Two Notes Torpedo Captor X

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Reactive loadbox / attenuator / speaker simulator / IR loader / stereo expander

  • For home, live and studio use
  • Max. power rating: 100 W RMS
  • 8 Ohm version
  • For playing a tube amplifier at its "sweet spot" and adjusting the volume with the attenuator
  • New functions for the Torpedo Captor family include a stereo expander (stereo reverb and double tracker), enhancer, voicing, space, noise gate and XLR DI outputs with 3 routing options (stereo, dual mono and dry / wet)
  • Controls: Space, Voicing, Out Level, Preset
  • Push buttons: In Level High / Low, Gnd Lift
  • Switch: Volume Full / Low
  • Headphone output: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Speaker input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Speaker output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Left & Right output: XLR
  • MIDI input: 3.5 mm stereo jack
  • USB
  • Power supply connection: barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Power supply with a 12 V DC power adapter (included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 128 x 175 x 64 mm
  • Weight: 1.3 kg
available since May 2020
Item number 483850
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Effect Types Speaker Simulation
Channels 1
Active / Passive Active
DI Interface 1
Speaker Simulation 1
Pad switchable 1
Dummy Load (usable without cabinet) 1
Gnd/Lift switchable 1
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The tube amplifier's best friend

Until now, if you wanted to record your guitar or bass amplifier in high quality, you needed a decent speaker cabinet, a selection of microphones, and a room that not only sounds right but also allows you to crank up a 100-watt amplifier. With the Captor X, Two notes has now managed to replace all of this recording-related equipment. But the Captor X can do much more: Besides volume reduction and a choice of versatile speaker simulations, the compact eight-ohm load box also offers features such as a noise gate, tuner, EQ, stereo reverb, and stereo expander. The outputs are also designed for stereo operation. All functions can be controlled via the computer or via a mobile phone or tablet app. The possible uses range from quiet recording at home to a compact and simple stereo setup for live stages.

Operation via Bluetooth and smartphone app

As a load box, the Captor X can convert the energy of the amp signal into heat and thus offers a load resistance like that of a speaker cabinet. Since the pure amp signal is difficult to use, it can be enhanced with a selection of 32 loudspeaker and eight microphone simulations in the Captor X. The simulated microphones can be mixed together in pairs and their position can be changed in detail. Additional speaker simulations can be purchased from the Two notes website. Your own impulse responses (IRs) can also be loaded onto the unit. For all settings, either the free computer software or the smartphone or tablet app can be used. This also applies to the extensive post-processing features comprising an EQ, enhancer, and stereo reverb. A special feature is the Twin Tracker, which creates a virtual second guitarist. 128 presets can be stored, the first six of which can also be selected via the front panel.

If you want to get the most out of your amp

The Captor X is suitable for anyone who has grown fond of the sound of their loud, analogue guitar or bass amp and doesn't want to switch completely to modelling. As most people know, a tube amp only reaches its sonic sweet spot at a certain volume. Using the Captor X's speaker simulations or attenuator, this sound experience can also be enjoyed quietly at home - and thanks to the headphone jack, there is complete silence for the outside world when practising. If you primarily record at home, you can also save yourself the effort of investing in a setup consisting of speaker cabinets, microphones, and a decent-sounding room. Live musicians, on the other hand, will benefit from the compact design of the Captor X.

About Two notes

Two notes Audio Engineering is the brand under which the French company Orosys SAS markets its products. The company was founded in 2006 by Guillaume Pille in Montpellier. Pille's vision was to find a solution which allowed guitarists to easily record their favourite 100-watt amplifier at home as well as use it on stage under optimum conditions. In 2010, Two notes launched its first hardware product, the Torpedo VB-101, which turned this vision into a reality thanks to features such as its internal digital speaker simulation. Further hardware and software solutions for guitarists and bassists followed that continued this concept and have since established Two notes Audio Engineering as one of the most popular manufacturers in the field of load boxes, loudspeakers, and power amp simulations – as well as the "silent recording" scene in general.

Flexible signal distribution

The application possibilities of the Captor X are extremely diverse: For example, the Captor X can not only be used with the internal simulation, it can also be used between an amp and speaker cabinet to reduce the output volume by up to -38 dB with the built-in attenuator while the tube amp is driven into power amp saturation. The two XLR outputs allow a quick connection with an interface when recording or to the PA or mixer on stage. Especially in live situations where only one guitar is used, the stereo function of the Captor X makes a great case: Thanks to Twin Tracker, wide guitar stereo pans are possible even without a second instrument. When the Captor X is running in dual mono, the signal can be split and processed differently - once for FOH and once for your own monitoring or in-ear system. If you prefer to have full control over all settings live, you can also control the Captor X via MIDI.

In the spotlight: Twin Tracker

The Twin Tracker function of the Captor X generates a virtual duplicate signal with which a wide stereo sound can be created. This has many advantages. For example, the overall sound seems much bigger when using headphones. This in turn creates a playing sensation that makes you think you are playing through a large speaker cabinet. If you combine the Twin Tracker with the stereo output of the Captor X, you can create a wide stereo pan live - all without a second guitar. According to the manufacturer, the second signal is a delayed real-time recording with slight differences in timing and attack. This is routed to the left channel to create exactly this stereo effect. Theoretically, this can even save you the effort of recording a second guitar track if time is tight.

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Invaluable piece of kit
Wallek 02.07.2021
One of the best purchases I've ever made. Can't not have this in my set up now. I live in an attached house and this allows me to play at whatever volume I like using 100w tube amps.

It does take a lot and I mean a lot of tweaking but once you get the sound you're after it's worth it.

One tip I would give is don't get bogged down in buying and trying too many different cabs/IR's. Figure out which cabs in real live work good and go from there.
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Twi Notes Do it Again
Johnnymorris 10.11.2020
The Two Notes Captor X is fantastic. It allows you to play your high volume amp through to a lower level without losing all that greart tone. It also adds so much variation in tone reverb, echo and double tracking. It simply puts you in-charge of your own tones. You can add your own IR's and make unbelievable personal sounds.
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Excellent product
husscy 09.03.2022
I have a Mini rectifier I love its sound and want to record with it and a tubescreamer but mic thing is too tricky for me to save up time this devices may help you and for giggs you dont have to bring your cab from now on your fav amp and this device through a desk ...... very usable device dont have to mention its quality etc.....
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Better than i expected
Nickmay3r 19.02.2022
Small, really well built. The only thing is that i use ground lift because i have clipping and the light of the captor turns red. With ground lift i dont have any issues. The sound is really good with too much cab options for every style of guitar player . A beast for this price!
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