It is real no hoax, New drum machine from Linn and Smith ?

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Post by Pitch Black » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:58 am

"Digital and Analog Drum . . . what?"

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Post by genshi » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:03 am

Pitch Black wrote:"Digital and Analog Drum . . . what?"
Well Dave Smith's Evolution synth is both true analog AND digital, so it will be exciting to see this in a drum machine! Linn and Dave Smith have worked together quite a bit actually (I've met them both and bought my Evolution directly from Dave Smith himself!)

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Post by the_viirus » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:37 am

i know that there is a new electronic simmons kit that alot of simmons electric percussion people are vehemently opposed to....

this is farking hot.
i want 2!!

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Post by Tone Deft » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:38 am

I'd lmfao if Linn stuck it to Akai and overtook their share of the mpc market. This looks promising.
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Post by Contra » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:44 am

question is will it sample?
and does it have a sequencer?

(especially with the roger linn swing from the 3000 and 60 (MPC))

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Post by melocoton » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:22 am

These guys REALLY need to hire a designer to handle the product design, logos, etc. It's a shame they build such great instruments in such hideously ugly boxes.

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Post by Contra » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:00 am

melocoton wrote:These guys REALLY need to hire a designer to handle the product design, logos, etc. It's a shame they build such great instruments in such hideously ugly boxes.
hey the sp1200 didnt really have any snazzy design, but what came out of that box in the early 90's = classic.

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Post by Thinktanx » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:12 am

OMG!! Totally sick. This thing will probably sound like hell, and that is a very good thing.

And, yeah, I agree, it is hideous looking. I never really thought the Evolvers looked that cool either. It is better to keep it simple and fresh. Purple is not to everyone's taste. The sp1200 was simple and clean. The old Sequential stuff was always pretty simple and clean too, so I don't know why Dave has gone in this new direction with his boxes.
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Post by LOFA » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:53 am

I'm drooling over here.

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Post by jerry123 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:55 am

In the 80's, companies were coming out with 'digital' synths because it was a buzz word at the time. Basically, this meant getting rid of the analog parts that were prone to failure and keeping what they could.
I only know this because I have a Korg DW8000 which was marketed as 'digital' as it has digital OSC's but the filters and delay unit are analog. Basically, the sound source is digital and the rest of the signal path is analog.
Could be vice versa though.

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Post by noisetonepause » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:40 am

Ugly is the new black!

I'd take three...
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Post by astroid » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:58 am

thing looks sick.

hopefully they'll keep it in the evolver price range.
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Post by Contra » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:05 am

is there anymore info on this besides the picture?

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Post by genshi » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:53 pm

genshi wrote:
Pitch Black wrote:"Digital and Analog Drum . . . what?"
Well Dave Smith's Evolution synth is both true analog AND digital, so it will be exciting to see this in a drum machine! Linn and Dave Smith have worked together quite a bit actually (I've met them both and bought my Evolution directly from Dave Smith himself!)
Ahh, I see what you were getting at. What does it say on that poster? It is a bit blurry at the end but it says "Analog + Digital Drum Machine"

Very excited about this, and it will go nicely along side my Evolver (though I wish I had the Poly!) This is bringing back the good 'ol days when I bought my very first synth brand new, a Sequential Circuits Prophet 600, and I "borrowed" my neighbor's Linn Drum! (He later disappeared and never asked for it back!)

Dave Smith and Roger Linn should hire Axel Hartmann (who designed all the Waldorf keyboards and his own Nueron) to do their industrial design. Then again, it may drive the price up more in that case...

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