QC Standalone or Part of a Board

My QC arrives tomorrow. I’m certain I’ll have weeks of fun just getting to know the ins and outs of it while I play guitar (that’s what it’s all about, right?)

But GAS can only be contained for so long. The question; Do you intend to use the QC as a standalone unit, or as part of a larger rig?

I’ve already begun measuring out its dimensions to account for at least a Line 6 G10SII wireless and expression pedal. Any insight on what power supply you might use to power your QC rig would be useful for others, as I’ve seen a lot of confusion about this. I’m debating between the Fender Engine Room LVL 8 or The CIOKS DC-7.

Maybe you’d include a looper pedal while waiting for NDSP’s feature dev team to add one in an upcoming release. Perhaps you’ve got a dirt or delay pedal you just can’t live without.

Bonus points for pictures.


I will use it as a standalone. I did set it up with the FM3 for effects and looper also using the FC-12 but that seems counter productive to having a single device to do the work. If it took/takes all that I will just use the Axe Fx 3 and FC6/12.

So far the only thing holding up what I would typically do is footswitch flexibility (push, push & hold, wah auto on/off and multi-function switching). Everything else is hitting the need.

Board for me. My biggest frustration with my Helix was the size of my rig with my wireless, Polytune, FreqOut, and extra expression pedal. There’s an Eventide PowerMax (basically a Cioks DC-7) peeking out from under the wireless.

I’m all about bonus points:


Are you powering the QC with the Eventide Powermax ? Looks like it on the picture.

Cheers, Todde

Stand alone for me. It’s got all the effects and attributes I need. I’ll have a pedal board flight case custom made for the QC, a Fractal EV-1 expression pedal, a small expression dial for the second expression pedal input (assigned to a 2nd lane output) and a hidden Mean Well 12V 8,5A power supply. The IEC connector will be on the outside of the case. Maybe also the outputs 1 and 2 will be routed to the outside. I use a Boss WL-20 wireless system that plugs into the QC and the guitar.

I’ll ommit the power supply if there is a sturdy battery powered solution that provides the amps the QC need and has at least 3 hours of playing time. Still looking for one …

Hmmm … that basically is a pedal board … :slight_smile:

Cheers, Todde


Yes. Works great and saved a few bucks vs the DC-7.

Can you elaborate on how you are running the QC off the powermax? I see a 12v but not the amp range needed. How are you working it?

Just like the guys running with a DC-7: hitch four 12V outputs together with 3 Cioks current doubler cables and you have 12V @ 2A, which is enough to make the QC happy.

I decided against any pedal power device. I will instead make a proper power supply with a MeanWell 12v 4,5A supply that will be housed in a quality aluminium housing. The housing will have a proper IEC power chord connector with an iluminated on/off switch and one output with 12v for the QC and another with 9v via a high quality step down converter for the wireless. It will sit on the board just like a pedal. I might add two 12v mini fans on the side that will feed air to the left vent of the QC.

1 Like