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Old 10-06-2019, 04:54 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Tubeguy View Post
What bugs me is VST is digital and hardware reverbs are also digital where the chip is programmed in same way as VST is (I think). So why can't VST sound as good?
The plugins could easily sound as "good" (good being a pretty subjective thing in the end) but the exact ways the DSP algorithms from Lexicon etc work are trade secrets. They are very difficult to reverse engineer just by listening and measuring what the hardware devices are doing. Companies like Lexicon or Eventide don't usually patent their algorithms, because that requires to disclose how they work.

Sean Costello from Valhalla DSP explains this stuff :

It's too bad the audio in the video isn't that great...(They didn't capture the audio from his laptop directly.) Still an interesting watch.
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