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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
-Attenuator, Speaker and microphone simulator and reamping unit in one device
-EQ and effects section
-Impedance: 4, 8, 16 Ohm
-Integrated power supply
-Dimensions (W x D x H): 304 x 184 x 89 mm
-Weight: 4 kg
-Incl. Wall of Sound III plug-in
-Hi Z instrument input on the front
-Reamping "replay" unit: line in and amp out 6.3 mm jack connectors
-6,3 mm Klinke Speaker-Eingang (max. 100 W)
-2x Speaker output: 6.3 mm jack
-Loadbox output: XLR symmetrical
-DI output: XLR symmetrical…more