The first thing to keep in mind is that the conceptor of the Axon and for the Fishman Triple Play... is the same man : Andras Szalay !!!
So, theoricaly, it's difficult to believe that the Triple Play won't be as good as the Axon...
That's the same person who told the things you've quoted too !!
He told that too :
"First of all, there is no difference at all between the oldest and newest
Axon models; the pitch detection engine is exactly the same in all models,
they only differ in the user interface.
As the Axon already reached the theoretical mimimum of latency allowed by
physics, the answer could be no. But this is not true, the essence is in the
details. Even on some Roland models -- especially the GI-20 -- you can
notice pitch detection in slightly more than one vibration period, the same
as the Axon or the new system. The question is whether this happens in 1% of
the cases, by cleanly picked individual notes, or in 99% of the notes, even
in dirty riffs. The really revolutionary thing about the Axon was not the
device itself, but the development system that I built to it. It allowed me
to detect and record every error that happened, and theoretically it was
possible to squeeze the software to repair the error. However, this process
came to an end as the necessary processing power reached the top of the
processor's capabilities, and the software became very complicated as I had
to concantrate on two things at the same time, the functional performance of
the software, and runtime optimization to fit it into the available time.
Now, on the
WGS6000 TripplePlay I have a development system that is even far more
advanced than the Axon's; it took me four years to build it, while the
device itself was developed in three years. I use now a processor that has
practically unlimited available processing power. This means, I can write
much simpler software, I can concentrate on the functionality and not on
optimization. In spite of that in the current state the software requires
just slightly more than 10% of the available processing power, so there are
practically unlimited reserves for further improvements, if it would ever be
necessary. Therefore, the new system reaches the minimum latency allowed by
physiscs in practically 100% of the cases, which Roland devices perform very
rarely, and the Axon maybe in 50-70%. The enhanced reliability is reflected
especially in very stable input to notesheet translation, as John McLaughlin
reported me who started to use it middle of September."
So..., the sun shines !!!
And as you say, regarding the videos posted above, there doesn't seem to be a noticeable latency...
Burr Johnson was the one who made demonstration videos of the Axon AX100 too, and he doesn't seem to be disturbed at any point !!
Personnaly, the Triple Play seems to be the product I'm waiting for...
A very good tracking with the possibility of using the sounds I like, and nowadays virtual synths have really good sounds regarding the power of the computers we have...
First, I was interested in buying the GR-55, but it's too expensive for the use I would have and there are many things I don't care or I don't like in it.
If the Axon was still "alive", I would have bought one yet, unfortunately it disappeared before I could buy one... :-(
Well, anyway, the product is not on the market yet, there could be a lot of changes or improvements..., and as I've read on a topic, there will be "options" for it...