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Orange Jim Root PPC212 IR Pack

Orange #4 Jim Root PPC212 cabinet impulse pack
The Orange Jim Root PPC212 IR Pack is a pack of 10 impulses (IR) that can be used with our CabZone X/LE cabsims, Twin MkIIIS tube preamp, or any other cabinet simulator (either hardware or software). The impulses were recorded and edited by the Shift Line team in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is the fifth impulse pack in the series presented on our website; this time, the impulses were recorded from an Orange Jim Root PPC212 cab.


Impulse format is mono 24bit 48kHz WAVE PCM1, non-compressed. Impulse length is 1000 samples (around 20ms), which is enough to recreate a true-to-life frequency response of the cabinet while eliminating the effect of the room or any unwanted reflections. All impulses in the pack have been normalized to the same volume level.
This pack is distributed on the Pay-What-You-Want basis: this means you name your own price. No matter how much you pay (if anything), the files are always available for you to download.

Introduction

The Orange Jim Root PPC212 cabinet is part of the Orange signature set for Jim Root (Slipknot, Stone Sour). The cab is made of 18mm birch plywood and has a pair of 12-inch Orange Voice of the World speakers. While its dimensions are the same as the PPC212OB's (66 x 52 x 30cm), the PPC212 is a closed-back cabinet with different speakers, resulting in a distinct sonic character. Its tight lows and strong upper mids work great for the modern sound. Heavy genres, however, aren't the only strong suit of the cabinet: the PPC212 can produce amazing clean and breakup tones as well.

Orange no longer produces this cabinet but we still have it at the Shift Line headquarters (and we absolutely love it). We've made an impulse pack for you to use in your own music. Each impulse is unique in its own way, even though all of them were recorded from the exact same cab.

We used two mics to record this impulse pack: a Sennheiser e906 and a Lomo 19A19. A Marshall power amp with tone correction for the high and low frequencies was also used during the recording. Each of the 10 impulses in the pack has its own mic positions, combinations and balance.

Manual

CabZone X/LE: Unpack the archive into the empty root directory of the device's memory. An AFX folder should appear there along with text description files.

Twin MkIIIS: Copy the needed impulses into the appropriate folders on the MicroSD card. Remember to delete any old files in the folders beforehand.

All impulses in the pack have a mono 24bit 48kHZ WAVE PCM1 non-compressed format and are adapted to working with our devices (A+ CabZone X/LE cabsims and Shift Line Twin MkIIIS tube preamp). Of course, you can also use them in any device or software which supports that format.

Mic positioning schematics

SUNN 200s mic schematic

Details on each impulse

The impulses in the pack have the necessary minimum frequency correction. Each impulse is a snapshot of a particular "cab/mic/preamp" combination. The positions of the Sennheiser e906 and the Lomo 19A19 are not always identical; in some impulses, the left speaker was used, while others took advantage of the right one. The most characteristic feature of the Lomo 19A19 is its wide frequency response resulting in a more "open" sound, while the Sennheiser e906 tends to be more focused.

For easier navigation, the name of each impulse reflects the position and type of the mic used.
Cab50+cone: A combination of one mic placed 50cm from the cab and another one aimed at the center of the speaker cone and placed 10cm from the grill cloth. The main mic (cab50) is prevalent in both impulses in this category. This pair of impulses gives the most realistic impression of the cabinet's sound in real life.
  • 01 Orange JR212 cab50 L19 - cone e906: The Lomo 19A19 is the main mic here, while the Sennheiser e906 is aimed at the speaker cone. This impulse has a more open character and produces more low frequencies.
  • 02 Orange JR212 cab50 e906 - cone L19: The Sennheiser e906 is the main mic here, while the Lomo 19A19 is aimed at the speaker cone. This impulse has a narrower and more focused frequency response.

Dome edge: This pair of impulses was recorded with a mic aimed at the edge of the protective dome and placed 10cm from the grill cloth. This is a well-balanced mic position for this cabinet, resulting in prominent low mids. Both impulses in this pair have a notable scoop at 1600Hz and a peak at 2400Hz with an otherwise neutral frequency response.
  • 03 Orange JR212 dome edge L19: The Lomo 19A19's wide frequency response results in slightly scooped low mids.
  • 04 Orange JR212 dome edge e609: The Sennheiser e906 has a more uniform response in the 300 - 2200Hz range in this position.

Cone45: This pair of impulses was recorded with a mic aimed at the center of the speaker cone and placed almost perpendicular to the cone (at a 45° angle towards the cab's body). Both impulses utilize the Marshall power amp's tone correction for the lows and highs, resulting in a notable mids scoop. However, the cabinet has an extra resonant peak in the 700 - 1000Hz range, which gives the sound a "nasal" quality and lets it punch through a busy mix.
  • 05 Orange JR212 cone45 L19: The Lomo 19A19 has more open lows and highs, but its large membrane coupled with the close mic positioning results in additional scoops and peaks across the frequency range.
  • 06 Orange JR212 cone45 e609: The Sennheiser e906 has a more focused sound in this position due to its narrower frequency response.
Center+cab50: This pair of impulses was recorded with a combination of two mics: one aimed at the center of the speaker cone and placed 5cm from the grill cloth, and the other placed 50cm from the cabinet. The closer (center) mic is prevalent in both impulses, resulting in the brightest sound quality. Just like the previous pair, this one uses the Marshall power amp's tone correction for bass and presence boost.
  • 07 Orange JR212 center L19 - cab50 e906: The Lomo 19A19 is aimed at the center of the speaker, while the Sennheiser e906 is the main mic.
  • 08 Orange JR212 center e906 - cab50 L19: The Sennheiser e906 is aimed at the center of the speaker, while the Lomo 19A19 is the main mic. This impulse has a slightly more uniform frequency response in the 750 - 6000Hz range.
Сab45: These impulses were recorded with a mic aimed at the center of the cabinet at a 45° angle from a 30cm distance. This allowed us to capture another characteristic quality of the PPC212: its "fast" bass response. Just like the Cab50+cone pair, this one provides a true-to-life impression of the cab's sound due to the fact that both speakers were recorded simultaneously by the same mic.
  • 09 Orange JR212 cab45 L19: The Lomo 19A19 has slightly more pronounced lows.
  • 10 Orange JR212 cab45 e609: The Sennheiser e906 boosts the upper mids a little bit.

Terms of Use

Commercial use of the Shift Line Orange Jim Root PPC212 IR Pack or its parts (such as implementing it in third-party hardware or software) is possible with our permission. Please contact us at info@shift-line.com.

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