This first Impulse Response (IR) library from Samplicity offers 89 presets from the famous TCE System 6000 hardware reverb in pristine 32 bit quality (24 bit versions are also included). All IRs are available in 48 Khz as well as 44.1 Khz versions, in the Wave file format. For Altiverb 5/6 users there a two folder structures, containing the Wave files with the required folder names and file names.
About True Stereo
This library contains True Stereo, or stereo-to-stereo impulse response sets, as well as mono-tostereo impulse files. The True Stereo sets use filenames that end with L and R. Mono-to-stereo files end with C (for Center). This does not apply to the Altiverb files, where we follow the filenaming convention of AudioEase. If you are not certain how to load True Stereo IR sets, please check the documentation of your convolution plugin. True stereo IR sets consist of two stereo IR files, one with reverb information for sound from the left (L) input channel and one for sound from the right (R) input channel. Both files need to be fed with a centered mono signal from respectively the L and R channel. Most current convolution plugins have presets for True Stereo applications. If you use mono-to-stereo IRs it is a good practise to make the input signal mono or nearly mono. Otherwise off-center sounds will have an off-center reverb, which sounds rather odd.For optimal results use the True-Stereo IR sets
Why 32 bit?
This version of the Samplicity T600 library now also includes all the presets of the famous System 6000 hardware reverb in 32 bit, whereas version 1.0 only provided 24 bit files. The advantage of using 32 bit files is that you get a slightly better quality than when using 24 bit files, since we did all the processing and editing in 32 bit floating point format. Of course we have also created and included 24 bit versions of all presets in case your plugin cannot handle 32 bit files.
For optimal results use the 32 bit IR versions
Using 32 bit IR-files instead of 24 bit files does not make any difference in CPU-load, as all convolution plugins use 32 bit floating point as their internal processing format. Still, the Samplicity impulse responses are typically long and thus may require more CPU resources than other – free or commercial – IR’s from the System 6000.
Note: the Wave files use the 32 bit floating point format (required for the Waves IR-1 plugin).