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LAYOUT: E-MU Planet Phatt Sound Module - MIDI Designer Q&A

Rating: GoldLAYOUT: E-MU Planet Phatt Sound Module

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asked Feb 1, 2019 in Community Shares by thedood (930 points)
edited Feb 1, 2019 by thedood
Hey Dan/Mitch, would it be cool to add E-mu as a Manufacturer? I have another E-mu panel coming next month.
Dood this one looks so cool!  I love the colors here. It's great how you give this rack gear new life. I have some old rack gear collecting dust that doesn't have MIDI that might as well be trash!  Also will get on adding E-mu. Thanks for another great share Brett!
did that! And wow, you are unstoppable here. This is awesome. At some point I'm going to have the redo the in-app browser for the sheer quantity of awesome, rated layouts we have. Big up!
haha Yeah... the colours, lol, they freaked me out a little but I like to keep the panels themed to the synths. Eyes are funny when it comes to making sound and music. The science is in regarding that actually, a great study (with control groups) was done asking audio engineers, blindfolded, to tell if they were listening to 44.1khz sample rates or 192khz. The results, they got it right around 49-51% of the time, in other words, they were guessing. I keep my ego in check by never thinking my ears are better than my Cro/Spectrum analyser. But when it comes to inspiration, your eyes can really help I find.
Theres a great shot on the MD facebook page just today of a brilliant PedalBoard setup from @therealpigpen. Sure, you could put that in a computer, but man, I bet they play guitar better just looking at that stack of freaking cool pedals! (Very jealous!)
I love the colors, like great colors for a tracksuit in the 90s.  That study is super interesting, I want to read it!  Do you know where I could find it?
Hey Mitch, I posted a reply with links to the AES study, I saw it get posted but its gone. Maybe I cant post links? Not sure, it could have also been my colourful language lol, either way head over to AES and look for the study "Audibility of a CD-Standard A/DA/A Loop Inserted into High-Resolution Audio Playback"

Hey Brett, no I think I accidentally deleted it when replying earlier on my tiny phone.  Sorry about that, Thanks for getting back to me!  I'm really interested in this, it seems that 192 kHz may be close to pointless from what I've read so far.  Funny because when researching a looper pedal awhile back people were bashing the ones that recorded at 128 or 96 kHz
Here is the original comment for posterity -
"Yeah was actually 96khz, my fault sorry, but not that it makes much difference lol
There was another one Im still trying to track down which had stranger results.
Certainly doesn't mean you can't ever "hear" good or bad quality sound, but that once you reach a certain point of quality in the digital domain, "better" doesn't matter to the ear. One thing that took me time to grasp was how my eyes could "fool" my ears. Even basic grade electronic components are so good that they out strip anything from 20 years ago, so everything is now so evenly on par, that the only thing that can make you sound bad is that youre just shit or you dont know how to use the gear. lol
lol, no worries mate.
Anything over 44.1 is pointless to your brain, but, there is certainly some validity of higher bit depth and sample rates when you get down to the nitty gritty of applying algorithms to audio inside the box, deeper resolution can equate to better outputs in those cases. 96 seems to be becoming a standard these days in the studio. But Ive never been able to hear the difference.
Now Mitch, you should know better than to listen to guitarists (and drummers) on threads, I used to be a guitarist, and I know full well never to take them seriously,I know which looper pedal would have been the best, the one with the loudest output! lol