Recabinet 3 Announced – New IRs And A New AU/RTAS/VST Shell

For those of you who have been exploring the laptop/tech aspects of the site – Recabinet announced yesterday that the new 3.0 update will be sold on the  http://recabinet.com site on January 18th, 2011.

In addition to a number of 20 cabinets and 8 mics, you also get a new VST/AU RTAS Shell for hosting IRs in Mac or PC.

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(Screen shot taken from Recabinet website)

Here’s what I find appealing from a first glance perspective:

  • Drop down menus for the cabinet and mic positions are big time savers
  • The eq functions are a good idea
  • Individual gain controls (in addition to the host gain) offers a lot of flexibility
  • A number of bundled presets – also a very good idea

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Here’s a list of the cabs and mics

(taken from Recabinet website)

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Cabinets:

  • 1960 – based on a Marshall 1960AV 4×12
  • Angora – based on a Line 6 Vetta 4×12
  • Blackface 4×10 – based on a Fender ’65 Super Reverb 4×10
  • Chordal – based on a Roland JC120
  • Damien – based on a Marshall 1936 2×12
  • Dazed – based on a Supro Thunderbolt
  • Eagle – based on an ENGL Pro 4×12
  • Excel – based on a Randall RS412XLT100 4×12
  • Genzie – based on a Genz Benz G-Flex ported 2×12
  • Green – based on an original 1970s Marshall 4×12
  • Igor – based on a Krank Krankenstein 4×12
  • Manatee – based on an Ampeg SVT 8×10
  • Motown – based on an Ampeg Portaflex B15N
  • Ogre – based on a Bogner Uberkab 4×12
  • Oversize – based on a Mesa Standard 4×12
  • Sterling – based on a Marshall Hand Wired 4×12 (late 1960s reissue)
  • Tangerine – based on an Orange 4×12
  • Top Boost – based on a Vox AC30
  • Tweed 1×12 – based on a Fender ’53 Deluxe 1×12
  • Zodiac 2×12 – based on a Selmer Zodiac Twin 30

Recorded with the same mics as before

Microphones:

  • 57 – based on a Shure SM57
  • 545 – based on a Shure Unidyne III 545
  • 121 – based on a Royer 121
  • 409 – based on a Sennheiser MD409
  • 421 – based on a Sennheiser MD421
  • i5 – based on an Audix i5
  • Reference – based on an Earthworks M30
  • U87 – based on a Neumann U87

Pricing

While the cost for new users is $130, users who purchased the Recabinet 2.0:

  • between November 1st, 2008 and October 22nd, 2009 are eligible for a FREE upgrade (only between January 18 and January 26, 2011)
  • on October 23rd, 2009 or later can upgrade to Recabinet 3 for $60

If I understand this correctly, this means that even if you were remiss in not getting Recabinet before – if you buy Recabinet 2.0 before January 18 for $15 – you can get the new plug in for $60.  But, since this is a presumption based on the information on the website and not and official policy of recabinet, you should contact them to see if this is the case before purchasing.

If this is the case – it’s a smart incentive to get people to use their impulse responses.

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