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Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:23 am
by seamonkey
commodorejohn wrote:
seamonkey wrote:I feel like I just had bad sex and didn't even get a smoke afterwards.
Well, it would be bad for the synths, you know.
I've had sex in quite a few places over the years, but my studio is not one of them.
It would make me feel uncomfortable, like they were watching or something.
Kind of like when the cat walks into the room.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:50 am
by Jabberwalky
Who knows? Maybe they actually have something lined up. They have at least been paying attention to the community.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:14 am
by Stab Frenzy
Jabberwalky wrote:Who knows? Maybe they actually have something lined up. They have at least been paying attention to the community.
I don't know about that, seems more like they just realised there was a community when people (the kind of people who usually ignore what the big three put out) started going nuts about the new Roland modules at Messe. Seems to me like someone higher up told the Yamaha CS team to "go make a connection with the community" and they're ticking that box with this one post.

They haven't been on the forum since the majority of these replies were posted. We're basically talking to ourselves here.

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Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:09 am
by knolan
coastalscrub wrote:Aside from wanting Yamaha to re-enter analog synth land, this is also a great idea for combining the best of Yamaha's digital synth technologies:

Absolutely love this guy - his reviews are simply astounding -and this one shows very well the rich legacy of Yamaha synths.

I recommend you check out his demo of a real Minimoog and Arturia's MinimoogV - it'll convince yo that in the hands of a real player, Arturia's is pretty dam well close!

And - welcome Bob - great to hear from Yamaha. I'm a user of many amazing Yamaha synths - looking forward to some future releases of Yamaha synths as only Yamaha can do it!!

Very best,
Kevin.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:25 am
by Aaron2
Stab Frenzy wrote:This thread is exactly on the border line of being spam so what do you expect?
I agree. It's a totally random, bizarre post. And probably spam.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:50 am
by yorgatron
here's the thing Bob, you need to come in here as yourself, not as a corporate entity.

Then tell us who you work for, and why you've decided to join us in here.

I know it's hard out there, and you need to ask around about what people want in a synth, but there are no easy answers in here either.

also, did it ever occur to you that we might want to hear about what synths you have (I assume they're all Yamahas) and what kind of music you make. because that's what's really going on here. we're musicians, and we like to talk about the gear we have, and why we like it.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:27 am
by mmp
Welcome to our little village. Nevermind the pitchforks & torches.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:04 pm
by knolan
I agree with mmp - this is an open forum - Bob's as entitled as anyone to be here - even as a representative of a corporate entity - once he follows the forum rules like anyone else. This isn't a forum for just musicians and there is no owness to "explain yourself"- it's for synthesists too (some do sound design on 1960's modulars, so do DJ'ing on 2015 plugins); and it's for passers by with no qualified explanation needed as to why they joined.

In my opinion, there are not enough healthy interactions with synth companies on this forum - they could contribute a great deal - but this forum has a history of members attacking posts quite frequently aggressively with minimal moderation (it's in the 'culture' of this forum) so I suspect that's part of the reason why it hasn't happened much.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:54 pm
by madtheory
mmp wrote:Welcome to our little village. Nevermind the pitchforks & torches.
LOL! Well put.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:23 pm
by zukskywalker
Hi Bob!

Tell the folks we said thanks for Synth Book.
And, can we get the updated AN2015 in the US store?
(And while you're at it, an FS2015 or SY2015 would be nice too.)

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:43 pm
by seamonkey
knolan wrote:I agree with mmp - this is an open forum - Bob's as entitled as anyone to be here - even as a representative of a corporate entity - once he follows the forum rules like anyone else. This isn't a forum for just musicians and there is no owness to "explain yourself"- it's for synthesists too (some do sound design on 1960's modulars, so do DJ'ing on 2015 plugins); and it's for passers by with no qualified explanation needed as to why they joined.

In my opinion, there are not enough healthy interactions with synth companies on this forum - they could contribute a great deal - but this forum has a history of members attacking posts quite frequently aggressively with minimal moderation (it's in the 'culture' of this forum) so I suspect that's part of the reason why it hasn't happened much.
I'm sorry, I have to disagree.
Bob, posted here as a representative of a very large corporation.
I think most of us know by now how to contact customer support, and that was generally the content of his post, and to drop the name Yamaha USA Pro Music CORPORATION onto the board.
As Stab has said, it borders on spam, and according to the forum rules posted by my friend Jack Spider(where is Jack btw?) it would be considered a no no as spam.
And also, as Stab wrote, there has been no further interaction on the board with members here since the initial post.
It really in my opinion is free advertising that draws attention to the Yamaha name, for a wealthy corporation.

Keep in mind please, had Bob registered as Bob, we may not be having this debate, but his user name is Yamaha Synths. Also, had someone posted problems or questions regarding a Yamaha synthesizer and BOB joined and provided information and a solution to a user's problems, than that also is something else.


I think in general the members here have been quite cordial, and in fact most commented with humor.
I think in some other forums, Bob would've been swimming with da fishes.

Btw, I happen to like the Motif series. Had a Motif XF for a while, and I think it's overall sound and analog va is very good. I just don't get on with pristine sounding keyboards anymore, and prefer the gritty sound of older gear, even the digital stuff. Must be these old ears are accustomed to it. ;)

At any rate, life is too short to get our panties all tightened up over Bob.
Just wanted to respond to the pitchforks thing, cause I think everyone wasn't that bad. :)

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:51 pm
by StepLogik
A marketing project manager walks into a meeting room. Tired, overworked employees sip watery corporate coffee and make smalltalk with coworkers they secretly hate. The project manager calls the meeting to order.

The project manager begins to speak: "We need to start engaging with our customers on this internet thing. Sales of our synthesizers are plummeting and we need to find out which organ and harpsichord sounds they don't like so we can update our sound library. I've asked the web team from our marketing research dept to pull a list of web forums, blogs and social media sites that we can engage with. We'll divide these up and each of you can engage with your internet "territory". We'll draw straws to see who gets to engage with which internet sites."


Bob drew "Vintage Synth Explorer".

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:17 pm
by Bitexion
Sometimes I wonder if this forum is 4chan. This is embarassing.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:31 pm
by mmp
For me, the possibility of a line of communication with one of the major synth manufacturers is worth excusing some errors of decorum. If it was a post from a potato chip company, I would see that as spam.

But, by all means, make up stories about the man's intentions & reasons for posting. That will go a long way towards opening a dialogue.

I stand by the pitchfork comment.

I don't see how any of this speculative small talk fosters communication or good will.

O.K. back to the previously scheduled wrist slapping.

Re: Greetings From Yamaha USA Pro Music Customer Support

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:56 pm
by StepLogik
mmp wrote: I stand by the pitchfork comment.
No need to get all butthurt over it :D Most of this is just good-natured ribbing from cynical synth nerds.

Enjoy the laughs and take it easy. 8-)