We all know it. There’s no substitute for your legendary MESA tube amplifier paired with a choice cabinet in a magical sounding room or favorite environment. We also know the many challenges and potential costs of capturing great tone when recording and recreating that tone from venue to venue.
Adding to the challenge, many of us prefer a variety of sounds yet transporting your collection of cabinets to ideal acoustic spaces, managing mic placements and the additional complexities associated with a traditional mic environment may prove taxing both logistically and financially. There are times when a simple solution is the best one, where ease and convenience allow creative inspiration to flow while keeping your projects within budget. For those tone capturing challenges faced by today’s guitarists, the ultimate tone tool from MESA is here.
The CabClone IR+ Cabinet Simulator provides incredible control, portability and tone consistency from venue to venue with multiple IR cabinets transported as any other pedal in the space of your gig bag. Go direct for recording, live or straight to headphones for silent practice with the new CabClone IR+!
16 IR Cab Capacity + Internal Reactive Load The CabClone IR+ gives you a total of 16 IR cabinet simulations featuring iconic microphone combinations within its two banks of eight presets. Unlike many IR cab loaders, The CabClone IR+ also provides an onboard reactive Speaker Load that is automatically activated to protect your tube amplifier and make it safe to record silently Direct or feed a Live Console with no cabinet required for in-ear monitor stage setup where cabinet bleed is not desirable or very low stage volumes are required.
8 Legendary MESA Cabs, Meticulously Captured Two Ways The CabClone IR+ comes with MESA Proprietary Cabinet Impulse Responses loaded into two banks of 8 Presets. BANK A contains our “LIVE” IRs, recorded with Dynamic and Ribbon Microphones. BANK B contains our “STUDIO” IRs recorded with Condenser and Ribbon microphones for the same eight legendary MESA cabinets, appearing in the same order. Allowing you to compare microphone choices by simply flipping the BANK switch between A and B.
Third-Party IR Compatibility Along with the 16 MESA Factory supplied IR Cabinet Simulations, there is ample room to download and save hundreds of third-party IRs within the CabClone IR+’s processor memory. Once accessed and viewed on your computer as a standard file directory via USB connection, IR Cab Sims can be downloaded and dragged or copied into folders, one for each of the 16 presets, into any of the CabClone’s available locations and moved to your preferred number/spot within the two Banks of eight. This flexibility allows you to customize the instantly accessible PRESETS within the two BANKS for your own personal music, sessions or Live performance Sets.
No Additional Load Box Needed! The Internal Reactive Load provides an impedance-matched (per your choice at purchase) safe way to forego the Speaker Cabinet or internal speaker (in a Combo) and record Direct and/or send a DI signal silently to a Live (FOH/Monitor) Console. A speaker cabinet may also be used simultaneously for stage sound and monitoring your amplifier through guitar cabinets, this having no effect on the selected Cab Sim/IR you have chosen to send to the Console of choice other than what characteristics individual speakers impart on the output transformer. The Internal Load is defeated automatically when a cable is connected to the ¼” SPKR. Output. The Load portion of the CabClone IR+ is a reactive circuit and functions/is in-line all the time regardless of whether power is supplied to the unit. You may use the Internal Load whenever there is need for one (basically always) on your tube amplifier without powering up the unit with the power supply.
All the CabClone IR features PLUS Attenuation The CabClone IR+ provides all the CabClone IR features PLUS Attenuation. Capture the tone and feel of your amp running at its optimum output at any volume, with or without a cabinet. Either way, it’s REAL amp power, tone, and expression from a whisper to a roar! The Attenuator Switch provides 4 preset levels of power/volume reduction for your cabinet, -4, -8, -12 and -16 dB. A -16dB Level Control allows infinite power/volume reduction down from the -16 position, allowing players to easily tap into the perfect output level for their application.
Stage, Studio, or Silent Practice at Home Get ready for a new level of flexibility for your tube amplifier with the CabClone IR+. You now have the ability to go direct to record, stage or headphones for silent practice, access to 16 realistic MESA IR cabinet simulations, amazing portability and consistent tone from venue to venue, all in a box that drops neatly into your gear bag.
Made in Petaluma, California with the World’s Finest Materials
Reactive Speaker Cabinet Load Replacement + Attenuation – Get the tone and feel of your amp running at its optimum output at any volume, with or without actual speakers! Either way, it’s REAL amp power, tone, and expression from a whisper to a roar! Rated for Amps up to 150-Watts
Attenuator Switch provides 4 levels of power/volume reduction, -4, -8, -12 and -16 dB
-16 dB Level Control allows infinite power/volume reduction down from the -16 position
SPKR/LOAD Switch – Choose between using your live speaker cabinet or the internal IR cabinets
2-Bank A/B Switch with 8-Position “Cab Select” provides instant access to 16 IR Cabinet Preset Locations
Presence Control provides quick, easy and effective fine-tuning of any selected Cabinet IR
Comes Preloaded with the following 8 Authentic MESA Cabinet IRs, each mic’d two ways; BANK A = LIVE (Dynamic & Ribbon) / BANK B = STUDIO (Condenser & Ribbon) Preset 1 = 4x12 Rectifier Standard (closed back) Preset 2 = 4x12 Rectifier Traditional (closed back) Preset 3 = 2x12 Rectifier Horizontal (closed back) Preset 4 = 1x12 Rectifier (closed back) Preset 5 = 1x12 Thiele (closed back, front ported) Preset 6 = 2x12 Lone Star (open back) Preset 7 = 1x12 Lone Star 23 (open back) Preset 8 = 1x12 California Tweed 23 (open back)
Open System, Third-Party IR Compatibility allows open access to download, store and use your favorite IRs of choice
Extra “Cabinet Library” Space for storing additional IR favorites, beyond the 16 factory-loaded Presets, for native access via any USB computer connection using a USB 2.0 A to B cable (not included)
MIDI IN & THRU provides class-leading control and instant access to switch IRs on the fly to best match your amps voicings
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MESA/Boogie products sold by MESA/Boogie Hollywood are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any MESA/Boogie products outside of the US.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including, nickel which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and vinyl chloride which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov