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Old 01-04-2019, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
Hard to say what the heck all that means, but it doesn't seem to mean "all-analog guts."
There's a little bit of overlap here to a discussion from another forum in which I participate.

I think we're going to see the definition of "analog" evolve as gear evolves. I'm not saying that's good or bad, accurate or inaccurate; I just think it's a natural etymological development caused by the introduction of hybrid hardware. By that, I don't mean digital hardware. I mean hardware that is software dependent and requires support and updating from time to time.

The Slate VMS is an example of that. Without the software, you essentially have a microphone that is subpar for the money invested. How long does that company or any company who makes similar software dependent gear maintain the software and maintain systems' compatibility? There are plugins I bought 15 years ago that no longer work for a variety of reasons (support was dropped, company folded, etc.) so I know these things won't be maintained forever. My broadly defined "analog" gear (hardware that is not software dependent) will be usable for decades. Anything software dependent has an unspecified shelf life.
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