lundi 27 octobre 2014

Rosen Digital Studio Guitar Cabinet IR library

I know it's been a while since my last post here. Shame on me, no excuses. Anyway, today I want to talk about a new guitar cabinet IR library that has just been released by Rosen Digital. This library offers IR of some of the most uses 4x12 cabinets in the industry (Marshall 1960A, Mesa Rectifier and Orange PPC) as well as some of best sounding combo amps (Budda, Fender and Carvin). It also contains custom cabinet IR digitally created by some blending process... and these are my favorite.

I have tested this library extensively in the last few days and I have to admit that these IR sound great. They are well balanced with a well defined low end. The top end is clear without being too fizzy. I think these IR can be easily qualified as "mix ready". And, even if you have to slightly process the resulting guitar tracks, these IR take the processing (compression and EQ) very well.

 Let's listen to few samples to demonstrate what kind of tone could be achieved with this library. With the first playlist below, I would like to demonstrate the 4x12 cabinet IR of the library in a metal context. To do so, I have used Jaymz DI and backing track of his Nevermore Narcosynthesis cover (with a link to the appropriate forum thread). In these examples, only the rhythm guitars have been reamped and processed with the library. No post processing has been applied on any of these samples. All the controls of the amp sim were at noon. To me, all of these tones are useable right off the bat. 

The next playlist illustrates the 2x12 cabinet IR use for clean tone. Again, no post processing has been applied apart a bit of reverb. Thanks To Widek Music for the DI tracks.

Why don't you test them by yourself, go grab the library here.