Free Impulse Response Download – Cenzo Townshend IR Mix

Get a genuine Celestion impulse response download to try out – for free!

Cenzo Townshend is one of the world’s leading mixing engineers, with multi-platinum recordings to his name for some of the biggest names in rock and pop including Kaiser Chiefs, U2, The Maccabees and Jake Bugg. He’s been awarded ‘Mix Engineer Of The Year’ in 2009 and 2010 and was nominated yet again in 2016 and 2017. Decoy Studios – where our IRs were recorded – is Cenzo’s base in the UK, so we asked him to put together a special IR mix, just for you, by blending several impulse responses together.

We wanted a classic guitar tone that would work from clean to higher gain rock. Cenzo selected the Vintage 30 in the closed back 1×12 cab and blended the balanced IRs of the Royer and 57 to get a fantastic core tone. Switching to an open back cab he mixed in the rear 57 to enhance the bass, then subtly included the Neumann room mics to add the spaciousness of an open back cab, and provide the glue to hold it all together.

So, if you’re itching to give our impulse responses a try, this is your perfect opportunity.


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To use the IR, you will need:

  • Suitable amp modelling software and/or DAW
  • Software to unpack the download (ZIP file)

To see Cenzo talking more generally about his experience of using Celestion impulse responses, watch this video: