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Re: eventide general question
> It's the most powerful hardware FX processor on the market today.
[ :) I fear we trend on sacred ground here. At the danger of discussing
religious issues, I'll continue carefully... ]
I suppose it depends on what "most powerful hardware FX processor" means.
Let's look at the Eventide Orville, the Symbolic Sound Kyma, and the Sony
DRE-S777. In raw processor power, clearly a Kyma system is tops with 28
versus 2 on the Orville. On the other hand, the Eventide units can
standalone while Kyma requires an attached computer. And Eventide's
pitch-shifting algorithms are highly optimized. The same pitch-shifting
functions on Kyma consume more processor power, due somewhat to the more
Then there's the DRE-S777. It does reverb modelling based on near realtime
convolution. This feat is unequaled by *any* other device that I know of.
Perhaps that makes it "most powerful hardware FX processor"?
Some ways, it's like discussing what's the most powerful fastest car or
biggest truck,etc. While it's a interesting question, I'm not sure how
useful it is. After all, the artist needs the tool that works best for him
or her. If I really need a bicycle (perhaps a really good bicycle), the
fastest car won't do at all.