I think this would be the right place for the subject. Seems most people I've read elsewhere discussing the Vortex were involved in all kinds of signal processing. I've been working with the Vortex for 5-6 years now and still love certain things about it. But I'm feeling less enamored now a days. I'm curious if there are folks who are still as enthusiatic about it. How are you using it? Is the 'morphing' thing working for you? I ask that because it one of the most unique aspects of the machine. But I don't find it all that useful. If I sit and carefully look/listen in all the in-between possibilities I can find a rare bit of magic that is interesting but the whole sweep isn't necessarily something I want to use.
The way the machine is organized internally and the way the programs route and reroute the signals is very useable and I've spent endless hours, enjoyably, tweaking and saving programs. Maybe too much so as I've begun to feel that there is a certain 'sameness' to the sounds that's hard to get away from. All machines have a certain character so I guess it finally comes down to how limited ( or limitless) the possibilities are. One of the limitations that's bugging me is the overall sound quality. I don't think anyone would argue that it's the quietest machine in the world. I'm basically trying to decide if it stays in my rack or get's relegated to the studio. Anybody having similar experiences?