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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Review: Audio Assault aIR Impulse Rack (with video sample)



Hello everyone and welcome to this week's article!
Today we're going to check out a new cabinet simulator (click here for a dedicated article about them) that loads impulse responses: Audio Assault aIR Impulse Rack!

aIr Impulse Rack is a nice little stereo plugin that acts as a Swiss army knife for impulse responses: it lets you load as many IRs as you want and mix them through a mix knob, then modify them through a serie of rack modules (an Equalizer, a High Shelf and a Low Shelf module, a Cab focus unit, a Phase/delay, a Volume/Pan unit, a Frequency analyzer, a Hi/Lo pass filter and a Normalizer).

The amazing thing of this plugin, that sets it aside from all the other similar products, it's the fact that you can create your stereo chain freely, save it in the internal preset manager, and even export your own custom ir with all the processing applied.
This is a feature that almost no other cabinet simulator has and that actually opens to an infinite landscape of possibilities: instead of having to load your favourite IRs and having to mix them, eq  them etc, you can export all the chain already processed into a single impulse and save your cpu and time for the following sessions.

I had a lot of fun experimenting with this plugin, and considering also that it comes already with a set of good impulse responses (those present also in other Audio Assault amp simulators), in few minutes I've been able to come up with the tone in the sample you can hear (only using free plugins: NaLex Gerbert and Ignite TSB-1).
Considering the features and the price, which is very good, I can only suggest you to try it out and have some fun.

Thumbs up!




- Unlimited IR Slots

- Fully Parametric EQ

- Serial/Parallel IR Processing

- 10 IR Processing Modules

- IR Export Function

- IR Folder Shortcuts

- Presets store any IRs used

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