Re: [AH] Access Virus Indigo - repackage and resold...

From Joe \(redshift\)
Sent Sat, Apr 15th 2000, 00:04

damnit HOW MUCH IS IT?
-Joe

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From: "Mike Kent" <redacted@example.com>
To: "Analogue Heaven" <redacted@example.com>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: [AH] Access Virus Indigo - repackage and resold...


> > it just seems odd to me, and apparently a lot of other people, that
> > there will soon be basically 5 slightly varying versions of the same
synth.
>
> I don't really see veriations as a negative. Different people have a
various
> needs, each slightly different from the next person. More variations mean
> more options.
>
> Modulars are probably the only truly customizable synthesizers with any
> number of possible variations. Want to buy a Doepfer A-100 but you prefer
to
> have an enveleope instead of one of the ADSR-EG? No problem.
>
> But if I can buy the same basic synthesizer core (like the virus) in a
> single space rack mount, a 61 key synth, a 37 key synth, and a table top
> with knobs, that gives me choices, more chances that I can get the synth
> with the form factor I want or with variables that I want.
>
> More possible customers, from more variations, means R&D costs are spread
> over more units, so the selling price gets lower.
>
> Synth companies often put their most powerful synth in 76 or 88 note
> keyboards. But I don't want to give the space for such a large instrument
> and I want to carry it lots of places. So it bothers me if I can't get
that
> in a 61 note keybaord. Give me lots of variations to choose from.
>
> Regards,
> Mike.
>
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