Manual is out, folks!

right on time!


Post your thoughts!
I’m gonna dive into it now

this should make for interesting reading.

There are a lot of details I’m liking very much.

  • There is a power button but just pulling the cord is OK too
  • IO configuration window looks very good and having meters is an amazing feature
  • CPU monitoring per block = nice!
  • clip indication on inputs and outputs = amazing
  • the way they explain how to use the multiple cores is a nice touch
  • crossover mode on the splits = nice! No need to mimic this with LPF HPF

Have to read the rest of it tomorrow, I’m supposed to get some sleep and go to work in the morning… unfortunately

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I’m a volume pedal user in live setups and I’ve wondered how I would do this with the QC.

It looks like the best approach would be assign an expression pedal to the Lane Output Control for my onstage FRFR. then another output pair for FOH and “set it and leave it”. apparently a TRS cable to my expression pedal is all I need. no need to use one of the FX-loops for volume control.

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I went through it just quickly last night, one of the better manuals for sure. I like the structure, layout, no information overload. All you need to start is there and easy to find, like: a typical settings for a vocal + guitar preset etc. I am happy I do not have to dive through heavy user infos like certain amp parameters I never heard of (once had an AX8) . A black ink on white version would be great for a printout and maybe even better readability. All in all this manual made me look forward to receiving the Quad Cortex. UI is key to me. If this box sounds as good as the UI looks I will be a happy.

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Seems the manual layout is optimized for reading on mobile devices - not entirely a bad idea!

Been digging into this a lot lately! Now I just need my QC :smiley:

I noticed that the “Captain 50 Clean” is not listed in the amp section of the manual, which was the Morgan amp sim listed on the device list from Oct. I was really looking forward to that… are we losing amp models??

Read the manual… hard going without the Unit !! Still cant workout how to profile a pedal. Isays connect tit to input 1 ?? and … Somebody if they can please explain it to me as I am not really up to speed with this type of equipment …

@clivekay exactly the same way it is described in the manual for an amp except you don’t have to use a mic: connect your guitar to return 1, the capture out to the input of the pedal and the output of the pedal to in 1
Then proceed with the capture process, by that I mean press the Capture button and wait

Put it another way, look at the schematic on page 67 and just replace the amp and microphone with the pedal

Thanks for that !! I presume set up the pedal as you would for your amp and then profile that , or do various profiles with the knobs in different positions…

Interesting reading! Two things I noticed that concerns my intended use:

  • The USB audio interface supports 8 I/O-channels but the sample rate is fixed to 48 kHz (of concern if you use the QC as digital I/O to a DAW with or without any additional audio interface). Probably this is HW dependent and will not change with future updates.

  • The MIDI-to-QC-function interface has fixed assignments, Like CC01 → Expression pedal 1., CC02 → Expression pedal 2, and so on. Hopefully, in a future update we can map in/out going MIDI to any CC/function.

I think its a great manual. I liked almost everything I read so far about the unit and the manual itself w/r/t being easy to understand and to the point. See my gripe on the Volume Control for the exception.

Manual is excellent to read online. Very well structured and informative. However, for those who like to have a printed hardcopy to read i tried printing a few pages and it’s all in black background so using a huge amount of printer ink. Can I get a plain background version anywhere?

wait for the QC Wiki… it will have the usual white background/black font formatting.

That’s great. Thank you for your prompt reply.

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The best thing about the manual to me is, I will likely not need it. I am to the point if I need the manual, I don’t need the gear. The manual is great, but the really great news is that the QC is extremely intuitive.

There are some things I would like to see that I bet will make it in some early updates:

  1. Global EQ - This is a really great way to balance a room or a less than flat FRFR speaker and keep your patches unchanged
  2. MIDI CC Tied to the Foot Switches only - This was the same early method Line 6 deployed on Helix. They quickly got the message that user wanted to be able to toggle Blocks that had no Foot Switch assigned. They went a step further and allowed the blocks to learn which CC value you wanted to use and really gave some incredible MIDI flexibility.
  3. labels for captured elements - I can see this could get confusing.

I am a Tier 1 in the US. Can’t wait till it arrives!

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By going into "Preferences–Accesibility–
I Clicked “Replace Doc Colors”
Doc Colors-- Change Page Background to White / Text to Black
Clicked Off-- "Only Change… " and “Change the color…”

That worked for me, will try to upload screen shots… now have white doc / black text… more printer friendly… A good way to kill time while anxiously awaiting the Tier 1 unboxing vids…:wink:


It appears my “solution” isn’t… it changes the doc for reading but not printing… perhaps a more savvy Adobe member can lend an idea…