The Elf wrote:Yes you do with RME's TotalMix. It's much more flexible and instantaneous than a mixer.Arpangel wrote:All of my most used pedals are on aux sends, Dub Style, that’s where a hardware analogue mixer is essential, you don’t have the same instant access with digital.
This is how I'm dipping in and out of any pedal I like, and creating pedal chains of any combination or order (including feedback), at the drop of a hat. And I can recall any chain I like with one click of a button on my master keyboard.
And I'm sure there are other digital systems with the same facilities. An analogue mixer is not a necessity, and will actually be less flexible.
This is very interesting Elf.
What I love about my analogue set up is how it handles the headroom - getting things to the point of 'just under chaos' reveals some lovely subtle distortion/'enhancement' (??Aphex™??)
that I've never heard otherwise. I would have thought that a digital set up that you're describing wouldn't have lent itself to that sort of thing?