Overloud Jensen Vintage Ceramic C12N SuperCabinet IR Library

Based on the 12" C12N, 50W, Ceramic speaker from the Vintage series

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Designed as an expansion for Overloud's revolutionary SuperCabinet IR processor, Overloud Jensen Vintage Ceramic C12N SuperCabinet IR Library is a systematic capture of a Jensen C12N AlNiCo speaker from the Vintage series installed in three different cabinets:

  • a 1x12" Open Back cabinet
  • a 2x12" Open Back cabinet
  • a 2x12" Closed Back cabinet

Including both original and remastered versions, this library totals 1728 IRs, 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 C12N is one of the most important speakers in Jensen’s history. It is the top 12” speaker of the Blackface Era, used by many American manufacturers in the mid ‘60s for their upper range models.

Clear highs, sweet and slightly scooped mids, powerful basses, it epitomizes the tone of that decade, from the surf, the rock n’ roll, the electric blues and the West Coast inspired music. It was used in Twin, Bassman and Bandmaster style amps, and many others, either in open back and closed back enclosures.

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

Also includes the remastered version

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, Overloud decided to offer all the Vintage Jensen IRs also in a “Remastered” option, where they 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”.

Microphones

The microphones used during the capture session are:

  • AKG C12
  • AKG C414
  • AKG C414XLS
  • 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 SM57
  • Shure SM58
  • Shure SM81

Every microphone was moved to four different horizontal positions (Cap, Cap Edge, Cone, 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.

Made for the SuperCabinet

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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