We used 6 of the best microphones in the world for guitar recording.
• Shure SM57
• AKG C414
• Neumann U87
• Sennheiser MD421
• Royer R-10
• Earthworks SR20LS
Each Microphone was placed in different positions based on what our recording engineers thought sounded record worthy for each speaker/cab combination. The only constant in mic position and placement was the 2 Shure SM57 using the “Fredman” technique. The Fredman technique was captured for all speakers in the bottom right position of each 4×12 cab we used.
The tonal balance between all mic’s and positions is diverse. Ranging from the dark sound of the R10, to the brightness of the C414, to the in your face clarity of the SR20LS. We highly encourage you to try blending different mic positions and speakers together to help you get any specific sound you are after. The reason we chose the microphones that we did, in the positions that we did, is so that you have the power to get any sound you personally might want out of each speaker or cab.
In total, you are getting 8 different IR’s per speaker/cab combination. For example, if you buy the “WGS Reaper MesaOS 4×12” the IR’s you will receive are the following:
Note: 57_Off and 57_On stand for On and Off axis mic positions.
For your convenience, all of our IR’s come in all popular formats for compatibility with any software or hardware you might happen to use. This includes ready made files for Axe-FX, Line 6 Helix, Kemper Profiling Amp, S-Gear, and more.
The format we recommend you use if working in a DAW environment is what we have in the folder labeled “Wav”, in conjunction with our free IR loader “Pulse.” These IR files are at a sample rate of 96khz 24-bit, ensuring the highest quality possible for your guitar cab simulation. Don’t worry if you only have your DAW sessions running at anything below 96khz sample rate. Our IR loader Pulse uses world class realtime sample rate conversion for high fidelity tone.