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I did another Impulse Pack

Discussion in 'Backline' started by JakeAC5253, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    Some of you may know that a while ago I put out an impulse pack, the link is in my signature. I received lots of positive feedback on this pack, but for myself, I was not really satisfied with the way the results came out. I've spent some extra time learning the impulse making process (it's not necessarily as artistic and easy flowing as reamping, more like taking a math test...) and I think this pack has come out better.

    Here is a clip using my 5150 as a preamp with both guitar and bass processed by the Alpha IR:
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8838613/Lasse Mago Impulse Test 4 (V2).mp3

    Here are the descriptions of the desired end tones again.

    Alpha - A standard tight and clear modern high gain type impulse
    Beta - Tight, but darker, for bright guitars or sims
    Gamma - Great for crunch tones or for adding 'vintage' vibe
    Delta - Like Alpha, but extended bass response
    Epsilon - Combination Beta and Delta, big bass response and dark top

    and the link:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8838613/JakeAC5253 - Impulses V2.zip

    Somebody with Axe FX, or Axe FX II, please chime in and let me know if these .syx files work out for you. I tried using the conversion program, but I'm actually pretty sure I messed up, and no Axe FX to test it out on.
     
  2. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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    Thanks a lot !!
    I´ll try them as soon as i can
     
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    sn!ppet Member

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    Already liked the old ones!
    Can't wait to try these :)
     
  4. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    just a tip for those of us who have 2 billion impulses, tag the filename with your username of even a nickname, ala:

    "JakeAC5253 - Impulses V2"

    this way they are easy to find in a big folder AND your name gets spread around more =D.

    they sound FANTASTIC and I love your naming scheme
     
  5. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    Thanks for the great review!

    I was thinking that in the beginning as well, about putting my name in the download, thought it might come off whorish. But since you mention it too, hell, I guess now is as good a time as any to be a whore, I updated the pack with new attention-whore naming scheme :lol:
     
  6. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    nah dude, it's not whoring yourself. it's about being smart and making sure your 'marketing' is on spot from the get-go. =D

    You never know what this might lead to, and what THAT might lead to, etc.... your NAME is the one CONSTANT in this equation =D

    i tag EVERY file I create for the interwebz, hahahah
     
  7. Ascendant

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    Man I really dug your other impulse pack, can't wait to try these out. Cheers!
     
  8. mstone564

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    I always wondered why you did this...!
    What a great idea!
     
  9. drawnacrol

    drawnacrol 7Slinger

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    The Alpha impulse sounds really good!!! All 5 Axe-Fx II files are working.
     
  10. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    :kickass:
     
  11. metalfanat1c

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    I like these. Very angry sounding.
     
  12. Spectivum

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    Hi Jake, what was different in the creation process? to me this sounds a bit smoother than the original.
     
  13. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    hahahaha, you noticed, Marcus?! :lol:

    Yeah I mean, it just always made sense to me. Plus it follows along well with my personal organization theme.

    If I spot a file with my name tagged at the end of it, I KNOW right away it's a version I worked on.
     
  14. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    Few things. As far as making them goes, I think I got better at choosing the in and out points of the speaker response WAV file. It's weird because that sort of thing actually has a pronounced effect on the tone of the resulting IR file. Guess that's one of the quirks of using a room reverb process to simulate a mostly static EQ curve from a speaker? Aside from that, I did use a little different room positioning and acoustic treatment than last time, but not much different. Same power amp settings for each file though, and same mic.

    I'm debating whether to offer custom made impulses. It seems this pack of only a single amp > cab > mic combination is fairly successful, and also pretty diverse soundwise given the gear remains the same. I suppose I could probably dial in an impulse to meet someone's needs just like I do when reamping. Any interest?
     
  15. FIXXXER

    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    just tired the AXE-FX II files and they all work!
    really nice impulses, some are very brigt and some are more bassy >>> combined they SLAY! :D

    thanks a lot man!
     
  16. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    You are welcome friend. So the Axe allows you to blend more than one IR at the same time? That's pretty cool.
     
  17. FIXXXER

    FIXXXER ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    it can load two IR's simultaneously!

    can you give some more info about the chain? :)
     
  18. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    I used my 5150 with varying Res/Pres settings to get the different flavors. Boogie OS cab with well broken-in V30's and miked by a single SM57. Also, I've got lots of acoustic treatment in my recording environment as well, including a couple of the largest and thickest Roxul packs that they make, packing blankets, additional spot treatment, and an Auralex Great Gramma decoupling the cab from the floor. Overall, this is just a stab at some pretty generic and versatile tonal colors that should work with a wide range of different rigs.
     
  19. naash_g

    naash_g USOUNDWORKS Studio

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    Today I received my impulses. I can say that this man is nice to have it! In a short time and at affordable price, I received a set of pulses that sound great! I will continue to work further with it and recommend it to everybody!

    Sorry for my English.
     
  20. JakeAC5253

    JakeAC5253 Frozen Sun Audio

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    :kickass:

    Thanks for the review, and glad you are enjoying your custom IRs.
     

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