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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Al Krow, Jan 10, 2020.
I know the model sounds amazing.
Are people starting to post models somewhere?
What you can say about the modulation effects on it?
I honestly haven't messed with them a ton. There's an envelope filter called "Love Meat' that's incredible.
Nice! If it is like the amp, Channel 1 is the cleaner and more polite/slightly-scooped channel while Channel 2 is more gainy and raw. The EQ is Fender-style so “flat” is with Bass and Treble on 2 (out of 10) and Mid full on, though the 2 EQ shifts manipulate this a bit (I would usually use mine with both Shifts engaged). The Gain from pushing Channel 2 was some of my favorite preamp grit from a bass amp ever! I look forward to trying one of these some day
Yep. Bang on. Channel 2 is very nice as well.
I’d like to hear more about captures. How simple is this process? How would it work with compressors? Things like attack, threshold, knee, release, etc all seem so variable. Not to mention how different instruments feeding a compressor make the compressor react differently. How does the QC capture all of those nuances?
Same with amps/preamps? How do you tell the QC to capture the different EQ range and gain settings etc?
Well, I don’t have my QC...yet (someone feel free to correct me, if I got this wrong ) But, from reading the um and YT vids, the capture process looks quite straight-forward to implement.
That said...control of a virtual modular device (ie 400+ model above) is quite different than controlling a capture.
Capture is a “snapshot” of your favorite setting...to which you’ll only be able to further manipulate with 5 controls: gain, bass, mid, treble, and volume. You’d want to capture/store all your favorite “settings” (eq, clean, dirty, mic position, etc) of a pedal, amp, cab, etc.
From the QC um...
Ahh. Makes sense. Expanding on my last question then. Let’s say I have a favorite preamp. I record it by the QC with bass A. Do I need to do it again with bass B and bass C? I mean, that preamp is going to sound different depending on what bass is driving it so how does the QC “capture” the preamp and not the combo of preamp and bass? And then once the QC has made the capture does it make every bass sound like the bass that was used from the capture?
It’s not capturing the bass...it’s capturing the preamp settings (not actually playing your bass when the preamp is being “captured”...) So you play a bass to get the desired settings, then capture the preamp settings. If you use quite different settings with another bass...then make/save another capture of those settings, using a different tag/name.
Yep. It makes a bunch of crazy noises and uses science figure your capture out.
Ahh. Ok thanks. That clears it up.
Quite right. Those "crazy noises" are a controlled source whereas any end-user's guitar/bass signals would be uncontrolled. With the controlled source, the process can measure the output and the changes to the signal based on frequency, intensity, and complexity. From there, it can make a profile or a capture and then have any signal that passes through that profile or capture be adjusted by those same changes so it reacts to your incoming signal based on frequency, intensity, and complexity. Really, really neat stuff.
At least for the time being the QC cannot capture any time based effects, so you cannot capture compressors, delays, reverbs, etc. That capability *may* come at a later date, if they can figure it out, is what I understand.
Darn. I’ve got a few. http://compressorpedalreviews.com
I’m diggin the Mesa 400+, the animato capture, unique distortions in general, parametric eqs and darkglass/ampeg cabsims the most. Also the way you can split chains is too much fun. Can get tones for decades.
Any word on an OC-2 esque Octaver? Looking at the manual I see some polyphonic/digital models but nothing analog.
You could probably do a second website devoted just to the QC from the way things look. The reviews I’ve seen on it so far are glowing.
I was honestly looking into Fractal last year and someone on this site like me know about the QC. I immediately put in my pre-order. Took a little bit extra to show up, but I'm happy.
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