It was meant as a joke, but many a true word is spoken in jest
Quad Cortex mini
In terms of switching capabilities, this model even surpasses the original QC, it lacks only the second expression pedal, but received AUX combined with a optical input toslink-mini, In the case of using QC for the group, it will be convenient to direct the mix of the drummer into it. In order to save space, output 3-4 is built on a mini-jack, and is also combined with an optical output. Outputs 1-2 and send\returns made on the connectors TRS to save space. And of course, a USB host has been added for connecting flash drives. Perhaps more reliable will be the built-in card reader. And added a headphone volume knob there.
Quad Cortex Studio
Such a thing is suitable for those who prefer a processor on the table, and a midi controller on the floor. The headphone output and one of the combined inputs are moved to the front panel for convenience. The second espression pedal is back.The device is equipped with two analog volume controls (master and headphones) and 5 endless rotation encoders to control various functions. By the way, it is worth equipping them with capacitive sensors, which will work when touched and immediately display the controlled value, without rotation.
The model is simpler, has one microphone preamp and two stereo paths. Since there is place, it may even make sense to return the second expression pedal to him.
I just could not stop
But seriously, @Doug, maybe after a successful launch of QC, after people try out the product, you should think about such options, maybe even through crowdfunding, I’m ready to be the first to queue up for Cortex Studio