I’m a guitarist from Valencia, Spain and I don’t have (yet) a Quad Cortex, but first I wanted to ask how people has it set up. I’m actually a Kemper Stage user and I don’t find the same video-based info about the QC explaining the basics as it has the Kemper and I also wanted to know the experience of real users so… how do you have your QC set up? Are you using scenes? Presets? Hybrids?
On top of this I wanted to share my actual set up with my Stage to check if someone sees it nice on the QC:
Switches 1 to 5 -called slots- are my gain stages - from completely clean to complete distorted metal-type sound.
There are 4 effect switches, all used (octaver, chorus, delay and reverb). All effects except reverb are “locked” which means their state is kept across all changes - as you would expect from an analog pedalboard. I need to be able to change slots 1-5 without loosing the effect state.
The second performance (in QC would mean pressing the up arrow switch which I believe it causes a glitch) is EXACTLY the same as first one but the reverb is set to be a long reverb and it is active whenever I change to that second performance.
Whenever I press again the slot I’m in, the feature called “morph” is enabled and it increases the amp volume serving as a booster (since I can’t use any effect switch because they are already been used).
What do you think? I understand that these types of devices are meant to be use in a song-by-song manner but I used to play really long gigs (4 hours long) with medleys that could last up to 20 minutes, so you can imagine the nightmare that could be working song-by-song.
Thank you in advance