^^what are you getting at??
please name something that is
griffin avid wrote:considered a fail because it doesn't sound like everything else that is already kicking about.
besides a general-purpose DAW
this "looking back" is about solving a problem in the eyes of many, not creating one:
1. 808s are rare and expensive, and not 'general purpose' except in hip-hop or electro, period. that's what customers apparently want, but most can't afford the cost of original article - or simply do not feel it is core enough to their sound to make the necessary sacrifice.
2. Even if everyone COULD afford one, there simply aren't enough 808s to go around because Roland has discontinued them indefinitely.
3. recreating one exactly and having it just arrive on the market won't happen for many many reasons i won't even go into because it's done to death.
Now it COULD happen, but circumstances must change before it does
happen, or it never will
happen. <-this is fundamental
4. so here we are
it's just a micro-niche of a drum-machine (itself a niche industry) called the new Cheepy808-Alikes, and that's that.
mfb 522, volca beats, tr-8, rythmwolf etc
if you want innovative hardware drum machine then get the SonicPotionsLXR, or MDuserwave or tempest or one of numerous DIY projects(this is really where it's at) and you can user-define to a much greater degree
i'm just glad the market has more to offer than volca beats in this $range.