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Re: More About Reality

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000 magicicada@mindspring.com wrote:

> Could you tell me more about Reality?
> thanks

Well, arguably I couldn't tell you anything true about reality, since the
entirety of what we consider to be 'reality' is information received by
our senses, and since we all have infinite subtle differences in our
structure and form, I do not perceive the same reality you do.

Actually, I use Reality for a whole buttload of things. It's an excellent
sampler, as it can use WAV files as tone sources, and it has a very, very,
very flexible and pretty easy to deal with architecture. 4 oscillators, 4
filters, 4 LFOs, 4 envelopes. Not a K2000, but it's flawlessly realtime on
my 233mmx laptop, and a hell of a lot cheaper. It reads soundfonts too...
What sold me on it was the fact that it's not at all picky about sound
cards (cough cough, gigasampler) and i've never had latency over 50 ms.

As far as VST not playing nicely, it's due to the fact that Reality has
its own directX waveout device and windows (stupidly) maps all audio outs 
to this device when reality is running. This makes very bad things 


> > Hey all... I'm new to the list, so I'll give a speck of background. My
> looping setup consists of a very pretty Line 6 DL4 in my aux loop,
> grabbing and looping from an ensoniq esq-1, a windows laptop running
> reality 1.5 something, bass and mics. I have discovered that to properly
> do what I'm trying to do, I need another looper so I can crossfade
> between textures...
> My question is: Is there a (windows) software or (cheap) hardware midi
> sequencer that can loop midi data in realtime, with undo, tempo change,
> etc? I think I saw someone doing this with VST once, but VST and Reality
> do not play nice at all...
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