Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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Pretty excited about this. Thoughts?
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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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it's got a dumb name . . . why only XLR inputs, isn't this a guitar FX/amp modelling thing?

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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Love the addition of wifi and being able to edit via phone app but as with most high end modellers, it looks overkill and expensive.

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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It looks amazing on paper! But has anyone heard how well there amp models sound etc? Just because your old Holden has a big V8 doesn’t mean it handles well!

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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Reg18 wrote:It looks amazing on paper! But has anyone heard how well there amp models sound etc? Just because your old Holden has a big V8 doesn’t mean it handles well!
Or goes that fast! Check out power outputs of 70's production V8s versus 2010s 4s and 6s.
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Looks amazing. But yeah, why XLR inputs?

I would be tempted to try one out. The screen looks like it'd be fun.

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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The screen looks like they copied Helix though...

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Zaulkin wrote:Looks amazing. But yeah, why XLR inputs?
It’s actually “combo” input, with mono 1/4 in the core I believe.

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I think the real question will ultimately be sound and feel. Processing power doesn’t necessarily mean best sound. Look at the Kemper - still cutting edge tone using nearly a decade old technology and hardware.

That being said, if this unit nails the tone and feel (especially lower gain - which I found the fractal and helix stuff didn’t do for me) then this looks like one hell of a package.

It’s a great time to be a guitarist.

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Terexgeek wrote:
Reg18 wrote:It looks amazing on paper! But has anyone heard how well there amp models sound etc? Just because your old Holden has a big V8 doesn’t mean it handles well!
Or goes that fast! Check out power outputs of 70's production V8s versus 2010s 4s and 6s.
Which is also a good way of saying how important feel is. Just because by every technical and quantifiable measure a modern car might be better, it doesn't follow that you'd want to drive one.

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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DongHua wrote:
Zaulkin wrote:Looks amazing. But yeah, why XLR inputs?
It’s actually “combo” input, with mono 1/4 in the core I believe.
That would make sense, but the picture above shows XLR inputs.

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XLR input would be handy if you wanted to run a mic through it too, the old HD500/X you could do that and do vocoder etc stuff with it :)

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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Zaulkin wrote:
DongHua wrote:
Zaulkin wrote:Looks amazing. But yeah, why XLR inputs?
It’s actually “combo” input, with mono 1/4 in the core I believe.
That would make sense, but the picture above shows XLR inputs.
I assume that indicates that this is miles away from being a finished product

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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rickenbackerkid wrote:
Zaulkin wrote:
DongHua wrote:
It’s actually “combo” input, with mono 1/4 in the core I believe.
That would make sense, but the picture above shows XLR inputs.
I assume that indicates that this is miles away from being a finished product
Outputs 3 & 4 are mono 1/4 aren’t they?

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

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HackSaw wrote:
rickenbackerkid wrote:
Zaulkin wrote:
That would make sense, but the picture above shows XLR inputs.
I assume that indicates that this is miles away from being a finished product
Outputs 3 & 4 are mono 1/4 aren’t they?
still not much help for plugging a guitar into

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