NAMM 2020: Two Notes’ Torpedo Captor X is for tube amp lovers

The Torpedo Captor X allows guitarists to take their reactive load box on the go.

NAMM 2020: Two Notes has debuted the Torpedo Captor X, its latest portable reactive load box designed for enjoying tube amp tones regardless of environment.

The Torpedo Captor X allows users to connect their amp directly to the PA and studio interface through the use of its studio-grade cabinet simulations via Two notes’ Virtual Cabinets and third-party IRs. It can also function as an attenuator for amps with a power rating of up to 100 watts.

Features new to the Torpedo Captor X include a Stereo Expander with Stereo Reverb and Twin Tracker, Enhancer, Voicing, Noise Gate and XLR DI outputs with three routing options (Stereo, Dual Mono and Dry/Wet). Users can also pair the Torpedo Captor X with their phone, tablet computer or MIDI controller.

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We reviewed the Two Notes Torpedo Captor in 2018 and were impressed by its attenuation capabilities and speaker simulation, but were slightly turned off by its lack of versatility. However, pairing it with the downloadable Torpedo Wall Of Sound plug-in was able to remedy this, giving the Torpedo Captor access to up to 16 cabinet simulations.

While this combination did make the Torpedo Captor a more feasible recording option, it requires additional effort on the users part. This diminishes the ‘plug-and-play’ appeal of the device. Time will tell if the new Torpedo Captor X manages to address this.

Watch the video below for more details:

The Two notes Torpedo Captor X will be available in March for $549 (£469). For more information, click here.

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