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3 Sigma J45 Impulse Response Test!


Not sure how I missed this, but 3 Sigma captured my favorite acoustic guitar: the venerable Gibson J45.

I had previously bought their J15 captures as they were the closest they had to the J45 and was kind of underwhelmed by them. Not at all like the J45 mic'ed sound. So I'd gone back to that old Taylor acoustic capture that's been floating around here for free for ever. Stumble on the J45's this afternoon and figured why not? $10, right?

Oh. Emm. Gee.

Yea, now THIS is what my J45 sounds like when it's recorded well with mics!

I'm super impressed.

Signal chain was J45 --> Axe-Fx III --> Logic X. No post processing in Logic at all. Everything you hear is Axe-Fx III. Preset was running a 2 IR mix of a soundhole and a piezo capture in equal amounts. There's Studio FF Compressor 1 on there to keep it bright, lively and in check. And then a wee bit of small room reverb at the end for space.

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Preset: https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8158 -- you'll, of course, need to buy the IRs and adjust the cab block to match the slots where you saved them on your Axe-Fx III or FM3.
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@iaresee would you mind sharing your patch? Your recording pushed me into purchasing the irs.
Sure: https://axechange.fractalaudio.com/detail.php?preset=8158

The IRs I used are visible in the first post but play around with the them -- they describe what each letter means (more bass, less bass, etc.) in their README you get with the IRs.

Kudos to @FractalAudio for the compressor settings. He had posted those at some point as a "keep levels in check" type of setting for near the end of a signal chain and I've put those settings to good use a few times now.
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