What are the most common ways to use the impulses?

A) With Software Virtual Amps

There are two primary methods of application here:

I. Standalone
Connect your electric guitar/bass to a DI/Mic Pre then to analog to digital conversion interface (line in of sound card, firewire/usb interface, etc) or into the instrument in section of an all inclusive or proprietary interface. Once you are able to get your instrument's output "in the box", you will need to launch a standalone amp sim application/program that has a convolution reverb engine capable of loading external impulse files. Simply navigate to the cab/speaker simulation portion of the host and search for a button that will allow you to open external .wav files.

II. Plugin via DAW Host:
Get your instrument "in the box" as mentioned above, but now you will need to launch the virtual amp sim plugin on the audio track that you are capturing the instrument on, or on a bus that the instrument track is being sent to. You can load the impulse/library either (a) through the convolution reverb engine built into the virtual amp sim plugin (if it is capable of loading external files), or (b) by disabling the cab/speaker simulation in the virtual amp sim plugin and placing a convolution reverb plugin instance after the virtual amp sim plugin either on the same track or on a bus that the track is being sent to.

If the convolution reverb host has a "Wet/Dry" mix knob, setting it to 100% wet will force all of the sound through the cab/speaker impulse, and is the desired setting in most applications.

If you are unaware if/how you can load impulses/libraries into your host of choice, please see the documentation for that product provided by the respective developer.

B) With Guitar/Bass Preamps, Amp Modelers, and Processors

Connect your electric guitar/bass to a preamp/signal processor and into your conversion interface. Make sure that if you are using a digital modeler that you turn off any cab/speaker simulation. Once the signal is "in the box" you can load the impulse/library within your DAW host either by placing a convolution reverb plugin instance on the audio track or on a bus that the track is being sent to. If you are using only a tube guitar preamp, you will need to also place some form of power amp simulation in the chain before the IR.

If the convolution reverb host has a "Wet/Dry" mix knob, setting it to 100% wet will force all of the sound through the cab/speaker impulse, and is the desired setting in most applications.

C) With Guitar/Bass Amps

Connect your electric guitar/bass to an amplifier head or combo. Connect the speaker out of the amplifier with a SPEAKER cable to a dummy load that (a) is rated at the same impedance you are sending out of the amp (b) is rated at DOUBLE the wattage of the amp you are sending from, and (c) is equipped with a line out. It is recommended that even if you are attenuating at 100%, a speaker cabinet of the same impedance rating as the amp out and dummy load is connected via a SPEAKER cable to the dummy load's speaker out/through. Turn the line out volume of the dummy load to zero, and connect the line out of the dummy load to either the DI/line level in of a mic pre or to the line in of your audio interface. Set the amp where you like, then slowly turn up the line level volume on the dummy load. Once you have your sound "in the box", you can load the impulse/library within your DAW host either by placing a convolution reverb plugin instance on the audio track or on a bus that the track is being sent to.

If the IR loading host has a "Wet/Dry" mix knob, setting it to 100% wet will force all of the sound through the cab/speaker impulse, and is the desired setting in most applications.

As stated in section "4. Disclaimer." of the Terms of Use Agreement for OwnHammer.com, all of the above does not constitute professional advice, and we hold no liability to any damages you may incur from use or misuse of this information. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of this information, and apply it at your own risk.

 

Can I use OwnHammer IR's with Fractal Audio Systems platforms?

Yes, please see ownhammer.com/tutorials/fractal for more information.

 

Can I use OwnHammer IR's with **insert convolution reverb plugin or hardware unit that utilizes .wav impulse responses**?

Yes, the technology structure that the OwnHammer impulse responses function off of is common and not proprietary. Just make sure that you're utilizing the correct sample rate of files, and check your loading software or hardware manufacturer for instructions on importing files.

Please note - OwnHammer does not directly support 3rd party OEM's and their file loading procedures.

 

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What is the difference between the 412 MES V30 (HHC) and the 412 RECTO V60/V70

The 412 MES V30 in the HHC is a 70 watt Mesa V30 from a different era of manufacturing than the one offered in the 412 RECTO section, has more top end than the others, and will feel the most bright of the three.

 

OwnHammer used to have Nebula speaker cabinet libraries available, but there are currently none as sale items on the website - where are they and can I buy them?

New advancements in the sampling process since those libraries' releases and several excessive and potentially impossible maintenance requirements have rendered those projects not suitable for new sales. New Nebula sampling projects will potentially begin development in 2018 or 2019, depending on the development queue and interest in the platform at that time.

 

I no longer need my libraries, can I give or sell them to somebody else that is legal and supported by OwnHammer? Yes: License Transfer Request Form. Licenses can only be transferred in the form of full order #'s IN THEIR ENTIRETY, and only one time per order #.

 

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