Celestion Launches Bergantino Bass Cabinet Impulse Responses

Celestion, supplier of guitar and bass loudspeaker tone, has announced the introduction of a new range of impulse responses, the Bergantino Bass Cab IRs,  featuring the sounds of  Bergantino Audio Systems’  NXT (Neo X-Treme) and NXV (Neo X-treme Vintage) ranges of bass guitar cabinets in stunning digital detail. The Bergantino Bass Cab IRs, the latest addition to Celestion’s Backline Heroes Range of IRs, are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.

The new Celestion Bergantino Bass Cab IR collection includes eight cabinets in a range of single and stacked cabinets, with and without tweeters. They feature custom-designed Celestion drivers featuring the exclusive NXT neodymium motor technology created in partnership with bass amplification pioneer Jim Bergantino.

The NXT bass speakers are one of kind in the industry, and have a sound quite unlike a standard bass speaker, with the fast attack and clarity that neo-magnet speakers are famed for, blended with a warmth and punch more expected from ceramic magnets, producing a speaker with a complex, record-ready sound that adds richness to the bottom end for genres ranging from metal to country to pop and all points in-between. This IR collection offers access to the sounds of these harmonically rich Bergantino bass guitar cabinets for practice at home, recording in the studio or live on stage, or anywhere  you might want to plug into an amazing sounding, super high quality bass guitar cab.

The Celestion Bergantino Bass Cab IR collection features eight cabinet and stack options, each delivered in .WAV format for maximum compatibility with a wide range of leading DAWs, amp modellers and profilers, including:

  • NXT112 1x12” cabinet
  • ENXT112 1x12” cabinet
  • NXT210 2x10” cabinet
  • NXV210 2x10” cabinet
  • NXT322 1x12” plus 2x10” stack
  • NXV322 1x12” plus 2x10” stack
  • NXT212 2x12” cabinet
  • NXV212 2x12” cabinet
Each Bergantino Can IR has been sampled using the same pro-quality microphones as all Celestion IRs: a Sennheiser MD421, Neumann U47 FET and AKG D112 – each in six different positions for additional tonal variety, creating an extensive IR library for each speaker cab. Also included is a room mic recording using a Neumann TLM 107.Each tweeter-loaded cab includes an additional high frequency IR (recorded using a Neumann KM84), which can be used on its own or mixed with one of the other microphones to add an extra bit of ‘zing’ to the top-end. Also included is a selection of extra mics to experiment with.

Also included in each cabinet option are Celestion’s unique ‘Playing Style’ IRs which have been optimised for a range of different playing methods: Finger basic, Finger warmth detail, Plectrum (Pick) basic, Plectrum (Pick) aggressive and Slap.

The Celestion Bergantino Cab IRs are delivered in .WAV format for maximum compatibility with a wide range of leading DAWs, amp modellers and profilers.