Celestion G12-50GL Lynchback: The Guitarist, The Speaker, The IR


Only the second signature guitar speaker Celestion have ever produced in its 90+ year history, the G12-50GL Lynchback was built for, and named after, the legendary lead and rhythm guitarist George Lynch in 2011. Now, this unique rock speaker joins our range of speaker IRs, delivering detailed vintage warmth to make your lead sound sing. […]

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What are the Best Impulse Responses for Metal?


One of the pleasures of an extensive impulse response library is the ability to instantly switch between different tones to suit different styles of music, so it’s understandable to wonder exactly what are the best impulse responses for metal, rock, blues and so on. In this blog we’re going to guide you through some of […]

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The Much Loved Classic Lead 80 Speaker IR is Here


Metal masters Joel Stroetzel of Killswitch Engage and Jeff Waters of Annihilator; Blues icon Joe Bonamassa; Jazz fusion legend Allen Hinds; Country supremo Trey Hill (Kellie Pickler). All of them are awesome guitarists in their chosen genres, of course, but other than that, what could this incredibly diverse group possibly have in common? While their […]

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Celestion G12-35XC Impulse Response Download – Uniquely Versatile


The Celestion G12-35XC guitar speaker, launched as a Limited Edition model in 2014 to mark our 90th anniversary, is starting to become increasingly difficult to come by. But now we’ve made its vintage tones easily available to everyone in digital form, with the release of our newest Impulse Response download, expanding our range to a […]

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Spotlight on the Microphones Used in Celestion Speaker IRs


If you’ve already downloaded and used one of our speaker IRs you’ll notice that each speaker cabinet option features no fewer than 4 different microphones: the Royer R-121, the Sennheiser MD421, the Shure SM57 and the Neumann TLM 107. You may be wondering why we used so many different microphones to create our impulse response […]

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Guitar Interactive Reviews Celestion Impulse Response Downloads


Guitar Interactive Magazine has established itself as a high quality online publication, reviewing a wide range of guitar gear every month, and interviewing a line-up of guitar greats to die for – Brian May, Robben Ford, David Gilmour and Slash, among many others. (Latest issue and back issues can all be viewed here.) Now the […]

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New Celestion Cream IR – Experience Crème de la Tone


The Celestion range of impulse responses expands yet again with the addition of the increasingly popular Alnico Cream, available for instant download today. Since the Celestion Cream was launched in 2015 it’s proven to be a hit with guitarists looking for vintage tones backed up with plenty of power. And now you can recreate that […]

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Authestion Marked – Celestion Impulse Response Downloads


If you’ve downloaded any of our impulse response files you may also have read our End User Licence Agreement, which includes the following: “Our impulse response downloads are tagged with unique Identifiers so we can track them back to the original purchase and purchaser.” This has triggered some speculation about what this Identifier actually consists […]

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