As the name states it, our new cab sim pedal is the heir of the Torpedo C.A.B. The latter is the first dedicated stompbox for guitar and bass which is also an IR loader. The Torpedo Technology was in its third year. It was available only in our digital load box Torpedo Live and Torpedo Studio at the time and players wanted to have the technology for a lightweight rig build around a pedalboard. This led to the design of the C.A.B made for pedalboards, to go direct to a PA. In the seven-year span, the need of silent solutions for amps and lightweight full pedalboards has grown, and guitar and bass players want complete rigs for each scenario : practicing and recording at home, playing live at shows and rehearsals. The C.A.B. M was developed thanks to our community’s feedbacks : their expectations, their needs, their wishes.
M - Mini
The first goal was to create a compact pedal. Pedalboard’s real estate is a critical element now in a player’s rig.
We managed to do so while keeping the same electronic quality, still run at 12V to provide proper dynamics and a proper headphones output. And the result gives us the C.A.B. M nearly half the size smaller than the C.A.B. . The good news is that it also works with 9v power supplies too.
M - Mighty
While the original C.A.B was a great unit, you could not use it with an amp. This is now possible with the new C.A.B. M ! Get the complete interactions of your guitar, pedals and amp sent straight to a PA or an audio interface. The pedal is not a load box, so requires the cabinet to be connected to the pedal so that the amp still has a load, but it is the best amp DI available thanks to the Torpedo technology. This led to the development of the input gain switch has been introduced on the side of the pedal, to match the levels that were coming from such a variety of sources. On social media, many asked us why it was not a load box too. Physics’ laws make it impossible to have a compact pedal that can accomodate a load box with all the crazy features of the C.A.B. M.The pedal allows to use two microphones on each virtual cabinet. Dialing a great miked sound has never been easier. The studio techniques of combining a SM57 and a U87 to have the full range of your tone is available whenever you play and wherever you play, even at your live shows. Each of our virtual cabinet comes with 8 microphones (full list of available microphones in the C.A.B. M here) leading to endless combinations of ribbon, dynamic and condenser mics, for studio-grade cab sim.
M – More
The major change in the past seven years is how now our lives are linked to mobile devices. It seemed unthinkable not to give the user the ability to control the C.A.B. M via Bluetooth. We have released the Ipad app now. The Android version is scheduled for beginning of April for tablets.
Make your pedalboard a Smart-pedalboard.
All our hardware always include TRS jack for inputs and outputs, and our users have been asking over and over again to provide for an XLR output on our future Torpedo hardware. We listened and here it is. Plus the new DSP that allows for higher resolution IRs (up to 200ms for more details in the low end part of the signal), the micro SD card to expand the memory storage of IRs and an auxiliary input to play along backing tracks.
You need one. Why?
With so many powerful tools in such a small enclosure we believe that we have delivered the best cab sim pedal ever. One that will be thrown at the back of combos amps for this precious direct sound of the full rig, one that will turn pedalboards into full rigs while keeping the analogue appeal that comes with a collection of boutique stompboxes,one that will easily fit between your tube amp head and the cabinet, one that will make practicing at home even more enticing, one that will turn writing and recording around the playing and not the settings.