I’ve been playing around with the free LePou amp sims in order to try and find a workaround to run more amp sims simultaneously without the massive CPU hit of Recabinet 4.0.3.
The LePou amp sims work well, especially Le456, but unfortunately I cannot use the LeCab impulse response loader because there’s no 64-bit version available for Windows, and the 64-bit version of Ableton Live 9 I’m using won’t run 32-bit plugins.
So I went looking for another free IR loader to get the job done and I came across the NadIR plugin by Ignite Amps.
Ignite Amps have a bunch of other free stuff as well, including tube amp simulators, preamps, and pedals. All the plugins are available in VST and AU formats for MAC and Windows, 32 and 64 bit.
So far I’ve only gotten around to trying NadIR, their impulse response loader. Well, technically they call it an “impulse response convolver”. Either way it’s designed for guitar and bass cabinet simulation.
NadIR is low on CPU, which is a plus, and it can load two IRs at once. The plugin also has high and low pass filters, latency delay control, panning, settings for quality and options for stereo, mono, and dual mono.
NadIR doesn’t come with any IRs preloaded, but here’s where you can download a crapload of Impulse Responses for free.
- Zero Latency
- Low CPU usage
- Three routing modes: Mono, Dual Mono and Stereo
- Selectable quality control for max IR length (up to 0.185 seconds)
- Automatic high-quality resampling for IRs with different sampling rates
- High-quality analog shaped filters
- Selectable delay for phase interactions between loaded IRs
- Continuous morphing control between loaded IRs
- Global input level and single IR level controls
- Fully automatable controls