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Two-Notes Torpedo.. to buy? Well lets test some shit to decide!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by MEGA DAVE, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. MEGA DAVE

    MEGA DAVE Member

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    So I'm going to be doing some tests here over the next week or so to determine whether I want to save up and buy the Two-Notes Torpedo(live version most likely). SO here's how I've figured I've accomplish this, I'm going to do a series of tests on every element, and tell you all how much post processing I had to do to get what I feel is a usable product. We're starting first with the Torpedo PI-FREE plugin, which comes with only a marshall cab loaded with T75's, and a single sm57. And I will be using Lasse and Mango's DI's for every test, so thank you much fellas for these wonderful tracks! Also, the bass and drum settings will never change during any of this!

    Test 1:
    TS999>Poulin LeCto>Torpedo PI-FREE
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/19415735/TORPEDO FREE TEST 1 LECTO.mp3

    and pictures of my settings/chain:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/wgw2z4.jpg
    Guitar Buss:
    http://i43.tinypic.com/fda83c.jpg
    2Buss:
    http://i39.tinypic.com/2d2c0lg.jpg
     
  2. PhilTheBeard

    PhilTheBeard "The Beard"

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    sound's good dude!!! been looking at one of the torpedo live's
     
  3. MEGA DAVE

    MEGA DAVE Member

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    same here, and I also see it as a great workaround for my home studio as I live in an apartment, but I wanted to do a step by step test to fully decide. Next I'm going to use my 5150 head into the plugin and see what happens when a real amp is thrown in the mix!
     
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    PhilTheBeard "The Beard"

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    Wonder how to get one of these in the US. Looks like they only sell them over in Europe
     
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    oh boy, guess that's something else I'll need to figure out, as well as if they convert voltage >< I swear you Europeans get all the cool shit
     
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    I contacted them on the issue, awaiting a reply, until then maybe Bret can shed some light on this for us
     
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    Pretty sure this is the Slash Signature cab that's loaded with V30s (since that's the only 4x12 Marshall cab in the Torpedo so far... users requested they add other Marshalls such as G12T75s and Greenbacks-loaded so they should come next).

    Cool tone btw.
     
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    ahh I thought I read it was 75's, but guess I'm wrong! but thanks! I'm digging the tone, although I feel it's still lacking a bit(but all ampsims are IMHO)
     
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    The thing is this cab/speaker/mic combination gives you a specific sound, and other cab/speaker/mic combinations give you way different sounds.

    With my Torpedo VB-101 i like this Marshall 412 V30/SM57 combination for some stuff but it's not my go-to tone by any means.
    If you have an iLok2 you should try the PI-101 WOS trial versions and get some of the other combinations' goodness :)

    I want a Marshall 75's cab real bad tho' :) I hope it will come in the next free cabs batch.
     
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    ok so in continuing my test of the torpedo products I'd like to involve some people.. actually I'd like you to involve yourself! I'm looking for people with recording pre-amps, yes real live ones! I have the guitar DI's I'd like you to run through them and send back to me! so let me know if you're interested and I'll tell you what all I need.
     
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    i have a really good interface + DI/reamp box + torpedo vb-101 but no real recording preamp...
     
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    just to clarify then, guitar pre-amp.. but thrash you may be of service with the plugin possibly providing more cabinet models for the test
     
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    i could try using the preamp out of my amp head (never tried that btw, could be cool to try it alongside the torpedo poweramp sims)
     
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    I'm doing that with my 5150
     
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    Hi MEGA DAVE,
    I own a Marshall JMP-1 preamp and the Torpedo PI-101 plugin, if you need something feel free to ask ;)

    Here is a quick clip of this setup (PI-101 was also used on my bass tracks) :
    TEST PI101_0410_Mix3_MASTER.mp3

    Settings

    2 main tracks of Schecter Blackjack 006 + Maxon OD808 + Marshall JMP-1 OD2 + PI101
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    2 double tracks of Schecter Blackjack 006 + Marshall JMP-1 OD2 (no TS) + PI101
    [​IMG]

    1 "lead" track of TSE X30 + PI-101
    [​IMG]

    EDIT
    Here are 2 other tests I did before this one, but I don't have screenshots of the settings (I used different cabs / mics)
    TEST PI101_0406_Mix1_MASTER.mp3
    TEST PI101_0407_Mix2_MASTER.mp3
     
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    Brett - K A L I S I A Dreaded Moderator

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    I'm sure you can get one of those units in the US no worries about that ;)
     
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    Hmm wonder what US vendors would carry two note stuff. Cause i have not seen anything on their website for US distributors
     
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    here's my reply from my inquiry about US shipping:

    "Dear Dave,

    the live will ship this week to the US. To find the closest dealer from your area, please take a look at the Diffusion Audio website. Andrew Cherna our US distributor is in copy of this mail so he can help you.

    The power supply on the Live is 100-230V compatible, so you can bring it with you around the world. ;)

    Best regards.

    Guillaume Pille
    President"


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    Then a reply from the US distributor:

    "Hi David, I'll be glad to assist in anyway, as Guillaume mentionned, the units are now in transit to us. Do you have a prefered dealer in your area?

    thanks,
    Andy Cherna, Diffusion Audio Inc.
    (450)-227-3818 fax:(866)-334-1406

    http://www.diffusion-audio.com/"


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    SO questions answered for US shipping!
     
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    also, TRUIE, those clips sound great!
     

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