Presenting the Two Notes Torpedo Studio Digital Loadbox and Speaker Simulator.
The Two Notes Torpedo Studio is the next generation of the world-acclaimed Two Notes VB-101. This is the pinnacle of speaker and miking simulation – the ultimate loadbox! Its new features notably include a new loadbox with increased admissible power, a switchable impedance (4, 8, or 16 Ohms), and the possibility to choose between resistive and reactive loadbox. Its new, enhanced design makes it a more advanced, much lighter successor.
You love the sound of your amplifier pushed right to the magic sweet spot where the best tones are. Until now, the only available option was blasting your sound through a 4×12″ to properly excite a microphone. Enter the Two Notes Torpedo, the simplest and most realistic way to get your sound to your audience. Use the amp you love!
Everything that makes a real amp rule over all the other alternatives is retained. You can even record silently late at night ! Gone is the backache from the loadout, complaints from neighbours, venue staff or even bandmates and the frustration of not being able to sound at one’s best trying to reduce the volume.
Highly realistic speaker simulation is achieved by use of convolution. Two notes started from that technology and brought it much further, to accurately reproduce the characteristics of the whole miking chain (speaker, microphone, preamplifier, studio room acoustic).
Many parameters influence the sound of your guitar or bass rig when it comes to recording. Taking good care of the cabinet selection and miking will dramatically improve the sound of your takes. The Torpedo simulation reproduces the tiniest variations of a cabinet behavior such as frequency response and distortion. Move the microphone in the virtual studio room thanks to the Torpedo IR synthesis, control the phase with the Variphi: all the settings you need to achieve great recordings are here.
Use your amplifier without speaker cabinet thanks to the loadbox of the Torpedo Studio. Its adjustable impedance of 4, 8 or 16 Ohms and its high admissible power (150W) makes it suitable for any amp. 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 gives you the combined simulation of 2 cabinets + 2 microphones for optimal mixing. Position two different microphones before your speaker, or before two different speakers. Mix the two simulations to send them to the stereo outputs
When recoding guitars and basses it is common to apply a few effects to shape the sound before it is sent to the PA or recorder. The Studio comes with a powerful semi-parametric EQ, and exciter, a compressor and a wonderful reverb.
Control your Torpedo & access the Two notes Boutique software, Torpedo Remote
With its clear and intuitive interface, Torpedo Remote will give you access to all parameters on your Torpedo, including loading and saving presets, loading new IRs, and updating the unit’s firmware. You can pick any speaker cabinets from the Two notes Store, preview them on your own tracks in real time, and choose to buy the ones you prefer.
The teamp at Two-Notes borrowed the concept of Arcade VS Simulation from the world of video games. The Arcade mode is usually the easy way to, for example, drive a race car. You can hit obstacles, other cars, you can still win the race. We recommend that for your first experience with The Torpedo Studio you start with the Arcade preset mode to get more familiar with the concept of virtual miking.
The simulation mode is not for beginners and requires more experience and knowledge about how the car actually works, depending on many tiny but still important parameters (weather, type of tires, track design…). In that preset mode you will gain access to the full list of parameter, to fine tune your sound and make it perfect to your ears.
Connect your guitar or bass and effects to your amplifier as you are used to, then connect your amp to the Torpedo Studio instead of a speaker cabinet. The Torpedo Studio can then be connected to a mixing board and PA, or to a sound interface for recording, in the studio or at home. You can also use headphones for direct monitoring. An optional speaker cabinet can be connected to the Thru output.
You can also use the Torpedo Studio with a preamplifier, or as an external effect processor in a studio or home studio environment. The large choice of available analog or digital inputs and outputs allows the Torpedo Studio to work in any situation.
Amplifier input: Jack 6.35 mm (1/4) unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve), to connect the speaker output of your tube or solid state amplifier
Speaker Thru: Jack 6.35mm (1/4”) unbalanced (TS), to connect an optional cabinet instead of using the internal loadbox)
Line inputs: 2 x Combo XLR – Jack 6.35 mm (1/4”) balanced (TRS)/unbalanced (TS)
Line outputs: 2 x XLR balanced
Headphones output: Jack 6.35 mm (1/4”) balanced (TRS) stereo
Digital inputs: AES & S/PDIF 2 channels input
Digital outputs: AES & S/PDIF 2 channels output
Wordclock sync BNC
MIDI In, Out/Thru
The Torpedo Studio is fully controllable via MIDI. Program Changes are used to change presets. Control Changes are used to control the parameters of the Torpedo Studio.
The Torpedo Studio comes with a selection of 50 Two notes cabinets and much more
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Loadbox: Reactive or Resistive load (relay),
Nominal impedance: 4 or 8 or 16 Ohms (switch)
Maximum admissible power: 150 W (200 Watt peak)
Cooled by temperature-controlled fan
Inputs / Outputs
Speaker Input : Jack 6.35 mm (1/4″) unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve)
Speaker Thru : Jack 6.35mm (1/4″) unbalanced (TS)
Line Inputs : 2 X Combo XLR – Jack 6.35 mm (1/4″) balanced (TRS)/unbalanced (TS) – Maximum level: 8,7 dBu – Impedance : 20 kOhms
Line Outputs : 2 x XLR balanced – Maximum level: 11 dBu – Impedance : 600 Ohms
Phones : Jack 6.35mm stereo (TRS)
AES/EBU numeric Input/Output
S/PDIF numeric numeric Input/Output
ADC (input) :
Sampling frequency : 192 kHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Noise level : -111 dB (A-weighted)
THD : 0.0026%
Stereo crosstalk : -109 dB
DAC (output) :
Sampling frequency : 192 kHz
Resolution: 24 bits
Noise levelt : -109 dB (A-weighted)
THD : 0.0008%
Stereo crosstalk : -106 dB
13Hz- 45 kHz
AES/EBU and S/PDIF to 96 kHz
Internal synchronization , AES/SPDIF ou Wordclock
Latency: (mode Normal) 5.063 ms, (mode Low) 3.064 ms (Line Input à Line Output)
Weight and dimension
Width x Depth x Height: 483 x 250 x 90 (mm)
Weight : 4,5 kg
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