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hardware plugin host ?? DSP Audio Systems
Old 9th September 2007
hardware plugin host ??

Man, with al these nice plugins around, some of which seem to perform as good as the best hardware units (for example: Algorithmix), wouldn't it be great to have something like a universal harware plugin host ?

inspired by:
Focusrites' Liquid Mix:Focusrite: Hi Resolution Product Image
Or, more or less (these are for vst instruments only?):
Plugzilla: KVR: Manifold Labs Plugzilla
Receptor: Muse Research : Receptor Overview
maybe the Weiss Powerhouse, but it's computer controlled.

So you'll have a 19" rack or small desk with programmable dials and a display for basic information (i.e. i can do without the graphical info on the Weiss' displays, just the parameters and their values will do).

Benefits would be:
- dial/button operation which we engineers like for a good reason (spending enough time behind the screen of the DAW ('s)).
- platform independance. This neverending pc/mac dilemma becomes so annoying.
- price of plugins after one-time hardware investment.

Sure there will be issues in the realm of user interface, but what hi-tech interface does an eq really need ?

What would you think of such a device ? Would you think it makes sense to have it complement your basic gear ?
Or even: do you know if something exists already ?

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