3 Sigma IR's?

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  1. RKF

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    Anyone have experience with these? I just bought two packs: Marshall Basketweave (Greenbacks) and Marshall 2551 (V30's) and they're the harshest most ice picky IR's I've ever heard. I don't see anything in the included documentation that shows what mics are used. Anyone know? All I see is a diagram of where the mic placements are. Man, really disappointed in these.
     
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    Yea. I tried their acoustic IRs and they were so-so. Was underwhelmed by all the cabinet IRs I demo'ed from them.
     
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    Somebody must like them, but sadly, I’m not one ......
     
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    Bought a few cabs from them once, and won’t be doing so again as I was very underwhelmed. The ‘a’ captures (uses a “colored” tube power amp I gather?) seemed completely hyped in the bass and treble frequencies and were entirely unusable for me. Their ‘b’ captures (supposedly “neutral”?) were mostly lifeless, uninspiring, and nowhere near as good as the IRs i’ve got from Celestion, OH, or Fractal.

    I’ve only found some use in their Soldano captures and even then it required way more tweaking to the cab block then IRs from other vendors. I’d love to see another IR provider shoot captures of a Soldano cab as I have no doubt they’d be way better.
     
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    Here is a video that I check out from time-to-time to hear cab differences. Some 3 Sigma IRs are included.

     
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    I bought their Hiwatt IRs and were awful and useless.
     
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    Got a whole bunch of them .
    You've got to hicut them real hard. Cutting mine around 5000hz 12db.
     
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    I've got to the point that you can waste a lot of money buying these things when all the tools are already in the ax8 to begin with. However acoustic irs are kind of an untapped market. I like what their irs do to my acoustic electric. Maybe if other companies jump on board making those someone could do better but I do not have anybody to compare to and I quit looking cause Ill be tempted to spend more money.
     
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    I have thought about ordering their acoustic IRs but whwn I compare the ones I found free floating around the forums to my Fishman Aura- they are so close that I have just kept using those and I'm ok with that... you're right that is an untapped market.
     
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    I've got a bunch of them when I fell down the IR rabbit hole hard. They are easy to use (fewer options) but hit or miss for me. The cab either sounds good or awful. The newer ACE models have a little smoother high end. I usually ended up mixing two cabs to try and even out the sound...Friedman and Mesa were a good combo. Vox is good as well.
     
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    I've done a mix of Diezel and Marshall G12T that worked out great.
     
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    Haven't looked at 3 Sigma and from the general consensus here I probably won't. The only reason I bought 3rd party IR's was inability of Cab Lab to import and mix stock IR's from the AX8.

    Everyone has their opinion, and there are some really good stock IR's, but I've found the ability to mix different mics and/or mic placements gives me more of the "live" cab sound I'm looking for.
     
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    Depends... for some stuff I actually prefer their Martin D45 Acoustic Soundhole 2A
    as a single instance IR, which sounds very "natural" and not very processed at all.
    But also depends on the PA I'm running through, those works best in like a larger church system.
    On a smaller say 2x12 PA for lounge gigs, I gravitate more towards the "mix ready" IR's
    of a taylor (say the Fishman, or even the DTAR's).
    Have a gander here and see what you like, noone's live situation is the same,
    and thus I always have about 10 different IR's loaded up in slots so I can easily
    tweak during soundcheck to find one that best fits the room and system
    (rather than trying to EQ out what I don't like which seldoms works as well).
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v5t9w2f2bs5njvv/AAAJbRE4cQ-lam5gclFZGyLua?dl=0
     
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    Thanks for sharing!
     

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