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Standalone IR Loader?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by verstft, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. verstft


    May 16, 2016
    Any software IR loaders that have standalone real-time monitoring? So far Cab lab 3 is the only one that I found that seems to have that feature.

    I've been running into some issues with MixIR2 so I'm seeing what's out there in 2017.
  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    Use any convolution reverb plugin that allows you to load external IRs. I’m primarily a Logic user so I just pull up an instance of Space Designer, but any convolution reverb plug should do the trick.
  3. Mcgiver69


    Sep 28, 2005
    If I'm not mistaken Reaverb from Reaper can do that, download it (it is free) and play around with it.
  4. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Poulin LeCab. You can load 6 IRs simultaneously. Switch between them easily or use them in series.
  5. Mcgiver69


    Sep 28, 2005
    Yes I forgot about that one, nice little piece of free kit. :)
  6. verstft


    May 16, 2016
    Thanks guys. I was looking specifically for soft that was standalone for real-time monitoring, not VST's. Cab lab can be round direct to your sound interface for live monitoring.
  7. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Savihost can turn a vst into a standalone

    I use it all the time to audition vst and vsti

    At the same site is vsthost which is a lightweight vst host, and does great midi

    Chainer is another great option

    Steinberg has a free host also.
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  8. verstft


    May 16, 2016
    Thanks for the recos. I'm on a MAC, but did a little research and as you guys pointed out, a super light VST host was the ticket. I got this free vst called MiniHost.
    I was worried about latency but at 48k with a small buffer, I get virtually no latency or sound artifacts.

    I love the UA console but the lack of gate and IR support was driving me nuts.

    Now I can practice through my Tone Hammer DI and run it through a DB115 cab IR with virtually no delay!
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