hfinn wrote:Are you for real? The ARP avatar is a synth triggered by a guitar. How is that like this?
I could be wrong but I believe 7Hz may be referring to this as the product that will sink Moog - just like the Avatar did ARP as it was pretty much unsellable. That's what I thought when I read his post at least.
You gotta remember that $7,000 is a helluva
lot of money, no matter how cool something is. I mean that's 3.5 Andromedas!
Okay, given that point even, there is still a big difference between the ARP of then and the Moog of today. If I remember correctly (I could be wrong) They had already sunk A LOT of money into the Centaur which went no where. The Avatar was only a way for them to attempt to raise some capitol quickly (which didn't work). Thats how I understand it. ARP was already in BAD shape when the avatar came out.
It is 3.5 Andromeda's, but still amos has the point down. It's not made as a product for everyone. It's not a $150 Korg electribe. If people need one bad enough, they will find a way to get one. I don't believe that Moog is selling a $1000 product for $7000. That would actually be stupid. They need to price it such that they recoup their R&D costs, parts, technology, etc, but still make it to the point where people will buy it.
I personally love this guitar and I could someday see myself with one (in a couple of years picking up one second hand)
Also, keep in mind how much some of the more boutique synths are. A Macbeth M5 isn't much cheaper than this... I think a lot of the bitching is just jealousy. I can't get one now, but I'm not going to say Moog suck. They created a guitar that I've loved ever since I heard Michael Brook with something similar and only wished I could have one. He I think made only a couple, so this is actually putting it within my and a lot of others reach.