faIR MEGA California Recto (Complete Edition)

The 'faIR MEGA California Recto Complete' IR pack, featuring the iconic Mesa™ 4x12 Rectifier Standard cabinet sound, is expertly engineered for genres like metal, rock, and blues. With 4 UK-made Celestion™ Vintage 30 speakers, this pack offers mix-ready blends that ensure high-quality, versatile tones with minimal effort.

Experience Legendary Sound

The ‘faIR MEGA California Recto Complete’ impulse response (IR) pack stands as a pinnacle of audio engineering, skillfully designed to replicate the iconic Mesa™ 4×12 Rectifier Standard cabinet, a cornerstone in the world of guitar amplifiers. Revered by legendary bands like Metallica, Foo Fighters, and Soundgarden, the influence of this cabinet in the music industry is unmatched. This IR pack takes it a step further by offering mix-ready blends meticulously mastered for genres like metal, rock, and blues, ensuring that your tracks are ready to impress with minimal effort.

Precision-Captured Celestion™ Speakers

Central to this IR pack are the 4 UK-made Celestion™ Vintage 30 speakers, whose every sonic detail has been captured with precision. These speakers, in conjunction with our advanced capturing techniques, produce a sound that is simultaneously tight and commanding, with a robust top-end that has shaped guitar tones in modern music for over thirty years.

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Revolutionary Sound Capturing: Beyond Emulation

The ‘faIR MEGA California Recto’ IR pack transcends mere emulation; it’s an evolution in sound capturing technology. It brings to your mix the genuine and powerful essence of the original Mesa™ Rectifier cabinet. Whether you are crafting high-gain tones for a metal track, laying down a solid rock rhythm, or weaving blues solos, this pack delivers unparalleled quality and versatility. Its mix-ready blends mean you spend less time tweaking and more time creating music that resonates with your artistic vision.

Complete Edition: The Ultimate Collection For Professionals

The ‘faIR MEGA California Recto Complete’ version is the definitive choice for audio professionals and enthusiasts alike. It includes an expansive range of over 324 IRs, covering everything from Raw CloseMics to Mix-Ready Masters, Fredman IRs, and Room Mics. This variant caters to experts who demand full control over their sound, offering detailed options for mic selection and positioning. It’s the perfect toolkit for those seeking to explore the depths of the cabinets sonic possibilities and craft their unique tone.

faIR MEGA California Recto Features

Legendary Cabinet Emulation

324 IRs based on the iconic Mesa Boogie 4×12 Rectifier Standard, loaded with UK-made Celestion Vintage 30 speakers, celebrated for their tight attack and powerful top-end.

Fredman Technique IRs

Includes 36 meticulously captured IRs using the Fredman Technique, offering a perfect blend for mixing, along with individual microphone captures.

Advanced S.P.A.R.C. Capturing Method

Featuring IRs captured with the S.P.A.R.C. technique, ensuring IRs with balanced frequency response, particularly effective for high gain tones.

Extended IR Length

Each IR extends up to 500ms, providing richer detail and depth, catering to the preferences of IR idealists and professionals.

Variations for Versatility

Each IR blend available in Tube, Solid State, and S.P.A.R.C. variations, offering diverse options to fit any mix and playing style.

Diverse Microphone Selection

Utilizes an array of top-end mics including Shure SM57, Sennheiser MD421, and more for capturing a wide range of tones and textures.


  • Shure™ SM57
  • Sennheiser™ MD421-HL (Vintage)
  • Audix™ D2
  • Audiotechnica™ AT4050
  • Sennheiser™ e609
  • AKG™ C414 B-ULS (Made in Austria)
  • Shure™ SM7B
  • t-bone™ SCT800
  • Behringer™ ECM8000


Sample Rates:

  • 44.1 kHz – 24bit
  • 48 kHz – 24bit
  • 88.2 kHz – 24bit
  • 96 kHz – 24bit

File Formats:

  • WAV
  • Kemper
  • Fractal Audio

Compatible Gear

  • Atomic™ Amplifire
  • Fractal Audio™ Axe-Fx III, II, Standard/Ultra, and AX8
  • HeadRush™ Pedalboard
  • Kemper™ Profiling Amp
  • Line 6™ Helix and HX Stomp
  • Logidy™ EPSi
  • Positive Grid™ BIAS
  • Two Notes™ Torpedo Live/Reload/Studio
  • Yamaha™ THR100HD/THR100H
  • Boss™ GT-1000
  • Mooer™ GE300

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