Would be great if you want to run the Quad Cortex into a tube power amp + cab.
Or possibly even into a capture of a poweramp + cab instead of just an IR (although IR’s do also pass through power amps, but there’s no dynamics in that). I do wonder if it is much of an issue to run a power amp simulation into a real power amp? Well, might be worth testing out at least.
Do you mean globally, so you can use the existing presets? Because you can bypass the amp and cab blocks on any of the existing presets or build your own without an amp or cab block.
He means globally. A typical Amplifier consists of two primary stages a preamplifier (conditions the input signal, in most guitar amplifiers with lots of gain most of the distortion is introduced here) and a power amplifier (which drives the cabinet and makes the sound louder, it can also distort but tends to do so in a different way and contributes to the overall tone of the amp).
For people who are using the QC into a real guitar power amp and cabinet or into a guitar amp FX loop, they might wish to disable the virtual power amp section in the QC’s amplifier models in order to avoid having the virtual power amp influence the tone of their real power amp. Sometimes this doubling of the power amplifier’s affect on the sound can be undesirable.
A number of competing products such as the AxeFx units and the Atomic Amplifire series of devices can defeat the internal power amp simulation allowing the device be used directly as a preamp with traditional gear.
I do this all the time with my AxeFx. Would be super useful for the QC either on a per model basis or globally.
Basically, the QC needs a lot more global controls, IMHO. (EQ, Cab sim, etc).
That’s what I figured, but wanted to clarify. My FM3 has the same capabilities.
I agree. The QC definitely needs more global controls.