Two Notes Torpedo Studio Multi-Impedance Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

Two Notes Torpedo Studio Multi-Impedance Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

Two Notes Torpedo Studio Multi-Impedance Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

B&H # TWTOREDSTUDI MFR # TORPEDO STUDIO
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Product Highlights

  • Provides Sound of Power Amp, Mic & Cab
  • Handles Electrical Load of Preamplifiers
  • Emulated Tube-Stage Output
  • Reactive & Resistive Impedance Modes
  • Dual Mono / Stereo Miking Emulations
  • Post-FX Section with EQ, Compressor & More
  • Digital, Analog & MIDI I/O
  • 50 Cabinets & 8 Mics Provided
  • Load 3rd-Party & Home-Recorded IRs
  • Torpedo Remote Software & Power Cable
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Two Notes Studio overview

  • 1Description

Designed for electric guitar players and bassists, the Torpedo Studio from Two Notes is a digital loadbox, interfacing with your favorite preamplifier in a comprehensive effort to replace or obviate your large—and often cumbersome—speaker cabinet. The device goes farther than giving you authentic sounding impulse responses of many different cabinets by providing emulations of power amplifiers, microphones, microphone preamplifiers, and effects often used in capturing recording (equalizers, compressors, etc.). It can be used as a digital alternative to miking your cabinet on stage or in the studio, for silent practicing, and as a means to put many different cabinet configurations at your disposal for experimentation.

The Torpedo Studio not only replicates the sound of many different combinations of gear, but also protects the circuitry of your favorite preamp. Quite often—and especially with amps not sporting fuses or other protection systems—failure to connect a tube-amplifier’s power output to a speaker cabinet can cause significant problems to the output stage of your amp. Plugging into the Torpedo Studio solves this problem effectively, handling the load of your preamplifier (hence the term “loadbox”), while giving you both Reactive and Resistive options when it comes to matching impedances of your amplifier. Resistive offers a fixed impedance value and usually produces a warmer tone than Reactive mode, which mimics the complex impedance of corporeal speakers and gives you a brighter, and some would say more natural timbre.

Adaptations of the convolution techniques long used to model hardware reverberators have been employed to give you high-quality digital algorithms. These authentically mimic the sound and feel of a power amp/cabinet/microphone setup. 50 cabinets and eight microphones ship standard with the Torpedo Studio, but you can also load third-party impulse responses, or even your own, home-created IRs. Further Two-Note sounds are accessible via the included Torpedo Remote software, wherein you can audition and purchase additional models, and also, control the Torpedo Studio with software, rather than through the hardware unit itself.

To accommodate both beginners and seasoned experimenters, two different operational modes have been provided: Arcade mode, which is for novice users, and Simulation mode, which allows for comprehensive customization of the loadbox’s parameters. A temperature fan ensures that heat is efficiently dissipated, with an automatic warning and a failsafe built-in to the unit, should you exceed specific temperatures. A power cable is provided for your convenience. 

Emulated Tube-Stage Output
When using guitar/bass preamplifiers with conventional power amps, players often get their sound from a particular use of its tube complement. To replicate this feel, Two Notes has developed a tube-stage modeling that gives you a choice of 4 different tube models (6L6, EL34, EL84 and KT88) in AB-class Push-Pull (PP) or A-class Single Ended (SE) configurations. You can push this tube stage like a conventional amplifier, achieving for that subtle kind of distortion.
Not Just for Guitars
In addition for stringed instruments, the Torpedo Studio can be used to warm up keyboards, synthesizers, organs, or digital pianos/soft-synths.
Adjustable Impedance
The loadbox's adjustable impedance of 4, 8, or 16 Ohms—and its high-admissible power of 150W—makes it suitable for use with any amplifier. The reactive impedance faithfully imitates a speaker, allowing the amp to work exactly as if it was connected to a speaker cabinet.
Dual Mono/Stereo Miking Emulations
Provided is a combined simulation of two cabinets matched with two microphones for choices in tonal configurations. You can also virtually position two different microphones in front of your selected, emulated speaker, or in front of two different modeled-speakers.
Post-FX Section
When recording guitars and basses, it is common to apply a few effects to shape the sound before it is sent to the house PA or your recording interface. To assist in this task, the Torpedo Studio ships with a semi-parametric EQ, an exciter, a compressor, and a reverb.
Connection Possibilities
Go ahead and connect your instrument to your desired amplifier as usual. Then, where you would connect your amplifier to the speaker cabinet, connect to the Torpedo Studio instead. Now route the setup to a mixing board, house PA, or recording interface. You can also use headphones for direct monitoring and silent practice. If you still want to use your desired speaker, you can do so through the THRU output, so long as it sports a 1/4" termination for inputs.

You can also use the Torpedo Studio with a preamplifier, or as an external effect processor in a studio/home-studio environment. A hefty complement of analog and digital I/O allows the Torpedo Studio to work in virtually any situation.

MIDI Implementation
The Torpedo Studio can be controlled by MIDI messages, accepting both program changes and control changes. The controlling device, hooked into the Torpedo Studio's 5-Pin DIN MIDI input jack, can be a foot controller, a keyboard, or a computer. Also on hand is a 5-Pin DIN MIDI out/THRU jack, which will mirror every MIDI message coming in through the MIDI input to connected devices.
Torpedo Remote System
The Torpedo Studio includes a remote software application called Torpedo Remote. This software provides a clear and intuitive interface, giving you access to all the parameters on your Torpedo. These include loading/saving presets, loading new IRs, and updating the unit's firmware. You can also try out additional speaker cabinets from the Two Notes store, preview them on your own tracks in real time, and choose to buy the ones you prefer.
Power Amps Emulated
  • SE 6L6: Configuration Single Ended - Class A with 6L6
  • SE EL34: Configuration Single Ended - Class A with EL34
  • SE EL84: Configuration Single Ended - Class A with EL84
  • SE KT88: Configuration Single Ended - Class A with KT88
  • PP 6L6: Configuration Push-Pull - Class AB with 6L6
  • PP EL34: Configuration Push-Pull - Class AB with EL34
  • PP EL84: Configuration Push-Pull - Class AB with EL84
  • PP KT88: Configuration Push-Pull - Class AB with KT88
Microphones Emulated
  • Dynamic 57: Shure SM57
  • Dynamic 421: Sennheiser MD421
  • Knightfall: Blue Dragonfly
  • Condenser 87: Neumann U87
  • Ribbon160: Beyerdynamic M160N
  • Ribbon121: Royer R121
  • Bass 20: Electro-Voice RE20
  • Bass 5: Shure Beta 52
Cabinets Emulated (Electric Guitar)
  • 2Notes CSG: Two Notes Custom 1x12" Electro-Voice EVM12L
  • Alichino: Cornford Harlequin 1x12" OB Celestion Vintage 30 UK
  • Angl VintC: Engl 4x12" Celestion V30
  • Bayou: Jenkins Sound Lab 2x12” OB Eminence Patriot Swamp Thang
  • BDeLuxe: Fender Blues Deluxe 1x12"
  • Blonde 63: Fender Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2x12"
  • Brit 65C: Marshall 1965A 4x10" Celestion G10L-35 close back
  • Brit 65O: Marshall 1965A 4x10" Celestion G10L-35 open back
  • Brit Std: Marshall JCM900 2x12" Celestion G12T
  • Brit VintC: Marshall Slash Signature 4x12" Celestion V30 close back
  • Brit VintO: Marshall Slash Signature 4x12" Celestion V30 open back
  • Calif C90: Mesa/Boogie 1x12" Celestion C90 (Black Shadow)
  • Calif StdC: Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Standard 4x12" Celestion V30 close back
  • Calif StdO: Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Standard 4x12" Celestion open back
  • Eddie: Peavey 5150 2x12" Sheffield 1200
  • Forest: Elmwood 2x12" Celestion V30
  • Free Rock: VHT Deliverance 4x12" Eminence P50E
  • Free Rock2: VHT Deliverance 2x12" Eminence P50E
  • Green Tri: Hughes&Kettner Triamp 4x12" Celestion Greenback
  • Jazz 120: Vintage Roland JC120 2x12"
  • JubilGreen: Marshall 2550 2x12" Celestion Greenback
  • JubilV30: Marshall 2550 2x12" Celestion V30
  • Kerozen: Diezel 4x12" Celestion V30
  • R2D2: Musicman 112 RD 1x12" Electro-Voice EVM12L
  • Silver77: Vintage Fender Twin Reverb 2x12" orange JBL
  • SilverJen: Vintage Fender Twin Reverb 2x12" Jensen C12K
  • StrongBack: VHT Fat Bottom 4x12" Eminence P50E
  • The One: Brunetti Neo1512 1x15" + 1x12"
  • Twill 15: Clark Tweed Replica 1x15" OB Jensen 1959
  • Vibro Utah: Vintage 1961 Fender Vibrolux 1x12" original Utah speaker
  • Vibro V30: Vintage 1961 Fender Vibrolux 1x12" Celestion V30
  • Voice 30: Original Vox AC30 JMI 2x12" Celestion Silver Bell
  • Voice 65: 1965 Vox 2x12"
  • VoiceModrn: Vox V212H, 2x12" Celestion Alnico Blue
  • Watt FanC: Hiwatt 2x12" Fane close back
  • Watt FanO: Hiwatt 2x12" Fane open back
  • XTCab: Bogner 4x12" Celestion V30
Cabinets Emulated (Electric Basses)
  • 2Notes: CSB Two Notes Custom 1x15"
  • Alu XL: Hartke XL 4x12"
  • AZ Ben: SWR Big Ben 1x18"
  • AZ Work: SWR WorkingMan 4x10"
  • Calif Low: Mesa/Boogie 2x10"
  • Fridge: Ampeg 8x10"
  • Heaven Bot: David Eden 1x15"
  • Heaven Top: David Eden 4x10"
  • Marco: Markbass 2x10"
  • New York: Markbass 4x6"
  • Rea One: AER Cab One 2x10"
  • Voice V125: Vox V125 2x12"
  • WGrandBlvd: Ampeg B15N 1x15" CB Jensen C15N, Vintage Ceramic
In the Box
Two Notes Torpedo Studio Multi-Impedance Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses
  • Power Cable
  • Torpedo Remote Software
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Two Notes Studio specs

    Speaker Support
    Speaker Input Input Connection: 1 x 1/4" TS, phone type
    Maximum Input Voltage: 280 VAC / +51 dBu
    Security Load: 200 Ohms / 10 W
    Output 1 x 1/4" TS Speaker THRU, phone type
    Analog
    I/O 2 x Combo XLR-1/4" inputs, balanced TRS or unbalanced TS
    2 x XLR outputs, balanced
    1 x 1/4" Mono headphone output, balanced TRS
    Maximum Input Level +8.70 dBu
    Input Impedance Balanced: 20 kOhms
    Unbalanced: 10 kOhms
    Maximum Output Level No Load, Balanced: +11.2 dBu
    10-kOhm Load, Balanced: +10.7 dBu
    No Load, Unbalanced: +5.1 dBu
    10-kOhm Load, Unbalanced: +4.9 dBu
    Output Impedance Balanced: 600 Ohms
    Unbalanced: 300 Ohms
    Loadbox Reactive or Resistive Load (relay), Nominal Impedance: 4, 8, or 16 Ohms (switch)*
    Maximum Admissible Power: 150 W (assuming proper ventilation)
    Maximum Temporary Admissible Power: 200 W (assuming proper ventilation)
    Cooling System: Temperature-controlled fan
    *High Impedance mode if a cabinet is connected to the THRU output (loadbox is disconnected)
    Digital
    I/O 2 x RCA for S/PDIF I/O
    2 x XLR for AES/EBU I/O
    1 x BNC for Wordclock input
    2 x 5-Pin DIN for MIDI I/O/Thru
    1 x USB Type-B
    Sampling Frequency S/PDIF: 44.1 to 96 kHz master or slave configuration
    AES: 44.1 to 96 kHz master or slave configuration
    ADC: 192 kHz
    DAC: 96 kHz
    Resolution ADC: 24-bit
    DAC: 24-bit
    Noise Level ADC: -111 dB, A-weighted
    DAC: -109 dB, A-weighted
    THD ADC: 0.0026%
    DAC: 0.0008%
    Crosstalk ADC, Stereo: -109 dB
    DAC, Stereo: -106 dB
    Frequency Response 13 Hz to 45 kHz at -1 dB
    Latency Normal-Latency Mode: 5.063 ms
    Low-Latency Mode: 3.064 ms (line input to line output)
    General
    Thermal / Fan Control Temperature-controlled fan
    At 239°F / 115°C, a visual warning is displayed and the output signal is muted
    At 257°F / 125°C, the loadbox is disconnected, and the amplifier sees a 200-Ohm security load to help lowering the temperature by taming the amplifier
    Power Supply IEC60320 C14 power connector
    Input Voltage 85 to 264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    Power Approximately 10 W
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 17.3 x 7.1 x 3.5" / 44.0 x 18.0 x 8.8 cm, excluding external features
    19.0 x 9.1 x 3.5" / 48.3 x 23.0 x 8.8 cm, including external features (rackmount edges / connectors and knobs)
    Weight 8.8 lb / 4.0 kg

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