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While I don't doubt that an external USB interface is in my future, as long as I have motherboard with a couple of PCI slots I'm sticking with the old Delta Audiophile 2496 I've been using for years and years now. It works great at low latency even in Windows 10 and it does everything I need it to do. It only offers two ins and outs though, which is a bummer. Solution? I picked up a second Delta card for cheap on FB Marketplace. These cards can be used up to four in tandem as long as you sync 'em up over S/PDIF. So now that I have an extra set of stereo ins and outs, I've been experimenting with something I've been wanting to try for a long time, namely hooking up my Lexicon Alex to my DAW.

Here's a sketchy thing (that sounds similar to half a dozen other things I've composed) just for trying it out.

While this is obviously not something that's going to replace my various software reverbs, I love the sound of this old unit. Here I'm using the Recital Hall algo with a slightly longer reverb time than the default. Despite (or thanks to?) being 16 bit and 31.25kHz it has a warmth and spaciousness to it that I find very appealing.

Whaddaya think?
A smooth and beautiful piece of music. Very nice use of woodwinds.
(11-27-2019, 01:07 PM)Paul Battersby Wrote: [ -> ]A smooth and beautiful piece of music. Very nice use of woodwinds.

Thanks Paul! Updated it a bit, same link as before.

Any opinions on the reverb?
(12-01-2019, 07:27 PM)Mattias Westlund Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks Paul! Updated it a bit, same link as before.

Any opinions on the reverb?

I just listened to the new version (twice). Still very nice. I think the percussion is better in this version (timpani/drums) or it isn't a surprise this time so it sounds like a better fit now.

As for the reverb, I don't have a good ear for reverb. About all I can comment on is whether I hear too much or too little. The reverb is not a distraction in any way so I guess it's the right amount. I can't be more helpful than that.
Very nice track; I really enjoy how it's coming out. And I like the reverb. You're right, the warmth gives it a very cinematic and expansive quality that I like very much.