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Re: Looper development and production costs?
i've been trying to email you but the gibson server is disavowing any
knowledge of your existence--d'you think it's something you said?
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Ewen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2001 4:19 AM
Subject: RE: Looper development and production costs?
> The simple reason for no advertising, at least in the last few years, is
> that we cannot legally sell these things in any country except the US
> and Switzerland until we have a CE-Approved version. Any expense
> advertising in Guitarist or similar, would be wasted at this time. There
> will be promotion and new endorsements and all the other marketing stuff
> that helps sell products. We have held-off on all official reviews of
> the Echoplex as well, so we don't annoy potential customers with the
> old, 'yes, it is a great product and you definitely need it, but sorry
> you can't buy one just yet'
> PS, if anyone wants a black Echoplex with cream artwork; no extra charge
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Sottilaro [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 13 October 2001 20:01
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Subject: Re: Looper development and production costs?
> One thing that I don't think has been mentioned here is promotion. I've
> NEVER seen and add featuring the EDP. Ever. Didn't even know about it
> until I bought a JamMan and subscribed to this list. Never makes the
> cover of any catalogs I get. Never heard of a product demo in any
> store. The loopers' list is good, but is it visible to the entire music
> buying public? Seems more or less invisible to the public, in my
> opinion. No wonder it's not a staple of everyone's rack.
> Now Electrix is not doing much better, in my opinion. They really need
> to buy some ad space. Send reps out to the stores to do demos. The
> usual. I know that's money, but it takes it to make it. Nice Repeater
> product placement with Torn as he's starting the new Bowie project.
> That should help get the word out. Gibson needs to give a couple of
> EDPs to Fripp or Belew. Someone big. Even someone more visible like
> Radiohead would be great. I know some people that went and bought KAOSS
> pads after seeing Radiohead perform with them.
> Also (I'm going to get it for this) The EDP is ugly. Repeater is ugly
> too, but in a good way, IMO. It says, "Space 1999." It says, "I've got
> a bunch of very state of the art high tech stuff going on in here."
> I've always felt the EDP looked a bit home made, kludgy. Looks won't
> make a product, but they sure help. When Korg started the Trinity line,
> the store I worked in got a LOT of attention. They looked like
> something Captain Picard would play. If Gibson cares about selling
> EDPs, they'd get an industrial designer to redesign the face plate.
> Graphic designer to redo the logo. Do any of these things make the EDP
> a better product? No, but extra sales would sure influence someone into
> throwing cash at an EDP 2 project.
> Mark Sottilaro
> On Saturday, October 13, 2001, at 02:15 AM, Andy Ewen wrote:
> > Nick, if you are serious about getting 4 EDPs, I can probably sort out
> > very good discount. If it were only up to me, I'd send you 4 direct
> > here in the UK, but I don't want to tread on any Gibson reps toes, so
> > they'd
> > better come from the warehouse in Elgin, Chicago.
> > Let me know and I'll have a word in the correct ears,
> > Andy.
> > andy.ewen@ trace-elliot.com
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: nick douglas [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: 12 October 2001 06:20
> > To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Subject: Re: Looper development and production costs?
> > Matthias wrote:
> >> would that be acceptable?
> > Simultaneous playback of several loops? Of different lengths? In
> > Stereo?
> > Near the current price? HUGE tracts of ... RAM?
> > More than acceptable, that is wonderful! Heavenly! I've wanted four
> > EDPs
> > forever (two stereo pairs), but it's too much money. :( I'm ecstatic
> > hear that the software is (largely) portable to new processors and
> > readily
> > adaptable for multi-loop simultaneous stereo. Could it overdub into
> > stereo loops of different length at once? If so, one EDP could
> > sometimes do
> > the jobs of four (or Fripp's four TC2290s)!
> > A steep discount on pairs of EDPs could prompt me not to wait. Buy
> > at
> > the dealer's normal price, get the next one (or two or three?) at 50%
> > off
> > should do it. The more i hear about the Repeater, the more i lust for
> > multiple EDPs.
> > my $0.02
> > -nick