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Overloud Jensen Vintage Ceramic C8R - SuperCabinet IR Library

Based on the 8" C8R, 25W, Ceramic speaker from the Vintage series


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This is a systematic capture of a Jensen C8R AlNiCo speaker from their Vintage series installed in two different cabinets:

●    a 1x8" Open Back cabinet
●    a 1x8" Closed Back cabinet

Including both the original and the remastered version for a total of 1152 IRs, this library was developed in conjunction with a Jensen Speakers product specialist in order to recreate the most authentic playing experience—as if you were playing an original speaker!

The C8R is a little gem in the Jensen Vintage series. It delivers a solid compact tone that defies its size. Extremely versatile, it was originally designed for small home and student amplifiers; but with a microphone in front, it was soon discovered to be capable of transferring some of the biggest tones ever on tape. Not by chance, the vintage Fender® Champ® amplifiers loaded with the C8R are treasured by many players as great studio tools. To offer even more tonal options, we captured the C8R not only in its vintage correct open back “combo” style cabinet, but also in a custom-made closed back to achieve even more punch in the low mids.

This library also includes the remastered version of all the IRs. The vintage Jensen speakers were designed mainly for clean tones. The maximum overdrive achievable back in those days was generated by the amplifier’s natural clipping and compression, and maybe by some of the earlier fuzz pedals. Those speakers were voiced for sparkly, shimmering treble response, with a remarkable amount of energy well over 6kHz, to be coupled with the warm sounding circuits and the thin, resonant cabinets of the era.
The IRs of the Vintage Jensen Speakers behave exactly as expected—bright, clear and detailed.
In the modern world, especially with high gain tones that have naturally very rich harmonic overtones, all this energy in the treble range may sometimes produce an overly bright and aggressive tone.

To further expand the possible applications of these historical speakers, we decided to offer all the Vintage Jensen IRs also in a “Remastered” option, where we finely tuned the top end response to be warmer and less prominent, making it suitable also in more contemporary and higher-gain applications—a sort of virtual “aged tone”, that offers a whole new range of sounds for every application. All of the IRs in the library are effectively doubled by the “Remastered” version, which opens up new possibilities to the player. Once again, going “beyond the original hardware”.

The microphones used during the capturing session are:

●    AKG C12
●    AKG C414
●    AKG C414 XLS
●    Audio Technica AT4033
●    Coles 4038
●    Electro Voice RE16
●    Groove Tubes MD1
●    Neumann KM84
●    Neumann U47
●    Neumann U87
●    RODE NT1
●    Royer R121
●    Sennheiser E609
●    Sennheiser MD421
●    Shure B52
●    Shure SM57
●    Shure SM58
●    Shure SM81

Every microphone was moved to four different horizontal positions (Cap, Cap Edge, Cone and Cone Edge) and two distances, for a total of eight IRs each.

All measurement sets have been repeated for each one of the cabinets in the library.

All IRs have been phase aligned and they can be blended without phase cancellations.

This library was created for the TH-U Supercabinet that allows you to:

●    Graphically browse the IRs in the library
●    Blend multiple IRs and create totally custom and huge stereo guitar tones
●    Compose new cabinet tones with the unique Multiband mode
●    Export your crafted IRs in .wav format for use with all major hardware modelers and software IR loaders

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