OwnHammer Impulses - Speaker Cabinets now available!

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Post by meloco » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm

The program is really nice.
For fun I create an IR from Nebula and run some raw files thru both Nebula and plain convolution. The difference is subtle but really nice! With Nebula there's much more articulation to the sound and notes somehow translate better.
The great thing is that compared to many impulses you can find over the web this one sounds like the cabinet is working in it's sweet spot and speakers are moving air!

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Post by rhythminmind » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:06 pm

Nice collection.
I'm curious what the full signal chain combinations are.? Couldn't find the specs off-hand.
Would be great to know the room type, micpre, mic, conversion, ect. Much of the tone is chain dependent.
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Post by ownhammer » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:26 pm

meloco - Thanks very much for the good words, they mirror my sentiments on the topics exactly! Though coming from me it would sound like a sales pitch, coming from users brings weight to the statements, so thanks for chiming in! :)
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rhythminmind - Thanks! This topic is covered, but not necessarily answered, on Question/Answer #10 on the Impulses F.A.Q. page:
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http://www.ownhammer.com/support/impulsesfaq/
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Don't like to pull the Eugene Krabs card, but it is a stance that I have taken and am planning to stick to. 8-)

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Post by futur2 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:13 pm

kevin, wanted to contact you via the contact box on your website but it keeps asking me for my name which i already entered? so here it goes: you state that a cabinet should be connected to the dummy load. i have the "bluestone classic" from a british company named emerson williams. the company doesn't exist anymore it seems and i always wondered if it's really neccessary to have the cab connected and for safety reasons i did so. is it always like that with all of the dummies, is there simply no way to run them without a cab?
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Post by ownhammer » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:57 pm

Hi futur2,
I just checked the contact page and you were right, thanks for the heads up! I'm developing a new store for the site (check out the post I make after this one), and I made a server side change that apparently interrupted the mailer on the contact page. It's fixed now, sorry about that!
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Personally, (and as stated on my site, this DOES NOT constitute professional advice, nor am I liable for any damages resultant from such opinions) I've never hooked up a cab after the dummy load (I've used a Weber Mass 100 with a few amps in the past). The dummy load manufacturers always recommend that even if you are attenuating all the way that you still hook up the speaker, and my best guess is that if for any reason the dummy load fails or is not able to attenuate all that you are pushing to it, that you are not going to damage your amp as a result. It may be that the attenuator can't actually attenuate the whole signal, or there may be more to it than that, however, this would make sense to me and is my best guess. I'm a VST guy these days, so I'm a little rusty on this topic. :oops:
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If anybody else has some higher level of insight or knowledge on this topic, please feel free to chime in!

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Post by ownhammer » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:58 pm

Hey everyone,
Just wanted to pop in with some quick, but important news. Check out the OwnHammer News page for updates on NEB pricing, frequency discounts, new storefront, and a few other topics of interest:

http://www.ownhammer.com/news

Best Regards,
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Post by futur2 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:07 pm

ownhammer wrote: Personally, (and as stated on my site, this DOES NOT constitute professional advice, nor am I liable for any damages resultant from such opinions) I've never hooked up a cab after the dummy load (I've used a Weber Mass 100 with a few amps in the past). The dummy load manufacturers always recommend that even if you are attenuating all the way that you still hook up the speaker, and my best guess is that if for any reason the dummy load fails or is not able to attenuate all that you are pushing to it, that you are not going to damage your amp as a result.
interesting, so i guess the risk is managable. btw, thanks for the refund ;)

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Post by mtlin » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:50 pm

Interesting looking product. I haven't purchased any IR's yet since none of the available cabinets appealed to me. My tastes run more to the classic and vintage than modern rock, which seems to the target audience of these impulses. If and when you get some more vintage oriented IR's up, I'll be sure to check them out.

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Post by indravayu » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:01 am

Thanks for the Nebula price drop, OwnHammer - will definitely be purchasing an impulse soon!

UPDATE: Bought the 4x12 Mesa w/V30-1 - testing it out now on some old mixes - sounds great so far!

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Post by Formbank » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:36 pm

Just chiming in to say that I think the 112-GTR library is just as impressive as the 412-GTR library, giving a tighter, more focussed sound which you would expect from a single 12 speaker cab.

Cheers for the refunds as well, Kevin - cool !

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Post by vicnestE » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:35 am

With the official LeCto V1
http://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/
The new high gain is more dynamic and less compressed, bass is less boomy.
And the resonance button boost a lot less low frequency.

Using 412 rectifier v30 V1 & V2, the mute lacks some low frequency.
Not as punchy as famous IRs (Catharsis-awesome time-fredman, lolzgreg).

What's the settings of low pass filter and high pass filter of your libraries?

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Post by ownhammer » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:03 pm

The new high gain is more dynamic and less compressed, bass is less boomy.
And the resonance button boost a lot less low frequency.
As you state in your post, this is the difference between the beta and the official release of the amp sim, not my impulses.
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If what you say is true, I will be very thankful. I tried the beta through some OwnHammer cabs, and to get the same percieved loudness, I had to have the beta version with around a 4-6 dB higher peak value (didn't check RMS, I was just messing around with it) than other amp sim plugins, and all the bass was below the necessary value for guitar in a mix. If this has been resolved, I for one will find even more use for that already great sounding plugin! When using the new version, to get the same bass presence I suggest changing the virtual amp settings, and possibly using an impulse with more bass (i.e. if you're using SM57-2, use SM57-4, or Mix-n-Match 3 or 4).
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Additionally (read my post following this one), if big thick metal is your thing, my next release will probably be your cup of tea!
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Post by ownhammer » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:19 pm

Hey everybody,
Just wanted to give a heads up on what the next few OwnHammer IR releases are going to be. I don't have dates, just an order of the next releases:
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412-GTR Mills 12K - great for, but not limited to, metal
112-GTR Boogafunk 12L - the true EVM thiele sound
412-GTR SLM H65 - gooey Marshall sound
412-GTR Krank TEX - anothter addition to, but not limited to, the metal player's palette
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These on top of what has already been released should cover a lot of tonal ground for everyone! Open back IR's are also on the short list, and I'm hoping to release them in tandem with the first batch of 'Rooms and Spaces' IR's so users can get the 'cab in the room' feel. This is subject to change, but is the intention!
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Post by indravayu » Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:49 pm

Kevin,
You should consider doing a bass cab impulse, too - I bet you could blow away the cab sims from the IKM AmpegSVX, which a lot of us use on our DI'd bass tracks.

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Post by ownhammer » Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:17 am

Hi Chris,
Have been fully planning on it from the get-go! Some details can be found on:
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http://www.ownhammer.com/impulses
http://www.ownhammer.com/impulses/bass-cab
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Definitely going to get some of the main guitar cabs out of the way first, but the bass cabs won't be too far behind them!

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