AlphaJerk, I think some of your comments are right on about "analog" filtering and compressing in Pro Tools. I hear lots of people saying that they don't need anything higher than 44.1 on the DAW. I think that while the output of audio at 44.1 is fine, doing any kind of nice sounding manipulation at that sample rate is not going to happen. 192 is just the begining to getting a clean smooth sound.
PSP is making some cool stuff, and it definately starts to fill a missing area in ProTools Plug-ins. They also seemed like pretty cool guys when I met them at NAMM.
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FilterFreak that we are about to release nails a bunch of these issues, and I think is the next step in good sounding effects on a DAW. It does have a really nice ADSR, which you can set with an input trigger, tap trigger, or midi trigger. The envelope filtering also sounds great on drums, and can give you a nice fat sound.
I will do my best trying to get some clips together for you guys to hear. We are still busting our butts trying to get the thing shipping.
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Dave, I had a great time in Amsterdam. Hopefully we will be able to share another booth sometime in the future. I'm also having fun reading your thoughts on some of this.
(A Wave Mechanics, SoundToys guy)