ok 1st off, Roland vs Korg, wtf, who posts this in a synth shoot out. although I have been more of a roland lover over the years korg has shown me some nifty things from their camp over the last year or so. so down to the shoot out. They could of made a replica of the Jupiter 8 and 6 but what we got was nothing like those two analogue ROLAND BEASTS when they made the Jupiter 80. I want to say that roland's gaia was overpriced out of the gate, it should of been sold for 3 bills and targeted to a beginner who wanted to step up from the casio/Yamaha "toyish" keyboards one would find at a best buy or walmart. all though the gaia has a great interface and layout (wich is why it is an awesome synth for beginners) it is more like a toy for someone who lets say is on this site. lol. if you love the gaia, to each his own, I think it was a big step down from the sh 201. but when roland made the gaia as well as the keytar lucina which I have my own issues with (btw korg is coming out with a kick a*s keytar later this year) while roland wasted everyones time and money on their "lady name" synths, korg was cleaning up shop with the MS20mini (and now the ms20 kit as well) all their analogue VOLCA beat,bass and keys synths as well as their "stocking stuffer" monotron duo and delay. Not to metion the KORG KRONOS is the king s**t of the titans and truly is a modern god among modern day synths.
So here it is, how do you feel Roland will fair against Korg, after pulling their heads out of their heads out of their a*s's and going back into THEIR past success with revamping some of their kick a*s old school gear in their AIRA collection? they are recreating some of their classics lke the 808, 909 and system 100 semi mod synth http://www.rolandus.com/go/aira/
do you guys think that 2014 will be Rolands year, as I admit the new s**t looks pretty dope. lol but that's also what I thought when I first heard about the new Jupiter 8, the sh 01 gaia and lucina keytar.
Korg isn't a fool of a company either, they know that remaking something from their past correctly will bring the masses their way, they have a long list of classics they could dive into their archive as I heard of a possible rebirth of the KORG MONO/POLY & POLYSIX for the 2014 summer namm or 2015 winter namm.
and like I said their keytar they are coming out with the KORG RK100S wich in my opinion I think will feel better than the ROLAND LUCINA that feels like your left hand is trapped inside the pitch bending ribbon handle.
Will Roland take the king of the hill position over Korg this year with their new line of remade classics?