I toyed with the idea of an isolation cabinet, but since they cost a shit tonne of money and arguably sound "boxy" and on top of that still aren't completely silent for night recording I have poo poo'd that idea.
Then I started looking into the two note torpedo live that everyone raves about. Seen a few threads on this but not specifically what I am looking for answers on.
Firstly I see on ebay there are two types of the torpedo, one rack mounted version which I see all the time and one pedal version which is a couple of hundred quid cheaper by the looks of it:
Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. Speaker Simulator Pedal (Open Box) | eBay
Is there a discernible difference between the two? Has anyone used the pedal version.
Secondly: I know that the mesa cab clone is a great big steaming pile of shaft from what I have read on it, but are there any other good alternatives to the torpedo which don't cost a fortune? The criteria being: Good cab simulation most importantly, able to monitor from unit without latency and therefore not require a DAW to play at all times would also be a bonus.
I've just bought a 6505mh so whilst I'm saving up for the unit I can make do with the god awful sounding (from what I've heard on youtube) cab simulated output.
Just had a rare brainwave!
Won't be home from work to play with my new head for a few days yet so didn't think earlier but looks like the 6505mh has a headphone monitoring jack and a speaker defeat switch, so in theory I should be able to plug headphones into the amp head but not defeat the speaker output? Plug that straight into the audio interface and just use a good cab sim in my DAW for the actual recording... Riiiiight?
Has anyone tried this lol?
And if that works, what's everyone's favourite can sim plugins?
Hehe lots of questions here