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Re: Favorite VST Instruments?

> On Apr 8, 2006, at 1:40 AM, Per Boysen wrote:
>> I find laptops not enough powerful, stable and controllable with  
>> regard to effect parameters.

On 8 apr 2006, at 11.09, Jeff Kaiser wrote:
> I'm just curious....what specifically can't it do in regards to  
> controllability?

Nothing AFAIK. Laptops can do the same processing. I just find it  
more convenient to have all my effect chaining programs saved in an  
external box together with all parameters MIDI cc bindings, rather  
than having to run a audio plug-in host application and set up plug- 
in chains as "channel strip patches", or whatever the actual host  
application might call it. I also like the sound I managed to coax  
out of the TC FireworX device and regard it more like an instrument  
for every day I'm using it. And if you want to learn to play an  
instrument you shouldn't change it after you have once set it up for  
optimal usability. By using this external effect processor (PRE  
looping) I can eliminate the need for a host application. I can  
simply run only the Mobius looper on a laptop - and that's it. I'm  
not saying that "computers are bad", I just happened to bump into a  
rig that works well for me. I have not been researching software  
because I love software, I have been doing it only to find a suitable  
live looping rig. And now it turns out the pieces come together in  
this particular combination, and I then I want to use my time making  
music with it.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.boysen.se (Swedish)
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