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Post by ignatius » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:48 am

tIB wrote:Please be a reasonably small format knobby FM synth.
_exactly_ what i'd like to see... but i'm not going to get my hopes up.

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Post by nickster » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:19 am

Then there's this




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Post by ignatius » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:26 am

nickster wrote:Then there's this



this too


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Post by nickster » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:28 am

My take so far is small minikeyed boxes with software generated sound. Elements of which can be possibly combined a la Arturia Origin. So nothing hardware wise that really jumps up and grabs my attention. They lost me at minikeys. And nothing software wise that is not already available. But for the gigging musician perhaps there is something useful. Bit of a disappointment. :sadbanana: Was hoping for so much more from Yamaha.

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Post by nickster » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:29 am

"....this too

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Ha Ha! :nana: This cheered me up no end, thanks!
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Post by ignatius » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:30 am

nickster wrote:My take so far is small minikeyed boxes with software generated sound. Elements of which can be possibly combined a la Arturia Origin. So nothing hardware wise that really jumps up and grabs my attention. They lost me at minikeys. And nothing software wise that is not already available. But for the gigging musician perhaps there is something useful. Bit of a disappointment. :sadbanana: Was hoping for so much more from Yamaha.
if one of them is a small FM synth with knobs.. i'll have a look..

i guess.. we'll see.

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Post by porphyrion » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:30 am

The physical modelling of the VL1 with a great logically layed out interface would be on the top of my list (FS1R next). I can dream, right...

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Post by koam » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:42 am

I was initially irrationally excited by this, because Yamaha, but these (disingenuous, overproduced, annoying) videos are killing any interest I had before we've even seen the thing.

As soon as the talking heads trot out the word "revolutionary" my brain turns off. If only product announcements went like this:

"We are Yamaha. We've made this new synth. It sounds like this, works like this and looks like this. We think its really good because <insert reasons 1 - 3>. Its available on XYZ date for ABC amount of varied human currencies."

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Post by fano » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:30 am

are those people real or are they extras?

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Post by nickster » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:35 am

fano wrote:are those people real or are they extras?
I think I recognize one of them but I can't believe it is him so perhaps it is not and just a look alike. Either I need :guinness: or better glasses or both.

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Post by Rigo » Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:53 am

nickster wrote: Either I need :guinness: or better glasses or both.
Since this is Muffs it will be both :hihi:
Would Yamaha make something not derived from Motif ? They can surprise me, no problem.

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Post by FrankV » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:04 am

"...but it seems like a piano player made the keys."

You're right madam, you really can't describe it. WTF. Nice try, though. Maybe next time slip in "very unique" to your monologue?

The tease marketing strategy doesn't really work for me. Clearly it works for them.

At any rate, despite sounding like a grumpasaurus, I'm actually quite interested to see what the product end up being...

Staying tuned!

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Post by neuroportal » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:19 am

The problem is, firms employ marketing departments. Marketing departments live in a world of marketing agencies, hype and expense accounts...so they get carried away and fail to impress the very people they want to buy this stuff.

Personally I would prefer "hey, look what we did!" and if it is genuinely cool, it will sell.

I mean look at the beatstep pro. Not even out yet!

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Post by flabby » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:58 am

ignatius wrote:
tIB wrote:Please be a reasonably small format knobby FM synth.
_exactly_ what i'd like to see... but i'm not going to get my hopes up.
Yeah I'm secretly holding out for an updated version of the DX200.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:00 pm

neuroportal wrote:The problem is, firms employ marketing departments. Marketing departments live in a world of marketing agencies, hype and expense accounts...so they get carried away and fail to impress the very people they want to buy this stuff.

Personally I would prefer "hey, look what we did!" and if it is genuinely cool, it will sell.

I mean look at the beatstep pro. Not even out yet!
I totally agree, and I work with marketing people. This style is soooo last decade. With information being freakishly fast who has the time to give a fuck these days? Either tell me what this is or sod off. I'm totally interested too see what Yamaha makes, but I am not excited.
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Post by thevegasnerve » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:38 pm

I think one teaser would have been sufficient. That being said, I am expecting a digital synth with replaceable faces, as crazy as that is to envision. At least that would be interesting depending on the sound...

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Post by CF3 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:26 pm

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Either tell me what this is or sod off.
Amen.
What are you selling? Oh another "emulation" product, fantastic :roll:
So, you say it's "revolutionary" do you? How so?
Where is the specs and hi-res pics of the front AND BACK?

Stop wasting everyone's time and spit it out already.

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Post by stinkfist » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:17 pm

Ha ha - its mad innit ... Talk about stretching it out..

It better be good !!

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Post by koam » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:30 pm

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Either tell me what this is or sod off.
:yay:

I'd have that on a t-shirt :)

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:40 am

I see they added a hashtag. Good work Yamaha! Maybe we can follow the trends in MW and use hashtags. I'll be the first. How about this: #refaceyourmarketing
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Post by thebot » Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Paranormal Patroler wrote:I see they added a hashtag. Good work Yamaha! Maybe we can follow the trends in MW and use hashtags. I'll be the first. How about this: #refaceyourmarketing
#refacethewallonthenaughtystep

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Post by brackets » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:07 am

I'm preety sure it will be a "DX" revival

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Post by StereoNode » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:41 am

I swear... If the CS80 ends up being that white one.. someone is going to pay :burns:

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Post by mmp » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:40 pm

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Post by visible cow » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:12 pm

I don't see many (any?) knobs on that DX style synth....they wouldn't do that to me, would they?

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