This really needs to have its own thread so its creator, Cuki, doesn't get buried and this thread pops up if people are searching.
I came across the name Cuki as I was reading and learning about the IR stuff recently. I understood he can make you a custom IR profile for your guitar. And that's true. But what I didn't realize...
And it sounds phenomenal!
You go his website here to watch the video with instructions (his site can be a little confusing). This link can change in the future but this is his current process
On this page you'll see "Link to online IR generator" and when you click on that, a page with the code will open up and that's where you upload your file and generate your IR.
The gist of the steps are:
You will get three new files: a standard, modified and blend. A standard IR is a "stock" IR. Modified is EQed version of standard. Blended is 50/50 standard and built-in pickup. And now you can load these into the NUX pedal.
Why is it better doing this way?
A whole lot more foolproof process. No weird, unexpected results. The results are very consistent. It reflects the sound of the mic and the mic placement dead-on. It's super quick and easy, just a little bit of learning curve.
I could not be happier with the results. It's just like, this is the sound of my guitar mic'ed, nothing else. It's just incredible. Below is a standard IR
Here I played fingerstyle, using a modified version of IR because it has a little fatter bass and it's a bit brighter too. It's crazy how spot on it sounds.
I'm astonished that he and his product are relatively unknown outside of the acoustic guitar forums and a few YT videos. He deserves much more recognition. If you're looking into making a switch to IR modeled sound then NUX pedal and Cuki IR is the cheapest, but I feel also the best way to go about it. A little bit of caveat is I need to get this gig tested. If you use Cuki's stuff, support the guy (I did). This in enormously valuable product that he's putting out there for free. Hopefully a major name manufacturer will spot him (again, I'm kinda shocked that is hasn't happened already) and they'll be putting his algorithm in something that's mass-produced, and he'll get rewarded for his work.
Cuki, you rock my man!