Free Impulse Responses from the iPad, iPhone and Behritone speakers

On July 23, 2013 by admin
Impulse Responses for iPad, iPhone and Behritone speakers

Impulse Response for iPad, iPhone and Behritone speakers

I have worked on a few iOS games lately and realized how useful it would be to simulate the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 speakers. It can be a real pain in the neck to transfer sounds to your iOS device when testing or waiting for a new build to see how your sounds will work on each devices speakers. Well, I decided to sample the impulse response from each device to do just that!

These impulse responses will work in most convolution reverbs as long as they can import .wav files. Make sure you change it to mono to really simulate what will happen! I’m using Izotope Trash 2 to do this on my computer, but you can use any software that allows importing impulse responses and summing stereo to mono signals.

So, what can you use these for? I’m glad you asked!

Any sound designer or developer working on game audio can use this on a master audio bus in their DAW to simulate how an iPhone or iPad will alter their sounds. Anyone making music for portable devices like smartphones can do the same and get an idea of what frequencies will jump out on these small speakers! If you work in post you could use them to simulate a conversation on a smartphone or music through one of these devices.

Pretty useful eh?

By the way, if you want to make your own impulse responses for your convolution reverbs using a free tool check out one of my other posts for a clear tutorial.

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BONUS: I created an impulse response for my Behringer Behritone speaker. This is a grot box that I use for mono testing and small speaker compatibility checks. It’s kind of a cheap Auratone speaker, which is funny considering Auratone was designed as a cheap speaker for contrast… but I digress…

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE iPad iPhone and Behritone Impulse Responses

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Please let me know if you found these impulse responses useful and I will make some more :) If you want some other impulse response I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
All product names used in this webpage and download are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Aaron Brown. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were sampled during impulse response capture.

 

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  • MIchael

    hey, thank you so much for the IRs.. I appreciate your work.. but how can use them?

    I’m using logic pro. the only plugin that supports IRs is the Space Designer. Can I just put the Space Designer as an inserts and set the Space Designer to DRY 100% and WET 100% and I’m done or do I have to do anything else?

    As I said before I really appreciate your work.

    Thank you!

  • admin

    Hey Michael,

    That’s a good way to use them.

    I recommend pulling the ir into something like space designer, making sure it is in mono, set it to 0% dry, 100% wet and it should work as expected :)

    Glad you enjoy them! Thanks for commenting.

  • Michael

    thank you Aaron! I tried all your three IRs and what can I say just “they work great for me”!

  • admin

    Awesome to hear Mike :) Thanks for taking the time to let me know it was worth the effort!

  • Ian Pattison

    Thanks Aaron, you’ve just cut hours from my workflow – such a simple idea really, no more bouncing, exporting to iTunes, syncing and listening – just real-time tweaking of what the end result will be – brilliant!!

  • admin

    Right on Ian! Glad you found it as useful as I did :) I can’t believe it took me so long to actually make it.

    Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • Cedar Jones

    This is extremely handy, thank you!

  • Loic Couthier

    Thank you Aaron!

  • Melissa Pons

    You are great! Thank you very much! I’m doing some samples myself in some days and let you know how it worked. Once again, thank you!

  • Aaron Brown

    Glad you found them as useful as I did Cedar :) Thanks for commenting.

  • Aaron Brown

    No problem at all Loic Couthier :) Appreciate the comment!

  • Aaron Brown

    Right on! Making your own IRs is only scary the first time. It’s all easier after that :)

  • 3ee

    Thanks for the samples! What mic did you use to capture the sounds?

  • Konrad Karolczyk

    I’ve been using them for a long time, very helpful!

  • Aaron Brown

    Great to hear Konrad! Thanks so much for letting me know :)