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Old 10th September 2016
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Why buy digital hardware?

Why? With all the time and money put into making it hardware couldn't it just as easy be made into a plugin? This is a question that's irked me for quite some time and I'm probably biased since I prefer plugins and analog only hardware. I understand some digital features such as recall on an analog unit, but why shell out so much money for code and converter in a box? Just wondering any opinions? Thanks!!!
Old 10th September 2016
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What kind of digital hardware?
Old 10th September 2016
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Units like the Bricasti can't done in a plug-in. Though it does have plug-in control.


Older units like SPXs have a character, part of it's the old convertors, tat plugs don't have.
Old 10th September 2016
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Boy, that's a can of worms, but I agree with you. Keep it "in the box" as much as possible.
Old 10th September 2016
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Why? With all the time and money put into making it hardware couldn't it just as easy be made into a plugin?
Even that CPUs are getting faster and faster there are DSPs or card with DSPs which still can have better performance for audio.
Old 11th September 2016
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Sometimes its a case of already owning the units, as we've been doing the job for a number of years, so its simpler to integrate what we already have in to newer "upgraded" systems.
Old 11th September 2016
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I try to use VSTi's whenever possible, but with a dedicated VSTi computer that I use a sound machine...an ITB solution ran to my audio machine, so in a way my VSTi computer is an outboard solution.

I also have hardware sound modules & a synth/keyboard that I'll use sounds from.Although I already had my keyboard/synth, I went out of my way to get the hardware sound modules. Many of the sounds from my hardware is better than the VSTi's I have. I figure, as long as I've invested at this point, I just have more sounds & options to choose from. The main thing with VSTi's is they're easier to use, and are multiple instances capable. Though it's not all that hard to use my hardware when I really want those sounds.
Old 11th September 2016
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You need hardware to run software on it.
Old 11th September 2016
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Why? Because being hardware it's more analog......

Old 11th September 2016
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Why? Because being hardware it's more analog......

Yes, more analoguer.

Old 11th September 2016
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Getting away from the computer land.
E.g., I love making sounds with my Virus C every now and then.
Same reason I like making beats with my MPC and SP 1200, too (they also sound good).
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