EricK wrote:Pulling from my Vague memory, when the LP was released, I think that they said that only so many TRIBUTE editions would be made and that a cheaper stage edition would follow.
I could be wrong. Its really not that big of a deal now that ive thought about it a little more.
THe LP though was supposed to allow for more people to use Moog gear, it was never intended to be a limited run. Doesn't that make sence?
I think to introduce a new instrument and say that no more runs would be built implicates that no more runs would be built.
I do specifically remember on the initial page that they wrote that there would only be one and only one run. The whole thing was marketed as an extremely limited edition in the first place.
They are of corse free to change their minds. I think that if they had demand for it they would be crazy not to make more. All the R&D is done.
I wouldn't hold them against it either, but it would be pretty wierd if they said were only making 1 run and then make more runs.
As long as I get mine, Ill be very very happy.
The comments on the homepage are nice. I think NAMM will give us some more videos, maybe get the best in show award or something. The only thing thats left is the manual, which Im dying to see.
Id like to se either a rackmounted version or a Fooger version of the filter.
I bought the LP Tribute party because it was a "tribute", but also because it was limited run, wood sides, had/has class. I don't regret it one bit and have since taken it (in person) to Moog in Asheville (the promised land), gotten the 2.1T upgrade and CV out added. It has been a great journey.
Moog has since sold multiple thousands of LPs in the various flavors and good for them.
I posted something in another forum about product development and limited runs, etc. It's really tough these days. When I was 18 and the DX-7 was around (and later the Korg DW6000?), people were buying these higher end synths like hot cakes. Those days are long gone. Sure there were super high end products like the Kurzweil, Fairlite, Synergy, etc etc but these were the Moogs of the day when Moog wasn't in business making synths. The diff is that it wasn't American ingenuity and manufacturing and consumers that appreciate everything that comes out of that factory in Asheville. It was Chinese made mass produced (well... Japanese in those days) and they sold like hot cakes. Subsidized by massive conglomerates, profit margins were modest and they made it up in quantity, ten fold.
Not so today and not so for Moog.
Where am I going with this rant? I really, truly hope that Taurus sells out. I don't anticipate ever parting with mine (in fact, I want my 11 month old to inherit ALL of my Moog gear some 50 years from now) but greatness aside, I have a sneaking feeling that they'll get a few (several) hundred and demand will taper off.
Has nothing to do with a lack of greatness, it's a niche and a somewhat pricey one. I would have paid another $500 likely for these (and I paid the full $2,000) but most are content to get a set of cheap Midi pedals and call it a day.
Would love to be wrong and have to say, that last video kicked my ass. Really nice work guys. Not looking for brownie points here but I have to say that Amos is an asset to the product development team, some side of his being the 'new kid' and living this stuff is bringing automation, Midi (ironic, isn't it) and applicability to many different styles of music. That arpeggiated transpose that he "got workin'" in the last vid is super.
Keep up the good work guys and I hope for much success. I traded emails with one of the guys in Marketing and was told that they really had a great year and that's saying an awful lot in this day and age.
-Mike W. from NJ