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Darkglass / NeuralDSP moving into hardware???? UPDATE: The Quad Cortex

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And the Helix main main Eric noticed....

 

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If they are going into hardware this might cost me a fortune!

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Damn it... As I pointed out in the other thread, I should have hmmed and hahed over an HX Stomp a little longer. Not that it's a bad unit, far from it! But... GAS... 

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It’ll probably be the same weight as their first cabs they brought out so you can hold off till the second release

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Looks and sounds expensive... But VERY interesting all the same!

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Could someone explain to the ignorant dunderheads out here what this actually is in simple terms? Multi FX? Plugin-type-thing? Preamp?

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54 minutes ago, nige1968 said:

Could someone explain to the ignorant dunderheads out here what this actually is in simple terms? Multi FX? Plugin-type-thing? Preamp?

A competitor to Helix / Kemper / Fractal units.

Amp and cab sims, FX, can be used as a posh FX box or as a preamp direct for recording or into a PA or a power amp and traditional speakers. From the limited info so far - the amp and cab sims are likely to be based on NeuralDSP's own plugins but in a stage friendly format.

 

NeuralDSP is owned by Doug Castro - the man also behind Darkglass so I imagine that bass will be catered for quite a bit - unlike some other modellers who seems to treat it as an afterthought.

 

It also claims to be a profiler like the Kemper - so you record your real amp into the unit, and then the unit saves that "profile" - effectively creating a new amp sim that you can tweak from there. Hire an unaffordable amp - profile it, and keep the sounds forever.

 

Can't wait to try one!

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This does look incredibly interesting. To the sharper-eyed among us, you may notice a distinct absence of knobs - well apparently the footswitches have rotary encoders built into them! Pretty cool bit of design there, especially if they prove to be durable and reliable enough.

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1 hour ago, fretmeister said:

It also claims to be a profiler like the Kemper - so you record your real amp into the unit, and then the unit saves that "profile" - effectively creating a new amp sim that you can tweak from there. Hire an unaffordable amp - profile it, and keep the sounds forever.

Uh-oh!

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48 minutes ago, owen said:

Uh-oh!

Some guitar amp builders do think this is theft! Some think even amp models that haven’t been profiled are theft.

 

While the builders still use derived amp circuits from the 50s! 

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I am only uh-oh-ing because I have wondered about profiling before but the everything looked so .................... something. This looks small and tidy.

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1 hour ago, owen said:

I am only uh-oh-ing because I have wondered about profiling before but the everything looked so .................... something. This looks small and tidy.

ah! A wallet worrying uh-oh

 

I am feeling similar.

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Sweet baby Jesus. That does look good. The mobile connectivity side of things has me particularly interested. Easy mobile backup and sharing of presets without having to connect to a PC is a massive boon. They’ve taken a good leaf out of Source Audio’s book in that regard. I suspect one of these may be in my future!

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Rumours are 1500 Euro.

So a bit more than a Helix, but loads less than Fractal.

 

I need to start selling stuff. Mind you I doubt it will reach the shops until September at the earliest.

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It’s not loads less than a Fractal FM3, which is the natural like for like.

They are between $999 - 1399 depending on whether it’s merchant or direct

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I genuinely hate those videos and that style, however what functionality it shows and it’s make up etc. It does look a nice piece of kit

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