Ipswich, UK (October 11, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers with a celebrated history in creating the world’s renowned classic guitar tones, is pleased to introduce the new Heritage G12H 55Hz Impulse Response, in homage to late 60’s rock guitar tones, as the latest addition to their acclaimed line of IRs, the definitive digital representations of the company’s classic guitar speaker tones. The new G12H (55) IRs, as well as the rest of the comprehensive family of Celestion IRs, are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.
The G12H (55) features a hefty 50oz ceramic magnet and a lower resonance 55Hz (aka 55 c/s) bass cone. This speaker was originally intended for use by bass guitarists, but was quickly adopted by lead players – most famously Jimi Hendrix – because of the warm ‘syrupy’ tones it delivered. In singles and pairs it delivers strong and warm lows – but it’s in a 4X12 configuration where it comes into its own, generating a great chugging ‘thump’ of the kind that that guitar heroes are made of. With a densely complex mid-range and a fine-grained treble, the G12H (55) is excellent for cranking out brooding power chords, complemented by smooth and rich bridge pickup tones and flute-like neck pickup tones.
Countless guitarists have sought to reproduce the distinctive Jimi Hendrix sound over the years, and now their quest just got a whole lot easier, with the Celestion Heritage G12H (55) impulse responses, representing an authentic digital version of this classic speaker.
As with all Celestion IRs, five individual IR varieties of the new G12H (55) 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 G12H (55) IR collection for a 40% saving. Alternatively, add a G12H (55) cabinet to one of our IR Pick & Mix options.
The new Heritage G12H 55Hz 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, 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 at CelestionPlus.
About Celestion Impulse Responses
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.
About Celestion and Celestion Guitar Speakers
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: [email protected] and visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/celestion.