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.
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 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.
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) willactually see real speaker impedance, and your tone will remain constant throughout the continuous attenuation curve.
Transparency is the key.
From 0dB attenuation to total silencing, you can nonetheless choose between absolute transparency to more vintage or modern tone coloring with the CONTOUR.
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.
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.
That problem is now solved, thanks to theReload’s unique…
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.
Wall of Sound III and the famous Torpedo virtual cabinets
Wall of Sound III (WoS III) is a speaker and miking simulation plugin. A plugin is a software you can load on a track of your sequencer, such as Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Reaper, inside your Digital Audio Workstation.
With your Torpedo Reload and WoS III you have the best configuration to record amazingly good guitar or bass tones for all your musical projects.
The Torpedo Reload comes with a 24 virtual cabinets usable with the WoS III and all Torpedo hardwares (C.A.B., Live, Studio, VB-101). To download your 24 cabinets, register your product on the Two notes Website, download and install the Wall of Sound III (WoS III) plugin. You will be guided step by step through the process.
Once you have become familiar with the sound and operation of the Wall of Sound III plug-in, please feel welcome to explore the in-app Two notes Boutique which will allow you to audition and have the option to purchase additional cabinets.
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.
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!
1- ON/OFF switch
2- Hi-Z Instrument Input
3- REPLAY™ level
4- Loadbox Output level
5- Speaker attenuator volume
7- Air vent
8- Signal indicators
9- Load impedance indicators
10- MATCH™ indicators
11- Temperature warning
12- Cooling fan
13- RE-ACT™ speaker In
14- RE-ACT™ speaker outputs
15- Loadbox out (balanced)
16- Di Out (balanced)
17- REPLAY™ I/Os
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.
Adjustable impedance: 4, 8 or 16 Ohms
Max admissible power: 150W RMS (200W peak)
Coold by temperature-controlled fan and active thermal security: the amp and musician work in security.
Inputs / Outputs
Speaker Input: 1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve)
Speaker Outputs: 2x 1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) – Minimum load: 4 Ohms
Loadbox Output: XLR – Max level: 20 dBu – Impedance: 600 Ohms
Replay Line Input: 1/4″ Jack balanced (TRS, Tip/Ring/Sleeve) – Max level: 36 dBu – Impedance: 20 kOhms
Replay Amp Output: 1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) – Max level: 19 dBu – Impedance: 300 Ohms
DI Inst Input: 1/4″ Jack unbalanced (TS) – Impedance: 1 MOhms
DI Output: XLR – Max level : 20 dBu – Impedance: 600 Ohms
Dimensions & weight
Width x depth x height: 304 x 184 x 89 (mm) / 12 x 7.2 x 3.5 (in)
Weight: 4 kg (8.8 lb)
TORPEDO Reload User’s Guide (French) Version 1.03 (13 MB)
TORPEDO Reload User’s Guide (English) Version 1.03 (13 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Windows DAW 64-bit Version 3.2.18 (21 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Windows DAW 32bit Version 3.2.18 (20 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III VST plug-in for Mac Version 3.2.18 (33 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Windows Version 3.2.18 (20 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III RTAS plug-in for Mac Version 3.2.18 (21 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III AU plug-in for Mac Version 3.2.18 (33 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Windows Version 3.2.18 (34 MB)
Torpedo Wall of Sound III AAX plug-in for Mac Version 3.2.18 (34 MB)