The epitome of German dynamics and horsepower. Well built and uniquely voiced, the Engl cabinets are vastly known for providing the most suitable means for thunderous overdrives and screaming leads. Their imposing 4x12 beasts can be seen on numerous heavy rock to extreme metal bands accompanying any type of amp as long as it is set to Hi-Gain!
Whether a 4x12 cab or a 1x12, the main speaker inside an Engl cabinet is usually the V30 for providing an aggressive tone that cuts through any heavy mix. Another speaker that is rare to find inside other cabinets is the V60 as it is only designed for Engl cabinets in order to offer a different option than the widely known V30 with different characteristics. While the V30 is mid-focused, the V60 is slightly mid-scooped, with tight bass and a bit brighter, suitable mostly for heavy rhythm guitars.
The New Vintage Audio Engls IR Pack includes 12 Impulse Responses from 4 different cab/speaker configurations, with two additional tube variations for each cab/speaker configuration. By using a different power amp for each IR, we decided to make two more IR files by increasing the power amp's tube volume (and accordingly decreasing the fx loop/line out solid state volume) in order to give more color for those that want that tube sparkle and creamy tone!
Some of the most popular mics were selected in order to capture the most natural sound out of each cab/speaker configuration. The M160, MD421-II, SM57 and R121 were used so that every IR sounds distinct and unique, displaying the tonal characteristics of the cab and giving the user the vibe he would get as if he was near that cab! Once again, these are plug n' play so you don't need to do anything with the mics, their position or put EQ blocks to make it sound good. Just choose the IR you like and you're good to go!
The NVA Engls IR Pack includes “LIVE” and “STUDIO” Impulse Responses suitable for different situations:
LIVE IRs are more suitable for live gigs, rehearsals or loud volume in general. They are designed to give a great "amp in the room" feel and will behave like a tube amp (thin at lower volumes but full and round at higher volumes).
STUDIO IRs are more suitable for recording or playing at bedroom level through nearfield speakers or headphones. They are designed to give a balanced tone that also cuts through the mix. They already have Low/High cut filters applied on them so that they are plug n' play.
The concept behind NVA IRs is to enable the player to easily choose the cabinet he likes and immediately start jamming or recording without the feeling that a real cabinet isn't there.
Read our blog to find out how to get the best out of your connection when using IRs.
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