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Re: thinking about moving from rack to laptop...advice please!
Well, I'm not talking about cables and audio transfer. A good
shielded cable is a thing of beauty. I'm talking about actual
processing of a digital audio signal. Would your signal looped by
Mobius sound different than a Looperlative? Not really, but this is
assuming you've got a high quality audio interface.
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Raul Bonell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> i think sw is great when the setup needed is really big and you have
> to take care of all those zthrillions of good quality cables and
> matched connections. this is expensive in hardware, but sound cables
> are so extremelly clean in the modular sw world :-).
> 2009/5/28, Mark Sottilaro <email@example.com>:
>> First of all, there is no god, let's get that out of the way. ;)
>> I notice no depreciation of overall "sound" compared to when I was
>> hardware bound. Most hardware these days is software running on
>> dedicated hardware anyway. Special dedicated hardware might do it
>> faster with less latency, but 1+1 is always 2. This becomes a more
>> slippery slope when emulating pure analog hardware, but there have
>> been some amazing advancements over the last few years. I've owned a
>> ton of guitar amps over the years (literally a ton) and I don't think
>> my guitar sound has ever been better than what I'm able to come up
>> with using various flavors of Amplitube. (note: this is an emulation
>> of stomp box effects, amps, and a mic'd cab and rack gear, so it's not
>> going to be the same as a real amp in a room) As for synths? I hear
>> a lot of people say analog hasn't and maybe will never be perfectly
>> emulated, but I say that's poppycock. I spent a lot of time looking
>> for this "analog magic" and I found next to nothing. Experts are
>> continuously baffled by blind comparisons. Listen to some demos of
>> one of the more "vintagey" VAs I've found:
>> Guitar players didn't fare really well in this showdown:
>> So, will your software rig sound the same as your current hardware
>> rig? No. It most definitely won't. Will it sound worse? That's up
>> to you. In many ways I think my setup sounds better than it ever
>> has. Luckily, most software comes with a demo so you can try before
>> you buy.
>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Matt McCabe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> I would recommend against changing your rig if you are happy with the
>>> sounds. Yes, the weight factor is always an issue, but you aren't
>>> care if your rig weighs 2 ounces if it sounds like crap! Even with the
>>> software emulations it isn't going to sound like your current rig.
>>> Probably. But, is similar good enough when you currently have the
>>> of god"?
>>> Just my two cents.
>>> On May 27, 2009, at 6:57 AM, Simeon Harris wrote:
>>>> i'll keep researching....my rig sounds like the voice of god at the
>>>> and there's a software update for the eclipse coming soon as well, so
>>>> take a fair amount of convincing to make me take the leap...but it's
>>>> many thanks
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