I get requests to review a lot of that stuff. I tried some of it a couple of times but I hate being in a position of having to tell a manufacturer that I don't have anythig good to say regarding a piece they have sent out to me. It's a waste of their time and money and a waste of my time. So I now only request "pro" gear. Sobbish of me? No, considerate.Originally posted by AudioGaff:
I guess if I knew more about the cheap and/or budget boxes I could offer more help but I am severely limited and challaged in those areas...
Actually if it is done well, it will respond just like the real thing, just in a digital realm, meaning all the characters of the sound will affect it's reaction, dynamics, timbre etc. I know that the Sintefex does this, this is how it is able to offer things which rely on amplitude such as compression.Originally posted by John Grimm (Vintage Studios):
Convolution only works on linear stuff as far as my understanding of it goes.
Well, therein kinda lies the rub don't it. But there's something else. What, exactly, defines "cheap $*^t gear" in the first place? I've never been a big fan of modelers or emulators personally, but lemme do the devil's advocate thing here for a minute.Originally posted by mitzelplik:
Times are a changin, for better or worse. I, for one, applaud the efforts of the emulator manufacturers in allowing me to approach a higher quality of sound on a demo budget.