Neural DSP teasing something new (Quad Cortex)

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  1. sleewell

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    sounds good enough to me, i would buy one just to find out if i liked it or not.

    plus you would not take much, if any, hit on the resale so its not like it would be a costly ordeal. trying new gear is fun.
     
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    Hype train gonna hype.
     
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    Yep. Saw a bunch of people saying this has better modeling than the Axe 3 before it even hit the oublic. :lol:
     
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    If Apple can sell stuff 3x times its value just because it's white, they sure can hype the biomimetic modelling too!
     
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    At least Apple (mostly) delivers on the features they list.
     
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    Well, they better deliver if charging 3x times more per same specs than the competition :lol:
     
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    Wait until Neural starts charging extra for the Power Suply :)
     
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    Dont give them ideas
     
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    50% off for existing customers tho
     
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    FWIW, I have one. I got one because, I like the form factor, I am really impressed by Neural’s plugins, and I have never owned a device that can capture/profile gear and it was either this or the Kemper which is long in the tooth and the floor model had a bunch of issues when it came out so why not check out the new hot thing? Worst case scenario I flip it for $500 more than I paid?

    The other thing is, having owned Fractal stuff since the Ultra, I like owning something that is on the cutting edge of the tech, getting updates, evolving, having new stuff added to play around with over time, etc, and this thing is off to a good start from a great company... I have a bunch of other gear including an Axe III, so this device is not the lynchpin of my toanz... It is like a backup and a means to play with profiling tech.

    So far, IMHO, the hardware: A++. Incredible. Form factor, screen/UI, the button knob things, almost everything is perfect, which is awesome because none of that can be fixed with firmware.

    The tones are good to great on the modeling, need to fill out the rest of the original model list but what’s there certainly holds its own with the other expensive gizmos. The feel is great maybe as good or better than the Axe...

    The captures are great across the board and probably worth the cost of the device alone. I never owned a Kemper. Audio demos imply they are probably about equal at minimum comments from those that have owned both sound like the QC might even be better out of the gate.

    The FX need help. Most of what there is solid but not inspiring. Can tell they were not 100% done here at time of release. If you are not doing a bunch of ambient P&W stuff, you can get by on what is there though. You know, Drive, Delay, Basic Verb. It’ll do for now.

    The data management (how you handle IRs, Captures, etc) and the cloud thing is half baked. If that functionality is super important you will want to hold off. I am annoyed by this because I have been doing captures but it is not so bad that I cannot use the device. I do think it needs to get sorted for this device to live up to its promise.

    So, yeah this thing is off to a great start and should be a blast to own, why wouldn’t I want one?
     
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    Mine just shipped after 5 months and 16 days from when I preordered it. So next week I will be able to give some thoughts as well.
     
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    Hey @laxu can you a/b with the fm3 for noise floor when it arrives? Curious about that.
     
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    Sure.
     
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    Not surprised people are trying to flip their QCs for hundreds more than they paid. Gotta love seeing a $1600 box being sold for $2300+.
     
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    Which is wild because thats axe 3 money.
     
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    And I've seen Axe 3's go below $2k used. :lol:
     
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    They should, iirc they're $2100usd new :lol:
     
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    Oh shit you're right. FOr some reason I was thinking they were still $2400 or $2500.
     
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    Some always do this when something is new, desirable and hard to get. Doesn't matter if it's guitar gear, game consoles etc. The idiots are the people paying.
     
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    I have been saving up for a Helix rack unit (or so I thought), but now after watching some of the demos and reviews of the Quad Cortex on YT, I'm torn, I might want to get this instead of a Helix.....
     

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