cool .. make your own monome controller ..
Thu Aug 21 17:26:04 CEST 2008
> Its okay that there are differences - my work for a synth mfr provided
> a different economy of scale, perhaps, than yours and as you know from
> your experience, prices vary vastly across different markets ..
yep, and from country to country :-)
> I believe the old maxim applies: Shop until you get the price you
> need. If you think its not worth time spent shopping, then thats
> another thing entirely.
aye, I speant about 3 months shopping for prices for Tempest.
> That was bloody expensive.
yep, the UK got discounted VERY quickly :-)
Oh, and that was the *BEST* price I got in the UK !
> What if you went to Hungary, like the Germans do? Did you shop
> there? Please keep in mind that the UK prices for things electronic
> *are always more exorbitant than their European compatriates* due to
> the very nature of the worthless UKP, itself.
I looked at hungary, I forget who now, but they were marginally more than china.
As Tempest needed one board for each voice and we wanted 10 voices, a
1000 gave us 100 units, which fitted nicely with the break point for
And I was working with Mr hartmann on this, so we used all his
contacts to get best prices aswell.
> I don't think DIY is the big fat answer to synths, the universe, and
> everything, but it sure is cooler to see a performance by someone who
> made their own synth than someone who is playing factory presets on a
Agreed, DIy is the place for new ideas, and new ways of performing.
> And I, for one, am /sick to death/ of hearing presets I
> recognize from the 'pro synth' days, all over the world. Not trying
> to force an absolute; just state an opinion.
totally agree, hence why I decided long ago that if I sell another
synth it will come with maximum of 10 preset sounds, the other 90
you'd have to create yourself.
Defender will, for a long while, not have any presets as it's a low
priority thing to do.
p.s. did we just agree on something Jay? and without flame throwers
and asbestos suits?
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