DSM Omnicabsim (mini?) vs. Torpedo C.A.B.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by el murdoque, Aug 8, 2021.

  1. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Has anyone had experience with either of those pedals, or ideally both of them?
    I guess that the advantage of the Torpedo is the 'Set&Forget' Nature of the pedal while the Omnicabsim stays analog and gives you on the fly tweak options. I like the idea that you basically build your dream cab with the DSM while you 'only' use a readymade IR with the Torpedo. I have tried neither of those, though.

    Care to share your experience?

    I feed my pedalboard straight into the mixer, we have IEM and a potent FOH system.
  2. crguti


    Feb 14, 2011
    The torpedo has an app (bluetooth) where you can change a lot of stuff plus 30 and something presets.
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  3. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
    I've owned and used (among other cab sims) the v2 OmniCabSim and the full-sized Two Notes C.A.B. for several years.

    DSM OCS adavantages: 9V power supply, on-stage tweakability. Good if you're after just one tone, but otherwise lack of presets is a limitation.

    C.A.B. advantages: Wall of Sound app is very good, IRs (Two Notes, 3rd party, roll-your-own), user presets. Superior sound. (Compared to original CAB, CAB-M+ adds preamp modeling, better connectivity, and more functions—aux in, speaker level in. However, it loses MIDI DIN.)
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  4. Wretched Banana

    Wretched Banana

    Mar 7, 2020
    MA, US
    Some folks, including myself, have issues with an extremely high noise floor with the latest big-form OmniCabSim. See the long threads here and elsewhere. It remains the only pedal I've ever returned in my 20 years of playing. Shame, there is nothing else like it.
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  5. andrus108


    Mar 11, 2018
    What you can try is download Two Notes Wall of Sound plugin, run it in your DAW, and hear it for yourself before committing to hardware. Free comes with 2 guitar cabs, for 8 EUR each you can buy single bass cab simulations.

    And what you'll see in the software is that you can shape your sound with virtual cabs and mics just like with physical gear: move the mic closer or further, directly or angle to the center, etc. All the hardware does is provide stand-alone platform for that very plugin.

    I use CAB M, and it's a Swiss army knife, highly recommended.
  6. AxelF


    Jun 3, 2008
    London, UK
    One of the most disappointing pedal experiences for me too - I was so excited to get hold of one after reading endless reviews and thought it would be the centerpiece of a new setup, but it was just unusable for me due to the noise it generated. The mini doesn't have a headphone amp capability which was the worst culprit for me, but still would take a lot of persuading to take a punt on another of their offerings.
  7. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Well, since no Omnicabsims are available in my neck of the woods and importing one is expensive, I'll take a shot with the Torpedo. It should arrive this week, but I have a gig to prepare and cannot alter my pedalboard because it's locked in for our IEM setup, so testing will start on Monday.
  8. soong


    May 10, 2007
    Bought the Omni cab sim mini and had to return it due to the extremely hissy noise floor eve at the lowest gain settings.