The official Jensen® IR library based on the “Raptor” (C12/100 RT) 100W ceramic speaker (576 IRs)
This is a systematic capture of a Jensen® Raptor, from the Jet series, installed in two different enclosures:
● a 2x12" Open Back cabinet
● a 4x12" Closed Back cabinet
This makes for a total of 576 IRs that were developed in conjunction with a Jensen® Speakers product specialist, in order to recreate the most authentic playing experience—as if you were playing the original speaker!
The Raptor is one of the newest Jensen speakers that was released after an extensive development refining the ideal qualities of a contemporary, sophisticated, and touch responsive speaker. The inspiration came from revisiting the “American boutique” tones of the 70s and the 80s. In this period, a handful of designers developed some of the most iconic amplifiers ever, starting from blackface circuits and pushing them above and beyond in terms of gain and versatility, and swapping the vintage speakers for high power and more linear sounding ones. These amplifiers have voiced countless hit records since, and still are coveted as some of the best amplifiers ever made. The Raptor is designed to fit perfectly in such a scenario. Its a 100W ceramic speaker with a characteristic, vocal, and rounded midrange with a silky-smooth top end, all sitting on a solid, fat and firm bass foundation. Eminently versatile, the Raptor is equally suitable to clean, crunch and mild gain tones. When pushed into the high gain zone, it delivers a thick, focused, searing tone with a fully detailed top end without ever becoming harsh or aggressive.
The series of the official Jensen® IR Libraries is growing every day! Every library in the collection was created after extensive sampling and editing work in conjunction with Jensen® Speakers product specialists, in order to have perfection in every capturing step.
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
Themicrophones used during the capturing session are:
AKG C414 XLS
Audio Technica AT4033
Electro Voice RE16
Groove Tubes MD1
Everymicrophone has been moved to four different horizontal positions (Cap, CapEdge, Cone and Cone Edge), two distances, and two angulations for a total of 16IRs each.
Allthese measurement sets have been repeated for every cabinet in the library.
All IRshave been phase aligned so they can be blended without phase cancellations.