5 Reasons Impulse Responses Will Never Replace Speakers


When we launched Celestion impulse responses in January the most overwhelming reaction was just how well they replicate the tones of the speakers they are modelled on (the G12M-65 Creamback, the Vintage 30 and so on). And it wasn’t long before some people began to ask the question: If you can make IRs this accurate, […]

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Your Video Competition Entries Blew Us Away!


Thanks again to all the amazingly talented entrants to our impulse response video competition. Sometimes when we run competitions it’s easy to choose a winner. It wasn’t on this one! Trust us when we say the standard of entries was really, really high, as you’ll see when you watch the winning videos. In First Place… […]

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How Easy to Use are Celestion Impulse Response Files?


The most important feature of our impulse response files is their accuracy – giving you great tone that’s almost indistinguishable from a real Celestion speaker/cab setup. But we’ve also put a lot of thought into making our IR downloads easy to use. One recent YouTube demo highlighted this aspect really well and we wanted to […]

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Make a Video – Win a Pair of Celestion Guitar Speakers!


We’ve been totally blown away by so many great YouTube videos appearing over the past few weeks of you guys putting Celestion IR downloads through their paces. We’d love to see even more, so today we are announcing a video contest – with some great prizes for the best one. We’re even offering a discount […]

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Pete Thorn Introduces Celestion Impulse Response


Pete Thorn, pro guitarist, gives us a concise introduction to speaker impulse responses – what they are and why they are so incredibly useful in the studio and when performing live. This is a definite “must watch” if you’re new to speaker IRs and looking for a quick and simple intro. First Pete explains why […]

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Pete Thorn Talks About Celestion Impulse Response


Celestion spoke with guitarist and musician Pete Thorn, who has performed worldwide alongside legendary artists such as Don Henley, Chris Cornell and Melissa Etheridge. After relocating to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute in his late teens he played with a succession of bands, building a resume that ultimately led to tours with globally […]

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Mike Spink on his Role in Creating Celestion IR


What was the process? I worked together with the Celestion guys on the studio engineering side of the IR production and completed mixing the presets that Celestion are going to offer with the main IRs we’ve recorded. I recorded Celestion’s Andy Harper in his band many years ago—14 or 15. He tracked me down, and […]

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Speaker Or Impulse Response: Can You Hear The Difference?


What you really want to know is…  How accurate are our impulse responses? How faithfully do they reproduce the tone of our Celestion speakers? Can you actually hear any difference between the two? To demonstrate the answer to this question, we’ve put together this video which splices together clips of a guitar and valve amp […]

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Cenzo Townshend talks about the Celestion IR Library


If by some chance you haven’t heard of Cenzo Townshend, you will most certainly have heard his work. He’s been a major force on the music scene for the past decade or more, producing and mixing for outstanding performers such as The Maccabees, Kaiser Chiefs, Jake Bugg, U2, Snow Patrol, and even New Order, amongst […]

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Why We Did This – An Interview with the Celestion IR Team


The team behind the creation of the Celestion impulse downloads talk about their motivation, the process they went through to achieve this major innovation, and what it’s going to mean for musicians in the studio and playing live. Where did the motivation come from to capture Celestion speakers in a digital format? As a company […]

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