Originally Posted by Schmacko
Right on. However, while this plug has been "approved" by his ears, it's up to users like yourself who own and use the Clariphonic hardware to also give their honest comparative assessment.
Chad - don't think I'm targeting you as a fanboy or anything. I just respect your opinion based on many years of posts about hardware which I can relate to with my own experiences and aesthetic. Hopefully, IT IS about "the sound", and not whether developer "ABC" or "XYZ" did the audio coding.
I understand what you're saying. [And I'm definitely a fan. Guilty as charged.]
But what I meant was this: The appearance of a Clariphonic plugin constitutes a reversal of some of Greg's passionate "the Clariphonic couldn't be replicated digitally!" statements of the past.
Because of my very high esteem for him as an artisan and designer, I choose to see this reversal positively: He did some research and experimentation and simply changed his mind. Changing your mind is what a smart person should do when presented with new information.
At a technical level, what surprises me --- and probably shows my ignorance/non-understanding --- is that the very refined parallel nature of the Clariphonic can be replicated in the digital domain. Because, in my experience, that is one thing that digital has never done as well as analog: zero-time parallel processing.