Let's be realistic about this. Yes, there is money to be made from developing and producing contemporary analogue boutique synthesizers. But there is no economy of scale comparable to the large Japanese vendors; and, therefore, there is no comparable profit margin or revenue volume. The Bob Moogs and Dave Smiths can conceivably make a reasonable amount of money from their ideas and investments, but they will not likely be super-wealthy.droolmaster0 wrote:Oh please. GRATITUDE? I think that it's good that Dave Smith is putting out an 8 voice poly analog synth. He is also trying to make money by doing so. I'll judge the synth on its merits and buy it if I decide it's worth it to me. I'll comment about its features and its sound on a synth discussion forum. If this is indeed a great synth, then most of the doubters will be silenced. If it isn't, well, then it isn't. Suppose (and I don't think that this will be the case) it's a stinker. Should everyone just shut up out of gratitude?Jack Spider wrote:How about some of our number showing a bit of grace, allowing the P8 to be released and seeing what it CAN do, instead of complaining about what it can't?
I don't know if it's just me, but I can't help but feel that some of you could do with exercising some manners and perhaps a little gratitude at the fact that Dave's come on here with exclusive news of a new synth.
How about instead of whining at what little teaser information we've been given, show a bit of patience before mouthing off? It'd be a very sad day if the likes of 'Disappointed, Berkshire' has put Dave (or anyone else in such a position) off from posting any future exclusive peeks on here.
These kinds of guys are in this because of a passion for designing neat instruments. And I, for one, am quite thankful that such people exist, regardless of whether or not I lust after, like, or hold even the slightest interest in their products. Just to have people with such a passion and willing to take a financial risk and meet a perceived market need goes a long way in my book.