Re: [AH] Re: 200e

From steve
Sent Tue, Mar 25th 2008, 03:35

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?