[ardour-dev] Some summers are better than others?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 11:12:18 PST 2006

   You've run across one of the real class acts out there. Kip is a
great guy. I purchased the Bardstown Bosendorfer for GigaStudio some
years ago. Not only did I find it to be a really great product, but
the best thing about it the whole purchase was Kip. He actually called
me some weeks later, after I bought it, and asked how I liked it. He
wondered how I was using it, how it compared with other pianos, etc.
No other company, beyond Volvo, has ever done that with me. Kip has
become someone I can count on for info over the last few years. He
answers his own phone (or did the last time I called!) and returns
emails. Great guy.

   I've not read this specific page as I'm busy painting, but I will
later. My input is that his opinions are given with honesty and
without a hidden agenda.


On 1/15/06, Matt Walker <ard.walker at divasive.com> wrote:
> Now that the ardour2 storm has died down a bit, I thought I'd throw this
> out...
> I was surfing for converter shoot-out type articles, and found this:
> http://www.bardstownaudio.com/contents/soft1.html
> To summarize (no pun intended), Kip McGinnis of Bardstown Audio is a dealer
> for and has tried out all of the coolest toys while producing high end sample
> collections of acoustic instruments. One thing in particular that caught my
> eye is his claim that the Magix (Samplitude and Sequoia) buss summing sounds
> considerably better than PT, and blows most everyone else away. Sadly, Ardour
> wasn't included in his survey.
> My background gives me just enough DSP knowledge to be dangerous, so I'm
> wondering what's going on here. Has anyone heard of this? Are there many
> algorithms that can be tweeked in different ways? Are these Magix guys
> geniuses? Or is this like Duracell Vs. Energizer in Eric Johnson's guitar
> pedals?
> Any opinions?
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