The difference is 1024 vs 2040, but for a lot of IRs the extra samples are not that important unless you run in low res (e.g. stereo). An exception is acoustic IRs (look at post 15 on Uploading IR's to axe 2 for an example). So I prefer to convert from the original wav files, which usually have more than 1024 samples, but even when limited to a g1 syx file the quality is no worse than with the Axe I.I thought the difference was 2048 as opposed to 1024...isnt that a bit of difference (quality, not compatibility...) am i off base?
I've corresponded with Jay on this (in order to encourage him to release his IRs), and it sounds like he is headed in that direction. My interpretation is that, instead of using a scattergun approach and releasing hundreds of different combinations of mics and mic positions, he will probably release a small number of carefully selected and processed IRs. Personally I think that would be a Good Thing.1$ per IR theyd sell like hot cakes
IMHO, Mike at RedWirez has set expectations way too low with his pricing structure. Kevin at OwnHammer is attempting to sell IRs at a price that allows him to stay in business. I wouldn't be surprised if Jay set a price that he thinks is reasonable given his expertise; I have no idea what he is thinking in terms of price, but I don't expect it to have anything to do with what RW or OH charge.