Two Notes Audio Engineering Torpedo Live

Torpedo Live, Guitar Power Attenuator from Two Notes Audio Engineering in the Torpedo series.

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Reiep 09/07/2012

Two Notes Audio Engineering Torpedo Live : Reiep's user review

«  The only one of its kind »

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Loadbox reactive 100W RMS speaker simulator (32) and microphones (8) with the possibility of mic placement (only 1 pair speaker / microphone pqr preset) can add up to 512 IR, amp simulation power (4 lamp types), EQ per preset, line outputs, digital and headphone amplifier inputs, line MIDI. 1U, solid, white pearl is a little beautiful.

Only regret: not being able to have multiple speakers and mic preset must be the big brother VB-101 for this.

For a more complete description, what better than the manufacturer's website?

The use of Live is childish. Editing presets is clear (a button to select the parameter to edit one) and there are free software Torpedo Remote for editing via his favorite computer (USB connection). Live configuration is of the same ilk, not rocket science, and mainly communication via MIDI.

In short, we do not take the head with Live, we focus on the many opportunities speaker settings, pickups and EQ.

I would have appreciated the quick access buttons for PowerAMP simulation, speaker, microphone and EQ for even better ergonomics, but it is in no way binding.

Live the fan emits a small sound that is quickly covered on the other hand I hear my amp in Loadbox. Strange, but a priori normal.

The point that interests everyone ... and we are not disappointed. The end result is quite interesting. I will not dwell on the Loadbox difficult to assess the qualities or defects due to lack of references.

On the speakers and microphones, it's very good, especially compared to what is done in Redwirez, although they are in the top of IRs for guitarists. A comparative A / B between the speaker Mesa Boogie Live at Redwirez and confirmed this.

Being able to place the microphone where you want is a huge advantage against the conventional IRs and to better refine its settings for better rendering.

Note that the parallel digital output sends the processed signal and the output signal gross Loadbox to play with its favorite DAW.

I use Live with a head Diezel Hagen to play with headphones at night. This is certainly the worst use of Live, in the sense that the output signal corresponds to an amp transplanted, not an amp in the room. It's great to play on a backtrack is less than ideal level sensations to play alone. But this is valid for all devices of this kind, it is not proper to Live. In addition to the EQ allows you to get closer to a sound "in the room." It's just something to know for those who want to use this way.

My default setting is now pregnant with a Diezel micro Royer R121 and a slight EQ to reduce low.

Offering Two Notes is unique on the market, no one else offers as complete a product. In case of trouble I will turn to perhaps the VB-101 to simulate two speakers in parallel.

Note that it is possible to discuss with the designers of the machine on several forums with AF, they are listening for requests and it is VERY nice.

The overall score is the average of the other notes.