Re: [AH] New Modulars (was "Modular prices")

From Trip Lizard
Sent Mon, Dec 20th 2004, 06:03

I've been doing some research into this over the past week or so and the 
more I learn about the ".com" system the more impressive it seems. 
Aesthetically, I just can't get over how good a populated 44 space studio 
system looks. Also, the module assortment and design seems really well 
thought out -- e.g. the availability of the osc aid and mixer modules 
provides an incredible amount of flexibility when designing a system. And 
after having squeezed my fingers around a small Doepfer system for years, 
I'm really dying to be able to use solid, full-sized knobs. So, I think I'm 
going to get a 44 space cabinet and plan on slowly piecing together a system 
over the next couple of years.

(Honestly, I probably would have started putting a system together 2 or more 
years ago if it weren't for the name. If he had called it the "Arrick" 
modular, or some variation like the "Ark" or whatever, I would have probably 
jumped all over it....I know it's kind of a silly issue, but I'll probably 
end up spending $8K on this thing by the time I'm all done with it and I'd 
like it to assume a position of prominence in my studio until I'm old and 
grey, so the goofy name still bugs me a little, but I think I'm prepared to 
get over it.)

>From: Jeffrey Lee <mini.system@gmail.com>
>
>I've had my dotcom system for about 2 months and really enjoy it - the
>quality is really nice IMO.
>
>I'm not crazy about the name either - wish they'd just rename them
>'Arrick' modulars, which is  how they're referred to half the time
>anyway. Trust me, the 'synthesizers.com' on the bottom of each module
>is barely noticable once you've got it patched up. Instead your eye is
>drawn to the beautiful walnut case (if you get one!), clean graphics
>and chunky knobs.
>
>modcan is priced in $US even though they're based in Toronto.
>
>
>On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:48:03 -0800, Steven Barnes <ghidora@sbcglobal.net> 
>wrote:
> >
> > >The 1/8" stuff is all about the same price -- Blacet is a little 
>higher,
> > >probably due to the more complex design and functionality (and smaller
> > >volume), I'd guess. The synthesizers.com seems like a real bargain for 
>the
> > >1/4" stuff. (I'm not wild about the name -- again, not a huge
> > consideration,
> > >but everything else being equal I'd rather not have ".com" on my
> > modular...)
> >
> > You can't go wrong with .com.  I highly recommend it.  By the way, a 
>benefit
> > of .com is that so far, I have had 0 wait time on my module orders.  
>Many of
> > the other manufacturers have lengthy wait times.
> >
> > I've been looking over the Modcan 1/4" stuff, and was curious about the
> > prices.  Are they in $US or Canadian?
> >
> > -steve
> >
> >
>
>
>--
>jeff
>toronto, ontario, canada
>http://www.subverted.org
>http://minisystem.em411.com

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