godzilla wrote:if it is a drum machine it would have to be less than the 400-500 range, or i couldn't justify spending the money on it.
Forget about it then. Not going to happen, that's cheaper than some foogers! Surely it would be in the range of $1500-1700 being a moog product competing directly with the Machindrum and new JoMox Xbase999. Assuming it could offer more or less the same features with a moog spin on it.
museslave wrote:who is not and never was known for drum machines or sequencers. With the advent of software sequencers and samplers, why on earth would anyone need a NEW drum machine? What exactly would Moog bring to a drum machine that hasn't been brought by others for the past 25 years?
1st it's called product diversification. It's something different, new and exciting for them. And why would anyone need a new drum machine, with software and that has already been done in the past 25 years??? That's like saying why make any new analog monosynths that has already been done. Why do we need Ken's M5 when we already have the Arp 2600? Why make the Voyager when you already have the Model D, Crumar Spirit. Please Dave no Evolover I alredy have a Prophet 5. Doepfer, please no more modules, you too Serge, Modcan. I have software that can do this etc? The same reasoning could be argued here.
Perhaps moog can take what's been done in the those years and do something different. Elektron did it. And don't even bring the software vs. hardware debate here. I like hands on. Don't really care for software much. People like me don't mind paying for a fine crafted instrument like the voyager and others will agree. But it's pretty obvious people value the hardware and sound they put out because they keep demanding a budget monosynth when they just as well could go software/softsynth. Just because you appeal to a small niche crowd doen't mean you're not successful. Buchla 200e anyone? If it is a budget monosynth I'm happy for you guys though
But I'll empty my moog funds to another vendor.