NAMM 2020: Neural DSP’s all-new Quad Cortex is the Helsinki-based company’s first step into the hardware scene, and uses machine learning techniques to power the tech company’s unique modelling methods.
The Quad Cortex features new technology called Neural Capture, which is powered by a unique neural network architecture that is capable of autonomously analysing, learning, and replicating an amplifier’s sound and dynamic response in a way that’s akin to human perception. The brand claims that Neural Capture’s ability to profile rigs is unparalleled in terms of accuracy and realism.
Another feature of the Quad Cortex includes a significant amount of processing power. 2Ghz of dedicated DSP from the Quad Cortex’s quad-core SHARC and dual ARM architectures puts it ahead of most other floor units. In turn, this amount of power allows for more simultaneous amp models, digital effects, routing and sound-shaping capabilities. Doug Castro, founder and CEO of Neural DSP, also claims that the Quad Cortex “is the most powerful floor modeller unit on the planet” and is able to “run four rigs simultaneously”.
Neural DSP has managed to distil the capabilities of the Quad Cortex into a slim, compact format for portability. The Quad Cortex is also fitted with a 7-inch multi-touch screen and proprietary rotary footswitch controls for ease of operation.
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