Neural DSP Technologies Announces Official Launch of Cortex Control, Delivering Unprecedented Levels of Creative Control to Quad Cortex Users

Neural DSP today announced the official launch of Cortex Control, a fully integrated platform for managing all the features and settings of the Quad Cortex amp modeler from a desktop computer. With unparalleled creative control and workflow optimization, Cortex Control offers a huge array of user-experience improvements and benefits.

Cortex Control has emerged from ongoing research and development efforts at Neural DSP, with its performance and features intricately shaped by the invaluable input from many Quad Cortex users during an extensive open-beta period earlier this year.

“The official launch of Cortex Control is an important moment in the evolution of the Quad Cortex,” states Dan Davies, Chief Marketing Officer at Neural DSP Technologies. “It’s the result of our continued research and development as well as input from our community.”

Exceptional Features, Faster Speeds

Cortex Control reflects the constant innovation that users have come to expect from Neural DSP technology and products. With Cortex Control, you’ll seamlessly and effortlessly transition between sonic palettes of amplification and cabinet modes, creating a universe of unique sounds.

Beginning with speed, Cortex Control boots in seconds, instantaneously synching with your Quad Cortex’s current operational state. As a result, you can always pick up where you left off without any interruptions in your workflow. It will also enable you to create and manage Cloud and local backups, keeping your files safe and instantly accessible at anytime, anywhere.

Backing up any computer-based system is critical, and the new Cortex Control makes that easier and faster than ever – allowing users to create and manage local backups of the Quad Cortex directly on their computer. Users can create as many local backups as needed, and more efficient and speedier actions for renaming, updating, deleting, and recalling backups makes managing them quick and easy.

Operational Improvements

Intuitive mouse actions and keyboard shortcuts ensure that tweaking parameters, managing files, carrying out tasks, and navigating through Cortex Control is smooth and efficient. Furthermore, a fully integrated Cortex Control desktop controller lets you manage every feature and setting of your Quad Cortex effortlessly in a sleek and intuitive desktop interface.

Another workflow improvement allows users to perform bulk actions such as copy, upload, download, or delete multiple Presets with just a few clicks. Similarly, users can edit, upload, download, or delete multiple Neural Captures or IRs at once.

And Much More…

Other features of the new Cortex Control update make it a true milestone in the history of the Quad Cortex:

  • Internet via USB — Quad Cortex can access the Internet using the USB cable it’s connected to your computer with, ensuring uninterrupted Internet access for your Quad Cortex regardless of Wi-Fi availability. And Quad Cortex will prioritize Internet via USB when Cortex Control is open.

  • Import Impulse Responses — The process of adding IRs to your Quad Cortex or Cortex Cloud profile is streamlined with Cortex Control. Simply open your IR library and drag-and-drop your IRs into it. The IRs will be immediately available on your Quad Cortex or Cortex Cloud account, depending on which library you upload them to.

  • Audition Devices — Click a device on The Grid and then click on another device in the Device List to audition it. Click the auditioned device again to add it to The Grid and replace the loaded device or press ESC to cancel the change.

  • Create Neural Captures Easily — The full process for creating Neural Captures can also be completed on Cortex Control.

  • Live Tuner — Stay in tune without having to open the tuner, which is always displayed in the Utility Bar.

See — And Hear — For Yourself

To accompany the release of Cortex Control, Neural DSP unveiled a corresponding launch video that fuses technology and artistry through animation – providing the company with an all-new canvas to convey the intricate details and concepts of Cortex Control that can be challenging to express through live action.

“As we conceptualized the launch video, we were particularly drawn to the idea of merging the creative realms of music and animation. Animation’s unique ability to transcend traditional boundaries of live action enables us to communicate and personify our products in novel ways – visually bringing the sonic domain to life. We’re excited to continue to build upon this creative direction in future product launches to help our diverse and growing community appreciate the ingenuity of our products,” concludes Davies.

Cortex Control is available immediately and for free for Quad Cortex users on MacOS and Windows platforms.