On the Fractal Audio FM3, you can have four channels per block. You can have different Virtual Devices per channel allowing you to switch between different amps, cabs, drive pedals etc., per Scene.
This is super helpful as you do not have to add multiple amp, cab or any other Virtual Device blocks if you are only using one at a time.
Definitely missing this feature on the QC vs my AxeFx… Have two of them, gotten really used to having channels on a modeling device… setting up multichannel presets on the Quad is a bit challenging at times.
on the Axe Fx III is this the A, B, C, D variations?
Yes, those are the channel selectors.
For this you have eight scenes in the QC, which can have completely different settings of the block parameters. The AX-FX cannot do that, that’s why the channels exist. The only disadvantage is that, for example, in contrast to the Channels, you cannot change the amp per scene in an amp block, but you can insert several amp blocks or captures into the grid.
Agreed, but I am not referring to just amp or cab blocks. On the Fractal, I can have four channels for every block. Do I really want to add 2-3 amp blocks, cab blocks, drive blocks, or anything else where a particular Virtual Device type is not a good fit for every scene? Not really.
Scenes do not fully compensate for the lack of channels the Axe has both Scenes and channels for example. The two features compliment one another…
The lack of channels on the QC makes it really difficult to switch amps within a preset without duplicating effects or settings, for example. Especially when its omission is combined with how the QC partitions the DSP on a ‘per row’ basis which requires you to rearranges blocks in the layout based on their DSP cost.
Really missing the channels on the Quad.
Yes, this is the feature I miss the most. Channels is my best solution creating live preset. With only one amp block you can have 4 different amps.
Coming from Helix this is a highly requested feature there as well. I have never seen it work but would be cool.
This would be a really nice feature. Didn’t get if with current firmware 2.0 it’s possible to have different amps on different scenes using one single amp block.
there’s been no indication that NDSP is considering doing that.
Best bet is to keep publicizing this feature request to try to catch their attention- this one is pretty low re: popularity
Other requests exist. I realize this one is originally from March 2021 and has the most votes; I’m only posting this to demonstrate that a lot of people have the same idea. I would use this feature.
My favorite drive channel of any amp is the Dual Rec Channel 2 Vintage mode. I see a lot of amps with multiple channels, and that the Channel 3 raw, vintage and modern is included, but it doesn’t hit the same as the whole tonestack leans into the vintage channel really getting to shine.
I’d love it if the dual rec got all 9 channels. About to pull the trigger on one of these selling my fm9 and the only thing that has me hesitating is the channel not being in the QC. I’ll still most likely pop o…
I would love to have the option of switching channels within amp models or even capturing those in one profile. Right now it’s another capture/model for each channel of one amp. For example there are multiple devices of an amp with e.g. a clean, Rhythm and lead channel. Would be awesome to just load a multi channel amp (for example a vh4) and be able to switch channels without having to switch the capture/model
Actually there are Multiple Amp Models of the Same Amp.
It would be nice if there was only one Amp like you should have it within a real rig. So when you add an Amp you add it and then can change the channel like you should on a real one.
That way would make the list a bit smaller and you will find your amp faster within a growing list.
The same thing should be nice for Captures, too. If you Capture an Marshall on Channel 1 and on Channel 2 . It would be great to get the possibility to make a…
Hello everybody! I was just messing around with QC and thought about if in the future would be possible to make some kind of block where you could concetrate different amp models, like a 3 channel switching amp. Mostly like what Fractal does on their amp block where you can load different amp models on a single amp block and switch them by scenes.
I think this could be a good feature and you can save up block space on each line.
What do you think?
While using and enjoying the QC I came across an idea that I think it is going to be useful to a lot of users.
I think it will be great to have an Neural AMP block, that will have multiple slots (max 3 or 4) where you can add your captures. Basically what I mean is to have an amp functionality and the captures will be your channels. For example: I have an Neural AMP block in my signal chain, with one sets of controls: gain, bass, middle, treble, volume, and the slots for one lead captu…
Here’s one specifically for captures:
since captures take up so little resources, the ability to have a capture block on the grid with multiple captures loaded in it that you can select which one is active per scene, or select through them with switches. just to free up more grid space. one capture block with different captures in it, run them internally in series or parallel, toggle through them, or bypass the whole container