What should each company make next?

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by oryjen » Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:45 am

Show us that an affordable analog polysynth is, too!
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by noisecomm » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:56 am

Korg, esx V2- usb editing software, flash ram 64mb or 128mb built in, digital effects and analog delay. better tubes, more multi-outs

Roland- v-synth/ dj70 with a killer VA-feeding into an analog ir3109 filter/vca stage. SH-101 seriously

moog- MG-1/liberation with the touch strip and all of the MG-1 mods

Yamaha DX-100/DX100 hybrid

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by pflosi » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:49 am

noisecomm wrote:EMS- AKS super cheap edition, all mods!
You mean like this?

http://www.emsrehberg.de/index.html

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by briandc » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:22 am

A Midi Controller with LOTS of knobs and sliders. At least 4-octave, if not more..


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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by briandc » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:25 am

stephen wrote: U-he / Native Instruments / D16 / Fabfilter / Camelaudio / (etc etc) - anything for linux
this ^^^^


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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Cumulus » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:11 pm

Korg -
They should continue to bring affordable anlog synthesis to the masses. I like the idea of an affordable poly but something like the Mopho would be cool, too. Chainable little boxes that put out some cool analog sounds. No keyboard, just a MIDI input.

Roland -
1. An analog drum machine. They could build on the TR line and bring a new one. It should have the bass and snare of the 808 and some of the sounds of the 909 plus new sounds.

2. An anlog synth of some sort. Korg have paved the way but Roland could play catch-up or try to one-up the Volcas.

Yamaha -
A polysynth reminiscent of the CS-80. Not a recreation but a nice, lush-sounding analog or VA polysynth with polyphonic aftertouch. I would say they should think of it as the CS-100 or something. An extension of the CS line but updated.

Moog -
1. An anlog drum machine. Something inspired by the Tempest and the 808 with nice Moog filtering, CV controls, etc.

2. A wah pedal. Stay with me for a minute...It could be simpler than the Moogerfooger but more feature-laden than other wahs.

Their marketing could be aimed at both keyboard players and guitarists with the same tag line - something like "Why should synth players have all the fun?" where they would extol the virtues of the Moog filter and market this easy way to apply it so your guitar signal chain, and "Why should guitar players have all the fun?" where they would talk about getting that Moog filter sound and the fun of a wah in your keyboard rig.

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Cumulus » Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:15 pm

...of course, I am biased toward analog synthesis but it might be too late for the likes of Roland and Yamaha to get on that bandwagon. This resurgence of interest in analog may not last forever.

VA's and modeling are getting better and the analog sound itself may just fall out of favor with pop producers and musicians. If that happens, there goes your market for new analog gear.

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Blopho » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:10 pm

Cumulus wrote: VA's and modeling are getting better and the analog sound itself may just fall out of favor with pop producers
I don't believe this analog revival of late has made it's way into the pop charts. Though to be honest, the only exposure I get to the top 40 s**t is when I'm in the car and the gf has control of the radio.
maybe I'm wrong but I believe most pop stars don't even know/care about the difference between synthesis methods, so why would the producer?

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Alex E » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:41 pm

Everyone should close their plants, cease production, fire their engineers, stop R&D, fire all remaining employees, and invest all their money into creating consumer electronics like TV's and smartphones after rebranding themselves as such.
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by balma » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:55 pm

Onboard multitrack sequencing capabilities a must. Patch and sequence programming are treated in the same way. Tracks and patches are the same thing. Unlimited patch and note storage.
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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by SquareWave » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:32 pm

Well, Korg has been off the hook as a company - they just need to keep it up!

Roland needs to throw everything else away and do a Super V-synth!

Oberheim needs to get the 4 Voice Pro out before I die - with a keyboard and sequencer section...

Moog - hello - needs to make the ultimate modern analog polysynth that will shatter the world! Which is what everyone has been waiting for! WTF!! Take our f-ing money already!!!

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Cumulus » Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:37 pm

I have heard lots of analog type sounds in popular music lately. Brittany Soears, Kesha, etc. Jayne West dedicated a whole album to the 808. Most acts at the Grammies have an analog synth on stage.

It's survey says 79% of top ten hits featured synths as main instruments:
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2011/ ... new-study/

Of course, the study diesn't seem to distinguish between analogs, VA's, workstations, etc.

I may just be hyer-sensitive to analog sounds but I notice them almost every time I turn on the radio.

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Bitexion » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:17 am

Basically, this thread could be named "EVERYONE SHOULD MAKE ANALOG SYNTHS, PRONTO (preferably remakes of 70s stuff)"

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by Cumulus » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:19 am

I'd rather see them progress and impove on products from the a Golden Age.

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Re: What should each company make next?

Post by harness » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:30 pm

Yamaha - RS8000. Smash the AN1x, VL70m, FS1R, and A5000 engines all into a RS7000

Korg - Poly 1A-cracker. 5 voice Mono/Poly in limited edition white with reverse keys

Roland - V-Synth GTA. Hybrid V-Synth with analog filters. It also steals cars and kills hookers

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