[linux-audio-user] Audio quality
dsbaikov at gmail.com
Mon Aug 28 06:36:52 EDT 2006
> On Sun, 2006-08-27 at 08:44 +0400, Dmitry Baikov wrote:
> Well, it depends more on the actual device, than on the class it belongs
> to. E.g., check out the Virus TI:
> It's a virtual analog, but it's connected to the computer via USB 2.0
> and, when you install the software companion, the Virus essentially
> becomes a sound card for your computer (you can use the analog inputs
> and outputs just like you would use a Delta 66). I didn't test it
> myself, but the reviews are very good.
> I own an Alesis Ion, another virtual analog...
> ...and the quality of the analog input/output stages is excellent.
> Same can be said about Nord Lead, Poly Evolver and all the other big
> names in the virtual analog arena.
> Derek Sherinian and his signature rig of 4 or 5 big red Nords went on
> tour with Billy Idol, Malmsteen, etc. and it's not likely that musicians
> at this level would use low-quality gear.
> Samplers? My Alesis QS6.2 is the same: very low noise on the analog
> outputs, very low distorsion.
> Essentially, anything that's new technology from the big companies is
> pretty good. The only exceptions, maybe, are the cheap Casio keyboards
> and similar things.
> Ironically, it's the old true analogs, vintage Moogs and stuff like that
> which may exhibit high noise thresholds and "quirky" output stages.
> Again, it's the new technology that shines - Alesis Andromeda, one of
> the most recent true analogs, has excellent ins/outs.
I'm eating my first letter!
Funny thing is that I own 2 Alesis synths - Micron and Andromeda.
I already noticed that Echo Indigo IO sounds better than Delta, but
some how forgot about it again. I have good near-field monitors, but
seems my Delta66 chews all my sound quality and asks for upgrade.
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