Thanks for your valuable insights and time. Deeply appreciated. ~Tim > [Original Message] > From: a k butler <firstname.lastname@example.org> > To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com> > Date: 12/16/2005 3:45:32 AM > Subject: Vortex, digital connections, Trower flange > > At 17:36 15/12/05, you wrote: > >"Also be aware that you're missing out on the undelayed analog dry >signal > >by using the digi conectors." > > > >It's VERY possible that I misunderstood you and am totally missing the > >point ;-) > >All Confused, > >Tim > > Sorry Tim, I should explain better. > You still get the dry part of the sound, but it has to pass through the digital > domain, which will introduce some delay. > Obviously the spdif path you have there is good for the wet part of > your sound, > as your missing out on converting to analog and back again. > Meanwhile, the dry part gets converted to digital and back, > which will add a small delay. > If the VF-1 and MPX-500 have capability to pass the dry signal part of your > sound through themselves without converting to digital and back again > then that may actually sound better, particularly if you want to bypass the fx. > > If > a) you're not getting a delay(=latency) on the dry signal > b) it sounds good as it is > then really it's worth ignoring all this techy nitpicking :-) > > > >P.S.--Can the Vortex be persuaded to generate an MXR-style classic-rock > >non-swoosh flange a la Killing Joke's "A Love Like Blood" or Trower's "Day > >of the Eagle"? Or Frank Marino circa 1977? I cannot get anything close >to > >this sound on my VF-1 or my MPX-500, lovely as they are. > > I don't know those tracks, but to get rid of the swoosh turn down the > Resonance controls. > The Vortex modulators don't all sound the same, so it might be worth trying to > start from a couple of different presets to see how close each gets > toi the sound you want.