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Re: RC-2 : First impressions / comparison RC-50
I totally agree. I rarely use more than 3 peramiters at a time except
when making a patch.
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On Aug 24, 2007, at 12:36 PM, "Kelly Coyle" <email@example.com> wrote:
> It could be we need different things -- how many parameters do you
> tweak in performance? For me, it isn't so many: wet/dry, how extreme
> the effect is (e.g., Q), how fast or slow, and maybe "tone" (or
> frequency, or whatever). Add an X control for whatever is strange
> about it: shape for tremolo, e.g. In fact, if you could map those four
> functions to controllers I bet I could work a large number of VSTs on
> the fly, especially if I got to generally set them up (via USB on my
> computer) first. I'd guess that if you wanted to use more than three
> or so of these boxes, you'd get the lappy.
> On 8/24/07, Travis Hartnett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I think a lot of the appeal of a VST system is having a wide variety
>> of plugins, most of which won't be four-knob effects along the lines
>> of standard Boss pedals.
>> Imagine a Boss pedalboard where all the pedals have no knob markings
>> or names on them--not very usable. There has to be some display to
>> communicate a lot of information back to the user, and I don't
>> there's anything in the VST spec which would make it easy to map all
>> the parameters (of wildly varying number) to a keyboard shortcut or
>> I think I remember one VST rack host that looked like an Eventide
>> controller, with four or five softknobs and an LCD display, and I
>> thought you had to use plugins which had been designed to work with
>> that host so that the UI would work. Displays are pricey.
>> On 8/24/07, Kelly Coyle <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I don't know. You can probably work your PDS 20 OK, or your "Metal
>>> Zone" distortion. If the controls weren't rotary encoders, but 0-11
>>> knobs (where the knob position *was* the setting) it shouldn't be a
>>> problem for at least a few knobs. Of course, if you had seven of
>>> boxes, or changed the VSTs out all the time, then you might have
>>> issues. I never had much of a problem with my Nord Modular if I
>>> with the few patches I used a lot.