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Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:24 am

Excellent!

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Post by Dr. Sound » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:21 am

Wait - is this a real synth or some photoshop funny business?

You are going to tell me there is a market for THAT and not for a new analog from one of the major Japanese players??
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Post by Mixolydian » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:45 am

Ishibashi (Japan) has had the camo X-50s on sale for over a month already.

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I like the synth. However, this piano is a bit (ahem) wild:


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Post by hageir » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:15 am

Korg is so lame, I wonder if it's a joke they're pulling at NAMM.
Then in a few days they whip out something AMAZING and everybody get heartattacks.
Like: "You seriously thought that we were going to release that piece of s**t at NAMM? -Give us a break!"
Oh I wish :D
hah

anyways, IMO, it looks like some late-90's B-movie p**n, army sex scene, in a hangar on the cargo boxes with army-caps and dogtags..
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Post by Mixolydian » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:34 am

Korg usually has something for NAMM, something for Frankfurt, and something for Tokyo. This year it looks like they just didn't have anything ready. The camo X50 was developed for the Japanese market, but since that's all they had, they had to go with it.

NAMM is still an extremely important event as a liaison between the manufactures and the music retail industry. However, due to the internet, it's not as important as a method for generating product interest amongst the public.

DSI introduced the Prophet 08 outside of any trade show, but got tremendous press nevertheless. Because of the internet, all interested parties knew it was released the day he announced it.

I think we'll see more of that, major product announcements made whenever the product is ready and not necessarily in conjunction with a trade show.

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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:24 am

Korg just experience the impact of creating and playing the Kaossilator too much :lol:
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Post by kogmachine » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:43 am

What did Waldorf have at NAMM... the same stuff they had last year? We still don't have the Blofeld yet, we're a long way (if ever) from having the Stromberg available, and where's my f**k' Q+!?!

And I like the handles on the X50... makes it a lot easier swing it up against a large solid object.
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Post by Worrell » Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:28 pm

Just saw this on sonic state:

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link: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6008

No vid tho...
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Post by xibalba » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:16 pm

Worrell wrote:Just saw this on sonic state:

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link: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6008

No vid tho...
I just about lost it when i saw this in the link above.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:24 am

Worrell wrote:Just saw this on sonic state:

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link: http://www.sonicstate.com/news/shownews.cfm?newsid=6008

No vid tho...
f**k rad! I'm selling my whole setup and getting one of those instead. The only thing holding me back from the OASYS was the lack of built-in speakers!

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Post by synapsecollapse » Wed Jan 23, 2008 1:37 am

its terrible but those professional arranger type keyboards sell really well. i wish korg and yamaha would start making cool synths, but it seems that a lot more of their efforts are invested in the PA and tyros series of keyboards instead.

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Post by killedaway » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:06 am

synapsecollapse wrote:its terrible but those professional arranger type keyboards sell really well.
forgive my naiveté, but i've always wondered... who are these marketed toward? what purpose do they serve? are there professionals that use these things?
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:46 am

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:48 am

Oh believe me, there are TONS of pros using these arranger boards on tours and on albums. The pop business is very much based around a core of people that play on other people's albums, specially the radio-friendly stuff. They don't wanna spend hours programming a strings sound or THAT bass sound when they can just browse through a soundbank and find it and use it. Also they want pure, simple organs, keyboard sounds like clav and el.pianos easily accessible too. And they deliver just that.

Subtractive synthesis isn't the end-all-be-all when it comes to synthesizers. They usually sell better than all the analogue boards together.

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Post by killedaway » Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:02 am

Bitexion wrote:Oh believe me, there are TONS of pros using these arranger boards on tours and on albums. The pop business is very much based around a core of people that play on other people's albums, specially the radio-friendly stuff. They don't wanna spend hours programming a strings sound or THAT bass sound when they can just browse through a soundbank and find it and use it. Also they want pure, simple organs, keyboard sounds like clav and el.pianos easily accessible too. And they deliver just that.

Subtractive synthesis isn't the end-all-be-all when it comes to synthesizers. They usually sell better than all the analogue boards together.
i know that, but doesn't your typical rompler or workstation synth do the same?
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