Disagree. The difference that I see is that Neural only caters to one market. TONS of people who aren't metal guitarists play Fractal stuff. Neural makes 7 plugins.I think they both cater to the same market,.
I'm just gonna be pedantic and say that again, one is a $100 VST, the other is a $2000 processor. A kid scrimping for sweet djent tones isn't going to lose sleep choosing between the Fortin VST and a KPA.That's fair. The AFX line turned out to have a way more diverse following as it went on (rightfully).
I just meant that djenty kids who spend their college book money on Neural stuff also were of the type to spend their money on AFX/KPA previously. That's opposed to, like, Mooer or L6 that cater to the low end of the market.
Im not comparing anything... I said the considered Best Company totally fucked up a crucial delivery date...I haven't followed along because I don't need anything like that, but comparing Neural to Fractal is just a little bit of a reach, no? :lol: I have no interest in any of this shit but I definitely enjoy Garrett deconstructing their ridiculous marketing campaign.
Yes, but Neural has three artists, two of which are djent. Let's not pretend there are blues or fusion guys lining up to buy their shit. :lol:Also Djent can be played on any gear... just because you buy a "djenty" guitar doesn't mean it wont play play Blues or Fusion or Hardcore pretty well. Its the player not the Gear
He's too busy trying to one-up Dino Cazares in the endorsement hopping department. I assume you mean this? I had to google it. :lol: You know it has the seal of approval when they get someone other than the actual endorser to demo it on their product page.Ok if we see it like that then yes. And they would also have Misha is he didnt joined forces on that awful VST that came out last year or so
Which should be a great cautionary tale for anyone thinking about buying this thing. Who do you think has a better supply chain in place? Who's R&D budget is bigger? Do you think Fractal, a company with hardware everywhere, wants this to be delayed? There's so much R&D that goes into hardware just from a compliance standpoint - it needs to work, be exportable, not burn your house down when you plug it in, etc etc.Im not comparing anything... I said the considered Best Company totally fucked up a crucial delivery date...
Come on dude. This is a case of a company with no physical product released yet putting out their own marketing material that either a) gives the impression they have no idea what they are talking about, b) is outright impossible, c) is vague as fuck, and d) is bragging about things being cutting edge that you could figure out with a google search are not actually cutting edge. Not only that, they are giving a pre-order time frame and quantity that says not only, "well, we're not going to actually order the units from the factory that makes them until people buy them.", which suggests they don't really have as much of a hand in making their products as companies like Fractal or Line 6, but also suggests, with its ridiculous ~1 year time frame, that they are taking pre-orders without even figuring out the logistics of where they are ordering it from.I think they both cater to the same market, and Neurals modeling is top notch. Neural is getting $150ish per VST, which is definitely in the Fractal vein of cork sniffing. The inly thing that has yet to be seen is how it's translated to hardware. I'd assume this wasn't engineered in house.
Chris, to be fair the CEO for Neural is the guy who started Darkglass Electronics which has done a lot of cool shit over the last 10 years on the bass side of the world. Normally he has been pretty good at getting his products out on the market - you can find them at all the major retailers in the US, and they are immensely popular.Which should be a great cautionary tale for anyone thinking about buying this thing. Who do you think has a better supply chain in place? Who's R&D budget is bigger? Do you think Fractal, a company with hardware everywhere, wants this to be delayed? There's so much R&D that goes into hardware just from a compliance standpoint - it needs to work, be exportable, not burn your house down when you plug it in, etc etc.
Or is it that a handful of guys who make 5 VSTs have it all figured out, and Fractal just can't keep up with them? And that they came up with a brilliant new design for rotary knobs (ahem, sorry) "actuators" that are unbreakable at the same time as having to resort to this nonsense?