ANECHOIC CHAMBER – ROCKER – BASS – 2×10

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The Story
The Cab
The Mics
Formats
Disclaimer
USP
The Story
These are the Impulse Responses i'm most proud of:
The Anechoic Chamber IRs

Have you ever seen somebody with his head directly at the speaker while playing guitar live or in bandpractise? Me neither!
So, i naturally experimented with placing the mic further away, but i immediately ran into problems. It simply never represented the speaker like I wanted it, it was colored, roomy and sounded farther away then i experienced it with my own ears. I had to accept that hearing (naturally in stereo) always will differ from a mono mic.

I tried mixing close and far mics, to get the best of both worlds but that caused phase problems and the room coloration was still in there.
I tried shotgun mics, to get the room influence out there while being farther away from the mic, sadly they sounded bad.
I tried stereo micing in a x/y pattern to have no phase problem but the signal sounded roomier then what I was experiencing.
I tried so much and this is so far my best attempt.

I made IRs in an anechoic chamber and a very special one at that.

Having over six meters between the tips of the absorbers and having Absorbers that are 1,50m in length leads to a fantastic combination of big room size but the advantages that are mainly found in smaller chambers. This room is certified to offer freefield from 50Hz upwards. The greatly reduced reflexions made the far field IRs very special. They simply sound still close and the uncolored sound then is a great starting point for adding reverb or eq. Combfiltering and room modes are basically not existent and that leads to a very good representation of the cab itself without the room influence.
The Cab
The rocker is based on the 2x10 Peavey© Headliner© 210 cab. This cab is smooth and has strong core mids and low mids. This cab delivers decent rock tone and sounds great with aggressive distortion sounds.
The Mics
  • 2k - Based on a Audio Technica© mb2k
  • 7b - Based on a Shure© sm7b
  • 52 - Based on a Oktava© 52-02
  • 57 - Based on a Shure© sm57
  • 112 - Based on a AKG© D112
  • 160 - Based on a Beyerdynamic© m160
  • 193 - Based on a Neumann© TLM193
  • Colibri - Based on a BLUE© Hummingbird
  • MM - Based on a Beyerdynamic© MM1
Formats
The Files are delivered in 44.1 kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz .wav and converted to .kipr to use with a Kemper© Profiling Amp
Disclaimer
*All product names and company names are trademarks of each respective holders. The Bommel GbR is not associated or affiliated therewith. These product names are used solely for purpose of identifying the specific products that have been used to create Kemper profiles or impulse responses.
USP
The anechoic chamber IRs come in two basic versions:
  • Close miced (at the acoustic center of the speaker)
  • Far miced
Each basic version offer you a some different flavours:
  • -Blank- or "dark"= This is just the normal version.
  • "Tilt" = Here a Tilt-EQ is applied to the IR tha makes the IR brighter without loossing the original tone of the speaker (only available for the close micing).
  • "Linear" = The frequencies between the resonance frequency and the highest frequency that the speaker accurately plays are linearized with a 32band eq. This is a unique way to make all notes of your solo playing equally loud. So if the notes are not equally loud, it is either your playing or your amp settings, the cab will cause no problems.
ANECHOIC CHAMBER – ROCKER – BASS – 2×10