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Free IRs in Celebration of the 80th Birthday of Frank Zappa

Admin M@

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Fractal Audio Systems
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All, here is a message and a gift for you from Dweezil Zappa. These IRs are selections from a collection he made for a previous tour. If you check him out on https://www.dweezilzappa.com, you'll see that he plans to do a massive cab IR collection next year!

In the spirit of the holiday season and my dad’s 80th birthday, I’ve decided to share some speaker IRs with all of my Fractal Audio friends! The cab IRs come with a unique history. The 4x12 Brit FZ - a Red fabric covered 1970s Marshall cab with 4 JBL D120 F speakers.
4x12 VSB FZ - a Red fabric covered 1970s Vox Super Beatle with 6 JBL D120 F speakers.

The mics used to create the IRs were a vintage white Sennheiser 421, a Neuman U67 formerly owned by Freddie Mercury, and an AKG C12 formerly owned by Neil Young.

The mics were processed using the 1968 "Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio", famously used to record albums including Led Zeppelin III, IV, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffitti, as well as Machine Head by Deep Purple, Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones, Who's Next by The Who, and many others.

The cabs were captured by Dweezil Zappa and Matt Picone at EMEAPP outside of Philadelphia. They have been selected for humbucker guitars but also work well for single coil. All equipment in this session was used courtesy of EMEAPP (https://emeapp.org)

Enjoy the IRs and happy holidays to you and your families! Best, DZ

http://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/misc/FZ-EMEAPP.zip
 
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Joe Bfstplk

Axe-Master
Wow, awesome! Thanks! IIRC, the Allmans were using JBLs in their Marshall 4x12 cabs at some point as well....
 
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pauly

Fractal Fanatic
Please pass on my thanks too.
I miss the days when JBL used to make good speakers.

Thanks
Pauly

All, here is a message and a gift for you from Dweezil Zappa. These IRs are selections from a collection he made for a previous tour. If you check him out on https://www.dweezilzappa.com, you'll see that he plans to do a massive cab IR collection next year!

In the spirit of the holiday season and my dad’s 80th birthday, I’ve decided to share some speaker IRs with all of my Fractal Audio friends! The cab IRs come with a unique history. The 4x12 Brit FZ - a Red fabric covered 1970s Marshall cab with 4 JBL D120 F speakers.
4x12 VSB FZ - a Red fabric covered 1970s Vox Super Beatle with 6 JBL D120 F speakers.

The mics used to create the IRs were a vintage white Sennheiser 421, a Neuman U67 formerly owned by Freddie Mercury, and an AKG C12 formerly owned by Neil Young.

The mics were processed using the 1968 "Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio", famously used to record albums including Led Zeppelin III, IV, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffitti, as well as Machine Head by Deep Purple, Sticky Fingers by the Rolling Stones, Who's Next by The Who, and many others.

The cabs were captured by Dweezil Zappa and Matt Picone at EMEAPP outside of Philadelphia. They have been selected for humbucker guitars but also work well for single coil. All equipment in this session was used courtesy of EMEAPP (https://emeapp.org)

Enjoy the IRs and happy holidays to you and your families! Best, DZ

http://www.fractalaudio.com/downloads/misc/FZ-EMEAPP.zip
 
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