What Is A Cab IR And How Do I Use It? (Cab Sim/Impulse Response)

Digital cab IRs can be a bit of a deep rabbit hole, especially if you’ve never experimented with them. But never fear, that’s why we’re here! In this tutorial demo, we take a look at guitar speaker cab IRs, also known as impulse responses or cab sims, and how to load them in your recording software. It may seem daunting at first, but we break down what a cab IR exactly is, and how to use it properly to get the sickest tones you can possibly manage.

After you watch the tutorial, you can check out Trey’s very own custom IR pack here and try them for yourself!

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Senior Editor at Gear Gods living in LA. Just trying to figure this whole music thing out, really.