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Post by thelike5 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:40 pm

Roland acquires major share of Cakewalk... no big surprise there...

NEKO systems partner with Timbaland to create a synth that costs $5,000... almost as much as my down payment on my new home.

Spectrasonics announce a new soft synth called Omnisphere that will cost $499 and won't even be ready until the 4th quarter of this year. Meanwhile, we still can't properly run Atmosphere on our Intel Based Macs.

Novation release a pretty cool, affordable little midi controller.

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Post by Tarekith » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:29 pm

MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php

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Post by mike holiday » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:37 pm

I have had horrible luck with vestax products.. even the expensive ones.. i'v never touched their turntables.. but imho their mixers are garbage
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Post by Moody » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:44 pm

Tarekith wrote:Vestax VCM600

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJ-hQ42cUI
This looks very cool.
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Post by jamester » Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:57 pm

Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
I would love to see the MPC users around here weigh in on this; looks pretty frickin' awesome, even has XLR/combi inputs!

I guess no price yet though...
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Post by zebastian21 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:02 pm

Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
The MPC-5000 looks like a copy of the Roland MV in a way, but this MPC seems much more open to electronic musicians , they have Arp and Synth built in, and even the video demo shows a techno tune, i have never seen a demo of an MPC with electronic music in mind first :lol: . Im looking forward to seeing it and playing with it, I have a Roland Mv-8800 and compared to this mpc it seems way to HOP :wink:
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Post by rikhyray » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:26 pm

zebastian21 wrote:
Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
The MPC-5000 looks like a copy of the Roland MV in a way, but this MPC seems much more open to electronic musicians , they have Arp and Synth built in, and even the video demo shows a techno tune, i have never seen a demo of an MPC with electronic music in mind first :lol: . Im looking forward to seeing it and playing with it, I have a Roland Mv-8800 and compared to this mpc it seems way to HOP :wink:
Interesting, looks more like pitched against Dave Smith new machine, I will definitely get one of the 2 but more chances for Dave. Akai synth ? Probably repacked Alesis Ion.Thank you very much.
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Post by ground_control » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:36 pm

Tarekith wrote:Vestax VCM600

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJ-hQ42cUI
This could be the one I've been waiting for; though it looks freaking huge. Could do with only four channels rather than six, but oh well.

It will also no doubt be quite expensive if the VCI-100 is any indication.

We're definitely getting there though.

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Post by Kodama » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:41 pm

The new Virus Slicing Software sounds pretty cool:


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Post by Sleep Tyght » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:07 pm

I'm still cool with the 2000XL, but I've gotta say this new MPC looks shit hot.


I bet there's a lotta pissed off 4000 owners out there...wait..after a bit of research this in many ways is starting to look lik a downgrade from the 4000. :(


If the price is right I really would pick this one up. I'm not even happy with any software samplers at this point except for Battery.
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Post by darbyjones » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:03 pm

Looks like competition for the Korg Zero8, def need to look into this more...
ground_control wrote:
Tarekith wrote:Vestax VCM600

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzJ-hQ42cUI
This could be the one I've been waiting for; though it looks freaking huge. Could do with only four channels rather than six, but oh well.

It will also no doubt be quite expensive if the VCI-100 is any indication.

We're definitely getting there though.

J

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Post by noisetonepause » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:07 pm

Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
Wow. 8-track direct-to-HD recording. Amazing!
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Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:17 pm

Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
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Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:19 pm

v00d00ppl wrote:
Tarekith wrote:MPC5000 announced, built in synth.

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPC5000.php
the fall of akai is coming. not 24 bit. come on.
the fall of the CD is coming. not 24 bit. come on.


Roger Linn and Dave Smith are much more of a threat. fuck akai and their non-existent customer support, their flaky pad design and for being outgunned by the JJOS guys.
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