A little background: I'm trying to expand my library of IRs. While I have access to TL Space, Waves IR-L, and Altiverb the most readily available (installed in the room I do most of my work in) is TL Space. So I have another question in a multiple parts:
I poked around the internet trying to find new and interesting IRs and found a few resources.
What other websites do you find useful IRs on?
After reading Tim's "Why Use High Sample Rates?" post (a great read, btw) I realized that people are (have been) selling library collections of IRs also. It makes total sense, just never thought to look.
Are there any collections that you highly recommend? Do you run into issues with compatibility ie a library was created for Altiverb and as such won't load into TL Space or vice versa?
As I understand it, pretty much any audio file can become an IR but not every audio file makes a good IR. If I'm choosing sounds from my effects library are there characteristics that I should I look for? Or is it better to not limit myself and just see what works?
When going out and recording your own, what do you use? At the present my theoretical rig is an iPod line-out > Genelec 1029a and an NT4 > MixPre > M10. I haven't quite figured out the battery power yet, but at first I plan on sampling spaces with wall power. I'm expect that I'll lose some low end using the 1029a, but is there anything else that I should expect / look out for? Also, is there a benefit to recording IRs at higher sample rates? Can the plug-ins even read the files?