Neural DSP teasing something new (Quad Cortex)

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  1. Wolfhorsky

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    I love Nolly and Plini Plugins. They are the first ones that sound and feel right. With little-to-no tweaking. If this unit has them built in - it is good enough for me.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Bias is still around. In fact they're about to release a little budget combo amp.
     
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    I'm loving the layout and what this unit SEEMS to be.

    With the missing knobs for tweaking eq/paremeters, it would be amazing for something of this nature to have bluetooth implementation via mobile/pc. It's just a dream, but would make tweaking much more enjoyable for me. Won't keep me from purchasing.
     
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    At the rumored price point, I would hope the Quad Cortex comes with all Neural DSP models/suites right out of the box.
     
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    I've read a rumor that there's some aspect of the switches that can act as a "knob". I'm not exactly sure how that would work, though, and can't seem to find the post where I read someone mentioning it (or remember their exact verbiage).
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    It's from the announcement article posted earlier "proprietary rotary footswitch controls for ease of operation". Sounds like it's a pot with a momentary footswitch. It's a neat idea but a bit worrying given the track record of push / push pot reliability :2c:
     
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    Difference is that Positive Grid never managed to get out a really good sounding product and everyone just ditched them after demoing. They're still around though.

    If this Quad Cortex succeeds in every aspect then I don't really see them to need that kind of hype anymore. Which means they've proven to deliver a great product every time, and maybe be in the top of amp modeling with Fractal Audio and Kemper.

    Third that is one thing to consider when buying amp modeling products. But for example I've enjoyed playing Nameless just as much or even more than many real amps.
     
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    I thought the BIAS head thing sounded decent, it was just waaaaaay overpriced for what it was.

    Those have gotta be some military spec rotary footswitches, lol. That seems like a bad idea to me, but I'm guessing they put in the effort to test them, considering how sturdy the Darkglass stuff seems to be.
     
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    Well, there's also the fact that Bias was never as well-regarded or well-crafted as the Neural DSP plugins. And the fact that Positive Grid released every possible hardware configuration to sell EXCEPT for the one people actually really wanted (an all-in-one floor modeler like the Quad Cortex). And the fact that a lot of their stuff still has bugs that have yet to be addressed. And the fact that they just outright abandon products sometimes. And......
     
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    I also think Bias products were trying a bit too much to nail everything and failed in many areas because of that. Neural DSP is well crafted in design and sound in a simple low key way, they have done single concept well to this point in only couple of years.
     
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    Backsnack Many strings

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    Last year I casually mentioned in another Neural DSP thread that they should make a compact modeler and call it the Neural Cortex. :lol:
     
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    I think the primary thing they were trying to "nail" was purchases and add-ons to those purchases. Reminded me of multi-level marketing where there was always another pricing tier or add-on pack or whatever.....
     
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    Sold!! Say no more.
     
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    See you sometime in 2020.....hopefully.
     
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    Minor nitpick, but I don't like having even more devices with wifi on them. Hopefully the implementation is solid, I just feel like it's a potential security problem.
     
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    Damn hackers, stealing my tonez.
     
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    I’m 99.9% sure it’s not necessary to use WiFi as it has a usb (data) connection.
     
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    Just placed my pre-order. Stoked to check this thing out.
     

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