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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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The digital guitar

Check out the article here:
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/1...w=wn_tophead_2

I guess I'll have to try one to see if it really is 'better' or not...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 02:15 PM
 
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Gibson actually annouced this quite a while ago. I remember watching the magic video, and they were basically saying this cable would replace all cables used in music situations.

Tho isn't having an analogue signal what we all want? Analogue guitar signal and analogue amps. I'm not being too optimistic about this digital guitar.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 04:01 PM
 
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What's next? Digital chewing gum?
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'Cause if it's digital, it must be good!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-2004, 11:15 PM
 
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It sounds like regular guitars with an interface that digitizes the signal right from the source, so nobody gets to have the snooty debate about monster cable or some ultra de-oxygenated zinc plated foil/braid shielded mega cable sounding better than a $10 horizon anymore

But seriously in order to accept its validity you have to be on board accepting the validity of modeling software/hardware. If you accept that a digitized reproduction of a certain sound or signal path is going to produce the same result as the actual analog path used for said model (which I don't) then the digital guitar puts you closer to achieving that goal. I for one know that you won't ever recreate something that happens in "real mode" with any number of "bits". Now that doesn't mean we can't make awesome sounds with it, either. It's just the re-creation of a Vox/Mesa/Marshall etc. that I'll never buy. Close is good enough for most everyone except the player, and its that relationship between the player and the final sound that counts. Henry says it'll be like hearing a Les Paul even more accurately, but we know that we like the way Les Pauls sound through 18' of cable into a tube front end. That IS the accurate Les Paul sound.

I do "get it" though, if you're going to convert to digital anyway, you might as well leave the instrument that way and avoid the cable length and delay time. And what a great time we'll all have messing around with the computer, making new sounds and such, but I'm sure I'll never plug into my desktop and say "I can't tell that I'm not really playing through an old Fender with Jensens"
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