pc2000 wrote:Perhaps that's hogwash to you personally because of your 0 and 1's mindset.
nope, that's hogwash because it's hogwash.
pc2000 wrote:My hearing is acute and I do things to minimize ear fatigue when creating music or mixing, so I'm speaking from the standpoint of what I can actually hear.
the problem is though, there can be a difference between what you hear and what's actually there. and it's not about mindset. relying only on your ears is a noble goal, but your ears can fool you easily. especially when you disregard the "engineering" side of "audio engineering".
pc2000 wrote:Some host don't process certain plugins the same which affects their sound. There are plugins I've used in FL Studio for example ( I have many DAWS) that sounded or worked great, but don't work the same or correctly in certain host.
Certain plugs I've tried in Maschine only outputs in a single channel-but works normally in other programs. Then of course...you have the issue of some crashing in certain DAWS where they don't in others. A number of variables can affect what you feel you're hearing regardless of the digital is digital arguments.
there is only one way to check if a plugin sounds the same - null test. if the output nulls, it sounds the same even if you "hear" differences. certain plugins can't be nulled (synths with free-running oscillators for example), but the vast majority of them can (and with those that can't, you can always try ABX test). if there really is a difference between how a plugin sounds in a host (e.g. if 1's and 0's produced by it are not the same as in another host), then it's a bug and the developer should be contacted to rectify that. but then again i don't suppose you'd be bothered doing such tests, because "your ears can't fool you", right? except when they do, of course...
pc2000 wrote:Splitting hairs about something that's subjective serves no purpose.
this matter isn't subjective. there either are differences, or there aren't. digital audio isn't some magic voodoo that's in the eye of the beholder, it's an exact science.
pc2000 wrote:To each his own beliefs I say!
it's not a matter of belief, i'm afraid.