I totally disagree. Usually synth technology goes in the opposite direction, start with a flagship and then if it's successful trickle down to the low end.Kidney05 wrote:To me it's clear that if this sells well they'll produce more expensive and fledged out gear.
Roland introduced their Supernatural tech in the Jupiter 80 first, then the lower priced Jupiter 50 and Integra 7, now it's in the $500 JD-Xi.
Korg developed VA technology in the Oasis which filtered down to the Radias, then the R3 and Microkorg XL.
Yamaha introduced MegaVoices in the Tyros first, then the Motif, then the MO, then the MX.
Since R&D is expensive, the first products using a new technology need to be relatively expensive. The follow-on products don't require the big R&D investment and can be priced lower.