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Any news on new products for 2016

Post by princefan3 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:57 am

Hi all any whispers of new products for 2016.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Hybrid88 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:20 am

Probably a bit early for that yet, but get prepared for the 'leaks'.

...and by leaks I mean hyperbolic snippets from manufacturers disguised as leaks posted by a 'random member of the public' on a suitably inconspicuous blog/forum/site that no one's ever heard of ;)

Oh and the countdown clocks, oh how I love the countdown clocks... :facepalm:

But seriously, there should be some good stuff this year, the competition is getting pretty fierce, looking for some more analog polys to rival the Prophet 6, also hoping Access gets back in the game.

We do know that Roland will be doing "Boutique" version of the 808 and 909 based on their ACB technology, lets hope they actually nail the look this time because that was the worst thing about the TR-8.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Percivale » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:59 am

There is this one on Waldorf. Unable to authenticate.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by AnalogKid » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:49 pm

I'm hoping for a Brute from Arturia, a two (or three) oscillator three octave keyboard synth.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:25 pm

Only 16 days to go...
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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Psy_Free » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:29 pm

Karp 2600 hopefully.
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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:25 pm

A full fledged FM synth from Yamaha would rock. A continuation of the SY stuff maybe.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:18 pm

Percivale wrote:There is this one on Waldorf. Unable to authenticate.
128GB internal flash on the "Tapeloop Synthesizer"? I doubt any mfr would try that. Hoax.
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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Reginator » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:36 pm

Psy_Free wrote:Karp 2600 hopefully.
There may be something to this. It was just announced the TTSH will be sold out and discontinued on Jan 8th.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:11 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Percivale wrote:There is this one on Waldorf. Unable to authenticate.
128GB internal flash on the "Tapeloop Synthesizer"? I doubt any mfr would try that. Hoax.
Tape loop as in digital mellotron. Makes perfect sense in that regard.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:12 pm

An actual real thing we're going to see is the Pittsburgh Lifeforms, that looks pretty sweet.

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Zamise » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:43 am

Jabberwalky wrote:A full fledged FM synth from Yamaha would rock. A continuation of the SY stuff maybe.
Would prefer more knobs and 16 performance tacks, call it a DX-200FS1600 :)
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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:54 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
meatballfulton wrote:
Percivale wrote:There is this one on Waldorf. Unable to authenticate.
128GB internal flash on the "Tapeloop Synthesizer"? I doubt any mfr would try that. Hoax.
Tape loop as in digital mellotron. Makes perfect sense in that regard.
It's the 128GB I think is bogus.

Noone has ever put more than 4GB of flash into a sample playback machine before. Even the SSDs in the Korg Kronos aren't that big. Streaming audio streams out of the flash to keep up with polyphony requires more than the thoughput of a thumb drive. Yamaha sells 1GB of flash for the Motif XF and MOXF for $300. Of course, those machines need to be able to stream for 128 voices without glitching.

The only way Waldorf could use cheap, slower flash is to drastically limit the polyphony. Look at the Akai MPX8 (8 voices) or Roland SP404 (4 voices). OK, Waldorf might get by with a low voice count. Still 128GB is a lot of samples. 1GB is about 100 minutes of 44.1/16bit storage. 128GB would be over 200 hours! In a box that will sell for maybe $500 tops?

Add in the cheapo rendering, mentioning an ARM processor (who cares?) and the "NOT TO DISCLOSE" it looks like a hoax to me, but I'm ready to be proven wrong :truce:
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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:32 am

meatballfulton wrote:It's the 128GB I think is bogus.

Noone has ever put more than 4GB of flash into a sample playback machine before. Even the SSDs in the Korg Kronos aren't that big. Streaming audio streams out of the flash to keep up with polyphony requires more than the thoughput of a thumb drive. Yamaha sells 1GB of flash for the Motif XF and MOXF for $300. Of course, those machines need to be able to stream for 128 voices without glitching.

The only way Waldorf could use cheap, slower flash is to drastically limit the polyphony. Look at the Akai MPX8 (8 voices) or Roland SP404 (4 voices). OK, Waldorf might get by with a low voice count. Still 128GB is a lot of samples. 1GB is about 100 minutes of 44.1/16bit storage. 128GB would be over 200 hours! In a box that will sell for maybe $500 tops?

Add in the cheapo rendering, mentioning an ARM processor (who cares?) and the "NOT TO DISCLOSE" it looks like a hoax to me, but I'm ready to be proven wrong :truce:
Yeah true, also 128GB with no screen and only 12 memory locations makes no sense at all. I didn't really look at the picture that closely before I replied, and I hadn't had any coffee.

That said I do like the idea of this thing, a polyphonic sample playback synth that goes through an analogue filter/VCA would be pretty cool. If it said 128MB I could believe they'd grafted user samples onto the streichfett. Fingers crossed it's a typo?

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Re: Any news on new products for 2016

Post by Bitexion » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:00 am

128GB? seriously? A normal computer has 8GB RAM. It's most likely 128MB.

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