DSP Accelerators

This article will look at how a DSP accelerator can be a useful part of your computer-based studio, and also at their limitations.

DSP Accelerators
DSP Accelerators
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Definition
  3. 3.
    Rise, Fall & Resurrection
  4. 4.
    DSP Advantages
  5. 5.
    DSP Issues
  6. 6.
    Popular Models
  7. 7.
    Conclusion
  8. 8.
    Hotdeals

Welcome to our DSP Accelerator Online Advisor.

Ever since the invention of software plug-ins, musicians have wanted to run more of them than their system allowed - sharing CPU power between the many tasks that Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software performs is quite a juggling act. Traditional ‘outboard’ hardware effects processors though, have the advantage that they are dedicated to the task and always available, regardless of how complex your project is - the natural step therefore, was to take the Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) they are based on into the computer. This produces a ‘best of both worlds’ solution, combining the graphic interface and production environment of the software, with the ‘always on’ acceleration of the hardware.

This article will look at how a DSP accelerator can be a useful part of your computer-based studio, and also at their limitations.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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