Does anyone understand Rainlink?

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Does anyone understand Rainlink?

Postby richardbates1 » 21:32, 29 April 2017

Does anyone understand Rainlink? Both Tera Piano 7 tera byte version which is coming out? when? and Tera guitar rely on you have to have a keyboard that has Rainlink capabilities?
Will older Roland Keyboards like the Jupiter 80 be able to utilize Rainlink???????? or be updated to utilize Rainlink?????
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Re: Does anyone understand Rainlink?

Postby Skijumptoes » 09:10, 2 May 2017

I think it's main benefit is the increased definition in velocity levels, and the samples they're putting out for the Tera instruments are beyond the usual 0-127 midi velocity range, so you need both hardware and software to benefit on the increased resolution.

However, there's also a built in dither/randomisation built in to the high resolution plugins that will smooth out/distribute the standard 0-127 midi velocities into the related higher res values.

Think it's a bit of a sales gimmick personally, as getting a key bed uniform to those kind of accuracies for all octaves, particularly across black and white keys is practically impossible. But hey, it's good that they're thinking big.

So, no i can't see older hardware getting it as it's technically a hardware change, if they're seen updating older equipment to suddenly be 'high res' it kinda laughs in the face of their own technology.
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Re: Does anyone understand Rainlink?

Postby zombietactics » 19:23, 2 May 2017

Some new memory technologies are going to bankrupt this business model pretty soon.

We are on the verge of having fast, 16TB non-volatile RAM sticks available at good prices in a very few years.

We went form $2k instruments having ROM measured in kilobytes ...

... to $2k instruments having ROM measured in megabytes ... and recently gigabytes, or hundreds of gigabytes.

Soon, $2k instruments with a different kind of "ROM" (not really ROM) measureed in terabytes and dozens of terabytes.

This technology is almost dead on arrival.
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