Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Review

Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Review

Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Preamp

Average Price: $399.00

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Pro#1 Fully Analogic

Pro#2 Easy to use and intuitive

Pro#3 The Sound is warmed by a real tube

Pro#4 Midi Access

Con#1 The cab simulation can be more effective

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Two Notes Audio Engineering’s ReVolt is a guitar amplifier emulator that allows electric guitarists to sound and feel like playing through a real tube amplifier, all included in a small box with the dimensions of a little pedal.

The ReVolt can be used as a standalone device, maybe together with multi-effects, or as a software plugin in a DAW (digital audio workstation).

The ReVolt uses Two Notes’ proprietary Dynamic Speaker Modeling technology, a complete analogic concept that uses a real tube to accurately emulate the characteristics of 3 different tube amps: a Fender-oriented Clean, a Marshall-oriented Crunch, and a Soldano-oriented lead. It also features a guitar cabinet emulator, to be used directly on a mixer, PA system, or audio card. 

Included in the pedals there are separated EQs for the clean and crunch/lead channel, an OD boost, as well as the ability to upload impulse responses.

The ReVolt can be controlled via its front panel, a computer, or a mobile device using the Two notes Remote software.

It also features midi inputs and outputs, that allow being controlled by external devices and combined with guitar amps, digital multi-effects and so much more.

Inside the ReVolt

Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Review
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The ReVolt is made to capture three different guitar amps in only one pedal: an American clean sound, inspired by Fender, a British crunch sound inspired by Marshall Plexi, and an American Lead, inspired by the Soldano SLO. 

The circuitry is completely analogic, and it uses also a real tube to warm the sound and make it as close as possible to the feeling of a real amplifier. 

The ReVolt also contains a simple analog cabinet simulator to let you use the unit directly on a PA or a computer, like you would do with the HELIX or QUAD CORTEX. In combination with some good effects pedals, this would be a good alternative if you still prefer an analogic sound, and you don’t want to spend too much time messing up with digital machines and their difficult routing learning curve. 

Another good alternative, is using this unit together with the Two Notes CAB M, to have access to a full collection of guitar cabinets for basically any possible sound. We can also use it with the Torpedo Wall of sounds, special software that will allow us to control different cabinet simulations and Impulse Responses on our computer. 

Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Review
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The ReVolt also contains a booster for the three channels, which will give you more push and volume during the solos. 

The controls are two independent trebles and bass knobs for the clean channel together with volume and boost, and a shared three-band bass, mid, and trebles between the crunch and lead channels. Lead and crunch channels also have independent volume and gain controls.

The front pannel, also includes a switch for the 4 cables method, an aux input to bring audio in, like backing tracks and songs, and a headphones output. 

The back panel is completed by send and return inputs and outputs if we want to connect other pedals, midi inputs and outputs, and an XLR out to go straight to the PA.

How does the ReVolt sounds?

Two Notes ReVolt Guitar Review
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The clean channel sounds rich and very dynamic. It goes close to the Fender Bassman but with the booster mode on, we can get close to tweed sounds. It’s useful for arpeggios, funk rhythms, and bluesy solo lines. 

The crunch sounds get close to the Marshall Plexi, and with the boost we get closer to more angry sounds like the JTC800. Definitely also good for solos. 

The Lead channel goes more into the high-gain sounds, close to the Soldano SLO with a small hint of Mesa Rectifier, especially in boost mode. 

The ReVolt allows us to cover many different distorted sounds, ideal for rock, hard rock, and metal. The boost modes give that additional grind, needed during screamy solos or heavy rhythms. 

The cab simulation works fine but not fantastic for me, I find that it does sound better with the Two Notes CAB M. 


The ReVolt is dedicated to those guitarists that would love to record with a good-sounding device but have no time or clue to spend hours setting digital emulators, dealing with a lot of parameters and knobs. 

The ReVolt is simple to use, like any guitar amp, and it sounds very well.

The only thing I did not like that much is the internal cabinet emulator. I think this machine gives its best with external IRs, and this is totally doable if you set them up on your DAW.

And you? What do you think about the ReVolt? Let me know in the comments!


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