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Re: OT $1.95 synth!

Oh! I was just saying - in reference to an earlier email about the market size - that the synth market isn't that big in the scale of things.

Of course it's good for software to be cheap. That isn't what I was saying.

I'm all in favor of putting power tools in the hands of the masses. No judgment of other musicians implied. That's not my business.

Did I understand what you were saying?

richard sales
glassWing farm and studio
vancouver island, b.c.

On 13-Jun-07, at 1:39 PM, sine@zerocrossing.net wrote:

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.