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Commercial IR Programs Similar To Torpedo?

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Robert W, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. Robert W

    Robert W Member

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    Anyone know of a commercial IR loading program similar in quality to Torpedo that doesn't require the use of an iLok?
     
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    What you mean by quality?
    Voxengo Pristine Space and Knufinke SIR2 are close to theoretical convolution, free KeFIR is also precise, but it have larger CPU consumption.
    For me convolution quality is how close particular plugin to convolution in mathematical programs.
    Many other convolution plugins (for example LeCab) can have larger differences.
     
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    I was thinking mostly of the range of virtual mic placement you have with Torpedo. I DL'd the the demo and liked that quite a bit. Was going to pay for the commercial version, but don't want to get involved with an iLok.
     
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    superfreak Sajid 'Sarj' Masood

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  5. Robert W

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    Have Recabinet 3, yes.

    Am just looking for other types of loaders, as each one seems to have a different flavor.
     
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    Quality convolution should mean exactly the same result, without any "flavor". Flavor comes from bad implementation of convolution algorithm, or, in best cases, from some additional processing.
     
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    Mellowmuse IR1A...it isn't by any spec high quality as it uses lower bitrate samples than you might prefer, but it sounds great. I always felt like I could blend the right sound I was looking for. I don't know why it seemed to be pretty cpu heavy though, but I'd demo it. I liked that you could take IRs that you liked something about and say, hi pass them if they were a bit too thick, low pass them if they were too fizzly. Now you have near perfect IRs but I think you could still turn them into something unique that nobody would recognize off the bat. I think sometimes what I used to do it blend in the original signal a little (it would be really fizzy), then low pass that. It still did not curve it off too much & sounded pretty realistic. I started using Cakewalk more and it didn't work as well, sometimes crashed but the RTAS ver in Pro Tools worked fine. I'm thinking about trying it again, but I had to uninstall it so I could open a Cakewalk project that was working fine at first & really pissed me off. Something about it though...even if you were doing a bar dive, or let a chord ring out for a while, the sound wouldn't deteriorate or sound the same like a lot of IRs. It's definitely one to try. Just copy your lowest bit rate samples to the directory it uses for cabinets. They might have improved it since I used it, but it seems to still sound like you are working with high quality IRs anyway...


    Mellowmuse IR1A (Just kind of through together a one track of rhythm & lead/some cleans using the MM verbs I think but I was in PT). I just blended in stock impulses with cabinets on I think, so probably not the best example but everything else was noodling around or something.
     
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    Thanks for the responses so far. I'll be looking into them all.
     
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