Scope lived on PCI cards for a decade, so that meant rack mount computers if you wanted to take it live. When XITE-1 exploded on to the scene, it was a game changer. But how? You still needed a computer to drive it, so that alone just meant an extra rack space for the XITE-1 itself. Or maybe a laptop with ExpressCard would be the way to go, reducing the rack space requirement and being easier on the lug out. But even this doesn't really seem a radical change in modus operandi.
Maybe the secret lies not in what the XITE-1 can do for live, but in what it can't do. Because if there is anything XITE-1 can't do, like amplification and multiple I/O, then you can keep those two pieces of gear and ditch the rest before your back does.
Coz believe it brother, you don't need outboard mixers, compressors, effects, synths or samplers in that rack any more. XITE-1 has the power to replace them all and still leave the competition dancing with the dogs in the dust.
In a nutshell, XITE-1 is ideal for LIVE work due to the following:
"Instead of selling my PCI cards when I got my XITE-1, I kept them for my recording system in London. I can now take those projects to my France studio where I mix and master on the XITE-1. It's good to know that the smaller PCI projects will run on both platforms."
"Instead of using some unpredictable DAW for audio playback I prefer VDAT. It sounds better since it was made for high fidelity using 32bit Integer and it never has dropouts in audio."
"I can't use synths that need load times."
"I use it live because its the closest thing to hardware I ever found."
XITE-1 It's easier to decide what it can't do than what it can do.
JAV/SiriusBliss/Mr Arkadin/Dante 2010