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Re: OT $1.95 synth!

Right, but I was in music retail in those days, and if memory serves a DX7
would run you $1999 in 83 dollars.  Now you can buy the software version
for $300.  With a PC to run it, midi controller and a firewire audio
interface you'd probably be able to make it happen for the same money...
in 07 dollars.

so, the times, they are a-changing.  Like the Fender Stratocaster opened
the guitar market to poor kids, the VST and cheap PC has opened the
electronic music market.  SUre, most may be hacks and hobbiests, but so
what?  I think that's actually a good thing.  "folk music" so to speak.


> Back in the day of analogue synths, like mid eighties, I heard that the
> market (moneys in) for synths all together equalled the market of one
> big Safeway.   And that was when a good synth cost big bucks.