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…
Our first prize goes to Shane Wesley, who can choose any pair of Celestion speakers from our full range. The first prize also includes a Swag Bag of Celestion branded merchandise.
So why did we choose this video as the winner? There were many reasons. We loved the meat of it: his demo shows the speed of Celestion IRs while still having that satisfying body.
We loved the contrast of the thrash metal being played on the hollowbody guitar. It had us bouncing around the office… we forgot we were supposed to be listening and comparing competition entries, so had to go back and listen to it again. Towards the end of the video you can just see the lower half of Shane’s face coming into view and you can see his grin, which says it all. And boy, he’s good. What a fabulous searing solo!
We enjoyed it, he was clearly enjoying it. And that is the point after all!
And the Runners Up Are…
Our two very close runners-up are Victor Lee and Simon Gotthelf, who will each receive a Swag Bag of Celestion branded merchandise.
Victor used lots of cool techniques to produce a great-looking video. It showcased how to use the IRs really well, and focused on some of the equipment used to reproduce the guitar tones, such as the DAW and reactive load box. We also enjoyed the extremely well-put together original composition.
Simon’s dark and menacing video showcases him playing some hard rocking riffs using the G12M Greenback IR. We enjoyed his approach to making this a comprehensive and informative demo. There’s lots of great information about how to use the IRs, plus a personal take on what he thinks of the sound. Great playing too!
To thank all our entrants for their time and effort in entering our competition, you should all now have received your unique discount code, giving 20% off any individual cabinet IR. Thanks guys – and keep sending us your videos! We will keep publishing the best on our Facebook and Twitter