Messages  |   Version française  |  

? | Home page | Simulators | Cabs and impulses | Impulse loaders

Home page


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...

Haut de page

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)

Haut de page

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)

Haut de page

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.

Haut de page


(Leave a message)

Message page # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

04/10/2021, 23h26


Je signale que les fichiers mp3 sur la page du tuto "mixage des guitares solos" sont en fait les fichiers des guitares rythmiques.
Merci pour ce tuto, et le reste du site. :)

Crowned Warrior
04/05/2021, 22h25


I wanted to thank you for these instructions!

I tried this today and did a few iterations of trying to capture my cab. It worked pretty well. The sound of the IR is pretty close to my cab.

If I spend some more effort to set things up better, I will get a better result.

But without your instructions, this wouldn't have even happened. So thanks again!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Glad to be of help! Enjoy your IRs!

04/05/2021, 20h26

Ce site semble être une petite pépite tant il regorge de conseils et d'infos pratiques. Merci à son auteur.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Et merci de votre visite !

03/25/2021, 08h07

First off id just like to say that this entire site is an absolute GEM for vst guitar amp sims, ive been using plugins like lepou's le456 and LeCab and many others you host here on this site since i was 13 way back in 2013, ive always used fl studio and as such i am using 12 64 bit with an i5 and 8gb of ram hp laptop. Here soon i will be upgrading to the latest version of fl, with an i7, 12gb of ram lenovo laptop, all my setups are running windows 10. im getting a usb interface for my guitar tomorrow so im finding all the plugins im going to need, and this site by far has literally everything i need for amp sims. I have never even found a copy of the Revolution Z plugin, the sites been dead since i was a kid. I wish you and this entire site the best of luck, wishes and prosperity, i would love to see this site last for the years to come, so much of this software is really hard to find, amazing archive :)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Thanks a lot for your kind words, I'm glad the site allowed you to find what you were looking for. Cheers and keep on making music!

03/12/2021, 19h30

Merci pour ce site que je viens tout juste de découvrir et qui regroupe pas mal de recherches que j'ai pu effectuer depuis un lonnnng moment…..
Je débute en MAO et je pense que je viens de trouver la perle qui va me faire progresser rapidement dans le domaine !
Des belles heures devant moi ;)
Un grand bravo et merci beaucoup :)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Merci à vous de venir sur mon vieux site tout moche ! Si au moins les infos qui s'y trouvent permettent d'aider, je suis ravi !
Bonne continuation !

Haut de page