, LeCab2 is not 64 bits...

    To the others, thanks for your kind words.

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  20. cool, thanks for the reply regarding truncation. any idea what is causing the cpu spike and subsequent ntdll.dll crash? unfortunately, that makes lecab2 completely unusable for me. great work though, i love the original lecab and use it all the time.

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  21. Shawn, cpu spikes usally occur because of denormal number. I'll check that. Do you have those spikes on playback or on idle ? About the crashes, when do they occur? I mean is there any sequence of actions leading systematically to a crash or they occur randomly ?

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  22. the spike occurs when any IR is loaded, even without channel input and a completely empty project. the cpu spikes to 500% and there is audible tone that clips the channel. the crash shows itself on the closing of reaper and is listed that reaper.exe crashed and the fault module name as ntdll.dll.

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  23. I hope so in a version for Logic!

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  24. Hey lepou, LeCab2 used to work perfectly fine the it just crashed one day. I opened up my project in recovery mode and when I playback with LeCab2 my entire project crashes :/ I don't know what it worked before and now it crashes! I loved it when I was able to use it and now that I can't It's extremely frustrating!!

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  25. I'm having an entirely different problem.

    Lecab2 only works when the session is in 44.1khz. I tried 96khz, but there is no playback. Lecab1 didn't have this problem. Anyone else experiencing this?

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    1. I'm just getting started with LePou's VSTs, and loving them! That said, I am experiencing this same issue on a PC in Reaper.

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  26. Lepou, you make greatest free amp sims, but Perfect Space better, then youre Lecab and Lecab 2. I have noticed that analog sounds such bright because all sounds from an office register through a microphone which catches the loudest frequencies, creating a resonance. Certain frequencies sound more loudly the others, creating brightness. I think that if you will add function of such technically difficult resonance offices equal in modeling to you will not be.
    Yours faithfully, from Russia.

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  27. Hello, how can i talk with you about audio plugins development. It would be great if you answer me on my e-mail/jabber ckopnuo@designinfo.ru

    Regards,
    Max

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  28. please AU version for mac... we don't have a decent impulse loader and your lecab2 in simply FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!! I will make a great donation!!!!!!

    thanks, you are the best, trust me! :)

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  29. It worked great :-)

    I hope "32 sample mode" or "0 Latency mode" is mounted to LeCab 2.5

    THX!

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  30. This thing is almost perfect! If you could add speaker distortion and speaker crunch like what Revalver IR loader have, it would be perfect :D

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  31. Hi there :)
    Thank you for all your awesome plugins. Really great job.
    I think this is the best impulse loader, and I think is better than lecab1 for the possibility of using like impulses browser, but there is a problem with that, and I think there is a big one (maybe the same problem of @sticktoyogunz up there).

    I have noticed (in Reaper) that you can use lecab2 and choosing your IR's, set everything you want in your project (tracks, vsti's, and so on), save and close the daw. But if the path of the IR's used in the project is changed (with closed Reaper) lecab2 obviously will not be able to find them, and the daw simply will crash. Reaper cannot start, and corrupt the entire project ("Reaper has encountered a problem and needs to close") :S

    I've looking for a solution to this problem, and I cant find it :(
    I have made some tests. There are problems when the IR's path is changed. Please, take a look and correct me someone if Im wrong. The only solution for me is using lecab2 only like a impulses browser with easy preview, but when I find the sound, I have to load the IR's in Lecab1.

    Sorry for possible mistakes. English is not my native language.
    Best whishes. Cheers from Chile :)

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    1. Hi there,
      Absolutely fantastic plugins. I am using them all over the place. I have encountered the same problem with LeCab2 (crashing of the host if IR fils cannot be located) under Cubase 5.5 under Windows. I would be very greateful, if this problem could be fixed.

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  32. Hola Alejandro... yo tambien soy chileno y queria saber si me puedes ayudar en esto de los impulsos ya que no soy muy experto.
    Tengo dudas sobre configurar el Lecab2... sobre las pistas Mono/Stereo y algunos detalles mas.
    Mi mail es sebastianceledon@hotmail.com.
    si me puedes agregar a MSN o contactarme por mail para ayudarme te agradeceria un monton.
    salu2

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  33. Hey Lepou, please make a AU version for Logic if you have time! I'd donate some money ;)
    Thanks a lot!

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  34. I recently switched to Reaper v4.01, and this plugin no longer sounds right when I render files. It sounds great when recording/mixing, but whenever I render the output or bounce it to disk, the impulse sounds completely different. LeCab v1 doesn't do this, but then again, the same impulse I was using in v2 doesn't sound the same in v1. Any ideas as to what's wrong? It worked fine in previous versions of Reaper.

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  35. It crashes on win 7 64 bit Cubase 5 when loading a project inclueded LeCab 2.

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  36. Thanks for great plugins! I want to second what Alejandro is saying above though, LeCab2 will crash if it is loaded with an invalid path to a cab in a project.

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  37. Hi all, I was wondering if there is a tutorial on how to use this software, I am not that good at this sort of stuff. I can get LeCab to open through the FX track in Reaper but can't open any amp sims....?

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  38. Hi,

    I wonder if LeCab will be available for Mac?

    Best regards

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  39. I'm really enjoying playing with these -- they are fantastic work. It would not surprise me at all if we start hearing about classic albums or songs being recorded with these. I would very much add my voice to those interested in a LeCab AU for Mac ... but since it's all free, I can hardly complain! Quite the opposite. :)

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  40. First, awesome work! by far the best sounding amp sims available (IMO).

    I would like to add a petition for a Lecab MAC version as well... That would be perfect!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  41. this looks awesome!!! make a version for mac and i'll donate!!!!!

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  42. For those interested, I just wanna let you know that LeCab2 for Mac (AU and VST) is now out for beta testing.

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    1. When can we except the production version ?

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    2. If you need some more betatesters.. just ask...

      Luc

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  43. Love this shit, Thanks LePou

    Keep nailing it buddy

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  44. Hi! Any chance for a LeCab2 for Mac (A.U. I mean)? Tks!

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  45. Hello. You did an excellent job. Not sure that I have enough words to describe that. The only thing that I can probably do is to donate some money...

    Anyways. At your convenience... I have problem with LeCab2 with Cubase 5. It just produces no sound. LeCab1 words well though. Any ideas/hints how to resolve this would be more than welcome!

    Thank you, C.

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    1. Hey santa, what sampling rate do you use ? There was issues with LeCab2 and high sampling rate (>48 kHz). A new version should be avalaible very soon... as well as an Intel Mac (Au and VST).

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    2. Hey LePou, love your plugins. May I ask, how long until you release a new version? I just bought a new sound card that supports high sampling rates and I'm thinking about going 88200 Hz as many recommend for music but currently I couldn't find a way to make Lecab2 work at this sampling rate.
      Thank you for your great plugins again!

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  46. Whaouu...

    "as well as an Intel Mac (Au and VST)."...

    Could you please change your sex in order to allow me to mary you ???

    More seriously, this is a fantastic news because until now I failed to find an impulse loader working with Lion (LaCOnvolver doesnt on my Mac)

    Luc

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    1. Same for me. It's very hard to find something cool as an impulse loader on mac. Don't like LAConvolver at all ...

      I'm very excited about a Mac version of LECAB2. Can't wait !

      Thx LePou for your fantastic work.

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  47. please MAC version, please, please, please!!!! =) Thank you !
    LePou for President!

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  48. This is perfect! (apart from one minor problem)

    When I save a preset, it never remembers that i have inverted one of the impulses. Every time I load my preset up i have to remember to invert one impulse. Not a huge problem, and i'm sure it is a quick fix if you decide to re-release it.

    Anyway, Thanks for all the amazing plugins! You Rule!!!

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  49. Hey Lepou...these are all great VSTs and the Lecab has been quite helpful in my guitar recordings! I recently changed my PC and installed Fruity Loops 10. Everytime I try to load a redwirez impulse (iso file), Fruity loops crashes and states "FL Studio Engine Launcher has stopped Working." Any thoughts on resolving this issue?

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  50. i cant seem to find the presets for lecab 2? it opens in fl studio but i cant find the mic and cab folder :(

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  53. Bonjour,

    j'ai découvert un sérieux problème avec la version VST de LeCab2, qui m'empêche carrément d'ouvrir certains anciens projets (je suis utilisateur de Sonar et j'ai constaté le problème avec Sonar 8.5, X1 et X2).

    Je crois avoir découvert la principale raison de ces plantages, même si je n'ai aucune idée de la façon dont cela pourrait être corrigé. Je ne fais que constater d'après mes nombreux essais :

    Si jamais on change de place le répertoire où sont stockées les impulsions, LeCab 2 sera incapable de les retrouver, ce qui est logique, mais le problème, c'est que dans ce cas-là, LeCab 2 plante...

    Il ne se contente pas d'afficher un message d'erreur ou d'indiquer quel fichier est manquant dans les slots des impulsions, il refuse carrément de se charger.

    Pareil si on essaye de charger LeCab 2 après avoir supprimé une impulsion qui est utilisée dans un slot.

    Même si le répertoire existe toujours, LeCab 2 va planter s'il ne trouve pas l'impulsion qu'il cherche. C'est vraiment gênant, ça entraîne des plantages, ça empêche d'ouvrir des projets anciens si jamais on a supprimé des impulsions...

    Si tu as le courage de vérifier le problème pour le corriger, ce serait vraiment génial, parce que LeCab2 reste, plus de 2 ans après sa sortie, l'un des meilleurs (sans doute même LE meilleur) chargeur d'impulsion disponible.

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  54. Hello LePou!

    I would like try LeCab and Le456 but they don't work here on Nuendo 4, or at least on my Nuendo:)

    I tried to insert them on an instrument track 'cause I was writing a MIDI with a VSTi but they didn't work. No sound was played.

    I tried to import an audio file on a new project, but nothing, no sound was played.
    I made this for both versions of LeCab and Le456, without success.

    Instead if I use other plugins they works.

    Any idea?

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  55. Hello, Lepou and Thank you, but It doesn't let me download. What can I do?

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  56. Hi there and thanks for the tremendous plugins.
    Running 64 bit in Cantabile and using jBridge - there are consistent crashes, even using every combination of options provided by jbridge to work around the potention problems.
    Obviously, until a 64 bit version comes along, one is forced to use a bit bridge. Jbridge is usually excellent at getting plugins stable in a 64 bit environment. LeCab 2 seems to be the exception.
    Thanks!!

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  57. Just to follow up, I've tested with Nuendo, Cubase and Cantabile in 32 bit native and 64 bit jbridged configurations on two different computers.
    I can guarantee a crash will occur in Cantabile when LeCab2 is opened, closed, and then the LeCab programs are switched. In Nuendo, the crash will occur when the Steinberg patch browswer is used to switch patches.
    So - you are crash free unless you dare to use the patch browser of the respective host. This has nothing to do wiht bridging as I first thought.

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  58. I opened LeCab2 and Le456 a couple of times in Cubase 5 but now they are listed as steinbed software and are listed as missing plug ins so i cant use them :( what do i do?

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  60. Really nice piece of software. Your other plugins are also excellent, especially Le456!

    I have a feature request though: read .wav files from .zip files by decompressing on the fly? Would be really nice!

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  61. Great article thank again keep up the good work...
    CCTV Cavan

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  62. Lots of love for you here: http://www.freemusiciansresource.com/VST-detail/poulin-lecab2-cabinet-impulse-loader-vst/

    Keep up the great work!

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  63. link says cannot download this file :/ pls upload alternative links!

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