This exclusive tube stage simulator uses convolution to achieve realistic speaker simulation.

France (June 22, 2010) -- Two Notes Audio Engineering announced the last product of the Torpedo series: the VM-202.



The VM-202 is a dual-processor guitar/bass cab simulator. It handles both analog (line balanced/unbalanced) and digital signals (S/PDIF, AES/EBU). Plug-in directly your bass/guitar preamp or other instruments with a line output (keyboard, piano, etc.).

With this new product, playing two cab+microphone simulations simultaneously and reproducing, for example a multi microphones miking process, are now possible.

The Torpedo VM-202 integrates a power amp simulation which offers the possibility to choose between A or AB class. The simulation gives the choice between 4 different tubes among the most used in the market (EL84, EL34, 6V6, etc.).

Specs:
  • Cab simulation: up to 50 Two Notes speakers, up to 50 user speakers
  • Microphone simulation: 8 microphones
  • Presets back-up: up to 100 presets
  • Latency: Normal mode = 5ms, Low latency mode = 3ms
  • Converter: AD/DA 24 bits / 192 kHz
  • Internal processing: 32-bit float / 96 kHz
  • S/N ratio: 100 dB measured
  • Line input: 2x balanced/unbalanced switched by relay, 20 KOhms
  • Line output: 2x balanced pre-simulation, 2x balanced dual mono /stereo
  • Headphone output: stereo
  • Digital inputs: stereo AES/EBU and S/PDIF
  • Digital outputs: stereo AES/EBU and S/PDIF
  • Synchronization: wordclock
  • Communication: USB control with the Torpedo Remote software: Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7; MIDI control: program change et Control change
  • Ethernet: Optional
  • Dimensions: 442x305x89 mm (without the rack ears), 483x305x89 mm (with the rack ears)
  • Weight: 5,2 kg
  • MSRP: 2329 EUR (VAT incl.), approximately $2860.50
For more information:
Two Notes Audio Engineering

Source: Press Release

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