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Old 5th February 2007
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Originally Posted by radu.ionescu View Post
i'd like to know if theres any sound quality difference between the TDM and the Native formats? ok that's not all, here goes the rest to be precise and to make it clear, it's about the same plugin, say for exemple a Waves plugin. do they behave (sound) the same in the 2 formats? why do TDM plug (the same) cost twice as much as the native one ? i have in mind the Waves but also MetricHalo ChannelStrip and some others.. Do the developpers have to pay more (to Digi) to have the privilege of coding for TDM?


there should be *no* difference in sound quality between native and TDM versions of the same plugin.
i don't know the real reason that the TDM plugs cost twice as much, but i imagine it has something to do with the fact that TDM plugins run on Digi PCI DSP cards and save system resources.
you are paying for that benefit i imagine.
it is possible that Digi does charge more for the right to code for their HD / Accel systems; i don't know for sure.