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Is this a hoax?

Postby ian » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:50 pm

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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby desmond » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:20 pm

Why would it be?
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby meatballfulton » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:50 am

Link doesn't work for me.
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby ian » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:59 am

Yeah, I think the link just got taken down. There was another video I can't find anymore of this sequencer being presented at a convention, some of the comments suggested that it was a hoax, just a box with LED's in it, because functionality was never demonstrated. I have had my fingers crossed because it looks like what I have always dreamed of- a 16 channel midi mixer/sequencer with 16 individual midi outs...
However, seems too good to be true, I think the price point was 5 or 6 hundred dollars... Soooooo.... Can someone actually make one???
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby madtheory » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:27 am

Give the guy some money so:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/groo ... arranger#/

I doubt it has 16 individual MIDI outs. That would give it actually 256 channels.
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby Z » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:31 pm

Yeah, it's only one MIDI OUT with 16 channels total. There are option for 8x & 16x MIDI THRU boxes.

Confused as to why the per-item cost on the Dealer level ($7k for 10 units = $700 each) is more than the cost of a single unit on the Basic level of $599.
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby Ashe37 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:26 pm

Z wrote:Yeah, it's only one MIDI OUT with 16 channels total. There are option for 8x & 16x MIDI THRU boxes.

Confused as to why the per-item cost on the Dealer level ($7k for 10 units = $700 each) is more than the cost of a single unit on the Basic level of $599.


Because the $599 price is a 40% off for kickstarter backers...
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby ian » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:43 am

The demo video I saw must have had the 16 channel splitter, hence my confusion with individual outs.

The video came up on my phones newsfeed one morning as I was getting ready for work in the summer and I hadn't tracked a link down again until now.

Looks like he didn't meet his fixed goal on indiegogo. I tried to message him via the Facebook link supplied but that isn't working. Would like to find out more.

The reason I asked if it was a hoax is because I've heard of some scams from indiegogo- known to be less secure than kickstarter. I'll keep looking into, just wondering if anyone else had any info.
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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby Jabberwalky » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:59 pm

Cool idea, but way too massive for my tastes, and no way that will meet that cost. I could get very close to the same thing, functionally, with a few Novation Circuits. I'm using 2 now, which gives me 128 steps of 8 drum/sample tracks, and 4 synth tracks.

Also..that informercial voice!

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Re: Is this a hoax?

Postby ian » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:32 pm

Well, here's the answer for anyone interested.
https://www.gearnews.com/whatever-happe ... tion-2017/
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