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Post by audible » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:40 pm

I wish they released a controller-only version, although this isn't going to happen.
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Post by JSRockit » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:41 pm

f**k this thing... $1200...they are out of their minds (that price is twice as much as what they intitially said it would be no?).
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Post by JSRockit » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:41 pm

audible wrote:I wish they released a controller-only version, although this isn't going to happen.
Buy a monome and hack it for use with hardware. ;)
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Post by audible » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:44 pm

JSRockit wrote:
Buy a monome and hack it for use with hardware. ;)
Has anyone done that?
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Post by tallowwaters » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:11 pm

audible, do the little dots ever make it home?
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Post by Yoozer » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:21 pm

As long as it doesn't bump into a LWSS or pulsar it should be fine :).
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Post by JSRockit » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:44 pm

audible wrote:
JSRockit wrote:
Buy a monome and hack it for use with hardware. ;)
Has anyone done that?
I know Daedelus was using a midi prototype at one time...
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Post by Bitexion » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:47 pm

It's probably twice the originally said price because some japanese guy thought "Hey, we got some diodes left, let's spend another year making a cool light effect around each dot!"

And the rest went "YEAH! Screw the budget, we need LIGHTS!"

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Post by KLAXON » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:58 pm

JSRockit wrote:$1200...they are out of their minds (that price is twice as much as what they intitially said it would be no?).
No. The original projected price was 600 GBP. 600 GBP is $1200 US dollars. You forgot the conversion.

Nevertheless, this thing is definitely overpriced IMO, you can build a monome for what, like $300?
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Post by JSRockit » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:00 pm

KLAXON wrote:
JSRockit wrote:$1200...they are out of their minds (that price is twice as much as what they intitially said it would be no?).
No. The original projected price was 600 GBP. 600 GBP is $1200 US dollars. You forgot the conversion.

Nevertheless, this thing is definitely overpriced IMO, you can build a monome for what, like $300?
No, I heard...and my sources were obviously not accurate...but I heard it said as $500 or so dollars... no pounds were mentioned. Yeah, you can build a Monome for $300 or so, but then you are still hooking it up to a computer and using software to make it run. To me, Yamaha could have sold this for $600-700 and people may have bit...but $1200? It can't sound much better than a groovebox.
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Post by AudiosEnvy » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:16 pm

JSRockit wrote:It can't sound much better than a groovebox.
Nope. If I remember reading correctly it uses the AWM2 rompler engine. The same one so many Yamaha synths have used for many many years.
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Post by cartesia » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:42 am

so its just a qy77 with flashing lights? lol

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Post by Zamise » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:43 am

A bird told me Yamaha was talking 500 GBP a little while back, may have gone up, but a grand USD might be slightly more reasonable. And yep Motif Sounds = AWM2, but by the looks of it to me it won't be a very sophisticated engine, but who knows. I'm thinking we might be able to edit the voices from a Motif or PC and import them into it or something like that, should be capable of sampling too, and that might be the intresting part with those bouncing parts which might make it do grainular type sounding stuff with the samps. It should be midi capable which might be good for sequencing other gear and mixing and sequencing live more randomized sounds and loops too, bird also said it sounded very similar to 'Elecktroplankton'. From my own experience, I don't forsee the firmware being easily hackable. Yamaha usually keeps that kind of stuff in a vault at the bottom of the marianas trench. Who knows though, give it a couple years, if it flops, it might be worthy of picking one up at used prices. If its a hit, I think at least RGB LCDs will be the next logical step up.

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Post by JSRockit » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:51 pm

Zamise wrote: Who knows though, give it a couple years, if it flops, it might be worthy of picking one up at used prices. If its a hit, I think at least RGB LCDs will be the next logical step up.
If it fails, they aren't going to make many... then the used prices will be too much too.
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Post by Zamise » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:23 pm

JSRockit wrote:
Zamise wrote: Who knows though, give it a couple years, if it flops, it might be worthy of picking one up at used prices. If its a hit, I think at least RGB LCDs will be the next logical step up.
If it fails, they aren't going to make many... then the used prices will be too much too.
Not if nobody wants it for that price :?
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