Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by killedaway » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:06 am

hageir wrote: I believe the word you're looking for is this:
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i couldn't trust tallow to click a link and you know it! and ugh -- don't get me started on David Cross. barf.
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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by JSRockit » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:59 pm

hageir wrote:
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I believe the word you're looking for is this:
http://www.sadtrombone.com/
So we finally get to see what you look like....
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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Hugo76 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:49 pm

Sorry if this is already mentioned, but anyways - the Blofeld desktop will supposedly be updated to allow for the 60mb samples in flash that's found on the keyboard version.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by supermel74 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:17 pm

Hugo76 wrote:Sorry if this is already mentioned, but anyways - the Blofeld desktop will supposedly be updated to allow for the 60mb samples in flash that's found on the keyboard version.
Very Cool 8)

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Gianni » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:16 pm

And here is a nice video of Jordan Rudess and his Fantom G8 if you're into prog rock or LTE.


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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Villi » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:33 pm

Hugo76 wrote:Sorry if this is already mentioned, but anyways - the Blofeld desktop will supposedly be updated to allow for the 60mb samples in flash that's found on the keyboard version.
From what I read it's going to cost €99 though.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:36 am

Villi wrote:
Hugo76 wrote:Sorry if this is already mentioned, but anyways - the Blofeld desktop will supposedly be updated to allow for the 60mb samples in flash that's found on the keyboard version.
From what I read it's going to cost €99 though.
Wtf?!?

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by steveman » Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:47 am

Hugo76 wrote:
Villi wrote:
Hugo76 wrote:Sorry if this is already mentioned, but anyways - the Blofeld desktop will supposedly be updated to allow for the 60mb samples in flash that's found on the keyboard version.
From what I read it's going to cost €99 though.
Wtf?!?
Why? do you expect it for free? Wasn't part of the original spec, was never even mentioned as a possibility, it's an upgrade.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:21 am

I'm in two minds about the whole paying for the Blofeld update thing. On the one hand anyone who bought a Blofeld before this was announced still get to use all the features they paid for, and Waldorf get paid for doing the extra development it took to get the samples working. On the other hand I think companies generate a whole lot of goodwill by giving away updates free of charge like Access do with the Virii and Eventide do with all their products.

I would have thought that that kind of goodwill would be more valuable to Waldorf at this stage of their corporate life, trying to rebuild the company after going out of business, than the extra $120 from users that choose to upgrade. They should remember that a lot of Blofeld users are potential Stromberg customers if and when it finally gets released.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by killedaway » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:28 am

so the sampling ram is already in the machine, or do you have to buy a new chip? 'cause if it's just a matter of software, then Stab, i think you're absolutely right. it would do a lot more for Waldorf's image to just give the update away for free.
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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:00 am

The chip's already in there, it's just a software update with a challenge and response to authorise it.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by kuroichi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:19 am

well then that's just a pisstake...
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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by steveman » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:19 pm

steveman wrote: Why? do you expect it for free? Wasn't part of the original spec, was never even mentioned as a possibility, it's an upgrade.
Actually I'll take this back. Having thought about it a bit more, I do think $99 (it'll probably soon be £99 too the way things are going...) is a bit of a cheek. At most some sort of nominal fee (say $20?) to cover their development costs. As you say, goodwill is going to be worth a lot in the coming year or two.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by Johnny Lenin » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:06 pm

steveman wrote:Actually I'll take this back. Having thought about it a bit more, I do think $99 (it'll probably soon be £99 too the way things are going...) is a bit of a cheek. At most some sort of nominal fee (say $20?) to cover their development costs. As you say, goodwill is going to be worth a lot in the coming year or two.
That all might be true. But as bad as things are economically right now, Waldorf has probably been feeling it longer. Judging from delays in releases, delivery, etc., they're a company that operates pretty close to the edge. Thety probably really need your $99.

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Re: Winter NAMM 09 flood begins

Post by otto » Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:53 pm

The Electro-Harmonix Voice Box looks like fun. I think I might grab one of those.
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