Celestion has announced that the Copperback collection is now available digitally as a Dynamic Speaker Response (DSR,) the next-generation responses designed to capture the sound and feel of the speaker’s dynamic, non-linear responses for greater tonal detail.
The new Copperbacks join the collection of Celestion DSRs designed especially for use with SpeakerMix Pro, the self-contained DAW plugin offering detailed guitar and bass speaker tones. The complete Celestion digital collections of IRs and DSRs, as well as the SpeakerMix Pro plugin, are available for download at CelestionPlus.com.
The Copperback speaker was designed with a different tonal flavor than other Celestion guitar speakers, more tonally transparent to help reveal the sonic characteristics and detailed nuances of an amp and guitar playing without introducing a great deal of additional coloration that’s often generated by cone break-up.
The Copperback’s unique characteristics are designed to deliver a combination of tight lows, neutral low-mids, open upper-mid definition and well-controlled high treble. To this is added key characteristics from Celestion’s range of speakers, such as a treated cambric surround, composite voice coil former, curved cone profile and a large paper dust cap.
Recorded by the company’s sound engineers using the same techniques as all of Celestion’s IRs & DSRs, the Copperback DSR was captured with three quality studio microphones – Shure SM57, Royer R-121 ribbon mic and Sennheiser MD421. Each of these mics were recorded in six different positions – named within the speaker response files as Balanced, Bright, fat, Thin, Dark and Dark 2 – as well as a rear mic position for the open back cabs. The addition of a Neumann TLM107 room mic provides users with a number of different mic mixes and a range of unique tonal options.
The files for the Copperback DSRs series are available individually or as a complete set. The set includes five cabinet configurations: 1×12 (both open and closed back), 2×12 (both open and closed back) and 4×12 (closed back).
A free 14-day demo of the SpeakerMix Pro plugin is available for download and automatically installs with 10 free DSR speaker cabinets curated to give users a broad tone experience across a range of guitar and bass speakers. Users can upgrade to the full version of SpeakerMix Pro at any time during or after the trial period. Go here for more about SpeakerMix Pro.