Two Notes Torpedo CAB (Amp & Cabsim Stompbox)

djd100

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Well, got the free plugin running on a cheap PC with motherboard audio instead of the studio's PPC Macs running Pro Tools TDM with Apogee converters, and in spite of the PC's crummy on-board audio quality the Torpedo's Power Amp and Cab/Mic Sims sounded simply outstanding behind my tube preamps (tested both 1959 Marshall and Orange OR120 preamps into the EL34 Class AB Power Amp and Cab/Mic Sims), congratulations to all at Two Notes!

Thanks, looking forward to trying it out!
 

speedyone

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Hi all, I am quite new to the concepts offered by the Torpedo products.

I have a desire to form the simplest rig in order to play my music live.

My goal is to do the following: Use a delay pedal and a distortion pedal into a powered monitor. (The powered monitor is one referred to as Full Range Flat Response). I was told that a distortion pedal WITHOUT cabinet simulation played through a powered monitor would sound horrible.... would the Torpedo C.A.B. be a good solution to my problem, in order to create a more "traditional" tone when played using a monitor speaker?

Would I simply use the Torpedo in a sound chain as follows:

Barber (distortion pedal) > Yamaha UD Stomp (delay pedal) > Torpedo > Alto 112 (powered cabinet)?

Thanks to all for your input!
 

DougDoppler

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Hey guys:)

One of the stereo units is supposed to be making it's way to me. I'll be posting clips when that happens...

Cheers ~ Doug;)
 

speedyone

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Yes! Please post a review once you've gotten to try it out.

I have little doubt that it will outshine the very limited cab sims in most multi fx.

:)
 

rmpacheco

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I'm very interested in this as well...looking forward to clips! I'm really hoping to be able to go from guitar -> overdrive -> torpedo cab -> delay/reverb -> DI ? -> FOH
 

sysexguy

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No this is not possible as the USB connector is not used for audio. The Torpedo Live has a coax spdif output which can be connected to a computer if it also has a similar input. Mac users can use a coax to optical converter from M-Audio(co2) or Hosa for a lowest cost input solution.

The Torpedo Cab has no digital out.

Andy
 

Earl Mobile

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i have a "stupid" question about the "torpedo live":

it says "Input impedance : 8 ohms fixed"

so what about my two old "4 ohm" fender amps then? can i use them with the torpedo, without doing any damage or such?
 

nonconforme

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Hi Earl Mobile,

your question is not stupid at all.

We always recommend to match the impedance indicated on the speaker out of your amp with a corresponding load (loadbox or cabinet). This said, it's hard to anticipate how your amp will react with an 8 Ohms load. So it may work, without any damage. But I can't guarantee it.

There are two more satisfying options :

- using a 4 Ohms cabinet plugged in the speaker THRU of the Torpedo Live. of course if the purpose is to get rid of the cab, this option is disqualified.

- using an impedance matcher (like Weber sells) wich is basically a transformer in a box, adapting for example a 4 ohms amp output to an 8 ohms loadbox/cab Input. It's an extra cost, but you have a lot more flexibility.
 

Earl Mobile

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Hi Earl Mobile,

your question is not stupid at all.

We always recommend to match the impedance indicated on the speaker out of your amp with a corresponding load (loadbox or cabinet). This said, it's hard to anticipate how your amp will react with an 8 Ohms load. So it may work, without any damage. But I can't guarantee it.

There are two more satisfying options :

- using a 4 Ohms cabinet plugged in the speaker THRU of the Torpedo Live. of course if the purpose is to get rid of the cab, this option is disqualified.

- using an impedance matcher (like Weber sells) wich is basically a transformer in a box, adapting for example a 4 ohms amp output to an 8 ohms loadbox/cab Input. It's an extra cost, but you have a lot more flexibility.

thanks!

do you know any european companys who make an impedance matcher?
 

nonconforme

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Actually, I really don't know. I will do some research.

EDIT : another option, but I forgot to mention it, is to have two Torpedo live in parallel. ;) Well, I know, that's more than a little cost increase.
 

Earl Mobile

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i have one more question. can you use the torpedo live like the torpedo C.A.B. , without an amp? does the live have internal poweramp modeling?
 




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