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Binaura Stereo FV-1

PedalPCB

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How do FV-1 effects compare to an Eventide H9? Has anyone done an A/B comparison with similar algorithms?
The Eventide is far more powerful than the FV-1. This doesn't necessarily equate to better quality, but it would be capable of much more going on at the same time (more complex algorithms / simultaneous effects to achieve a particular sound)...

I would imagine aside from subjectivity or the possibility of a specialized FV-1 patch that the H9 just doesn't have, that in most cases the H9 would be superior...
 

zgrav

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the FV-1 was developed in part to serve a DIY market. one of the men who was a driving force behind its development, Keith Barr, passed away in 2010, at a point where at least some preliminary work was being done on a next gen chip. Having a chip that old still drive a lot of pedals, including new designs, is remarkable. Here is a link that tells a bit more about Keith Barr and includes links within it to some more information about the FV-1: https://valhalladsp.com/2010/08/25/rip-keith-barr/

As far as I know, nothing comparable for a one-chip device using the updated processing power and memory is in development for the DIY market.
 
the FV-1 was developed in part to serve a DIY market. one of the men who was a driving force behind its development, Keith Barr, passed away in 2010, at a point where at least some preliminary work was being done on a next gen chip. Having a chip that old still drive a lot of pedals, including new designs, is remarkable. Here is a link that tells a bit more about Keith Barr and includes links within it to some more information about the FV-1: https://valhalladsp.com/2010/08/25/rip-keith-barr/

As far as I know, nothing comparable for a one-chip device using the updated processing power and memory is in development for the DIY market.
So I'm not sure how diy friendly this is going to be, but this looks like something that is trying to be a more powerful (albeit more complicated and more expensive) version of an fv-1. Maybe someday I'll be smart enough to figure this kind of stuff out 😂

 

PedalPCB

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I was just about to comment about the upcoming FXCore.

It does look quite a bit more powerful than the FV-1, but that comes at a price.... it's going to be a little more complicated to work with since it's not a single-IC solution. With that said, I'm waiting on the development board to become available so we can check it out.

Another hopefully promising development is the upcoming Daisy module.
 
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