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AcmeBarGig iFace for Redwirez (PCVST)
Old 20th December 2010
Gear Nut

AcmeBarGig iFace for Redwirez (PCVST)


For those of you who have the AWESOME Redwirez cabinet library, you know how much of a PITA it is to navigate and load cabinets. After all, there’s 180,000 + individual Impulse response files. It’s a vast array of options to be sure.

The task of selecting the browse button, finding the library, deciding on a cabinet, deciding on a mic… Wait! It doesn’t stop there, now you have to decide on a distance. One inch, two inches, three inches? Do I want the mic on or off axis? Should it be on the cone, cap, cap edge, or the cone edge? If you get that selection wrong, you’re back to square one. Click the browse button again, and keep repeating the above steps…

iFace takes care of that for you. Select a cabinet, and or a mic, and then iFace does the rest. Simply moving the controls locates and loads the correct cabinet file. Its simple and a more natural way to select a cabinet.

All you need to do is have a Redwirez cabinet installed to its default “factory” path, Then tell iFace where it is. After that just select what cab and mic you want, then go about moving the controls..
Want the mic at three inches away from the cabinet? Then slide the mic three inches away from the cabinet…Want it off axis? Then select off axis… Pretty simple...

iFace also supports the matched ambient mics of the Redwirez library. Most cabinets in the Redwirez library also contain Impulse response files of mics placed at ambient locations throughout the studio. These are also available through the Ambient mics selection menu. Once again, these are "matched" and what WE mean by matched is, the ambient mics are recordings of the cabinet you have selected, Not a recording of a balloon pop or starter pistol...

There are plenty more features, but we'll let you explore and find them yourself. If you have any trouble, or questions, feel free to post here as we'll be regularly monitoring this thread to provide support to you. If you like you can also obtain support directly from the iFace discussion at the AcmeBarGig forums here.
AcmeBarGig Forums • View topic - iFace 1.05 Support and bug reporting

Thanks for reading and checking it out...

If you are part of the Shred 2 Pre-purchase group, don't bother downloading this, your fully registered no nag screen version is waiting for you at the forum...Enjoy and thanks.. Remember? we said this was included with the pre-purchase

For those of you that already have the Redwirez Cabinet library, iFace can be downloaded at the following link now. We don't make you register or any of that other PITA stuff that is usually associated with free downloads.
iFace TrialAcmeBarGig :: AcmeBarGig
Don't forget to read the manual! Its 65 pages, but most of it is the Redwirez IR matrix which tells you what cabinet IR's are included.

For those of you that do not have the Redwirez cabinet library, Redwirez have been gracious enough to provide you with a freeware cabinet. You can get it here..
Red Wire Impulse Responses | Free guitar speaker cabinet IRs

Known issues
I want to post about known issues here as we did not have time to address these before release. They are being worked on right now though.

SONAR all versions 64 bit
There is an issue with the plugin automatically loading presets on saved projects.

In depth:
If you add iFace to a track, when you open the project at a later time, iFace will have "forgotten" your selections.

Temporary work around:
Save the iFace preset and load it on the recorded track. Please do test this work around though as any information you can give us on this issue will be helpful.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. The names of the manufacturers and their model designations are used only to identify the speakers, cabinets and microphones measured in the development of our software, and the corresponding impulse response library. They do not in any way imply any association with or endorsement by any of the named manufacturers. We do not guarantee this product will create, and may not create, the same sound you may get from using any of the cabinets, microphones or speakers referred to in the iFace software, or the impulse response library.
Old 3rd January 2011
Gear Nut

Hey Guys, just a heads up for those of you who are part of the Head Case(Shred 2) pre-purchase. The updated iFace 1.07 has been pre-released to you for testing.

This version of iFace has the new Save selection as IR file. So, make your cab selection, Mic selection, distances etc, apply eq, ambient room sound, Then you can save that as a new IR file..(Don't thank us for that, Thank Redwirez, they were very cool about allowing us to build that in for you all.)

You also now have the ability to move the Tonal Correction(now called the Boobulator) to eq the selected IR files before they go into the convolver, or you can have it act on the signal after the convolver. The eq gets applied to the saved IR file either way. However, eq'ing before the convolver is the right way to go. This is because if you save an IR where the signal is eq'd after the convolver, you will not know what it sounds like and how it will react to the convolution process when you load it back up. At least if you EQ before convolution, you know essentially what to expect.

There is also a new Cab Blend slider that allows you easy access to blending your cab selections. This came about because some people found it a bit of a pain to keep opening the cab properties and having to adjust the level on each cab to get a mix they like.

Also the Uberkab v30's has been added as well.

Anyways, Its ready now...

See you at the forum..
Old 4th January 2011
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this is a awesome plugin when used with the aformentioned impulses. This is instant gratification for speaker emulation. Very easy to use and nice presets (if you got some of Redwirez), I think it comes with some free ones too...

Either plug your amp into your daw via fxloop OR use it with any guitar plugin OR turn off your cab emulation on your guitarrig/amplitube and try this. Chances are it will sound good.stikestike
Old 20th January 2011
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This is exactly what I've been looking for, and the price is a steal.

Too bad no Mac/AU version.
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