Topic: Welcoming comments about TM FX (naming) + adding the FX to HDSPe line?
Happily, a few seasons ago I recall discovering way(s) to deduce which interfaces HAVE the effects chip in TotalMix. (including USB, TB, etc.)
Additionally, some don't have the compressor, like my Babyface pro, though have EQ, reverb and Delay.
I understand it's a chip, I understand most of the realities at this point.
What have I missed I am wondering. What might future bring? ~> ALL HDSPe cards HAVING the effects chip?
1) do you find the naming TM FX confusing? EX. all but one HDSPe cards are without effects ( TM FX?).
2) Are you disappointed that ALL the other HDSPe cards are missing the FX portion (delay, reverb, compressor, EQ) ?
3) Would you be much more interested in an HDSPe card IF it had the FULL FX portion?
ONE GLARING HOLE IN MY UNDERSTANDING is whether the number of possible tracks a card COULD deliver has something to do with why the HDSPe cards are missing the FX (effects) portion?
Yet, the HDSPe MADI FX card does hundreds of tracks, and presumably it can have the ACTUAL EFFECTS of totalmix on every channel? NOT that I'd ever need to. Maybe there's a limit to the number of effects possible with HDSPe MADI FX - I will read manual though will post this as is for now.
Perhaps you're like me and have reconsidered your interest in Thunderbolt.
I now believe that HDSPe is the way to go for most stability and performance. All else aside, the MAIN BENEFIT is ~~>>
NO CPU hit like there is with USB (which is often waved away as not important in debates - "USB is 'good enough')
Anyways, for likely critical live performance work ~> I'm now all about needing HDSPe cards. (stability - latency)
Should we be asking for the full compliment of effects to be in the next version?
AS AN ASIDE: (thank you) I'm most interested in the entire Dante vs AVB, (AND also AES/ANALOGUE!!) -- and how one can build, perhaps, a live MONITOR rig with JUST RME cards and Steinberg's VST LIVE PRO. Without a digital mixer onstage, using splitters/breakout stage boxes, Analogue i/O, via AVB etc.
I currently believe ~> We NEED the FX part of TotalMix FX in the next releases of HDSPe cards? :-))
make the card bigger if necessary ?
best wishes to all
RME FOREVER - just a fact that!