Neural DSP teasing something new (Quad Cortex)

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  1. laxu

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    We are firmly in the "splitting hairs" department when it comes to sound and feel on any of the top tier modelers. I got my Helix to sound 99% the same as my favorite patches on the Axe-Fx 2 (first ARES firmware) when used with the same IRs. The QC is not going to be any different in this department. While Fractal may overall have the most advanced modeling, a lot of their improvements have amounted to very subtle differences that you can spot only when playing it in person.

    The killer feature of the QC is the UI. That's where modelers still have massive differences. IMO the top dog for hardware UI is Helix right now and Fractal for software editors. QC could take the hardware UI crown if they can get it work smoothly and consistently as the NAMM demos had some issues where things did not activate on first press like they should.
     
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    Are these out in retail yet?
     
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  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    They said it would be until later this year. Like September/November?
    Also like any kickstarter/crowdfunded deal, expect this. :lol:
     
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    Two questions for @Doug Castro

    1. There was mention of splitting the pre and power sections. Is that planned for release? I plan on running through tube power amps and cabs.

    2. D-Cell. Is that D-Cell channel 3? Maybe similar to something Adam Jones might like?
     
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  7. Vyn

    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Considering the IR is like 80%-90% of the tone anyway, provided you have a fast enough unit to run the IR it doesn't matter what you use. Comes down to pricepoint and user interface these days.
     
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    Any news yet ?
    I'm on the waitlist for an FM3 for this waiting is killing me and the Quad Cortex have more footswitches so...
     
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    There hasn't been much said since the bulk of the information was released in 1Q20. Doug did say that September will be the month of content and that everything was running more-or-less on schedule. That's about it.
     
  10. SamSam

    SamSam GAS problems

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    I'm on the tier 1 preorder and I got the notice that my FM3 is due some time around next week. At this point I'm thinking fuck it - get both and if I vastly prefer one, sell the other. If i really like both - sell the Axe FX2 or some guitars :lol:
     
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    This is the SSO way.
     
  12. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire only pointy guitars remain

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    So you'll be able to make sims of pedals as well?
     
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    It makes sense that if it has tone-match/profiler-like options that those things couldn't be translated to just about every type of effect. I'm actually kind of surprised we haven't seen that a lot. A OD Profiler that can rip the sounds/settings/feel of different distortion pedals and save a bunch of profiles.
     
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    Uuuugh I can’t wait until this launches so I can decide off other people’s reviews.
     
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    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    So it's not "FM3 delayed" and they're clear of why they delayed it.
     
  18. Vyn

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    Given this year, zero surprises of it being delayed.
     
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    I like the act that they listed down what improvements they have made. Digging those grippy foot switch rotary knobs. although, it is still scary to think how many things can go wrong in just one footswitch considering that they are capacitive, rotary, and stomps all at the same time. I hope they are really durable.
     
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    I'm somewhat glad they have delayed it. I should be getting my FM3 next month and want to have a nice period of getting to play with that before the Quad comes in for comparison :lol:
     

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