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OwnHammer V4 Impulse Response Libraries

Discussion in 'Axe-Fx II User Cabs and IRs' started by ownhammer, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. Guitarjon

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    I personally never ever use that 'trick' because the amp models in the Axe Fx sound super realistic anyway and like you said, it's just kind of redundant.
    I'll have to ask Kevin but I think it's a little dated...
    To be honest, I hardly ever use EQ on my guitars anymore.
    However, if it works for you, do it! No one will die from a little eq ;)
     
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    Hey guys,

    I made an OwnHammer Quick-Start guide video to explain how easy it is to get great results with OwnHammer IR's quickly.
    I hope this is of help to someone :)

     
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    Some additional info/insight on the "Sounding Like Guitar Tube Amp Driven IR's" section of the PDF, as well as a few objective truth factoids:

    From 2010 to about 2013 or 2014, I shot IR's with both reference solid state amps and guitar tube power amps that were on the tame side of the scoop and boost spectrum. However, at that point around 2013-2014, amp modeling (I'm speaking in a general sense, not about the Fractal gear as I have always been a multi-platform capable IR vendor) started to get to where it wasn't overly necessary to include files that had that scoop built in that wasn't there, as even though it was still a problem for some platforms, those platforms were fading out of bulk usage in the marketplace. It was then a waste of my time to shoot things redundantly 3 times, and I moved to a reference amp only product platform. There were still those, however, that used those platforms, or had adapted other platforms around similar sounding files. When I pulled the rug out, there was some lingering transition carryover and some people wanted to know how to apply that sound to the new files. This is the ENTIRETY of my intention with that segment of the PDF. It's not a general "how to make things sound better" section, as that is individual to the user and their given variables, but quite literally is exactly what the title of the section is (in newer PDF's, I suppose): sounding like guitar tube amp driven IR's as compared to how they sound out of the box, which is that of being driven by a reference amp.

    The same logic applies today. There are some that will like that sound, just like they would by turning their presence and depth up (very common practice, haha!), however those all work differently depending on the amp model and circuit topology, so in some cases this 'trick' may sound more pleasing to one's ears than using the amp controls for a similar purpose. Just as well, there are still overly middy platforms, amp types, and potential familiarity with other IR's floating around that have been shot with tube amps, so it's gonna stay in the PDF in the event that it helps people be happy playing guitar, which is my aim and the mission statement of OwnHammer.

    At the end of the day, it's just frequency response alteration, which is one of the most basic primary fundamental elements of what constitutes your guitar sound, and personal preference on what your ears like. People like different guitars, pickups, amps, amp settings, cabs, speakers, mics, etc, etc, because there are a million variables on how changing those things in different playback environments with different playback gear are received by our different sets anatomical listening devices attached to our head, and subsequent reward centers. There is no wrong or right, just different and how well that applies to individual scenarios, so it's worth a shot if the premise seems potentially beneficial to you. Everything from the string strike onward has an element of EQ/frequency response alteration of some sort, and there are so many of them in the path along the way to your ears that doing this, or using other tools to bring you to your desired destination in a way that tickles you is completely irrelevant. No wrong way to have fun playing guitar!

    Hope that helps! :)

    - Kevin
     
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    I have to say, I didn't begin using the "trick" because I wanted it to sound more like a tube driven amp. I happened to be reading through the manual of one of my packs one day, looking at the mix descriptions, and I came across it, So it intrigued me as to what it would do to the tone. I tried it out, and I liked it. As you said very dependent on the amp being used, and how my ears are perceiving sound that day, lol.
    I tend to like it much more on more mid heavy amps like plexi's. But nonetheless I saved the settings in my block library, and there are times when I am dialing in a tone and can't get it just right, and I will throw a peq block in and select it from my library, and bam it was just what my ears were looking for.
    Not that it made it sound more like a tube amp, just that it happened to work in the context of what I was doing at the time. Just another tool in the arsenal.
    Awesome job Kevin, Love your IR's. Keep up the amazing work!

    P.S. My offer still stands, if you need me to come over and load those T75's into that Marshall CB cab. ;):rolleyes:
     
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    See, I never associated tube power amps with a scoop. I found that the Ownhammer stuff tends to have pretty prominent lows, and if you wanted them to sit back in the mix more, the cut described can do that. I rarely do any EQ though beyond low and high cuts.
     
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    Any news on the 110 VC4 6-Pack Bundle? I've been looking at buying the 4 speakers currently available, but holding off for the 6-Pack bundle. Thanks.
     
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    Hey, does anybody know if there is a SM57 + M160 combo mix in the Quick Start folder? Is it called by a certain name? Or do I have to make my own custom mix?

    Thanks :)
     
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    The RIP mix is based on SM57 and M160, but I think this mix is just included in the new packs.
     
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    Well, I've been eyeing the new Uber Duo...I'll just use that as an excuse to buy it. :D
     
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    BTW, This pack is awesome for heavy tones!!! I have a 2x12 cab with V30 and G12T-75, and I love it a lot. This pack nailed the tone.
     
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    It's on the very short list, almost done, actually. :)
     
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    I see Line 6 got a FMAN Player's Pack... does that mean we might be seeing that in the Fractal store soon?
     
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    Awesome! I have money in hand waiting to buy it the day it's released. :)
     
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    Here's a video with the GAIA FWD mix from the HHC2.
    Definitely don't overlook those custom mixes because they sound killer!
    I'm using my EVH 5150 III EL34 50W into the Fractal LB-2 X-Load:

     
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    Here's another video with the FAS X-Load, this time with my Orange Dual Terror amp.
    I'm using 4 different OwnHammer IR's from different packs:

     
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    The Marshall Basketweave has become pretty much my go-to cab. Then OH1-05 MED file in particular. Sounds great with everything. Marshalls, Friedmans, Vox, Fender. I got stuck in a rabbit hole this week and jumped back to this and back to playing!
     
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    Here's another Orange amp + Fractal LB-2 X-Load + OwnHammer video!

    For this song I used my Orange Jim Root Terror through the LB-2 and OwnHammer 412 ORN M25 IR's take care of the cab sounds.
    If you haven't tried that cab for heavy tones, you're missing out! ;)

     
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    And here's another real amp + LB-2 X-Load loadbox + 4 different OH IR's demo:

     

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