Dear lord help me… I decided to “look into” the Neural Quad Cortex… For science of course.
Sorry if this unit is a sore spot. I passed on all of the drama at the other site that shall not be named.
Great response.Well at least tell us your current findings in your research. There's not much meat here to discuss, otherwise.
Is the QC a go? Are you tempted? What are you attracted to? What turns you off or gives you pause?
I don’t know what was promised so that hasn’t really been a factor. IMO, if they continue to add amps and effects while curating a growing number of captured amps, including mine, it could be worth investing in.At least make sure you are buying it (if you do) for what it is today and not what was “promised.”
@Whizzinby I think has a list of promises/claims that haven’t seen the light of day yet.
For me - the captures weren’t a big draw as I don’t have an amp collection. The modeling was good, but lacking in variety. Effects were okay but lacking in quantity. I loved the form factor and touch screen interface. I wanted to use it on the road (hotel room practice) but it has a loud buzz problem when only connected to guitar and headphones. (That noise goes away when I ALSO have it connected to Macbook or powered speaker or amp, so it’s not a huge show stopper, but was certainly inconvenient). File management (and finding / organizing captures) currently SUCKS. (Cue the whack-a-mole gif).
I’m impressed with the hardware and form factor already.
It’s very much a YMMV situation. It has its issues but they’re not issues everyone is going to care about. Flipside, it has its strengths some of which are legitimately unique. I love mine, full stop.Great response.
1. Not sure yet if it’s a go or no-go
2. Yes, I’m tempted… by all gear that kicks. Very curious about the power and possibilities
3. I’m attracted to stout processing power and the idea of captures. This unit could pay for itself if it can deliver my amp collection and I could sell even half of them.
4. No turn offs but I suppose what gives me pause is whether Neural can deliver on maximizing the platform. If they can… Wow.
I’ve had an AxeFX-III. Great unit but big and with a UI that was a pain for me. I would like a smaller unit with the same or more processing power and a great touch UI. I think Neural is making progress. After waiting months for a FM-3 update while watching multiple AxeFX3 and Neural updates I sold that unit too. I want a flagship with legs. Since I passed on the big hullabaloo discussions over TGP, I may be out of the loop on some outstanding issues. The secondary function of the foot switches as parameter change pots is brilliant IMO.