Ipswich, UK (March 18, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers whose classic guitar tones have made the company famous as the voice of rock and roll, is pleased to add two new Impulse Responses, the PULSE12 and the BN15-300X to their line of Bass Impulse Responses. The new Bass IRs, along with the complete collection of genuine Celestion speaker tones, is available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.
Designed for today’s bass players who demand rock-solid bass tone, the Celestion PULSE12 bass speaker delivers the ideal combination of a rumbling low-end together with well-defined clarity and stunning articulation. Providing the quick, percussive attack of its PULSE10 little brother, while attaining the fullness and warmth of its PULSE15 big brother, the Celestion PULSE12 speaker offers formidable, rumbling lows with a rich, warm mid-range and a detailed, zingy top-end.
This brawny, Kevlar-loaded cone speaker pulses with up to 200 Watts of raw power for a meaty bass performance. Recorded using the same techniques by the Celestion sound engineers who created the company’s full range of guitar speaker IRs, this best-selling bass speaker is now available for the first time in digitally downloadable format, in a 1×12 cabinet configuration, or as 1×12 with additional Playing Style Mixes.
And as Celestion realised early on that not every bass player wants a high-fidelity, super-clean bass tone, the company created the BN range of bass speakers. Primed for high-powered rock performances where a full-bodied, defined tone is essential, the BN15-300X is characterised by its warm, rich tone and powerful low-end thump, with an extended low-end and superior linear excursion.
With its mighty 15-inch, Kevlar-loaded speaker cone, the Celestion BN15-300X has a lightweight neodymium magnet to push out every note with 300 Watts of rich, warm tone and powerful low-end thump – which makes for more power and volume at half the weight.
The BN15-300X the first of Celestion’s BN bass speaker range to be accurately reproduced and available in digital form and was created using exactly the same recording processes as the entire range of best-selling guitar speaker impulse responses. The Celestion BN15-300X bass speaker impulse response is available in a 1×15 configuration, or as 1×15 with added Playing Style Mixes.
“We are very proud to introduce these two new additions to our line of Impulse Responses especially designed for Bass Players,” says Nigel Wood, Managing Director at Celestion. “Players who create their tone with amp modellers and emulators or direct into DAWs can make use of our Impulse Responses and be able to enjoy classic Celestion tone.”
Each of the new bass speaker impulse responses are downloaded in .WAV format for compatibility with most DAWs, IR plug-ins and amp modelling software.
The new PULSE 12 and BN15-300X join other Bass IRs including the PULSE10 and PULSE15 Bass Impulse Responses as well as all the other genuine Celestion acclaimed guitar speaker Impulse Responses such as the: A-Type, Celestion Blue, Celestion Cream, Celestion Gold, Classic Lead 80, Heritage G12H 55Hz, Heritage G12M, G12 EVH, 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, Vintage 30 and other models.
The PULSE12 and BN15-300X single cabinets can also be included in a Pick & Mix selection.
The allows customers to select combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of original IRs, offering flexibility in building a personal IR library at a significant savings compared to purchasing individual IRs.
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.