I’ve zipped through every Factory preset. Some 7 meet my style. (60 - 70 Rock)
I’ve zipped through every Factory capture. Some 10 have use (for me)
Admittedly when they are good, they are very good, but overall they seemed to blend into high gain and distortion in extreme and clean that is either pure clean (that broke up on volume with little headroom) or sent into Dr Who credit music mode.
The 50 Amps seems rather limited, with few if any Boutique models, and tend towards standard high gain (or Fenders), Marshall, Mesa, Soldano and Friedman and substantially less than the Fractal or Kemper options.
So off I went to the cloud to explore:
I have little or no idea what amps, pedals, FX, Distortion or Cabinet were used. So I don’t know if I’m meant to add a cabinet, or not. So not impressed with the Cloud at present, but accept it’ll improve with time.
Spent lots of time Setting up a Midi Foot controller, and concluded that I could get better control over my Kemper.
Firstly I’m not complaining … I think the Quad is incredible will be the go to unit - though at present with limitations.
I really want some fantastic Amp blocks (Carol Ann, Bad Cat, Dumble, Trainwreck, Dr Z etc.
I really want some incredible FX blocks
I really want the cloud to have better description of the preset components before I download.
I think the gain levels need to be expanded. They seem to go from 7 to 9, missing all the other settings.
This applies to other items such as Rotary and Tremolo.
But the sound is all they said it was … (I’m just not a head banger)
So Conclusion to date - I have 10 to 15 go to Preset/scenes that are fantastic. Better than my other units. I’m going to tempt fate and gig with the Quad this Friday, but can’t help feeling a little disappointed that it’s still got quite a way to go to meet Studio needs, and fill in as my complete Live rig.