Korg Kross announced

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:28 pm

Kenneth wrote:
vladimotor wrote:
Sounds like someone got a faulty monotron...
X50, MicroX, another MicroX(why?!) Also tried garbage like TR, Karma, R3, MicroKorg XL, Microstation etc...
Dude, settle down. It's okay. You don't have to like their stuff. Just remember to be respectful of people who do.
Your gear list is junk IMO. Why is this place getting so many trolls ?


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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Cumulus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:21 pm

It's a shame to see so much complaining. We get it. you don't like Korg. Go buy something else.

I think the idea of ultra-cheap analog gear is awesome. There are a lot of people who can't afford expensive vintage machines. Now they can pick up something cool fo rthe price of servicing a Mini Moog. When/if it breaks they can toss it and try something else.

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Re-Member » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:10 pm

shaft9000 wrote:their sub-$1k synths HAVE been getting awfully lightweight over the last 5 years , and their USB nanos are lighter than a paperweight. but then the poly800 is pretty light and they've held up for almost 30 years.

those synths are relatively cheap-to-nothing compared to others, and yet are desirable because they're user-friendly to a degree, and musically quite capable. they have to skimp on sturdy building materials, so they're not really designed to be giggable - or even moved around much.

some might say they're designed more along the lines of being 'disposable', even.
An instrument's weight has little to do with whether it is "giggable" or not. If that were true, you'd never see violinists out performing. If you actually look at Korg's website, the top window calls it "Portable Keyboard Workstation" and it's even described as a "mobile synthesizer keyboard." It's also battery powered and has a carrying handle attached on top clearing showing that it was designed to be moved around as much as possible. I've had a 25+ year old VCO Casio keyboard in my possession that's made entirely out of plastic and it still works 100% fine. No button problems or anything.

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by vladimotor » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:19 am

We get it. you don't like Korg. Go buy something else.
1. Who we? Speak for yourself.
2. The problem is Korg is setting the trend, it ain't gonna be long before the rest of companies will compete with Korg at who can come up with cheaper c**p made by Chinese slave women.

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Ashe37 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:29 am

vladimotor wrote:
We get it. you don't like Korg. Go buy something else.
1. Who we? Speak for yourself.
2. The problem is Korg is setting the trend, it ain't gonna be long before the rest of companies will compete with Korg at who can come up with cheaper c**p made by Chinese slave women.
Because Roland uses only the highest quality manufacturing, and so does Yamaha? and the surface-mount components used by everyone else are obviously made by highly paid European electronics specialists, not made in China like everything else...

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Cumulus » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:40 pm

vladimotor wrote:
We get it. you don't like Korg. Go buy something else.
1. Who we? Speak for yourself.
2. The problem is Korg is setting the trend, it ain't gonna be long before the rest of companies will compete with Korg at who can come up with cheaper c**p made by Chinese slave women.
1. We are, at the very least, Sequential Soft Shock and me> We have both expressed disdain for your trollish comments. If I am speaking out of turn, I have no doubt SSS will chime in to set the record straight.

2. Ashe37 said it best. (Perhaps the Royal We" could include him as well).

I sincerely hope that the other companies WILL attempt to compete with Korg. They are making some very inventive affordable analog synths, even one that is downright TB-303-ish. Roland can't even be bothered to resurrect what turned out to be one of thier most sought-after products so Korg stepped in and did it at a price that pretty much anyone can afford.

Somehow, you think affordable analog synthesis is a bad thing. You are entitled to your opinion of course but I am also entitiled to think that opinion is dopey.

I'll say it again. We get it. You don't like Korg. Go buy something else!

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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Kenneth » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:54 pm

Cumulus wrote:
vladimotor wrote:
We get it. you don't like Korg. Go buy something else.
1. Who we? Speak for yourself.
2. The problem is Korg is setting the trend, it ain't gonna be long before the rest of companies will compete with Korg at who can come up with cheaper c**p made by Chinese slave women.
1. We are, at the very least, Sequential Soft Shock and me> We have both expressed disdain for your trollish comments. If I am speaking out of turn, I have no doubt SSS will chime in to set the record straight.

2. Ashe37 said it best. (Perhaps the Royal We" could include him as well).

I sincerely hope that the other companies WILL attempt to compete with Korg. They are making some very inventive affordable analog synths, even one that is downright TB-303-ish. Roland can't even be bothered to resurrect what turned out to be one of thier most sought-after products so Korg stepped in and did it at a price that pretty much anyone can afford.

Somehow, you think affordable analog synthesis is a bad thing. You are entitled to your opinion of course but I am also entitiled to think that opinion is dopey.

I'll say it again. We get it. You don't like Korg. Go buy something else!
You can add me to the "we" as well. Korg are doing a great thing in my opinion, and I look forward to seeing what the others do to compete with them. Being against affordable analog synthesis is a bit bigoted I think...
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Re: Korg Kross announced

Post by Cumulus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:00 pm

The idea that someone would complain about affordable analog synths is simply amazing to me.

I realize that analog synthesis is not for everybody and no one synth will make everyone happy but this is Vintage Synth Explorer. Sure, they're not vintage but at least they're analog.

Perhaps you pine away for the days when the only analog synths were expensive heavy old beasts that would break your back as well as the bank.

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