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RE: Vortex, digital connections, Trower flange

Thanks for your valuable insights and time.
Deeply appreciated.

> [Original Message]
> From: a k butler <akbutler@tiscali.co.uk>
> 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 
> >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
> 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
> 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
> >of the Eagle"? Or Frank Marino circa 1977? I cannot get anything close 
> >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.