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Smith Realiser A8 vs Dysonics RAPPR / Rondo Motion

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by glorkaglickflic, Mar 15, 2015.
  1. glorkaglickflic
    I'm really throwing it out there.
    I'm looking for a much cheaper alternative to the Smith Realiser A8.  Would the Dysonics be worth considering?
  2. tdog

    Yes. I'm playing with it now... It's ok, not as good as the Smyth but better than nothing, and at the price there's no comparison.
    I'm a bit bummed that it's so "consumer" oriented, i.e. the inputs are not exposed in the Rappr software (it automagically accepts 2, 5 or 8 channels in and maps them "appropriately"), and you can't use a (convolution) plugin with your own impulse to get results like the Smyth. However, I think if enough people ask for it then maybe they'll com out with a Pro version of the software that would allow this. 
  3. edwardsean
    Honestly, what you're looking for is: Out Of Your Head by Fongaudio
    It is the closest you're going to get to a Smyth Realiser in an affordable, portable software version. Give your ears/mind some time to adjust and try different presets. The results are stunning. I just tried Rappr... It's another novel attempt at artificially recreating a speaker-like sound, and like all the others, it sounds like it, i.e., artificial.
    What set the Realiser apart is that it used convolution technology to capture the way sound travels through real speakers in an real room to real ears, and it sounds like it, i.e., real. OOYH uses the same technology but in a software deployment, saving the costs of high grade component converters, amps, etc. 
    I should mention that OOYH is--much--more expensive than Rappr. But, once again, it sounds like it. 
    All the best to you.
  4. SodaBoy
    Mac only, don't bother. Should state this next time either in the topic or in the message.

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