Torpedo Reload

Torpedo Reload
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Two Notes Torpedo Reload

Two Notes Torpedo Reload

Two Notes Torpedo Reload

Two Notes Audio Engineering, creator of the world’s best speaker cabinet simulation, has bridged a new technological gap with the Torpedo Reload, your new high-end device for silent playing and reamplification.
The Reload is the ideal combination of the devices you must have in a modern studio for the recording of electric guitars and basses: a power attenuator, a multi-impedance loadbox, a DI and re-amping box – it does it all and does it perfectly too.

The Two Notes philosophy stands in one word, transparency. The tone must come from your guitar, your amp and cabinet – not from the electronics that we put between parts of your regular setup.

RE-ACTTM: Reactive-Active Attenuator

Attenuators are usually known for the negative impact they have on your tone in cases of heavy attenuation. On the contrary, the Reactive-Active technology presents your amplifier with a consistent speaker’s impedance no matter what level of attenuation you’re at, and thus preserves the specific character of your amplifier. With a choice of 4, 8, or 16 Ohms, your amplifier (up to 150W RMS) will actually see real speaker impedance, and your tone will remain constant throughout the continuous attenuation curve.

Transparency is the key.

Two Notes Torpedo Reload

The result of years of research, the RE-ACTTM technology (Reactive-Active Attenuator) will tame your amplifier without ever betraying it.

From 0dB attenuation to total silencing, you can nonetheless choose between absolute transparency to more vintage or modern tone coloring with the CONTOUR.

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HI-Z DI Box

Plug your guitar into the DI Input and send that signal to your recorder. At that stage what you want is clarity and Two Notes preserves your guitar’s tone, as you will certainly want to re-inject it into your amp through the REPLAYTM.





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REPLAYTM

One of the most interesting options in studios nowadays: play the guitar one day, and mike the amp (or many different amps) another. The Torpedo Reload is your re-amplifying device of choice. The most difficult part in re-amplification techniques is finding the output level on the DAW that matches the level of your guitar when it is directly connected to the amplifier.



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That problem is now solved, thanks to the Reload’s unique…

MATCHTM function

This Two Notes innovation is the solution to the problem of level adjustment when re-amplifying. MATCHTM compares the signal as it comes from the guitar (plugged to the DI input) with the signal that has been recorded (and which is sent to the REPLAYTM Line Input) so that what you send the amp is the ideal level only. Now you can be sure that the signal you send from the DAW is exactly what your guitar itself would be sending.

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Plug your guitar into the DI Input and send this signal to your recorder. Later on, you can re-send that signal to your amplifier by using re-amping techniques with the Reload‘s REPLAYTM function. To make it perfect, Two Notes has developed the unique MATCHTM function – THE solution to the problem of level adjustment when re-amplifying.

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One Device to Rule Them All?

Record your guitar using the DI, send the signal back to your amp using the REPLAYTM, drive your amp the way it should be driven and lower the level or simply make it silent with RE-ACTTM, record the signal from the loadbox, and even use your own microphone and cabinet for a 3rd take – all simultaneously!

The Torpedo Reload comes with the Wall of Sound III plug-in and your first 24 speaker cabinets: in conjunction with the Torpedo Reload and your beloved guitar or bass amplifier, the WoS III plug-in will achieve absolutely true-to-life studio miking of your amp.

Choose the cabinet and microphone; place the mic in your virtual studio to find the “sweet spot”, and enjoy all of the Torpedo features, including power-amp simulation, 3rd-party IR compatibility, and the possibility of mixing up to 100 different cabs within a single plug-in instance.

Two Notes Torpedo Wall of Sound III

Two Notes Torpedo Reload

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Key Features

4-, 8-, 16-Ohm, real speaker impedance

Unlike other attenuators that may “show” your amplifier a higher impedance and thereby crush its tone, the Reload offers constant loadbox impedance which is similar to a speaker’s, and which is low enough to drive the speaker in the most respectful way possible. The tone picked up by the loadbox is therefore transmitted to the speaker without any modification.

Admissible power: 150W RMS, 200W peak.

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Inputs / Outputs

Inputs can handle both balanced and unbalanced signals.

DI and Loadbox Outputs are electronically balanced using low-noise, low-distortion circuits so your tone will never be affected by any kind of unwanted artifacts. They are also protected against 48V Phantom power, in case you forget to switch it off on the mixer.

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The REPLAYTM Output follows a low-impedance unbalanced design to ensure the best conditions when sending the signal to the amplifier.

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The ground lifts will allow you to solve any and all grounding issues that may come up when you are setting up the kind of complex wiring you can use with the Reload.

Security

The Two Notes active security system that you find in all the Two Notes product is there to protect both the player and the amplifier plugged to the Torpedo Reload against any kind of overheating and inappropriate impedance matching.

Sturdy & reliable

We use the best aluminum and steel for the utmost protection of the Reload‘s precious electronics.
It’s heavy, built to last — it will survive any studio session or stage stress.

Dimensions & weight

Width x depth x height : 304 x 184 x 89 (mm) / 12 x 7.2 x 3.5 (in)
4 kg (8.8 lb)

High-quality electronic design

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

Torpedo Technology

Many parameters influence the sound of your guitar or bass rig when it comes to recording. Carefully selecting your cabinet and miking options will dramatically improve the sound of your takes. The Torpedo simulation reproduces the tiniest variations of a cabinet’s 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

Two Notes Torpedo Wall of Sound III


The Torpedo Reload comes with a selection of 24 Wall of Sound cabinets.

All others are available for purchase via the WoS plug-in’s “Boutique” interface. Read below for more information.

Power-amp simulation

4 types of tubes:

  • EL84
  • EL34
  • 6L6
  • KT88

2 different types of circuits:

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

2 modes:

  • pentode
  • triode

Settings:

  • Volume
  • Presence
  • Depth
  • Switch Pentode / Triode

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 Reload comes with the following 24 WoS speaker cabinets

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

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 VintO: Marshall® Slash Signature 4×12″ Celestion® V30 open 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

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″
  • Marco: Markbass® 2×10″

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.

Hardware model VB-101 VM-202 LIVE C.A.B. RELOAD
Main function Studio digital loadbox Speaker simulation 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 no 100W RMS no 150W RMS, 200W peak
Loadbox type Resistive no Reactive no Reactive
Load compensation yes no no no no
Speaker input yes no yes no yes
Transformer on speaker input yes no no no
Instrument/pedal input no no no yes yes
Balanced line input XLR XLR x 2 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS 1/4” TRS
Balanced line output 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 1 2 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 4 types of tube 4 types of tube 4 types of tube 4 types of tube 4 types of tube*
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 2,8 2,8

*When used with WoS plug-in

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.

The Torpedo Reload was presented at NAMM 2013 as a prototype, and selected as one of “the hottest pieces of gear” by Sweetwater and Premier Guitar at NAMM 2014.

Presentation by Pete Thorn

Hottest from NAMM 2014

Detailed Walk Through

For any questions or requests, please contact us directly.

Images

  • Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Mac OS X)

    Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Mac OS X) {version,
    Version 0.9.2
    The Torpedo BlendIR software allows you to “capture” your own cab/microphone configuration for use in our Torpedo VB-101, VM-202, Live, CAB, and Wall of Sound.

  • Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Windows)

    Torpedo BlendIR Beta (Windows) {version,
    Version 0.9.2
    The Torpedo BlendIR software allows you to “capture” your own cab/microphone configuration for use in our Torpedo VB-101, VM-202, Live, CAB, and Wall of Sound.

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Mac

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Mac {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    AAX version of the WoS plug-in for Mac (ProTools 10.3.6 +)

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Windows

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Windows {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    AAX version of the WoS plug-in for Windows (ProTools 10.3.6 +)

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III AU plug-in for Mac

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III AU plug-in for Mac {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    AU version of the WoS plug-in for Mac

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Mac

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Mac {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    RTAS version of the WoS plug-in for Mac

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Windows

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Windows {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    RTAS version of the WoS plug-in for Windows

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Mac

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Mac {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    VST version of the WoS plug-in for Mac

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Win64

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Win64 {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    VST version of the WoS plug-in for Windows 64bits

  • Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Win32

    Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Win32 {version,
    Version 3.2.5
    VST version of the WoS plug-in for Windows 32bits

  • WoS III plug-in User’s Guide (English)

    WoS III plug-in User's Guide (English) {version,
    Version 1.2
    Complete manual for the Torpedo Wall of Sound III plug-in, in English

  • WoS III plug-in User’s Guide (French)

    WoS III plug-in User's Guide (French) {version,
    Version 1.2
    Complete manual for the Wall of Sound III plug-in, French version

  • TORPEDO Reload User’s Guide (English)

    TORPEDO Reload User's Guide (English) {version,
    Version 1.03
    Complete manual for the Torpedo Reload, English version

  • TORPEDO Reload User’s Guide (French)

    TORPEDO Reload User's Guide (French) {version,
    Version 1.02
    Complete manual for the Torpedo Reload, French version

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    Click on the images below for an overview of how to set up your Torpedo Reload.

    General overview

    Setting up the Torpedo Reload - Overview

    Detailed walkthrough, by Richard Norton GuitarDetailed walkthrough of the Reload, by Richard Norton


    Attenuation and Contour, by Tristan KleinAttenuation and Contour with Torpedo Reload, by Tristan Klein


    Set up your Reload as a Hi-Z DI box


    Setting up the Torpedo Reload - Hi-Z DI box

    Set up your Reload as a power attenuator

    Setting up the Torpedo Reload - RE-ACT: Reactive-Active Attenuator

    Set up your Reload for re-amplification


    Setting up the Torpedo Reload - REPLAY: for optimal re-amplification


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