These software updates, focused on assignability, access, control, search, and cloud connectivity, vastly improve the Quad Cortex user experience.
Assignability and Workflow
CorOS 2.0.0 will allow you to leverage the Quad Cortex’s power in an even more direct and frictionless manner. The new software update is all about making workflow transparent and facilitating creativity. The highly anticipated Hybrid Mode allows users to combine modes together to assign a separate mode to each row of footswitches. Additionally, you can remove modes you don't use, to toggle between 3, 2, or even just a single action mode.
Global functionality now includes bypass of Cabs, IR Loaders, or Neural Captures of cabs on any rows, plus a global EQ has been added to Output 1/2 and Output 3/4 and is available via the I/O Settings screen. A gain-reduction meter has also been added to the parameter editor of Compressor devices. Furthermore, you can now configure which outputs the Master VolumeKnob controls via the Device Options screen.
The bulk of CorOS 2.0.0 comes in a completely redesigned Directory (file manager), that provides a greatly improved user experience when it comes to managing, organizing, and locating Presets, Captures, or IRs.
You can search, filter, and categorize items to make it quicker and easier to find what you’re looking for. For instance, Presets, Neural Captures, and IRs are now broken into separate categories in the Directory, and each category can easily be collapsed or expanded on the left-hand side.
Furthermore, banks have been removed from Neural Captures and replaced with a more robust sorting & filtering system, as well as the brand-new Search. And the number of Captures you can store in the My Captures folder has been doubled to 2048. Sorting options have been added to the Directory as well. Neural Captures can be sorted by Name, Date added, Author, Preferred instrument, Capture type, and Gain. And the new software update has removed the Starring system completely; instead, items can now just be downloaded.
The software update also enables Device Versioning, which allows users to select an updated or existing version of a virtual device they want to use. If an update for an existing device is available, a green icon will display in the top-right corner of its icon on The Grid. (You can always switch back to the legacy version of a device via the contextual menu in the parameter editor.)An IR Loader block has been added, giving you a better way of loading and controlling ImpulseResponses. It is still possible to load IRs into Cab blocks as before. Four different types of theIR block are available: Single (M), Single (ST), Double (M), and Double (ST).
Other new features include a Scene change button added to the Tap Tempo screen, allowing you to configure the tempo of each Scene without having to exit the Tap Tempo screen. It is now possible to control whether the bypass state of blocks in Scenes is saved when changing its bypass state in Stomp Mode, Hybrid Stomp Mode, via MIDI, or via the touchscreen.
In the Cloud
You can create up to 5 backups in Cortex Cloud, with the ability to edit, update, or delete each one. Cloud functionality has a ton of applications; for instance, you can now specify a preferred instrument for your Preset or Neural Capture. This metadata can be used when searching/sorting on Quad Cortex and on Cortex Cloud/Mobile.
For more information, please visit neuraldsp.com.
This innovative product combines the possibility of attaching effects without using adhesives and a wide variety of accessories to customize the pedalboard for each user’s needs.
Attach your effects pedals without glue or other adhesives now faster and easier with the new Fast Fastener. Smart Track pedalboards are for those musicians who don’t wish to devalue their effects or are simply tired of melted adhesives and glue under their expensive effects.
- NEW!! Smart Track Fastening system: An upgrade to secure your effects pedals without adhesives using the new Fast Fastener. Fast Fastener Video: here
- Modular & Customizable: Expand, reduce, or transform your pedalboard. Your imagination is the limit to achieving your perfect pedalboard. NEW Slotted models are available now in the US.
- Reusable Fasteners: Rearrange your pedalboard as many times as you need.
- Big range of accessories: Build tiers and levels, hold your power supply, and keep your cables tidy...
- +18 sizes: Aclam offers 5 standard sizes, but there are many configurations for you to customize.
“We developed and patented Aclam's Smart Track pedalboards a few years ago and we've realized that other brands are trying to take advantage of our I+D investment. This is the main reason for us to constantly work hard to enhance our products and why we have come up with a faster and tool-free evolution of the standard fasteners: The Fast Fastener. Who knows, we might already be working on the next fastener development”
Marta Hereu – Product Manager
Fast Fasteners for Smart Track® Pedalboards
Pedalboards available from USD 99. For more information, please visit aclamguitars.com.
With the flip of the order switch, run the distortion into the reverb or reverb into distortion.
The Melee was designed to unapologetically use a joystick to meld reverb and distortion into one massive blaze of sound. With the flip of the order switch, run the distortion into the reverb or reverb into distortion; signal chain is your call now. For the explorer, the Melee can run one of three different reverb programs Ambient, Octave, and Reverse.
In a "less is more" approach, Walrus has intentionally decided on controls that are fun to use and will inspire a wealth of creative output. Use the joystick to control the amount of distortion by moving it up and down. Moving the joystick left and right will adjust your reverb mix. The tone and decay toggles have low, medium, and high settings. Modulation can be added to the wet signal by holding down the bypass switch and moving the decay toggle. The left position is no modulation, the middle is a slight modulation, and the right is a high modulation.
Walrus Audio is offering The Melee for a retail price of $299 and is available now at walrusaudio.com and with our authorized dealers all over the world.
For more information, please visit walrusaudio.com.