Torpedo Live

Professional loadbox with digital miking

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Two Notes Torpedo Live

Introduction to the Torpedo Live

Enjoy the possibility of silent playing

This is a Digital Loadbox

That is, a combination of an analog REACTIVE 100W RMS loadbox and a powerful 32-bit DSP. The Torpedo Live was directly inspired by the critically acclaimed Torpedo VB-101, the first-ever digital loadbox to have hit the market.


Your onboard cab collection

Carry up to 32 Two Notes cabinets at once in a single rack unit — a pack you can expand at will by buying from our ever growing library of virtual cabinets, available on La Boutique via the Remote software or WoS III plug-in.


Mic arsenal

8 carefully selected microphones ready to capture your best guitar riffs.
Whether you need a classic dynamic, a sweet ribbon or a high fidelity condenser mic, you have them all inside the box!


Visit our Multimedia page for more video & audio demos, test benches, playlists etc. on the Torpedo Live.


Mike like a Pro
Want more focus? Get closer to the cone.
Two Notes’ exclusive proprietary cabinet and microphone measurement technology
accurately emulates the sound and process of miking a guitar or bass cabinet in a professional recording studio.
Onboard Power Amp Simulation
For those playing with guitar preamps, we included all the fantastic sounding
tube power amp emulations originally developed for the Torpedo VM-202.
Keep your setup simple and light! And more versatile thanks to MIDI control.
Want more? Use your own IR’s!
Load up to 512 IR’s inside the unit (3rd party or your own files).
The «Quick Preview» feature of the Torpedo Remote software (Mac/PC) allows you
to browse your library on your computer while playing with the Torpedo LIVE.

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Loadbox

8 ohms fixed

Max input power:
100W RMS

Controlled ventilation and thermal security:
both amp and musician are perfectly safe

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Two Notes Torpedo Live

Connectivity

  • Power input
  • Speaker output
  • Balanced line input
  • Balanced line output
  • Front panel stereo headphone output
  • S/PDIF output (48/96 kHz)
  • MIDI Input
  • USB

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Two Notes Torpedo Live

High-quality electronic design

The best simulation is nothing without a perfectly designed analog and digital circuit. Two Notes focus on the whole signal chain, from your amp or preamp output to the PA, monitor, headphones or recorder to ensure the best performance. Guitar and bass players deserve studio quality gear !

Power amp emulation

Connect your preamp or stompbox to your Torpedo Live, C.A.B. or WoS plug-in. They embed our component-based tube power amp simulation. Simply choose the amp design, characteristics, and select the tube type.

Torpedo technology

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.

(*) VB-101, VM-202 and WoS plug-in only

Digital Audio

24 bits / 96 kHz AD/DA convertors
S/N ratio : 100dB
32 bits float internal processing
Latency = 3 ms

Dimensions & weight

Width x depth x height:
19 x 7.5 x 1.7 (in.) / 483 x 189 x 44 (mm)

Weight:
4.4 lb (2 kg)

Power amp simulation

4 tube types :

  • EL84
  • EL34
  • 6L6
  • KT88

2 different circuit topologies :

  • classe A / single ended
  • classe AB / push pull

2 different modes :

  • pentode
  • triode

Settings :

  • Volume
  • Presence
  • Depth
  • Pentode / Triode switch

8 studio microphones

  • Ribbon 121, inspired by Royer® R121
  • Ribbon 160, inspired by Beyerdynamic® M160N
  • Dynamic 57, inspired by Shure® SM57
  • Dynamic Bass52, inspired by Shure® Beta 52
  • Dynamic 421, inspired by Sennheiser® MD421
  • Dynamic Bass20, inspired by Electrovoice® RE20
  • Condenser 87, inspired by Neumann® U87
  • Condenser Knightfall, inspired by Blue® Dragonfly

The Torpedo Live comes with the 32 Two Notes cabinets listed below

Test more cabinets in real time and buy the ones you like on La Boutique, available via Torpedo Remote or WoS III.

Guitar cabinets

  • 2Notes CSG: Two Notes Custom 1×12″ ElectroVoice® EVM12L
  • Angl VintC: Engl® 4×12″ Celestion® V30
  • Blonde 63: Fender® Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2×12″
  • Brit 65C: Marshall® 1965A 4×10″ Celestion® G10L-35 closed back
  • Brit VintC: Marshall® Slash Signature 4×12″ Celestion® V30 closed back
  • Calif StdC: Mesa/Boogie® Rectifier® Standard 4×12″ Celestion® V30 closed back
  • Eddie: Peavey® 5150 2×12″ Sheffield 1200
  • Free Rock2: VHT® Deliverance 2×12″ Eminence® P50E
  • Green Tri: Hughes&Kettner® Triamp 4×12″ Celestion® Greenback
  • Jazz 120: Vintage Roland® JC120 2×12″
  • JubilGreen: Marshall® 2550 2×12″ Celestion® Greenback
  • Kerozen: Diezel® 4×12″ Celestion® G12K-100
  • Silver77: Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12″ orange JBL®
  • SilverJen: Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12″ Jensen® C12K
  • The One: Brunetti® Neo1512 1×15″ + 1×12″
  • Vibro Utah: Vintage 1961 Fender® Vibrolux® 1×12″ original Utah speaker
  • Vibro V30: Vintage 1961 Fender® Vibrolux® 1×12″ Celestion® V30
  • Voice 30: Original Vox® AC30 JMI 2×12″ Celestion® « Silver Bell »
  • Voice 65: 1965 Vox® 2×12″
  • VoiceModrn: Vox® V212H, 2×12″ Celestion® Alnico Blue
  • Watt FanC: Hiwatt® 2×12″ Fane closed back
  • XTCab: Bogner® 4×12″ Celestion® V30

Bass cabinets

  • 2Notes CSB: Two Notes Custom 1×15″
  • Alu XL: Hartke® XL 4×10″
  • AZ Ben: SWR® Big Ben 1×18″
  • AZ Work: SWR® WorkingMan 4×10″
  • Calif Low: Mesa/Boogie® 2×10″
  • Fridge: Ampeg® 8×10″
  • Heaven Bot: David Eden® 1×15″
  • Heaven Top: David Eden® 4×10″
  • Marco: Markbass® 2×10″
  • Voice V125: Vox® V125 2×12″

Note: All product names mentioned on this website are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Two Notes Audio Engineering.

Browse the list of Guitar and bass cabinets available for purchase on the Two Notes Store.

“The Two Notes Torpedo Live will change your life in so many ways (as it did for us).” (Derek Davodowich and Scott Kahn, for MusicPlayers.com, Oct.2013)

“The Torpedo Live is one of those products that once you’ve used it you wonder how you ever coped without it.” (Tom Quayle, for Guitar Interactive Magazine, Oct. 2013)

Visit our Multimedia page for video and audio demos, tests, and playlists.

Find out what the international press says about the Torpedo in our Pressroom: articles, test benches, and more.


Images

Hardware model Studio VB-101 LIVE C.A.B. RELOAD
Main function Studio digital loadbox Studio digital loadbox Stage digital loadbox Speaker simulation Reactive-active attenuator, DI and reamplification box
Format 2-unit rack 2-unit rack 1-unit rack stompbox 2U tabletop
Integrated loadbox with active heat control 150W RMS, 200W peak – 4, 8 & 16 Ohms 150W RMS 100W RMS no 150W RMS, 200W peak – 4, 8 & 16 Ohms
Loadbox type Reactive & Resistive Resistive Reactive no Reactive
Load compensation yes (resistive mode) yes no no no
Speaker input yes yes yes no yes
Transformer on speaker input no yes no no
Instrument/pedal input compatible no compatible yes yes
Balanced line input XLR X 2 XLR 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS
Balanced line output Combo 1/4″/XLR x 2 XLR x 2 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS
Headphone output 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS no
Digital I/O’s AES/EBU, SPDIF AES/EBU, SPDIF SPDIF, output only no no
Wordclock input BNC BNC no no no
MIDI MIDI In + Out/Thru MIDI In + Out/Thru MIDI In only MIDI In only no
USB yes yes yes yes no
Digital converters 24 bits, 192kHz
Cirrus CS5361 Multi-Bit stereo ADC
Wolfson WM8740 Very High Performance stereo DAC
24 bits, 192kHz
Cirrus CS5361 Multi-Bit stereo ADC
Wolfson WM8740 Very High Performance stereo DAC
24 bits, 96kHz
AKM AK4528 high performance CODEC
24 bits, 96kHz
AKM AK4528 high performance CODEC
none
Number of processing channels 2 2 (firmware V3.1) 1 1 1
Number of simultaneous IR’s 2 2 1 1 100*
Non-linear impulses yes yes no no yes*
Mic placement yes yes yes yes yes*
Variphi yes yes no no yes*
Overload yes yes no no yes*
Available Two Notes cabinet
models
50 50 32 32 24*
Expandable library yes yes yes yes yes
Number of cabinet slots 50 50 32 32 infinite*
Number of IR slots 50 50 512 512 infinite*
Available microphones 8 8 8 8 8*
Power amp simulation 8 types of amplifiers 8 types of amplifiers 8 types of amplifiers 8 types of amplifiers 8 types of amplifiers*
FX’s Low-cut, 5-band EQ, Exciter, Comp, Spatial Low-cut, 5-band EQ, Exciter, Comp, Spatial 5-band EQ 5-band EQ Low-cut, 5-band EQ, Exciter, Comp, Spatial*
Measured latency (ms) Normal : 4.8 – Low : 2.8 Normal : 4.8 – Low : 2.8 1.9 1.9 Soundcard latency value

*When used with the WoS plug-in

Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Mac OS X)

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Version 0.9.8
The Torpedo BlendIR software allows you to “capture” your own cab/microphone configuration for use in our Torpedo Studio VB-101, VM-202, Live, CAB, and Wall of Sound.

Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Windows)

Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Windows) {version,
Version 0.9.8
The Torpedo BlendIR software allows you to “capture” your own cab/microphone configuration for use in our Torpedo Studio, VB-101, VM-202, Live, CAB, and Wall of Sound.

Torpedo Live User’s Guide (English)

Torpedo Live User's Guide (English) {version,
Version 1.4
Complete manual for the Torpedo Live, English version

Torpedo Live User’s Guide (French)

Torpedo Live User's Guide (French) {version,
Version 1.5
Complete manual for the Torpedo Live, French version

Torpedo Live Presets

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Factory presets for Torpedo Live, to reinstall on your device with Torpedo Remote if you have lost or modified the original presets.

Torpedo Remote – Mac OSX

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Version 4.0.3
Compatible with Torpedo Studio, Live, and C.A.B.
This version includes automatic updates of your unit’s firmware, of the cab collection, and of the software itself.

Torpedo Remote – Windows

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Version 4.0.3
Compatible with Torpedo Studio, Live, and C.A.B.
This version includes automatic updates of your unit’s firmware, of the cab collection, and of the software itself.

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