Here i tried to recreate the sound of the Engl© XXL Vintage Cab equipped with Celestion© Vintage 30 speakers. This cab is made for metal. Good bass, less low and core mids then other speakers and aggressive highmids. The vintage 30 speakers are the first choice for many guitar players out there and the heavy and sturdy design of the Engl© cab is a very good match. The bigger size of the XXL cabinet leads to extended Lows but les of the otherwise increased area around 100Hz. This cab is greatly balanced and while everything screams "use me for metal" try it for everything, you'll be surprised!
- 20 - Based on a Electro Voice© RE20
- 102 - Based on a Neumann© TLM 102
- 103 - Based on a Neumann© TLM 103
- 57 - Based on a Shure© sm57
- 153 - Based on a Beyerdynamic© TG 153
- MM 1 - Based on a Beyerdynamic© MM1
- 416 - Based on a Sennheiser© MKH 416
- 219 - Based on a Oktava© MK 219
The Files are delivered in 44.1 kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz .wav truncated to 20000 samples with a fade and are very future proof. The length of the files lead to an unaltered sound.
This set is different:
- Only a few mic positions to find very fast the required tone
- Ultra close micing (0,5cm -2cm from the Membrane)
- Very close micing (2-5cm from the Membrane)
- Normal close micing around (10-20 com from the Membrane)
- Unusual mics, the 153 for a very bright tone, the 219 for a rounder sm57 alternative, the re20 for less proximity effect and more linear highs, ... Give it a try, all mics are used for a purpose.
- Blob = "the darkside of the speaker". This referres to the places on the speaker where the cables are glued to
Ultra close micing reduces highs, increases mids, minimzes the influnce of the room and increases the proximity effect and therefore the Bass. This means more Balls, rounder highs, less Room. The other two options will increasingly get more highs and less mids around 1k. If you found the mic of your choice finetune the sound with these offered placements.
Speakers do not perfectly move back and fourth. Where the voice coil meets the membrane the speaker has the highest stiffness. So here you will get the least coloring from partial movement of the speaker. Other places can have these slighty colored places. On place is where the cables are glued to the membrane. Even though it is only a littly bit of friction by the cable and higher weight because of it and the glue blobs it is enough to lower the speakers tone at this place. In easy terms.