The Impulse FAQ/Tutorial Thread

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  1. Winspear

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    Yes, 80% of bass tone is in the DI. Play carefully with the settings on the bass and get it as close as possible with no FX on it at all.
    Generally boost treble and hi mids, cut low mids.
    Send the DI to another channel and distort that, cut everything above 300hz on that channel and low pass the fizz away. Blend that in a little bit with the clean DI.
    Output the whole lot to another bus with the cab sim blended as much as you feel necessary for a good low end.
    Multiband compression heavily on the attack frequencies to tame the clicky peaks will bring out the huge tone and get it under control :)
     
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    So have two tracks? A clean DI track and a copied take and run that through the distortion and the filters? then send those two tracks to a single bus with the cab?

    Thanks so much, guitars I have no problem with, but my bass tone and recording skills lack so much.
     
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    Yep that's one way to do it :)
    I tend to just have one audio track, Output that to a Clean bus. Send (creating a copied signal) to a distorted bus, and then output both of those busses to a main cab bus. But whatever works - also one method may be more logical than another depending what software you use :)
     
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    Cool! Thanks I'll definately try that once i can get a hold of a bass cab impulse. Every one of them i find, the links are dead or they are for windows.. :wallbash:
     
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    For Windows?? They are just WAV audio files :) I have PM'd you something
     
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    So far for me my computer wont let me extract the files from the Gods Cab 1.4 zip file. Any ideas why? It keeps saying it cant or is having trouble encrypting the files.
     
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    Strange - try a different application - I recommend PeaZip.
     
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    I havent tried any program other than whatever the hell windows uses :lol: I'll give that a shot
     
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    Yeah- I've never had problems with the windows one except it not being able to unzip .rar files which are fairly common..But it might fix your issue!
     
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    Well, I already have 7-zip and that didnt really help at all. When I try to extract the files it asks me If I want to extract without encryption, as a problem has occurred preventing it from being encrypted. It does this for every single file in it.
     
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    I just unzipped it with no kind of message or issue with both Windows and Peazip :(
     
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    My computer hates me :(

    I decided to let it unzip it without encryption, now I just have to learn how to use them correctly and see if they actually work.
     
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    They'll work :) You will want to load them into an impulse loader aka convolution after the amp signal, making sure the loader is set to 100% wet (no dry amp signal to pass through) if it offers that control.
     
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    Good posts, EE!
    I re-did my approach on the bass tone I've been working on. I had it grinding like a mofo before but it didn't quite sit in the mix the greatest as it was kind of too overpowering with the mids and treble that it had.

    Here is what I had before... grinding like a mofo:
    https://soundcloud.com/axxessdenied/metal-1-2013-composition/s-eyTus

    I wanted the bass to sit a bit better with the guitars so here is where I am at so far:
    This: https://soundcloud.com/axxessdenied/mix-test-5-guitar-f-1-bass-f-0

    https://soundcloud.com/axxessdenied/mix-test-6-guitar-f-1-bass-f-0
    This second one has a bit more extra distortion throw on the mids POST CABINET to see what happens ;)

    What do you guys think so far?
    Bass is tuned an octave below my Guitar in F#.

    This is running into AmpireXT with their bass amp sim and Redwirez SVT 8x10 impulse.

    I'm wondering... cuz I have the amp + cab on the same buss. Should I run my DI through jsut the amp sim, no cab... separate the frequencies, distort mids, blend with original and then back into a buss with just the cab emulation on? Right now I'm doing all that to the pure DI signal from the bass into the interface and then pumping into the amp + cab at the same time.
     
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    Good work! The middle link sounds best to me - I think it could do with some more of the grit that 1 had but you're right it was overpowering and didn't sit as well.
    Yes, I think the cab should be very last.
     
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    Excellent, I will make the appropriate changes when I'm home again and see what happens.
     
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    So I got the Gods Cab impulses working, they sound great. But I am having some serious latency issues when I turn them on. Any idea what could be causing it?
     
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    Check to make sure plug-in latency compensation (or something similar depending on DAW) is enabled!
     
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    Do you happen to know where to mess with it in Reaper? I have the same latency issues. I adjustet the buffer size of my interface, so the delay isn't as huge anymore, but still, it annoys me
     
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    A friendly bump in case anyone has heard of good IR's since the last post. I have gods and guitarhack. I'll cruise the sneap forum later too.
     

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