What should each company make next?

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What should each company make next?

Post by Kidney05 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:26 am

Imagine you're hired as the lead project manager for any synth company- ill list some ideas below. What would you make that would make sense as the next step for the company?

Korg: a fully analog drum machine. Individual outs. All sounds editable, multiple patterns, etc.

Alesis: the andromeda a5. 5 or 6 voices, uses the tech of the original. 49 key keyboard. Simplified interface.

Yamaha: a DX7 rerelease with overhauled interface with plenty of knobs.

DSI and Moog: stumped.

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Bitexion » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:39 am

You'd probably get fired again for only wanting to remake old stuff and not "looking forward into the digital age of internets and filesharing"

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by ZeeOne » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:48 am

Korg: A full-blown analog polysynth keyboard under 800 USD

Roland: A proper VA followup to the JP-8000 if they can't be bothered to do an analog

Yamaha: a real synth with no workstation features, whether it be analog, digital, virtual analog, or whatever

Arturia: A Maxibrute 2- or 4-voice analog polysynth (seriously, the monosynth market is becoming saturated, a duo could shake things up)

Alesis: Something simple to get them back into the synth game, like an Ion/Micron 2

Moog: Polymoog Voyager- a new version of that with updated features a la the Minimoog Voyager

DSi: Stay the course-they're doing good so far...

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Sir Nose » Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:55 am

Korg: pocket p***y/wobble bass combo unit

Alesis: Midiverb 5

Yamaha: Motif special "Soul" edition includes a custom preset bank

DSI: P18

Moog: I-pad app
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by pflosi » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:38 am

Thread needs more SUPERNATURAL!

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by oryjen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:44 am

Roland should stop building music instruments.
Moog should make a polysynth from SubPhatty circuits!
Korg should re-issue separate modules from the famous and much too rare MS50 ('ve got one, but...)!
And a new cheap PS 3300!!!!! :cry:

Yamaha should re-issue the TY trial series... :roll:
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Hybrid88 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:38 am

Anything with knobs will keep me happy. Lots of big black hard knobs. Anyone? Yes? No? :lol:

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by alan partridge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:07 am

Moog could make a killing with a paraphonic mono/poly switchable and combinable analog keyboard synth. There's a clear opening there for one of the higher-end analog or snob-modular companies, or whoever wants to take it. So could Korg, for that matter.. but with their cheapo volca technology they could do a poly cheaply as well.

The monosynth market is saturated, but other markets haven't even begun to be tapped yet ..
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by CS_TBL » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:18 am

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by alan partridge » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:49 am

sorry for the endless editing - my new browser keeps redirecting me to the edit box - very odd :?

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by vladimotor » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:05 am

Akai - Miniak with expanded interface (mpk49 sized)
Alesis - Bugless Ion that can be used as a controller.
Kurzweil - PC3k without stupid wood sides and not made in china.
Nord - Norddrum3 with multiple outputs.
Korg - go out of business.
Access - sexier looking Virus ti3(more like KC or original TI) or all clear or... bio-degradable
Yamaha - real synth
Roland - ???

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Walter Ego » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:08 pm

Roland: MSV-303, a new combination groovebox and music stand that also does video editing. (and plays MP3s too)
Korg: anything analog, I will buy it
DSI: Dave Smith already made the Prophet and Pro One, what else do you need?
Yamaha: a new motorcycle
Moog: something I can afford
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by stephen » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:46 pm

Yamaha - a replacement for the an1x. With lots of knobs and better filters and ... stuff
Waldorf - an actual thing.
U-he / Native Instruments / D16 / Fabfilter / Camelaudio / (etc etc) - anything for linux
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by rhino » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:01 pm

Roland: JX-20... Two Jx-10s in one keyboard, with knobs and effects. Oh, and corrected MIDI SYSEX.

DSI: Prophet-48. Built-in software to help take out that second, third and fourth mortgage on your home.

Yamaha: New version of the SY-99. Steal the V.A.S.T. processing from Kurzweil, all the V-Synth GT morphing from Roland and load that sucker UP!
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by philip » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:22 pm

I would make something absolutely new. I'm tired of the same conception from synth to synths, I can't get anything new with this s**t, the whole industry just stuck 20 years ago. We need a breakthrough in synthbuilding.
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