faIR MEGA California Recto (Essential Edition)

The 'faIR MEGA California Recto' 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 Essential’ 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.

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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.

Essential Version: The Essentials at Your Fingertips

The ‘faIR MEGA California Recto Essential’ version is designed for those seeking quality within a budget. It includes 7 Mix-Ready IRs (including 1 Room Mic, and 1 Fredman Mix), focusing exclusively on Solid State IRs. With no SPARC or Tube variations, this pack offers a straightforward approach to achieving great tone. It’s an excellent starting point for newcomers or any player looking for a simple, cost-effective way to access the iconic sound of the Marshall™ 1960AV without the complexity of larger packs.

faIR MEGA California Recto Essential Features

Legendary Cabinet Emulation

7 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.

Extensive Microphone Collection

Features Mixed IRs based on high-end microphones like the Shure™ SM57, Sennheiser™ MD421, and Audio-Technica™ AT4050, providing a wide palette of tones.

Fredman Technique IRs

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

Comprehensive File Support

Supports multiple formats including WAV, Kemper™, and Fractal Audio™ (UltraRes™), with sample rates up to 96 kHz for pristine sound quality.

Extended IR Length

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

Universal Gear Compatibility

Effortlessly integrates with leading devices like Fractal Audio Axe-Fx, Kemper Profiling Amp, and Line 6 Helix, ensuring broad compatibility and easy setup.


  • 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 (UltraRes)

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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