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by volumetrik
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New stuff from Roland!
Replies: 648
Views: 67144

Re: New stuff from Roland!

I'm all for Virtual Analog synths, and as time goes, there will be NO difference as they will be able to model whatever discrete circuitry they desire. I'm kind of surprised they haven't gotten closer on the circuit modelling aspect - with the multi-CPUs and gigahertz of clock cycles available thes...
by volumetrik
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: New stuff from Roland!
Replies: 648
Views: 67144

Re: New stuff from Roland!

Honestly, there should be little reason for concern whether it's an emulation or analogue. When it all comes down to it, you're making music. If you're that caught up in how the music is generated, I'd say you're likely concerned with the wrong things. It's a shame that people can't get past some s...
by volumetrik
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

kuroichi wrote:I'm interested in what the margins are for the smaller companies. I would argue the involvement of the bigger companies such as korg is all part of a passing fad.
Nah you just want it to be a passing fad.
by volumetrik
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy
Replies: 17
Views: 2095

Re: Small Firms Are Making Big Bucks In The Analog Economy

IMHO Moog, DSI, Arturia these are smallish firms who have made more than a $1 million and that's quite significant And then a big company like KORG have entered the game and I'm hearing the MS-20 Mini serial number is over 10K and I'm guessing they've made a million on that too? Plus all the other K...
by volumetrik
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 18955

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

Found on a trademark site KORG TRITON TAKTILE : "USB musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) controller " Roland AIRA : "Electronic sound effectors for musical instruments; electronic musical instruments, namely, music synthesizers, rhythm machines, and bass machines" http://www.trademarkia.com/...
by volumetrik
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams
Replies: 155
Views: 18955

Re: NAMM 2014 thread of broken dreams

Not sure if this has been mentioned on VSE, but there has been speculative Roland analog talk indeed So far this is what we know: A Guy Called Gerald after visiting and long discussion at Roland Japan said "big things" Hardfloor were visited by Roland from Tokyo in Germany with their prototypes for ...
by volumetrik
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 10413

Re: Roland should reissue the

phesago wrote:
:lol: you would think he would learn his lesson about being a douche by now lol
Whatever helps you sleep at night c**t
by volumetrik
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 10413

Re: Roland should reissue the

Sir Ruff wrote:Stab, I'm amazed that you of all people are actively promulgating this completely beaten-to-death topic.
That's right people, consult Sir Ruff first before starting a topic cos he may not like it.
by volumetrik
Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 10413

Re: Roland should reissue the

. Analog synths are not a niche market to the point that its not profitable, KORG distributes in 90 countries. The Monotrons and Monotribe were apparently profitable. Whether the MS20 reissue and the Volcas are remains to be seen. Korg also has an advantage over Roland in that they've done very wel...
by volumetrik
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 10413

Re: Roland should reissue the

Roland brought out the Jupiter 80. From that it should be clear that they're not too interested in catering to a niche market such as analogue synths. Jupiter 80 didn't turn out to be a success, they lowered the price later on. Analog synths are not a niche market to the point that its not profitab...
by volumetrik
Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Roland should reissue the
Replies: 108
Views: 10413

Re: Roland should reissue the

I think synths like SH-7 just always seemed out of reach for people, and expecting them to reissue it is too much of an undertaking in comparison with the 303/808 etc, also it's hard to expect them to just come out with an SH-7 synth. 303/808/909 is realistic and more sought after.
by volumetrik
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.
Replies: 176
Views: 14527

Re: Proof that Roland are indeed insane.

Some Facebook like stats Roland 43,481 KORG 161,335 Moog 105,820 Arturia 100,634 So if this is anything to go by, it seems that Roland even after having such a diverse range of products they are just not popular and don't appeal much to people. What we've seen in recent times is that analog has defi...
by volumetrik
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3168

Re: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??

Ha Just remembered someone found a joint in their SH-101.. http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachments/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/260556d1319985709-guess-what-i-found-my-sh-101-img_0056.jpg http://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachments/electronic-music-instruments-electroni...
by volumetrik
Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:30 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3168

Re: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??

That being said, my synths aren't rare museum pieces like Moog Modulars which have more value as a historical item than a musical instrument A museum piece sits in a glass case and never gets touched. If you want to use the item in its original condition, maintain and take care of it, that doesn't ...
by volumetrik
Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??
Replies: 30
Views: 3168

Re: Modding a synth: disrespectful ??

And the most ridiculous topic of all time goes to...... Why is it ridiculous? I do hope one day I could still be able to buy a good condition MC-202 for example, yes i love the original as it is, but with the way things are going... Newbies get interested in modding when they get into this and end ...