Two Notes Torpedo Live Professional Loadbox w/Digital Miking

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Lighter than the Torpedo Studio and beautifully designed, the Torpedo Live is a digital loadbox perfectly fit to be used on stage. Torpedo Live features include 100W RMS admissible power, digital simulation of 32 cabinets, 8 power amplifiers and 8 mics, powerful semi-parametric EQ, sampling frequency of 96kHz, USB connector, and fully controllable via MIDI.

Exclusive Torpedo technology
Highly realistic speaker simulation is achieved by use of convolution, accurately reproducing 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 behaviour (such as its frequency response). Move the microphone in the virtual studio room thanks to the Torpedo IR synthesis: all the settings you need to achieve great recordings are here.

Loadbox with adjustable impedance
Use your amplifier without speaker cabinet thanks to the loadbox of the Torpedo Studio. Its reactive impedance of 8 Ohms faithfully imitates a speaker, allowing the amp to work exactly as if it was connected to a speaker cabinet.

Power Amp simulation
The Torpedo Live also works with preamplifiers or other instruments with a line output (eg. synths). To best process these types of signals, the Torpedo Live embeds Two Notes' exclusive tube power amp simulation. Select a type of amplifier and its characteristics, a tube model, and make your preamp sing as it deserves !

Post-FX section
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 Torpedo Live comes with a powerful semi-parametric EQ, and a superb reverb.

In the Box:
(1) Torpedo Live unit in a protective sleeve
(1) Mains power cable
(1) USB cable
Owner's Manual


Speaker Input
• Jack 6.35 mm (1/4) unbalanced (TS, Tip/Sleeve)
• Maximum input voltage: 280 V AC (51 dBu)
• Security load: 220 Ohms / 10 Watts

Line Input
• Jack 6.35mm (1/4) balanced (TRS, Tip/Ring/Sleeve)
• Maximum input level: 36 dBu Input
• Impedance: 10 KOhms

• Reactive Load, nominal impedance: 8 Ohms
• Maximum admissible power: 100W (assuming proper ventilation) (see this article if your amplifier is more powerful)
• Cooled by temperature-controlled fan
• High Impedance mode if a cabinet is connected to the THRU output (loadbox is disconnected).

Speaker Thru: Jack 6.35mm (1/4") unbalanced (TS)

Line Output
Jack 6.35mm (1/4") balanced (TRS)
Impedance: 470 Ohms
Maximum output level:
• (no load, balanced): 16.5 dBu
• (10k Ohms load, balanced): 16 dBu
• (no load, unbalanced): 11 dBu
• (10k Ohms load, unbalanced): 10.5 dBu

Headphones Output: MONO out, Jack 6.35mm (1/4") balanced (TRS)

• Sampling frequency: 48 or 96 kHz
• Master only, no external synchronization
• Possibility to send Dry and/or Wet signal

• Gain controlled by analogue potentiometer, -inf to 0dB
• Minimal full-scale input level: -2.8 dBu (Line Input)
• Sampling frequency: 96 KHz
• Resolution: 24 bits
• Signal to noise ratio: 100 dB

• Sampling frequency: 96 kHz
• Resolution: 24 bits
• Noise level: -105 db

Frequency response (-1db): 5 Hz - 19 kHz

Latency: 1.7 ms (Line Input to Line Output)

Thermal security:
• Temperature-controlled fan
• At 100C, a visual warning is displayed and -12 dB attenuation is applied on the signal
• At 110C, the loadbox is disconnected, the amplifier sees a 220 Ohms security load, and signal is muted.

Power supply:
• IEC type C14 power connector
• Input voltage: 85-264 V AC, 47-63 Hz
• Power consumption: approx. 10 W

Width: 430mm, 483mm including rack-mounting edges
Depth: 163mm, 182mm including connectors and knobs
Height: 44mm
Weight: 2 kg

The Torpedo Live is Revolutionary4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
This has been the single most useful piece of gear I have ever purchased. This product is designed to be rugged for live use and while playing live, the tone is pretty much a deadringer for a mic'd up cabinet. There is a through output so you can run a cab for monitoring, something which is useful if there aren't adequate monitors available.
In the studio, the live is not 100% accurate to a mic'd up cab but once it is in the mix, it is virtually indistinguishable. More importantly, the core voicing sounds like a mic'd up speaker, even if it is somewhat less 3D sounding. i.e. there are no objectionable frequencies present in the signal.
To be fair, my ears are better than most, so here is a demo I created using the Torpedo Live exclusively for guitar and bass tones:
Features: The Torpedo Live works with the wall of sound plugin for recording so you can use it as a load box and use whatever cab IRs you want in your DAW. This removes the limitations of the hardware signal processing, single cab, and two mic emulation. You can turn off the emulation via the front panel on the unit or even send an unprocessed signal from the SPDIF output on the back of the unit. If you have a SPDIF input on your soundcard, this is a great solution for recording.
My only issue with the features is that the headphone jack and quarter inch output on the back are on the same circuit so you can't use the headphone jack for monitoring and the output for an unprocessed signal that can be treated with IRs such as the wall of sound plugin. This would have been a nice feature for users who don't have a SPDIF input on their audio interface.
Overall, this is a fantastic product and it has the ability to create studio quality recordings for guitar once blended in a mix. Best of all, it is silent for late night jamming on your favourite 100watt high gain head, and it makes late night recording sessions a breeze. Best piece of gear I have ever purchased, period.
Get it if: You need a simple recording solution for demos and late night practice. Or, if you need a cabless live solution. This is an amazing technology and you can't afford the more expensive studio.
Skip if: You want the best possible emulation available. In that case, get the studio instead. Hearing recordings of the studio, it is pretty much indistinguishable from a mic'd up cab in a studio context.
Posted by Paul on Sep 18, 2019
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