Originally Posted by DimaK415
On the other hand, when PCIe rolled out, there was a frenzy for PCIx and Magma Chassis. But that was years ago, with the same specs for the same price. Doesn't seem worth it, but there seems to be no happy medium between anything and HDx. I preordered Apollo, so there is a DSP alternative that will run with upcoming versions of PT and other DAWs. Whats the objective?
Apollo is NOT a DSP assisted tracking system. It's a native system with DSP plugins. for tracking, it's not going to be any better than a PT Native system (and possibly worse, due to the lack of PT hardware integration).
The difference here is that the PCIX PT cards are as compatible as the PCIe cards - it was just a format change (and a slight performance boost). Now, HDX is the way forward, and TDM is on the last update. We've been told that. So, whilst there's a market for used TDM systems, it's a different market to the one for used PCIX systems that existed previously.