IR for Classic (nylon) guitar?

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  1. Chalky

    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Can't find one....has anyone got one they can recommend? ...or even heard of one... ?
     
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    Clint Martin Well-Known Member

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    3 Sigma are doing acoustic IRs. I'm not sure if they have a nylon or not.
     
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    Type classical guitar impulse response in Google. I'm not being a smart ##s, the first selection is a forum where there are links to some Ir files. If you don't get same results from search let me know, I' ll send a link, right now on phone
     
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    I suspect the challenge with nylon guitar sim is getting the envelope right more than a timbral thing. I'd be quite happy to be wrong, though. :)
     
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    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that...I have tried googling but little came back, and no obvious hits.... anyway I have asked the question to SIgma
     
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    Cor, just got a reply from Sigma (within 30 mins, and on a Sunday....impressive), apparently they are working on a classical IR and expect to release it in the summer. Happy days.
     
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    Wow that is impressive on a Sunday
     
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    Dude, just take the US Clean preset and remove all the gain. If that doesnt sound great on classical guitar nothing will.
     
  9. Chalky

    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Yep, tried that, plus tried Sigma's acoustic IR... and while both are 'ok', personally I suspect the special dynamic and fullness of a nylon string and the dynamic of a decent classical guitar probably demands a special IR. Anyway Sigma seems to think that and I will wait to get Sigma's classic IR and hope that i'm right, if not... hey it's only $10.
     
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    Have you tried turning off the cab block? Might sound better totally flat.
     
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    Wich one you recomend me? There are 3 models (10usd each).
    http://www.3sigmaaudio.com/items/category/classical-guitars/
    Thanks.
     
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    Cmon think about it. Classical guitar is never run through an amp with a guitar pickup. It is miked with a condenser mic. So to put a pickup on a classical guitar and run it through an amp is strike one and two. To then try to recreate this in a modeler is strike three youre out. I dont think an IR will ever be made to simulate an acoustic nylon string instrument miked up. Im at a loss why you dont get a mic and record that way. If youre intent is to get a classical guitar sound in the context of a rock song at a gig i still dont think a modeler is the way to go. Maybe im wrong, good luck in your search for a classical guitar IR.
     
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    I recorded this running a 13-pin pickup through a Boss GP-10. The GP's guitar simulation basically applies IRs to the pickup input. Nylon string simulation starts at 1:02. Dunno that you could get the attack quite right with Amplifire but the timbre is almost certainly achievable.

    http://aleclee.rocks/content/?attachment_id=152
     
  14. Chalky

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    3 Sigma are now offering a few classical guitar IRs... i bought the cOrdoba one which I haven't tried yet but if it's anything like their steel string acoustic IRs I'll be happy. It is such a bonus to be able to use A12 for acoustic steel and classical tones in addition to electric.
     

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