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Forum Ringside => Guitars, Amps and Effects => Topic started by: 5F6-A on June 14, 2021, 12:10:57 PM

Title: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: 5F6-A on June 14, 2021, 12:10:57 PM
This is my situation. I have a 5-watt valve amp that I love. Good tone and highly portable due to its 8 speaker and reduced dimensions. Unfortunately, it is not loud enough for gigging with a drummer but it has a post output transformer line out. It sounds okay but I think it lacks some of the warmth of the speaker sound. That papery, direct sound is just a tad too hard.



You can hear it here. It's clip B (clip A is my guitar through an American Sound preamp and speaker emulation pedal, actually not a bad sound).

https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI (https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI)


I was thinking that a cheap IR loader pedal such as the Nux Mini Studio used with the direct out of the valve amp could be the solution. I could use the amp as a monitor through the built-in speaker, connect the direct out to the IR loader to send a signal emulating a nice speaker to PA and have the best of both worlds. Is this possible? I suppose it is but I have a few questions:



Will the direct out signal be the right impedance for the Nux to work well?
Will the direct out level overwhelm the Nux?
Does the Nux accept a wide range of IRs?
Is there another alternative in the 50 to 80 price range?
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: Dave Sloven on June 14, 2021, 12:17:49 PM
There's a problem with your video link
Title: Re: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: 5F6-A on June 14, 2021, 12:21:37 PM
Sorted (I think).
Title: Re: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: Dave Sloven on June 14, 2021, 12:31:18 PM
To be honest rather than getting an IR loader (I'm not even sure you are connecting the amp in a safe way re ohm loads etc) I would suggest just putting a mic on the speaker of your amp and running that into front of house and amplifying the guitar signal through the PA and foldback speakers
Title: Re: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: Toe-Knee on June 26, 2021, 10:45:11 AM
This is my situation. I have a 5-watt valve amp that I love. Good tone and highly portable due to its 8 speaker and reduced dimensions. Unfortunately, it is not loud enough for gigging with a drummer but it has a post output transformer line out. It sounds okay but I think it lacks some of the warmth of the speaker sound. That papery, direct sound is just a tad too hard.


You should be fine on all accounts. I cant say regarding the range of IRs you can load but it looks to just take your typical wavs and has a decent length sample size so I cant see you having any problems.


You can hear it here. It's clip B (clip A is my guitar through an American Sound preamp and speaker emulation pedal, actually not a bad sound).

https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI (https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI)


I was thinking that a cheap IR loader pedal such as the Nux Mini Studio used with the direct out of the valve amp could be the solution. I could use the amp as a monitor through the built-in speaker, connect the direct out to the IR loader to send a signal emulating a nice speaker to PA and have the best of both worlds. Is this possible? I suppose it is but I have a few questions:



Will the direct out signal be the right impedance for the Nux to work well?
Will the direct out level overwhelm the Nux?
Does the Nux accept a wide range of IRs?
Is there another alternative in the 50 to 80 price range?
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: IR loader pedal ideas.... please help!!
Post by: Toe-Knee on June 26, 2021, 10:45:54 AM
This is my situation. I have a 5-watt valve amp that I love. Good tone and highly portable due to its 8 speaker and reduced dimensions. Unfortunately, it is not loud enough for gigging with a drummer but it has a post output transformer line out. It sounds okay but I think it lacks some of the warmth of the speaker sound. That papery, direct sound is just a tad too hard.





You can hear it here. It's clip B (clip A is my guitar through an American Sound preamp and speaker emulation pedal, actually not a bad sound).

https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI (https://youtu.be/WLEEPUGFKcI)


I was thinking that a cheap IR loader pedal such as the Nux Mini Studio used with the direct out of the valve amp could be the solution. I could use the amp as a monitor through the built-in speaker, connect the direct out to the IR loader to send a signal emulating a nice speaker to PA and have the best of both worlds. Is this possible? I suppose it is but I have a few questions:



Will the direct out signal be the right impedance for the Nux to work well?
Will the direct out level overwhelm the Nux?
Does the Nux accept a wide range of IRs?
Is there another alternative in the 50 to 80 price range?
Thanks guys!

You should be fine on all accounts. I cant say regarding the range of IRs you can load but it looks to just take your typical wavs and has a decent length sample size so I cant see you having any problems.