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Re: Ebay echoplexi... (spoiler: Gibson bashing thread)

I wonder if it is because I only play through headphones at home that I am
so sensitive to it in live situation?

You raise a good point.  I figure it might be because few players, like
myself, are not exposed to multiple playing conditions.....
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sottilaro" <sine@zerocrossing.net>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: Ebay echoplexi... (spoiler: Gibson bashing thread)

> At 70 degrees F the speed of sound is 1129.5 ft per sec.  So figure 1.1
> ft per millisecond.  A device like the Repeater, with a 11 msec latency
> will sound as if it's 12.1 feet away from you.  The fact that you don't
> hear an electric guitar from the source means the guitar has a natural
> latency based on the fact that the sound source isn't in your hands.
> So add another 5 feed in my studio, more when I play out.  My mind
> seems to instantly compensate for this.  I wonder what makes some
> people so much more sensitive to this than others?  Maybe you get used
> to it.  Not a single instrument I own has 0 latency due to digital
> conversion or MIDI latency.  The plus side is it makes my studio seem
> bigger to me in a subliminal way, I guess.  People have always told me
> that I'm not "all there" so maybe that's it.  I'm over there a bit.
> Mark
> On Jun 12, 2004, at 11:53 PM, David J. Grossman wrote:
> >
> >
> > In theory, the idea of a digitally processed and modelled guitar
> > signal is a
> > great idea. In reality, I feel that any significant latency in the
> > signal is
> > unacceptable for my purposes. Especially since, as a bass player, I
> > strive
> > to nail the beat and be in time with my drummer. That is the primary
> > reason
> > I've stayed away from the V-Bass. Before I buy one, I'd have to be
> > 100% sure
> > that the latency is completely inaudible.
> >
> > - Dave
> >