Crafting Your Guitar Tone – The Importance of Microphone Positions


In this new article, guest writer Andi Picker breaks down the intricacies of trialling a range of different microphone positions when chasing the perfect guitar tone, whether live on stage or recording in the studio. I started recording music because I love the sound of electric guitars. Basically, I heard music as guitar, some lyrics, […]

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A Conversation with Fractal Audio’s Matt Picone


We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Picone, a Director at Fractal Audio. In this write up and accompanying demo video by presenter Leon Todd, Matt explains how easy it is to use your downloaded Celestion Impulse Responses in Fractal Audio’s current line of products, or to select from the factory-loaded Celestion Impulse Responses […]

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A Pioneer of Bass Amplification – The Jim Bergantino Interview


Hot off the release of our range Bergantino Cabinet Impulse Responses, Celestion Digital had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Jim Bergantino, founder of Bergantino Audio Systems, about all things bass amplification, how he got started in the industry and our new Bergantino cabinet Impulse Responses.   So, could you start off […]

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The Celestion F12-X200 – A Dedicated Guitar Speaker For Amp Modellers & IRs!


The Celestion F12-X200 is the world’s first Full Range LIVE Response guitar speaker! For the thousands of guitar players and musicians around the world who use modelling and profiling amps, an FRFR (full range flat response) loudspeaker has become essential for delivering the output of your emulated set-up in all its glory. It will deliver […]

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F12-X200 + F12M-150 Triple Cone Full Range LIVE Response Speakers


Celestion has designed and built the world’s first Full Range LIVE Response guitar speakers. They have been created to reproduce the full spectrum of audible frequencies, for an accurate performance, whatever digital modelling gear you use: that’s what makes them  Full Range. But here’s the thing, they still feel like you’re playing through a regular guitar speaker: […]

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5 Top Reasons Why You Should Plug-In To Celestion SpeakerMix Pro


We recently caught up with Pete Thorn again after his video review of SpeakerMix Pro. If you haven’t seen it already you can watch it here: So, what are the key benefits he describes?   1          Dynamic Speaker Response takes realism to the next-level SpeakerMix Pro is the plugin that supports Celestion’s new Dynamic […]

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Something New and Special for Bassists… Bergantino Bass Cab IRs!


We’ve added a new and rather special Backline Heroes collection to our range of Impulse Responses for bassists – a series of stunning bass guitar cabinets from Massachusetts, USA, amp and cab legends Bergantino Audio Systems. We joined up with Bergantino to capture the sounds of their NXT (Neo X-Treme) range of bass guitar cabinets […]

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Speaker Sims: The Next Generation


In our latest blog, Andi Picker discusses the next generation of speaker simulation, and what our brand-new SpeakerMix Pro plugin and range of Dynamic Speaker Responses (DSRs) bring to the mix. I’m a long-term fan of speaker IRs – when I reviewed the original release of Celestion Impulse Responses way-back in issue 50 of Guitar […]

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Celestion – The Jason Sadites Interview


We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Jason Sadites – an independent guitarist and YouTuber, who put out his first solo album in 2005 and has worked with some well-known musicians including Kenny Aronoff, Marco Minnemann and Tony Levin. He has also been one of the first to create video reviews of our new […]

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