Winter NAMM 2010

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by tekkentool » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:59 am

RobotHeroes wrote:
Torstein wrote:Nobody mentioned the MoPho keyboard yet?
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Yeah in the other thread.

Where is the Obligatory New DSI product leak?????

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Ok some demos and looking like 2011 release because they need to work on it more. Is it worth $700 to you? It seems like a "nice" piece of gear but they should cut down the price to like $400-500 and concentrate on selling a lot. They might be able to sell these in Microkorg amounts if they play their cards right.

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If you check out the website ( i think) they say they can't build it any cheaper, and they're looking into ways to engineer it cheaper. IT has a 400 MHZ CPU and the frame is just Carved aluminium. they could probably make a few cutbacks in quality but they really don't seem to want to...

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by RobotHeroes » Sat Jan 16, 2010 7:57 am

I didn't see that on their site. I had read elsewhere that they still have work to do and that they were going to try to get the price down. Oh well.

Maybe if they sold more of those $900 lamps they could sell this synth cheaper. A $900 lamp and they don't even give you free shipping man they are penny pinchers. :lol:
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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:28 am

tekkentool wrote:[
If you check out the website ( i think) they say they can't build it any cheaper, and they're looking into ways to engineer it cheaper. IT has a 400 MHZ CPU and the frame is just Carved aluminium. they could probably make a few cutbacks in quality but they really don't seem to want to...
"Carved Aluminum" = CNC machine. And it looks like a 3 axis machine at that. Can be made at any competent machine shop in the US. If its costing them more than $50 to make the casing they need to look at other suppliers.

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by tekkentool » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:13 am

teenage engineering web-site wrote:




In and Out’s
On the right side of the case you’ll find the neccasary connectors and the power switch.
Slide to ON power switch.
3.5mm input for line in / external microphone.
3.5mm output for line out / headphones.
USB 2.0 port for hooking up your OP-1 to your computer.
Two holes special machined for carrying strap.
Turn the machine upside-down to find two M6 screw holes for use with our Studio System parts.
Design and Harware
OP-1 Technology Specs

400 MHz Processor Core (800 MMACS) performance
64 MB Low-Power SDRAM (12ns)
512 MB Nand Flash storage
24-bit 96kHz ADC/DAC
USB 2.0 high speed (OTG)
3.5 mm Input, Output
Built-in microphone
High output mini speaker 8 Ohm 1 Watt
3-axis accelerometer (G-force) sensor
Worldwide FM band support (64-108 MHz)
Amoled display running in 60 fps
320 x 160 pixel resolution
Color Depth: 16.7 M
Contrast: 10000:1 (good for outdoor use!)
Viewing Angle: 170°
Life Time: 30,000 hrs
2500mAh li-ion Polymer Battery
Mechanical Specs:

Low profile keyboard module
Scissor-switch ultra low profile design
Expected lifespan of 10 million keystrokes per key
Industrial Grade Incremental Encoders
Rotational life: Up to 1,000,000 revolutions
Excellent indexing feel (remains consistent over life)
Zinc diecast and fiber enforced high performance plastic
Used in Avionics Operating temperature range: -40 to +85°C2.8
Advanced Aluminum Unibody design.
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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by polar69 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:16 am

Sorry did someone say that Casio VL tone clone is $700 ?



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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by Ashe37 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:57 am

polar69 wrote:Sorry did someone say that Casio VL tone clone is $700 ?



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Those hardware specs are a little outside of a Casio VL Tone...

(oh, and Zinc die cast is not "carved aluminum" its "pot metal")

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by polar69 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:35 am

I meant aesthetically, do we know what it sounds like ?

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by RobotHeroes » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:39 am

polar69 wrote:I meant aesthetically, do we know what it sounds like ?
Go to their website
Scroll down for link to itunes page demos
????
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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by kuroichi » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:13 pm

That metasonix drum machine looks lovely, would go perfectly with a KV-100....

Th operator one is a bit of a strange one, it seems more like a gadget than a piece of music equipment in some ways, but then again, it advances beyond some equipment that is considered professional.

I mean, I know that being software the things it does arent groundbreaking, but when you consider that some companies that have been around for years are making software in a hardware package, and always offer the same tried and tested features, it makes the OP-1 stand out quite a bit.

I think pricewise I would have hoped for it to be around the $500-$600 mark, even though that means it would be £500-£600 in the UK cause we always get ripped off with conversions... but then again, I think the machinedrum shouldnt really cost more than $800 and look at the price it fetches...

To be fair though, I would still get one for anywhere up to $800 if it turned out interesting, and plus it isn't out yet so I imagine there is more to find out about it....

I honestly think the only company whose prices meet my expectations are DSI... sometimes theyre even lower...
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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by StepLogik » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:18 pm

wow @ roland's showing this NAMM. a bunch of consumer home pianos? seems like a more fitting expo would have been the CES. as expected, the non-piano offerings are just repackaged tech. no operating system updates for all their buggy workstations either.

roland's offering this year is an anvil case full of fail

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by pflosi » Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:47 pm

otto wrote:Image
OMG that's awesome! are there audio demos of it already? I bet it sounds like c**p :lol:

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by Shanesaw » Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:52 pm

Kind of an unusual name for a Metasonix product no? Shouldn't it be "f**k" or something?
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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by Stab Frenzy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:09 pm

Z wrote:
otto wrote:BIG a*s image of Metasonix D1000 Vacuum Tube Drum Synth
Now THAT looks interesting. Can't wait to hear audio demo. I may be forced to buy something new for once. Twice, actually (new SEM - meet the new boss, same as the old boss)
Trigger ins look interesting, 8 step sequencer wouldn't be enough for me to use by itself though.

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by space6oy » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:34 pm

Shanesaw wrote:Kind of an unusual name for a Metasonix product no? Shouldn't it be "f**k" or something?
maybe they finally realized they might sell more of their products if they don't give them retarded names.

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Re: Winter NAMM 2010

Post by supermel74 » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:51 pm

polar69 wrote:I meant aesthetically, do we know what it sounds like ?
the clips I've heard sound like a circuit bent toy.

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