Two Notes Le Crunch 2 Channel MIDI Tube Preamp

Quick Overview

Le Crunch combines the greatest tones of the classic British stack of amps that have defined Rock’n’Roll since the late 60’s.

Channel A’s clean throaty voice is pure plexi heaven while Channel B screams move over, let there be rock! The Hot Fusion mode crosses over into the high gain territory where shredders and down tuned r..

Additional Information

  • Model: TWONOTES_LECRUNCH
  • Manufactured by: Two Notes Audio
$449.00
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Le Crunch combines the greatest tones of the classic British stack of amps that have defined Rock’n’Roll since the late 60’s.

Channel A’s clean throaty voice is pure plexi heaven while Channel B screams move over, let there be rock! The Hot Fusion mode crosses over into the high gain territory where shredders and down tuned riffers write all the rules.

The Story
From the moment Two Notes launched the Torpedo C.A.B., they believed it was possible to build a high quality pedalboard to entirely replace a conventional tube amplifier system: the complete floor rig. Even with an almost limitless choice of available guitar effects, they always felt that finding a very good preamplifier in a pedal format was challenging. This is why Two notes is proud to premier its line of tube preamplifiers: Le Clean, Le Crunch, Le Lead and Le Bass.

The Concept
The selection of a preamplifier is the core of your overall tone and thus requires the greatest at- tention. When building a complete floor rig, only the very best will make the cut. The Two notes preamplifiers are a True High Voltage Design running internally at 200 volts to preserve the interaction between you and your guitar while working perfectly with your other effect pedals. Each of the four different versions deliver the unique tube warmth, dynamics, and the musical compression from the amps we know and love, now in a more convenient pedal package. And, of course, you can use them as an elaborate tube overdrive, in front of your favorite amplifier!

Two Channels Plus Fusion Mode
2 channel EQ
The A and B channels are totally independent, each with their own voicing and eq section: Bass and Treble on A, Bass, Mid with Mid Sweep and Treble for B. On Channel A you will find a lower gain tube stage with a pre-gain EQ using a more vintage design approach, while Channel B offers more gain and a very powerful post-EQ (with mid sweep). The exclusive Fusion modes open new horizons.

Cold Fusion
In “Cold Fusion”, the two channels are in parallel, meaning you can blend the cleaner sound from A and your more distorted sound in B to gain clarity and articulation.

Hot Fusion
In “Hot Fusion”, A and B are cascaded, meaning A can be used as a boost for B with both A and B EQ’s available to shape the result.

Switching & Multi-channel mode
Each preamp features 2 channel footswitches, A and B. Simultaneously pressing A and B will activate the Fusion mode. Pressing A, B or A and B will also send a specific MIDI Program Change command, that can be used to select a preset on your Midi multi effects and/or Torpedo C.A.B.. In addition, the preamplifier may respond to a Program Change sent from another Midi device al- lowing a seamless integration into any pedalboard switching system. Combining several Two notes preamps on your pedalboard makes things really interesting.


Connected via Midi, each preamp will listen to the others.
They can be configured in Multi-channel mode: pressing A on preamp 1 will by- pass preamp 2, like the channels of an amplifier. Alternately, when this mode is off: traditional on/off switching for all preamps, a preamp can be a boost/overdrive for the one that follows.

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High-quality electronic design
Two notes is first and foremost a team of music lovers who are all great admirers of musicians. We are highly qualified engineers, technicians, and musicians, whose purpose is to facilitate the life of guitar and bass players without infringing on their playing habits. Our mission consists in providing them with studio-grade products that are specifically designed for the guitar and bass.

Integrated speaker simulation
This analog speaker simulation is specifically voiced for your Le Preamp Model, and based on our Torpedo simulator. This speaker simulation affects the DI output and the Headphones output.

MIDI
5 basic functions can be accessed through MIDI Program Changes (PC) sent by an external MIDI device:

  • Channel A
  • Channel B
  • Cold Fusion
  • Hot Fusion
  • Bypass
In other words, your Le Preamp can receive a MIDI PC asking for bypass or channel switch. Any MIDI message received will be transmitted to the MIDI output (MIDI Thru function).

When using Le Preamp as a MIDI controller, you will be able to send a MIDI PC to trigger preset changes on another MIDI device, such as a Torpedo C.A.B. or an FX unit.

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SPEAKERS & CABS

Le Crunch comes with a 16 cabs license for Wall of Sound III
Wall of Sound III (WoS III) is a speaker and miking simulation plugin. A plugin is a software you can load on a track of your sequencer, such as Cubase, Logic, Pro Tools, Reaper, inside your Digital Audio Workstation.

With your Le Preamp, Two notes gives you access to 16 virtual cabinets you can load in our award winning Wall of Sound III plugin. With your Le Preamp and WoS III you have the best configuration to record amazingly good guitar or bass tones for all your musical projects.

To download your 16 cabinets, register your product on the Two notes Website, download and install the WoS III plugin. You will be guided step by step through the process.

Once you have become familiar with the sound and operation of the Wall of Sound III plug-in, please feel welcome to explore the in-app Two notes Boutique which will allow you to audition and have the option to purchase additional cabinets.

Power amp simulation
  • 4 tube types:
    • EL84
    • EL34
    • 6L6
    • KT88
  • 2 different circuit topologies:
    • classe A / single ended
    • classe AB / push pull
  • 2 different modes:
    • pentode
    • triode
Settings:
  • Volume
  • Presence
  • Depth
  • Pentode / Triode switch
Guitar cab models
  • Alichino : Cornford® Harlequin 1×12” OB Celestion® Vintage 30 UK
  • Angl VintC : Engl® 4×12? Celestion® V30
  • Bayou : Jenkins® Sound Lab 2×12” OB Eminence® Patriot Swamp Thang
  • Blonde 63 : Fender® Bassman ’63 Blonde Tolex Piggy Back 2×12?
  • Brit 65O : Marshall® 1965A 4×10? Celestion® G10L-35 open back
  • Brit Std : Marshall® JCM900 2×12? Celestion® G12T
  • Brit VintC : Marshall® Slash Signature 4×12? Celestion® V30 closed back
  • Green Tri : Hughes&Kettner® Triamp 4×12? Celestion® Greenback
  • Can Abyss : Supro® Clone 1×12” OB Eminence® Patriot Cannabis Rex Hemp Cone
  • Ferret : Suhr® Badger 2×12” OB Warehouse® Veteran30
  • Forest : Elmwood® 2×12? Celestion® V30
  • Free Rock2 : VHT® Deliverance 2×12? Eminence® P50E
  • Prime B : Divided by Thirteen® FTR37 2×12” OB Celestion® Blue & G12H30 70th Anniversary (micro côté Blue)
  • Silver Jen : Vintage Fender® Twin Reverb® 2×12? Jensen® C12K
  • Voice 30 : Original Vox® AC30 JMI 2×12? Celestion® « Silver Bell »
  • Watt FanC : Hiwatt® 2×12? Fane® closed back
Note: All product names mentioned on this website are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Two Notes Audio Engineering.

Miking Section
Settings:
  • Choice of speaker cab and microphone
  • Microphone position (distance, axis, front/back)
  • Variphi: phase control
  • Overload: natural speaker distortion control
  • Dry/Wet
Post-FX section
  • Low-Cut filter
  • 5-band EQ
  • Exciter (gain, frequency)
  • Compressor (theshold, ratio, attack and release time, make-up gain)