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LECAB 2 - NADIR - Mix IR 2

A cabinet simulator is made of 2 things:
- An impulse loader, which is a plugin with various options,
- An impulse, which is an audio file. This audio file is the sound print of the gear you wish to emulate. The impulse is what will allow you to simulate the sound of the chosen cabinet, so its quality is essential if you want a good result. In fact, your cabinet simulator is merely an impulse loader. Then you choose what type of cabinet you want to emulate.

How to use it?
That's simple. You pick one of the plugins below, for example LeCab 2, then you place it after your amplifier simulator, and you load an impulse in it.

The cabinet simulators you can download below are provided without any impulses, so you have to find or buy them and load them in your cab simulator. You may download free impulses, below, find some on the Internet (free or not), or make them yourself...

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LECAB 2 (web site)

LeCab 2
LeCab 2
LePou gives us access to no less than 6 impulse slots simultaneously! For each one of them, you can invert the phase if needed, set the delay time, configure a lowpass and a highpass filter, and of course you can set the pan and volume. You can also solo each slot, link the loaded impulses of 2 slots (but other controls remain independant). You can also control the latency. The lower it is, the more CPU-consuming it becomes and vice-versa. Last but not least, the graphic interface is nice and clean!

But why would I use 6 cabs at the same time?
Well, with only one guitar take, you can get six differents sounds, which allows you to get a bigger sound, or to obtain sounds that are impossible to achieve with only one cab, by using various impulses, modifying the panning or the other settings... You don't have to use all six available slots, but if you wish to experiment, you can. I usually use two impulses of the same cab but with different microphones, so it will simulate the sound of a real cab recorded with two microphones. And if I want a bigger sound, I can add more impulses. Very convenient.

One nice improvement over the previous version of the plugin, it now remembers the impulses' folders of origin. So you don't need to scratch your head anymore if you don't remember what impulse was used when the impulse name is not explicit.

Download LeCab 2 from the official site and make a donation if you like it!

I give you the possibility to download it from here nevertheless, but I strongly encourage you to support LePou and visit his website: LeCab 2 (Rev1) (Poulin_LeCab2_Rev1.rar, 849 KB)

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NADIR (web site)

Ignite Amps NadIR
Ignite Amps NadIR
NadIR is a free plugin from Ignite Amps. This Italian company makes and sells real guitar amplifiers, and they develop excellent amp simulations (demos on this page). NadIR allows you to load an impulse in either available slots and modify the settings as you see fit. You can pick a mono, double mono or stereo signal, set the processing quality depending on your computer ressources, use high-pass and low-pass filters, set the delay and panning of your impulses.


PC VST 32 bits (Ignite Amps NadIR 1.0.2 VST PC, 3.41 MB)
PC VST 64 bits (Ignite Amps NadIR 1.0.2 VST PC, 3.45 MB)
Mac VST (Ignite Amps NadIR 1.0.2 VST Mac Universal, 6.65 MB)
Mac AU (Ignite Amps NadIR 1.0.2 AU Mac Universal, 6.73 MB)

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MIX IR 2 (web site)

Mix IR 2
Mix IR 2
This plugin is offered to anyone who buys the complete collection of Redwirez impulses, or you can buy it separately for US$ 49. It is efficient and stable, and it's also very thorough because you can load up to 30 impulses simultaneously and it offers an excellent sound quality. In fact, it's in direct competition with LeCab2, except that LeCab2 is entirely free. MixIR2 will indicate you the name of the impulse that was previously loaded and you will have to go and get it where it is now stored. This plugin isn't free but it's excellent.

It is available here.

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Mouss Kerr
01/31/2018, 19h08

Félicitations pour ton site. J'essaie de télécharger les simulateurs d'amplis gratuits sans succès. Je m'y prends certainement mal car je débute. Mon matériel : PC I5 64 bits. DAW Reason 9.5. J'ai créé un dossier VST ajouté dans préférences ... Avancé. J'y ai transféré le fichier DLL mais impossible de l'ouvrir sous Reason. Merci par avance

01/13/2018, 19h29

Solid work across the board. Found myself here because of your amp heads and then never left!

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Glad you find the place nice and cosy. You're welcome here!

11/11/2017, 00h35

Merci pour ce tuto !
Le seul bémol que j'apporterais, c'est la dynamique finale : ne pas céder au chantage mais rester à -14 / -12dB RMS si on exporte sur CD. En revanche, -12 / -11 dB pour un mp3 192kbps paraît acceptable.

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Oui, dans la mesure du possible, je confirme que c'est bien de rester à des niveaux inférieurs à -12dB. Il faut tendre vers ça le plus possible. Mais en arrivant à -10dB dans mon exemple, je fais malgré tout déjà mieux que la plupart des albums actuels.
Quant à l'export CD, il est quand même de plus en plus rare. La plupart des gens écoutent désormais leur musique depuis leur téléphone portable, et bien souvent en mp3. Et honnêtement, la différence entre un fichier wav et un fichier mp3 à 320 kbps est indiscernable pour 99 % des gens. Même à 192 kbps, rares sont ceux qui sont capables d'entendre la différence, surtout quand c'est écouté au travers d'écouteurs ou d'enceintes bas de gamme ou moyenne gamme.

10/20/2017, 09h00

Bonjour et merci pour votre site sur la MAO que je ne connaissais pas il y a encore quelques mois.
Je suis sur PC Windows 10 système 64 bits, séquenceur Reaper. J'aurais voulu savoir comment récupérer les réglages des presets (.fxp). J'ai téléchargé le preset exemple pour les amplis LePou, je l'ai enregistré dans mon répertoire VST, et là je ne sais pas comment récupérer le réglage. Autre petite question, dans le preset, y a-t'il la définition et le réglage des impulsions ? Merci d'avance et encore merci pour toute l'aide que fournit votre site.

08/08/2017, 08h22

Hi, I am from Guatemala, thanks for all the information about music, I am learning here. Cheers !!!!!

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