High resolution stereo convolver
Using fast convolution with 64bit processing, ProConvolver delivers some of the most realistic speaker cabinet sims practical with today's computing kit. Impulse modelling takes speaker emulation to a whole new level, capturing very detailed frequency responses of our favourite speaker cabinets, both vintage and modern.
Activate the second convolver channel and pan the two channels in stereo for a broad sound field. An effective technique is to use the same cab type with two different mic setups. Or mix and match cabs to create your own unique sounds.
Classic speaker and microphone combinations by Redwirez
We are delighted to include a selection of impulses from the excellent Redwirez collection, including 1x12", 2x12", 4x10" and 4x12" cabs, ribbon and dynamic mic options and a range of mic placements.
Also based on Redwirez research, and a unique feature of ProConvolver, is the 'Z' control. This allows you to dial in the effect of speaker impedance driven by a traditional tube power amp stage, adding extra thump and sparkle to your sound, and giving a more scooped mid range tone.
Scuffham 'in-house' speaker cabinet models
ProConvovler also includes a selection of cabinet models produced by Scuffham Amps. These include some very popular cab, speaker and mic combinations with a graphical tool for mic positioning.
Load your own Impulse Responses
If you wish to experiment further with cabinet modelling, you can source your own impulses and load them into ProConvolver using the mono and stereo impulse import facility. Check out the Redwirez website for a massive collection of impulse measurements taken from legendary vintage and modern speaker cabinet and mic combinations.
For additional refinement, each channel has a specially designed shelving bass and treble EQ. Like some of the classic mixing desks, these controls have a slightly high 'Q-factor' giving an overshoot in the frequency response, and yielding a more musical sounding EQ. Boost the bass and you get a slight dip in the lower mid, cut the bass and you get a slight boost in the lower mid. The treble control reacts in a similar fashion.
Filter based cabinet simulations and DI
As an alternative to convolution based cabinet simulations, S-Gear also includes two fast IIR filter options. These are based on 1x12" and 4x12" responses, and use a little less computing power than the convolution. You also have the option of setting the convolver channels to direct, which is equivalent to using the attenuated output of the guitar amp with no speaker emulation.