Two Notes Torpedo Live Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

Two Notes Torpedo Live Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

Two Notes Torpedo Live Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses

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Product Highlights

  • Provides Sound of Power Amp, Mic & Cab
  • Handles Electrical Load of Preamplifiers
  • Emulated Tube-Stage Output
  • Reactive 8-Ohm Impedance Matching
  • Mic and Mic-Placement Emulations
  • Post Effects with EQ & Reverb
  • Digital, Analog & MIDI Connections
  • 32 Cabinets & 8 Mics Provided
  • Load 3rd-Party & Home-Recorded IRs
  • Torpedo Remote Software & Power Cable
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Two Notes Live Digital overview

  • 1Description

Designed for electric guitar players and bassists, the Torpedo Live 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 32 cabinets; it also provides tweakable emulations of power amplifiers, microphones, microphone preamplifiers, and effects often used in capturing recordings (equalizers, compressors, etc.). The device 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 Live 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 Live solves this problem effectively, handling the electrical load of your preamplifier (hence the term “loadbox”), dissipating the amplifier’s power, and giving you a reactive response in handling the impedance of your amp. Once the amp is loaded into the Torpedo Live, you can achieve accurate and authentic guitar tones both on the stage (via the house’s PA system) and in the studio (via the analog or digital connections, through which you can feed your recording interface).

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. 32 cabinets and eight microphones ship standard with the Torpedo Live, 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 Live 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. You'll also note pentode and triode modes, as well as settings for volume, presence, and depth.
Reactive Loadbox
The loadbox's reactive impedance of 8 Ohms faithfully imitates a speaker, allowing the amp to work exactly as if it was connected to a speaker cabinet.
Mic Emulations
Provided are eight microphones emulated and optimized for use with the virtual cabinets. You can also virtually position these microphones, changing their distance from the cabinet, the axis, and whether or not it sits in front of or behind the cabinet. You'll also note the five-band EQ and reverb provided, the latter of which provides the sonic characteristics of eight different rooms.
Post Effects
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 Live ships with an EQ 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 Live 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 Live with a preamplifier, or as an external effect processor in a studio/home-studio environment. A S/PDIF connection carries your sound into the digital realm with wet tone on one side of the stereo signal, and dry on the other. USB connection is also provided.

MIDI Implementation
The Torpedo Live can be controlled by MIDI messages, accepting both program changes (for changing presets) and control changes (for controlling parameters). The controlling device, hooked into the Torpedo Live's 5-Pin DIN MIDI input jack, can be a foot controller, a keyboard, or a computer.
Torpedo Remote System
The Torpedo Live 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
  • Angl VintC: Engl 4x12" Celestion V30
  • Blonde 63: Fender Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2x12"
  • Brit 65C: Marshall 1965A 4x10" Celestion G10L-35 close back
  • Brit VintC: Marshall Slash Signature 4x12" Celestion V30 close back
  • Calif C90: Mesa/Boogie 1x12" Celestion C90 (Black Shadow)
  • Calif StdC: Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Standard 4x12" Celestion V30 close back
  • Eddie: Peavey 5150 2x12" Sheffield 1200
  • 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
  • Kerozen: Diezel 4x12" Celestion V30
  • Silver77: Vintage Fender Twin Reverb 2x12" orange JBL
  • SilverJen: Vintage Fender Twin Reverb 2x12" Jensen C12K
  • The One: Brunetti Neo1512 1x15" + 1x12"
  • 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
  • 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"
  • Voice V125: Vox V125 2x12"
In the Box
Two Notes Torpedo Live Digital Loadbox for Electric Guitars & Basses
  • Power Cable
  • Torpedo Remote Software
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Two Notes Live Digital specs

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    Speaker Input Input Connection: 1 x 1/4" TS, phone type
    Maximum Input Voltage: 280 VAC / +51 dBu
    Security Load: 220 Ohms / 10 W
    Output 1 x 1/4" TS Speaker THRU, phone type
    I/O 1 x 1/4" Line input, TRS, phone type
    1 x 1/4" Line output, TRS, phone type
    1 x 1/4" Mono headphone output, balanced TRS
    Maximum Input Level 36 dBu
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms
    Maximum Output Level No Load, Balanced: 16.5 dBu
    10-kOhm Load, Balanced: 16 dBu
    No Load, Unbalanced: 11 dBu
    10-kOhm Load, Unbalanced: 10.5 dBu
    Output Impedance 470 Ohms
    Loadbox Reactive Load, Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms*
    Maximum Admissible Power: 100 W (assuming proper ventilation)
    Cooling System: Temperature-controlled fan
    *High-Impedance mode if a cabinet is connected to the THRU output (loadbox is disconnected)
    I/O 1 x RCA for S/PDIF Out (wet signal on left channel, dry signal on right channel)
    1 x 5-Pin DIN for MIDI
    1 x USB Type-B
    Sampling Frequency S/PDIF: 48 to 96 kHz, master only
    ADC: 96 kHz
    DAC: 96 kHz
    Resolution ADC: 24-bit
    DAC: 24-bit
    Signal to Noise Ratio ADC: 100 dB
    DAC: 105 dB
    Frequency Response 5 Hz to 19 kHz at -1 dB
    Latency 2.875 ms (line input to line output)
    Thermal / Fan Control At 212°F / 100°C a visual warning is displayed and -12 dB attenuation is applied on the signal
    At 230°F / 110°C, the loadbox is disconnected, and the amplifier sees a 220-Ohm security load, and signal is muted
    Power Supply IEC60320 C14 power connector (provideD)
    Input Voltage 85 to 264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
    Power Approximately 10 W
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 16.9 x 6.4 x 1.7" / 43.0 x 16.3 x 4.4 cm, including rack-mounting edges
    19.0 x 7.2 x 1.7" / 48.3 x 18.2 x 4.4 cm, including connectors and knobs
    Weight 4.4 lb / 2.0 kg

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