difference between i2m and g2m?

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difference between i2m and g2m?

Postby salsantana » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:50 pm

I hope this isn't a tired old question; on what basis would one switch from i2m to g2m?
I'd been using the i2m with acoustic-electric guitar with Fishman pickup, presence and tone controls, with expected glitching. I bought a Strat for the purpose of much cleaner input to the i2m. When I stepped up from Windows 7 x64/HDD to Windows 10/SSD I noticed an IMMENSE improvement in tracking, both in ASIO audio and MIDI.

The material describing i2m and g2m doesn't seem to describe differences. I can say that the i2m's current performance is a close to perfect as I need. Polyphony would be the ultimate, though.
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Re: difference between i2m and g2m?

Postby james » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:17 am

The MIDI conversion inside the i2M and G2M are essentially the same. The main reason for using one over the other is the convenience of the connections: the i2M is USB, so perfect to connect to a computer, whereas the G2M is a standard 5-pin MIDI port so more suited to connecting to hardware MIDI products.

Often the G2M can feel faster, particularly when using a hardware sound generator, because you don't have the additional latency of a big operating system and more importantly the larger audio buffer sizes used on a computer (typically 5-10ms) compared to in hardware (typically 1ms).

it's very interesting you got a significant improvement going from Windows 7 to Windows 10. It may just be that the underlying computer is much faster (was it new computer hardware, or just an OS upgrade?)
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