Two Notes Audio Engineering, creator of the world's best speaker cabinet simulation, has bridged a new technological gap with the Torpedo Reload.
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-ACT: 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.
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 REPLAY.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 REPLAY function. To make it perfect, Two Notes has developed the unique MATCH function - THE solution to the problem of level adjustment when re-amplifying.
One Device to Rule Them All
Record your guitar using the DI, send the signal back to your amp using the REPLAY, drive your amp the way it should be driven and lower the level or simply make it silent with RE-ACT, 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.
Seul hic, aurais préféré que le signal soit redirigé à l'interne de façon à avoir un «True» directement à l'ampli dans un situation de connexion re-amp pour ne pas avoir à repasser deux fois dans les convertisseur numérique. Se contourne facilement avec un splitter ou DI externe.