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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by Don T » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:12 pm

appliancide wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:25 am
Is this the real Polyfusion or Logan Erickson and Scott Radke’s “the name was available” version?
I was about to ask the same thing!

What I don't get about the name thing is, Polyfusion NEVER went out of business, and was constantly producing electronic products under the "Polyfusion" name.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by KSS » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:54 pm

@Don T
Trademarks are registered under classes. "Polyfusion" for musical instruments can go out of use, while "Polyfusion" for other electronics remains in effect. Two different classes. Classes created-assigned by level of expectation for customer confusion seeing the same name in two arenas.

I'd still like to know if *this* Polyfusion is Ron or Logan.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by dksynth » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:00 pm

ICANN lookup says the domain is owned by Scott Radke.

This is Logan Erickson and Scott Radke.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by appliancide » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:59 pm

Logan has been in this business for how many years now? Not one original idea yet. Grabbing a lapsed trademark to create a lifestyle brand is definitely on brand. Couple of fucking tools.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by LED-man » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:58 am

It’s the real Polyfusion by Ron Folkman.

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/synth- ... polyfusion
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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by josaka » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:15 am

LED-man wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:58 am
It’s the real Polyfusion by Ron Folkman.

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/synth- ... polyfusion
polyfusion threatend to return.. seems it has not materialised.. (pretty sure there was a different FB group(removed)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/566271006798729/

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by synthetic » Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:30 am

Looks like they changed the name of the group when the trademark thing happened?

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by synthetic » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:09 pm

From that Facebook group it looks like like Polyfusion Prime is restoring a modular synth, making a modular synth, making a mono synth, and possibly making a poly synth at the same time? In my experience this is a poor way to run a company. No wonder they haven't shipped anything yet. Start small, get some cashflow, and don't try to build a huge product line all at once.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by paults » Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:48 pm

We've seem both replies to whether this is Logan or Ron Folkman. Does anybody know for real which is behind this site?
These are the Logan/Scott modules, not the Ron Folkman/Jim Solomon ones.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by Don T » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:17 pm

It's easy to tell, the real Polyfusion will be doing things in the old Polyfusion format, with original Polyfusion circuit designs, not the generic 5U modules produced by Erickson/Radke.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by Thorsday » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:39 am

paults wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:48 pm
We've seem both replies to whether this is Logan or Ron Folkman. Does anybody know for real which is behind this site?
These are the Logan/Scott modules, not the Ron Folkman/Jim Solomon ones.
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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by jdkJake » Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:28 pm

Well, this should get interesting if both camps go head to head under presumably the same name.

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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by johny_gtr » Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:44 pm

jdkJake wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:28 pm
Well, this should get interesting if both camps go head to head under presumably the same name.
Or wait until Pehringer will sell the whole system for the price of one module and a hat for 3$
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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by sduck » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:15 pm

KSS wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:40 pm
We've seem both replies to whether this is Logan or Ron Folkman. Does anybody know for real which is behind this site?
According to Jim Solomon, who has been in close contact with Ron Folkman, this is 100% Logan/Scott.
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Re: Polyfusion listed some modules

Post by aquatarkus » Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:05 pm

Hello everyone -

This is 100% Logan Erickson and Scott Radke - Not the Real Polyfusion. In other words, it's "PINO" - Polyfusion In Name Only. Nothing to do with Ron, and who knows what circuits are behind these panels. Waiting to see the PCBs once they are available to see what they've done.

Ron is obviously not happy about this and appreciates everyone's support. For what it's worth, Ron has been selling products in the music/live sound industry even after the original Series 2000 was retired. His Frequency Shifting Feedback Controller (Model 755) has been in production since the 80s and has it's roots all the way back to Harald Bode (Check out the Model 745 graphics). He just doesn't advertise because it's mostly used by consultants who design huge systems.

Yes, Ron and I have products coming out. With metal work ordered for pre-production prototypes and circuitry almost complete - I suspect we will be able to launch his latest offering to the synth community soon. We have beta testers under NDA and are they're lined up to receive prototypes.

Still chipping away at Steve P's restoration. Just finished Rootus and moving on to Damius.

Thanks,

Jim

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