meatballfulton wrote:Total sales of the MiniMoog over it's decade in manufacture was only 12,000. This was considered a huge success compared to modular sales.
Think about it.
DLovas wrote:GuyaGuy wrote:I think Korg missed their chance when they stopped making the MS-20 in 1983. Just think of the THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS they could have been making selling those between then and now. But no, people had to buy DX-7s and MiniBrutes to tide them over.
I do agree with this. While one would argue that they were successful in aiming their products towards a more beginner type audience / tweakers (Kaossilators - MicroKorg), I think in the long run they should have stuck with full on workhorse synths like the MS-20. I'm at least glad to see them returning to the market with synths like the King Korg.
volumetrik wrote:During that decade there were no such genres that are around today, also you could combine the total of Moog Voyager/OS last time I heard 35,000 voyagers were sold.
GuyaGuy wrote:Oh I was just being a sarcastic bastard. Don't mind me.
Automatic Gainsay wrote:Two different synths, both really usable.
No missed chances.
redchapterjubilee wrote:I figure it this way. With the $1000 you could have spent last year on an MS-10 you can now (with discounts) buy a MiniBrute and an MS-20 Mini and have two completely different flavors of analog. To think there can only be one $500 analog at a time is missing the point.
meatballfulton wrote:volumetrik wrote:During that decade there were no such genres that are around today, also you could combine the total of Moog Voyager/OS last time I heard 35,000 voyagers were sold.
What genres? I know some people like to break EM down into stuff like dubstep, trance, minimal, moombahcore, etc. but I find it hard to consider all those separate genres simply because the identifying characteristics are so stupid...i.e. major key vs. minor key, BPM ranges, wobbles, using a 303, etc. Will listeners leave a club on trance night if the DJ throws in some ambient or dubstep? If so, listeners are even dumber than I thought
35K Voyagers sold shows that the synth market is much bigger today than it was in the 1970s. Considering how ubiquitous the Mini was on stages in the 70s and 80s, does that mean we now have 3x+ as many bands today or is all the growth in the hobbyist market?
sequentialsoftshock wrote:DSI seems to be doing good enough after the Minibrute came out that they're confident to put out a $3000 polysynth that isn't even analog. I think we're okay. I'm safe in saying that 50% of the regulars here who bought an Arturia will also be buying an MS20 Mini.
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