Classic Rock Essentials


This product was added to our catalog on November 18, 2023.

Sound Design Overview

The Classic Rock Essentials wave audio format impulse response library is based on a vintage British 4x12 cabinet loaded with greenbacks and captured in such a way as to channel the vibe of rock guitar cabinet tones from the late 1960's through early 1980's.

Back in the golden age of analog recording, most albums were cut with the band all playing in the same room at the same time, tracked through a mixing console to analog tape. This led to the bleeding of instruments between mics, and so far as the guitar tones were concerned produced a less direct sound than what became common place after the digital revolution, where most instruments are tracked individually and in total isolation.

This library embraces that classic spirit of yesteryear, allowing the smooth, smokey, vintage sounding guitar tones to breathe more, and let more of the room into the sound for every capture. In contrast to the past, however, this IR library ensures that all sound sources captured are time and phase aligned, preventing the slap-back delay type of effect that can be heard on those old recordings. The result is the marriage of old and new, living harmoniously in peace, man!

Feature Set

  • 10 single mics (7B - 57 - 58 - 87 - 121 - 160 - 414 - 421 - 441 - 906)
  • 10 core mixes
  • 80 (r)Evolution mixes
  • 90 mic pair mix permutations
  • captured through major production/mastering grade signal chain

File Format

Wave Audio (.wav)

Wave audio format IR's (.wav) are compatible with convolution reverb type loaders in recording software and outboard hardware units. The files in this library are:
  • 24 bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sample rates
  • minimum phase transformed
  • 208 millisecond Mono



  • The copyrighted intellectual property contained in this product is licensed, not sold. It is not legal to redistribute, resell, or create derivative works from the content contained in this product. For further information, see the included End User License Agreement (EULA).

  • All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges, or credits will be issued under any circumstances with exception to the case of accidental duplicate purchase.


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