Tube Amps FULL Tilt / SILENTLY - Two-Notes Captor

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  1. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    I haven't seen anyone post about this yet, but I feel at the price point under $300 this could be a game changer - I just pre-ordered, they've been pushed back to June - I'll wait :)

    http://www.two-notes.com/en/torpedo-captor

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    Essentially lets you run your tube amp in "the sweet spot" - we'll see
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    I'm looking forward to this one. May very well be what I'm looking for
     
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    What exactly is it ? Attenuator plus?
     
  4. jay1williams

    jay1williams Senior Member

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    Attenuator + load box (no speaker required) + Direct line out (for dry recording) + built in Two Notes speaker sim (direct to FOH or monitors)
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    Nice, at the price of $229 it looks like a Bad Cat Unleash killer.
     
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    The only thing I don't like about the captor is that it doesn't have an unbalanced line out. I'm building a stand-alone power amp to use with a load box. I looked at the Captor, but I think I'll go for the Suhr unit.
     
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    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    These look perfect! If the one cab sim sounds good, I'm in!
     
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    tzd Senior Member

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    Looks like there's a Line TRS out next to the DI out jack.
     
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    Looks like a decent piece of kit from a very good company. As for it being an attenuator the specs say the Cab out can either pad it by 20dB or feed the cab straight through so there's not much adjustment there with only two settings. Not surprised though, it's rather small physically so they amount of attenuation circuitry would have to be limited a bit to fit it in that nice little package. The "Silent" factor would be not connecting a cab and sending the output to a device that will power headphones. I see you get extras with too for DAW.
     
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    jay1williams Senior Member

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    And there's the rub. No demos yet so we just have to see - fingers crossed!
     
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    My only other 'rub' is I run one cab at 16 ohms and the other 8.
     
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    It's a balanced line out, to my chagrin.

    it's the same load box that is in the reload, so it'll sound like that... :)
     
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    If it sounds like this, i'm soooo innn :thumb:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtgpyMsi-Q0[/ame]

    Of course he could make a stick and a string sound amazing
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    can't reamp a little amp to big amp loudness, Unleash can,

    can't do a wet/dry rig, Unleash can,

    No post output fx loop like Unleash has.

    Can't handle multiple loads in one unit, like new Unleash does.
     
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    My silent/apartment recording chain is a 45 watt head running into a THD Hot Plate 16 Ohm, line out to an Apollo, speaker out to a 8 Ohm Mesa 1x12 in a road case with a AKG 451 running into a Vintech and a 57 running to a Focusrite Red, both going into the Apollo. So for each guitar track I have three tracks, with the direct from the THD running into the Two Notes Wall of Sound plugin for speaker sim and the two mic'd tracks. I normally like the sound of the 57 into the Red best but its good to blend and pan the other tones as will.

    Depending the time of day I dial up more of the cab, which lets me get a better signal to noise ratio. And frankly, I play better when I hear more of the real cab.

    A rough mix of that rig:

    [SC]https://soundcloud.com/sonny-king-rock-guitar/foil[/SC]
     
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    jay1williams Senior Member

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    Nice!!

    How loud does the road case get? Its completely closed correct(other than cables)?
     
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    The THD has a setting where you can dial in the attenuation, it's pretty quiet but to get the best signal to noise ratio I would say it equivalent to a deluxe reverb on 1. But I could record well into the nite with the mic, all night with the direct. I just turn a dial.

    And it closed, with foam filling the space around the cab and mics.
     
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    Damn it - Now I'm thinking, where can I stash a loaded roadcase in my house

    EDIT: double dukes

    I could use these adapters to send XLR over the ethernet runs in my house:

    http://www.amazon.com/TecNec-DMX-5XM-CAT5-5-pin-Adapter-Tecnec/dp/B00C0NU8MK

    - it was wired during construction so they're all home runs to central location.

    Guest bedroom closet > Cab 2 mics > XLR to ethernet > < XLR to ethernet < Focusrite Scarlet

    triple dukes
     
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    Yeah I have mine tucked away in the "man room" closet. I did that about 4 years ago, cracked it open once to add the second mic. I cut a circle hole in the road case to route cables, then have more foam stuffed in the hole to seal it up. When I added the second mic I added smaller foam pieces all throughout to fill the rest of the space as I was initially getting too much "room" sound believe it or not. Adding the additional foam so there is no dead space really tightens up the sound.

    I have like 30+ amps and will just switch the amp, depending on what kinda stuff I'm tracking. All in all it work really well, although when I buy a house I'm going to build a legit iso room for 4x12s.

    But the THD attenuator is key, thats what lets me dial in the volume depending on the time of day. When I'm recording depending on the track I'll have the master on the amps between 60 or 90% up so I can get he power amp saturation.

    The biggest problem is the low frequencies when turned up still penetrate the room, rattle the hell out of anything lose on or near that cab. But I really only get that loud because I want ;-) totally don't have to.

    My cabinet is a Mesa wide body 1x12 in a road case built for two PA monitor wedges. So the cab is vertical on it's side with about 4 inches of dead space on the rear and a foot or so in front, with the two mics and all the smaller foam pieces just filing in the empty space, but not tightly packed.
     

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