OwnHammer Player Packs
General Information




What are they?

First and foremost, the OwnHammer Player Packs are condensed feature set impulse response libraries that are being resold by 3rd party vendors on their websites in their proprietary formats for use with their proprietary hardware and software.

In the use application field for guitar and bass cabinet impulse responses, over time with the emergence and popularity of outboard platforms - be it digital amp modelers or load boxes with impulse response loading capabilities - the majority consumer base has slowly shifted from studio engineers and recordists to performers building their own sounds and taking these not only to the studio but to the stage. With this change in consumer demographic, the feature and option set requirement has also moved from something verbose, complex, and capable of the tiniest variation in nuance for the more technically oriented and experienced user, to the 'grab and go' mentality of the creativity and performance oriented user.

Enter the OwnHammer Player Packs

With a much more simplified offering set, these impulse response libraries offer a scaled back file inclusion list, but leave all of the best parts as well as add some new options to the palette. This way guitarists and recordists who just want to be provided a minimalized but powerful set of IR's can be up and running quickly with the same commercial level sound quality that OwnHammer is known around the globe for.

Using the best hand selected specimens of the industry standard gear used for recording electric guitar, and a file naming language that is quick and intuitive to follow, the Player Packs enable the user to get superior and professional sounding cabinet and speaker impulse response files in their chain in just a couple of clicks. The individual mic placements are set to offer a sweet spot, bright (-B), and dark (-D) option, and the mic mixes are labeled by tonality, none of which are guitar, genre, or gain structure specific. Choose what works best with your taste, signal chain, and use application, and jam away!

Where can I buy them?

These libraries are only available through external resellers in their proprietary formats, usable in their proprietary hardware/software. The scope of offerings that these manufacturers provide enables these proprietary files to be used with virtually any other platform for most use cases - recording and live sound - with digital and analog amps, pedals, etc. They will not be offered for direct sale on the OwnHammer website, nor in .wav format, however.

Player Packs can currently be purchased from the following thrid party vendors:




Does purchasing these entitle me to any content or discounts from the OwnHammer site?

No, these are separate products sold and supported by the 3rd parties listed on the OwnHammer homepage in the Player Packs global sidebar list. If you have questions about purchase, installation, or use, please contact them through their support channels.

How are they similar and different?

In each Player Pack library, there is 1 cabinet, each cabinet contains 4 different speaker types, and each speaker type contains 20 files for a total of 80 files per library. Below is a list of the 20 files per speaker, and how they do or do not relate to or overlap with the libraries sold on the OwnHammer website:

Mics

57 the same as or very similar to the 57-## in the Quick Start directory
57-B the same as or very similar to the 57-FRED
57-D unique to the Player Packs
87 unique to the Player Packs
87-B unique to the Player Packs
87-D unique to the Player Packs
121 the same as or very similar to the 121-## in the Quick Start directory
121-B unique to the Player Packs
121-D unique to the Player Packs
421 the same as or very similar to the 421-## in the Quick Start directory
421-B the same as or very similar to the 421-FRED
421-D unique to the Player Packs
Rear the same as or very similar to the REAR file
Room the same as or very similar to the ROOM file


Mixes

All unique to the Player Packs
Fat the same as or very similar to the OH1F-## in the Quick Start directory
Full the same as or very similar to the SP2-## in the Quick Start directory
Fwd the same as or very similar to the OH1-## in the Quick Start directory
Smooth unique to the Player Packs
Warm unique to the Player Packs

Just as well, not all cabinets and speakers sold as Player Packs will have verbose entries on the OwnHammer website, and not all verbose libraries from the OwnHammer site will have cabinets and speaker entries as Player Packs.

Where do the libraries slightly overlap?

Player Pack OH Verbose Library
112 VC15 Class-A Duo (112 VC15 BCT / BLU / F55 / GLD)
212 VC30 212 VC30 BLU-93
212 VC30 H30
Class-A Duo (212 VC30 M25 / SLV)
412 MAR Green Vintage 412 MAR-CB PR-H55
412 MAR-CB PR-H75 / PR-M75
412 MAR-CB PR-M55
412 RECTO 412 RECTO C90
412 RECTO SHZ
412 RECTO V60
412 RECTO V70



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