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by GregC
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: OS Update Release
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: OS Update Release

Well Yamaha have hinted that Montage/MODX as they are now is only the start. I can believe that in that the platform does seem built to allow more to the added. What happens and when remains to be seen, and Yamaha are being very tight lipped on it. Given it has been a while since the last Montage u...
by GregC
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX8 owners - what do you use the spare space for on the right side of the keyboard?
Replies: 23
Views: 1534

Re: MODX8 owners - what do you use the spare space for on the right side of the keyboard?

Not criticizing folks that drink and have food on their +$1500 keyboard.

I have to be serious.
I would never put food or beverage on my keyboard.
by GregC
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: OS Update Release
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: OS Update Release

this reads like the Kronos forum speculation from 3 yrs ago. ;)

I would def like to see Yamaha make significant time/talent investments in their w/s. I would be extremely impressed.
by GregC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX and Roli Seaboard
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: MODX and Roli Seaboard

This is what we were talking about. Niche products. The big brands are quite risk averse at the moment and the ones that I know about already have their roadmap locked in for the next three years. Still, things could change. Who knows where the market will be in a couple of years time? I think our ...
by GregC
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX and Roli Seaboard
Replies: 22
Views: 772

Re: MODX and Roli Seaboard

Interestingly I was talking to someone quite high up in the industry last week who was saying he would be surprised if ROLI survived for another two years! Apparently things are not going so well despite the advertising and flashy website. They are struggling to gain traction in the market. Thats d...
by GregC
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: The super knob
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: The super knob

I have a foot controller assigned to it, as I usually have both hands on the keyboard. Put aside the gimmick of the colour coding and flashing (which I turned off) and of macro controller concept it is driving (which my pedal is now driving) is very powerful. I’ve had my Montage 7 for two years now...
by GregC
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Yeah, what was the topic again!? :D Here's a question, on topic...If Yamaha and others don't release their sales numbers, how do we know for sure that the MODX is the hottest selling synth on the planet? Is this just hype from Yamaha, or is there some 3rd party that can verify the sales of all the ...
by GregC
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Whilst we are happy to let threads meander on this forum, this one is perhaps getting a little too OT, so maybe it is time to start a new thread in the chill out forum if people wish to debate this particular subject. Agreed. This one has gone even further off topic than we normally do. It IS an in...
by GregC
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Yes, but capitalism also requires companies to make things that Customers want. The ones that meet market demand do well, the ones that don’t, don’t. :) You general argument is sound, though. :) Imagine the sort of synths we’d have under a socialist construct. We probably would not have progressed ...
by GregC
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX serials
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: MODX serials

Had the MODX8 already but returned it. Now thinking of the 6 (or 7) but would really like to get a newly built one. Apple serials, for instance, can be read to know the fabrication date, so maybe Yamaha serial do too. Thats a drag. I think you mentioned the problem[?] on the keyboard forum. I happe...
by GregC
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX serials
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: MODX serials

Okay, I’m ready to give it another go and order a new MODX. Yet I’m hoping to optimize my chances for a good keybed, so I’d love to ascertain which serial numbers are most recent. Is there a way to know this? Do serial numbers tell a story, like fabrication date and such? I can't say. But you might...
by GregC
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: MODX Songwriters ?
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: MODX Songwriters ?

I have composed/recorded +50 original instrumentals on my Kronos 88. I have the MODX8 in my plans for a purchase. I think it will be great to continue my creativity on multi track original songs using MODX. I am not finding serious and similar MODX songwriters on YouTube or SoundCloud. if you are o...
by GregC
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

yes, thats classic capitalism. Hold onto the profit margin. It can be viewed differently. Yamaha can easily afford to update the action and hold the price steady. IOW, Yamaha can afford to make less profit and have happier owners. I agree! The people at Yamaha that make the big decisions on this st...
by GregC
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1226

Re: Total MODX Units sold since last October ?

Could it have a better set of keys on it? Certainly but then it would also bump the price up to a point where all those people who have made it a "best seller" would not have been able to afford it. It's those compromises that need to always be made in this sector of the market and I think on the w...
by GregC
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Yamaha MODX Forum
Topic: Pedal steel guitar for MODX
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Pedal steel guitar for MODX

Hey brother Greg! Glad your on the forum too. The KRONOS pedal steel is a very authentic sound. Blows every other synths pedal steel out of the water. I miss some things about KRONOS and that program I miss the most. always fun chatting , brother. You are nails on, there is a tasty Kronos pedal ste...

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