Quad Vortex versus AxeFx-III?
I'd say QC if you don't have much experience in Fractal land. I think the difficulty of the Axe Fx is often blown out of proportion but outside file management, the QC is more straightforwardQuad Vortex versus AxeFx-III?
It's not that users cannot learn to use it from the front panel, it's just more effort. Not because it has more parameters, but because it has a lot of nested views, a lot of different looking views that require just that extra bit of reorientation and so on.Depending on an external editor is what defines a unit as "hard to program" in my book.
Sure, desktop editors are great - and Fractal's is probably the better one available right now. But there's a reason you'll find FAS customers who have never even attempted to edit patches in hardware.
I think as an overall package, Helix is the easiest because the software editor, Helix Native and the front panel UI all work largely the same (for better or worse) so you need to learn just one way of doing things.