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Post by JSRockit » Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:50 pm

Zamise wrote:
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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 :?
What I meant is that a few well known synths were failures when they came out, but over the year gain a cult following. This could be one that eventually falls into that category.
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Post by KLAXON » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:38 pm

I am still a bit confused about who this is marketed toward. When I first saw it (before details were really available) I assumed it would be the monome crowd, but with $1000+ pricetag, limited midi control, rompler, speakers, etc., it is obviously not the monome crowd. I can't really figure out who would be the type of person to buy this. Hmm... :?
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Post by Bitexion » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:20 pm

Probably some of the successful electronica/electro-rock acts that have millions to spend on stupid gear like that.

Then the website will be filled with "user recommendations" where these big names say "I love this little pad, it makes me sooo happy to play!" when in reality he uses it for 5 seconds in a concert.

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Post by Constantine » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:24 pm

What were they thinking? I can't imagine any practical use for this thing that would've justified such pricetag.
Just a toy.

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Post by Bitexion » Sun Sep 02, 2007 9:38 pm

Well, it does have pretty lights.

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Post by audible » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:01 pm

tallowwaters wrote:audible, do the little dots ever make it home?
No, unless you play Life within a bounded grid, then such Gliders turn into stable Blocks when they hit the edge.

http://www.math.com/students/wonders/life/life.html

I think there's a monome Game of Life app.
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Post by megawatt » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:15 pm

Every non musician video game geek that I hang with wants one of these.

It's positive and good if it gets more casual folks into playing with making music.
Once it comes down into Iphone price it will hit its mark.
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Post by KLAXON » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:00 pm

megawatt wrote:Every non musician video game geek that I hang with wants one of these.
Yes, but wanting something and actually purchasing something are two completely different things. :wink: Can you really see them dropping $1000-1200 for one?
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Post by JSRockit » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:04 pm

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megawatt wrote:Every non musician video game geek that I hang with wants one of these.
Yes, but wanting something and actually purchasing something are two completely different things. :wink: Can you really see them dropping $1000-1200 for one?
No, but if it was priced like a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP maybe...
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Post by KLAXON » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:09 pm

JSRockit wrote:
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megawatt wrote:Every non musician video game geek that I hang with wants one of these.
Yes, but wanting something and actually purchasing something are two completely different things. :wink: Can you really see them dropping $1000-1200 for one?
No, but if it was priced like a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP maybe...
Oh, definitely. If it was in that price range they would sell like hotcakes, I'm sure.
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Post by JSRockit » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:13 pm

KLAXON wrote:
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KLAXON wrote: Yes, but wanting something and actually purchasing something are two completely different things. :wink: Can you really see them dropping $1000-1200 for one?
No, but if it was priced like a Nintendo DS or Sony PSP maybe...
Oh, definitely. If it was in that price range they would sell like hotcakes, I'm sure.
Yeah, we'd all have them... but I guess that is unrealistic pricing for Yamaha. I think the price will drop quickly on this unit. I just hope they keep making them and drop the price instead of just dropping the product. I mean, look how much Korg had to drop the Radias price in order to sell some.
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Post by KLAXON » Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:19 pm

Yeah, the Alesis Fusion also comes to mind. They dropped the price on those by over 50% to move units.
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Post by AudiosEnvy » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:40 am

KLAXON wrote:Yeah, the Alesis Fusion also comes to mind. They dropped the price on those by over 50% to move units.
Maybe because they look like a 1950s Cadillac with an LCD.
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Post by i_watch_stars » Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:57 am

Totally pointless.

Just another piece of technology repackaging some older technology into a user friendly pablum for the masses...nothing being pushed forward here, just more GUI.

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Post by DGX305 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:17 pm

AudiosEnvy wrote:
KLAXON wrote:Yeah, the Alesis Fusion also comes to mind. They dropped the price on those by over 50% to move units.
Maybe because they look like a 1950s Cadillac with an LCD.
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