Neural DSP Quad Cortex / Archetype Plugins Thread

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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex Helix / AxeFx Killah

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TmcB wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:52 am I’m just not here yet for the QC.

I can’t see/hear any real improvements over Kemper or Helix.

The best it has going for it is 2 more cores than the Helix but with the same UI, the profiling from Kemper and the price of a Helix and a Kemper combined.

I’m probably just jaded after so much Darkglass overpriced hype.
There's the running of mutiple inputs through separate signal chains, IIRC. In reality, is that a use case many people look for?

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TmcB wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:52 am I’m just not here yet for the QC.

I can’t see/hear any real improvements over Kemper or Helix.

The best it has going for it is 2 more cores than the Helix but with the same UI, the profiling from Kemper and the price of a Helix and a Kemper combined.

I’m probably just jaded after so much Darkglass overpriced hype.
I heard a comparison of the profiling between a kemper and the neural and the latter was better to my ears, but yeah...
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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex Helix / AxeFx Killah

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codedog wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:59 am
TmcB wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 11:52 am I’m just not here yet for the QC.

I can’t see/hear any real improvements over Kemper or Helix.

The best it has going for it is 2 more cores than the Helix but with the same UI, the profiling from Kemper and the price of a Helix and a Kemper combined.

I’m probably just jaded after so much Darkglass overpriced hype.
There's the running of mutiple inputs through separate signal chains, IIRC. In reality, is that a use case many people look for?
You've been able to do that with the axefx, some bands will use one unit to run a guitarist and bass player live, works mint!
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Re: Neural DSP Quad Cortex Helix / AxeFx Killah

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ill admit i was interested based on the quality of the plugins but hooo shes spendy

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hey yeah but valves... not spendy, lol.
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Bg wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 4:37 pm hey yeah but valves... not spendy, lol.
It gets spendy when you have to change the valves in all 100+ amps that the quad cortex simulates.

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I haven’t ever tried out one single amp on the Headrush ?!
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MiniForklift wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:34 pm I haven’t ever tried out one single amp on the Headrush ?!
No wonder you're thinking they're expensive effects units :mental:
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MiniForklift wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:34 pm I haven’t ever tried out one single amp on the Headrush ?!

Crikey, give it a whirl! Those and some good IR's would probably impress :thumbup:
No one ever died of hard work.. but why take the risk..

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chur wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 6:18 pm
MiniForklift wrote: Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:34 pm I haven’t ever tried out one single amp on the Headrush ?!

Crikey, give it a whirl! Those and some good IR's would probably impress :thumbup:
I’m just there for the effects TBH. Amp modeling and all that IR stuff (which I don’t understand anyway) doesn’t overly interest me, I think I’d just get bored
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Anyone tried their plugins? Have interest in the Archetype Tim Henson one especially...
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jeremyb wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:04 pm Anyone tried their plugins? Have interest in the Archetype Tim Henson one especially...
They sound great but they are quite CPU hungry (especially if you set the high quality setting).

You can demo all of them but ownership requires an iLok activation (no physical dongle needed, just extra steps in registering online).

Archetype: Plini is my guitar plugin. It features 3 amp models. Clean (based on Roland JC120), Drive (Friedman BE100) and Crunch (EVH 5150III). There is a compressor pedal and an overdrive pedal before the amp, as well as stereo delay pedal and shimmer reverb pedal after the amp. Any of these pedals can be engaged or bypassed.

Parallax is my bass guitar plugin.

what I love about these plugins is that you can get great tones without much tweaking, which is great.

All of their plugins feature a stereo IR loader. Their IRs are great but if you can load in Ownhammer IR if you wish.

They will have a 50% discount on Black Friday/Cyber Monday if you want to wait and save (excluding any products they release so close to Black Friday).

You should also look at Archetype: Petrucci as it's a more versatile plugin than Archetype: Henson.
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jhyang549 wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:46 pm
jeremyb wrote: Wed Aug 03, 2022 6:04 pm Anyone tried their plugins? Have interest in the Archetype Tim Henson one especially...
They sound great but they are quite CPU hungry (especially if you set the high quality setting).

You can demo all of them but ownership requires an iLok activation (no physical dongle needed, just an extra step in registering online).

Archetype: Plini is my guitar plugin. It features 3 amp models. Clean (based on Roland JC120), Drive (Friedman BE100) and Crunch (EVH 5150III). There is a compressor pedal and an overdrive pedal before the amp, as well as stereo delay pedal and shimmer reverb pedal after the amp. Any of these pedals can be engaged or bypassed.

Parallax is my bass guitar plugin.

what I love about these plugins is that you can get great tones without much tweaking, which is great.

All of their plugins feature a stereo IR loader. Their IRs are great but if you can load in Ownhammer IR if you wish.

They will have a 50% discount on Black Friday/Cyber Monday if you want to wait and save (excluding any products they release so close to Black Friday).

You should also look at Archetype: Petrucci as it's a more versatile plugin than Archetype: Hensen.
I'm pretty sure the GUITARNERDS one will still work for 30% off, but shall give a few a trial, will definitely check the Petrucci one out, I assumed it would be mostly high gain stuff but looks quite good!

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Would you consider this the millennial version of G3?
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