commodorejohn wrote:Mr. K didn't come to my birthday party last year to sign my 909./quote]
which Mr. K? if it's the one I suspect, I work for him, but I don't think I could get him to your birthday unless he's touring there already or you live in the tri state.
I think the tr8 is a good product for the market as it stands, plenty of kids who would never ever be able to afford real 808/909 who will love this box and plenty of older guys who want to produce and sold off their original usits years ago and can't afford to get one now,
would I have preferred to see it analog with both the 909 and 808 sounds selectable per sound bank with a switch and ability to add new sounds like a Linndrum, a huge aftermarket with tons of sounds, all kinds of trigger outs, computer interface, midi, din sync what have you for 1500?
hell yes, but fact is I'll have to build that myself since Roland feel like they need to squeeze every last bit of productivity out of their software designers or whatever the heck is going on with them
long term it doesn't look good for them at least from a synth guy's point of view, for a wedding band guy point of view I suppose they are as relevant as they ever were not like I pay attention or care,
maybe they're concerned to make more products that last 20 years fearing they'll eat into future sales by creating products that last a long time?