NAMM 2020 video: See Neural DSP's first multi-effects pedal, the Quad Cortex, at work

NAMM 2020 (opens in new tab): One of the most unexpected announcements from this year's NAMM has been that of the Quad Cortex multi-effects pedal, from Neural DSP.

Well-known for its plugins, Neural DSP is taking its first steps into the hardware world with the admittedly sweet-looking pedal, and not quietly, mind you. According to the company, the Quad Cortex is "the most powerful floor modeler unit on the planet.”

So! How does the Quad Cortex measure up to that description, and to the Line 6s of the world? Watch as our Digital Editor-in-Chief, Michael Astley-Brown, seeks to find out.

You can check out a demo of the pedal above, and be sure to check out the rest of our NAMM (opens in new tab) coverage while you're at it!

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.