Otto Audio Kurt Hammer 412 Impulse Responses WAV
The first time I played this cab after buying it, I knew why the signature guitarist chose these speakers to carry his namesake. Focused mids and searing, biting highs give a guttural cut unlike any speaker I know of. The notes dance off the strings at high gain settings. The 50 watt speaker crammed into a smaller form factor cabinet make for a snarling punch and visceral crunch without a loss of clarity or articulation. Not harsh, just right, very tight & mix ready. These can stand alone, or give a unique texture to your blending with v30’s or any other speaker.
Otto Audio KURT HAMMER Impulses are unofficial and unaffiliated, based on the Randall amplification™ Kirk Hammett™ signature 200 watt 4×12 loaded with Celestion™ ROCKER 50’s™
18 mics, 10 positions per mic – exhaustive and yet easy to navigate and find a great tone right away.
Limitless Phase coherency – Every position and mic was phase aligned to perfection for blending with each other at any position, blending with other minimum phase cab IR’s. Mix, match & stack for towers of tone without getting messy.
InteRvaled IR’s ™ – I refused to stop with just accurate, or heavy – IR’s must have clarity, articulation and sound pristine when playing power chords without congestion. Impact on chugs and separation when playing intervals is near top of the list of requirements when choosing a tone to play through or print to my session. How is this achieved? Fine tuning every part of the process and playing/testing by ear, then hand selecting each.
Big Iron Transformed ™ – Power amps that imbue just the right amount of push, texture and harmonics are what make Otto IR’s “secret sauce”. Testing thoroughly 12 different power amps, I landed on the one that has “it”.
Analog Mojo signal path – You’ve heard it a million times, but there’s a reason for it: analog gear just has that warmth, life and something extra that makes audio feel organic.
In finality, most of all, to bear the name Otto, it must grip you and feel great to play; absolutely crush or it doesn’t make the cut. Every IR capture was tested and played through to ensure it hits you with a wave of aural violence coming out of your studio monitors.