Looking for the best free impulse responses? You have come to the right place friend!
We have dug out the best sounding IR’s from the unfathomable depths of the internet to bring to you zero B.S and straight fire impulse responses that will certainly enhance your mix and make your guitar sound just great!
These free IRs can be loaded into your favorite IR loader or even amp modelers that support IRs such as Kemper, Boss GT 1000, Line 6 Helix, Quad Cortex, Line 6 HX Stomp/Pod Go, Headrush, Axe Fx and more.
So, are you ready to find free impulse response library collections and download them all? Without further ado let’s get started.
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10+ Best Free Impulse Responses 2023
This is the holy grail of rock and roll sound. Recorded with an SM57 microphone at a 45 degree angle (Fredman style), the Fender 65 Twin Reverb IR captures the sound coming from Tube-Combo with 2×12″ Jensen speakers.
Here’s how this slick Fender Twin Reverb IR sounds like:
You can use this impulse response for crafting ambient clean tones, black metal staccato plucks, blues rock, djent cleans and more.
Recorded with an Växhuset SM57 microphone, Randall is one of the best free impulse responses that boasts sound captured from a 4×12 Cabinet equipped with Celestial elements.
SEE ALSO: Best Acoustic Guitar IRs
Fans of heavy metal music and downtuned guitars will be in awe of the Mesa Traditional IR that was recorded with a Shure SM57 off-axis Microphone and a Dual Rectifier 100-watt Tube Head.
This IR emulates the sound of Jorgen Kristensen from Dead Awaken.
SEE ALSO: Best Impulse Responses for Metal Guitar
If you are looking for a solid Bass IR, then the Ampeg Classic is one of the best free impulse responses for bassists. Featuring a sound recorded from Bass cabinet with 2×15″ Eminence speakers, the Ampeg Classic IR was
recorded with a Behringer B5 microphone merely two meters away (on the left).
SEE ALSO: You might also want to check out these Bass Impulse Responses that can give a new lease of life to your bass guitar tracks.
The legendary Marshall Amps sound has been captured by this Marshall JCM 800 4×12 IR.
Recorded using a SM57 microphone, the Marshall JCM 800 IR captures the sound of Lead Series Guitar Cabinet with 4×12″ Celestion G12T-75 speakers.
It is best suited for playing classic rock songs, and punk rock tunes.
Here’s how the Marshall JCM 800 4×12 IR sounds like:
Heck, you can even play your favorite guitar solos from the 1970s as the Marshall JCM 800 captures that guitar tone perfectly.
Another solid Marshall IR on our list of the best free impulse responses, the Marshall 1960V was recorded with a Shure SM57 off-axis and encapsulates the sound emanating from a vintage Guitar cabinet with 4×12″ Celestion G12-Vintage speakers.
Here is how it sounds like:
If you are looking for a decent sounding free metal IR, look no further than the Mesa Traditional recorded with a Rode-NT1 by Jörgen Kristensen from Dead Awaken.
This Mesa Traditional IR captures the sound of a Dual Rectifier 100-watt Tube Head – Diamond Faceplate. You can expect to play some filthy distorted guitars and chug along riffs.
SEE ALSO: Learn how to make Impulse Responses in your DAW for free.
Recorded with a Rode NT1-A microphone, this iteration of Marshall JCM 800 is another solid impulse response that can play blistering solos and lead guitar parts.
Check how good it sounds like with a Mooer GE 200 Amp Modeler/Effects Pedal.
It captures the sound emanating from a Lead Series Guitar Cabinet with 4×12″ Celestion G12T-75 speakers.
9) Koch 4×12
Recorded using a TSM MT184S microphone, the Kock 4×12 Impulse response captures the sound of a Guitar Cabinet with 4×12″ Koch VG12-90 speakers.
Rounding up our list of the best free impulse responses is this nifty Fender Twin Reverb IR that was recorded with Seiren Pro L microphone. It perfectly captures the sound of a Tube-Combo with 2×12″ Jensen speakers.