Since the release of the Quad Cortex modeller, most people have been asking for a desktop editor for the Quad Cortex. While the interface of the Quad Cortex makes for seamless editing, a desktop editor can speed up the process.
In Discord, Doug revealed some details about the highly-anticipated desktop editor.
Here is what we know:
- There has been a dedicated team working on the desktop editor for months
- The desktop editor will require the Quad Cortex to be connected to use (like some other modellers)
- Doug is strictly against a single-file preset format like what the Helix and other modellers offer
- There might be a future feature to save and load setlists into the Quad Cortex
Admittedly, the lack of file format is disappointing. For such an expensive device that I am a huge fan of, the lack of open file format isn’t ideal and I hope they change it. It seems as though Neural DSP is taking an Apple-inspired approach to their hardware, locking people into using their cloud and future marketplace.
I’d like to see a VNC-like connection to the QC over mobile
Why not use a VNC – like (https proxy) approach for the desktop as well. With that said, Kemper and Fractal have already done a good job with a pretty similar UI approach and it would reduce the learning curve if the Neural DSP approach wasn’t radically dissimilar. FFT Can’t tell you how much I long for a Quad Cortex desktop editor …..
I can’t understand why they are so greedy to lock people into their cloud and marketplace by handicapping their own device. Just let people save and share their presets offline. This is one of the things that keeps me from getting a quad cortex. Not only do I dislike the lack of that feature, but it leaves a bad taste in mouth about the company. Seems unnecessary and greedy to me.