Re: [AH] Re: 200e

From Mark Pulver
Sent Tue, Mar 25th 2008, 03:52

So, standing on the sidelines, I'd have to say that Matthew DID answer your 
question, though not directly-directly.

Given that a) He'd be sad if it were stolen, b) he still has it, c) he DID 
pay "that much for it", d) he DOES like it. then I'd say that he feels it 
was worth it.

Comparison wise, I think it's QUITE valid to compare the 200e to other 
machines - IN TERMS OF PRICE. Most folks look at the 200e and run because 
of the cost. But what they don't do is stop and really get into _Buchla_ 
and understand what's in front of them.

WAAAAAAAAAAY too many folks these days equate "functionality" (and/or) 
"power" with the number of knobs and jacks on a module.

You can't do that with Buchla gear.

The 200e is a VERY powerful machine, and it's priced _correctly_. It's not 
for everyone...

Steven Taylor (06:35 PM 3/24/2008) wrote:
 >I don't have an opinion on it because I've never used one.
 >I'm genuinely interested in what your answer is to the question though.
 >If the 200e really is so different to the other modulars, as it is
 >claimed, then comparison to those other modulars seems kind of invalid.
 >On 25 Mar 2008, at 02:29, Matthew Ritenburg wrote:
 >> The problem with that question is:  Sticker Shock.
 >> The intial response is "Egads man!!! that costs how
 >> much?!?!"
 >> In reality, it is a fallacy to think of the 200e as an
 >> exorbinately exspensive synth for two reasons:
 >> 1. It is a modular and you are not required to spend
 >> 20,000 up front, you can buy one module at a time.
 >> Some of the 200e modules are no more expensive than
 >> Wiard, Cynthia, or Modcan modules.  There might even
 >> be a .Com sequencer that is $900.
 >> 2. If you were going to duplicate every function of
 >> some of the modules in other manufacturers, you would
 >> actually spend more to get most of the features.
 >> Plus, you get patch saving with the Buchla. (for
 >> instance trying to do the Darf in Doepfer is more than
 >> 2x as expensive).
 >> But that is just my take on it.  My opinion, like
 >> everyone's on this *touchy* issue is highly
 >> subjective.  I know there are people who disagree with
 >> me.  So be it.
 >> --- Steven Taylor <> wrote:
 >>> The $20k question is... Was it worth the money?