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  • What's up with Solaris at 2011 NAMM? Still coming soon?

    So is it the same old song and dance? Production units should be shipping soon and yadda yadda yadda?
    Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. while I'll never buy from AMS again):Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

  • #2
    The Solaris is at Carbon's house getting preset sounds made.

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    • #3
      I met and spoke with John yesterday. I asked point blank, "when?" He said all the parts are in, they expect to assemble them in February and have them in users' hands by March.
      Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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      • #4
        I met and spoke with John yesterday. I asked point blank, "when?" He said all the parts are in, they expect to assemble them in February and have them in users' hands by March.*


        *2013
        Selected Gearlist: Yamaha PSR-760, 3 meter long Hosa stereo cable (jack to phono).

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        • #5
          I met and spoke with John yesterday. I asked point blank, "when?" He said all the parts are in, they expect to assemble them in February and have them in users' hands by March.


          he said that last year... Every year the price goes up, no product is delivered, and I lose more interest.
          Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. while I'll never buy from AMS again):Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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          • #6
            I met and spoke with John yesterday. I asked point blank, "when?" He said all the parts are in, they expect to assemble them in February and have them in users' hands by March.


            I seem to remember a post by Carbon111 order 2 years ago when he was expecting his Solaris to be delivered within a couple of months...
            Gribs

            ...Music can be used to stimulate mass emotion, while mathematics cannot; and musical incapacity is recognized (no doubt rightly) as mildly discreditable, whereas most people are so frightened of the name of mathematics that they are ready, quite unaffectedly, to exaggerate their own mathematical stupidity.

            G.H. Hardy in A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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            • #7
              It's gone through quite a few redesigns over the last three years, many customer-driven. The main circuit boards are now rolling. A lot of the delays have been out of John's hands.

              I'm still extremely excited to get mine.
              Best Regards, James
              --
              I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

              My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

              Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

              Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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              • #8
                it still scares the crap out of me to think that 18 months ago i came a hair's width away from dropping a couple of grand on a pre-order... maybe if the demos on the site had been better i'd have gone for it.

                and still be waiting.
                Originally Posted by Metrosonus


                working in a library I wish women would just come right out and say "where do you keep your soft core / torture porn at?"









                Originally Posted by swardle


                Well, I've never seen such filth in my entire life. Disgustation!!!



                That's called pain. Get used to it.

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                • #9
                  and still be waiting.


                  Not unless you wanted to. John has returned deposits to anyone who has asked. Only a couple have dropped out - I think that speaks volumes.
                  Best Regards, James
                  --
                  I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                  My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                  Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                  Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    I recall Arturia had a nightmare bigger than they could imagine when they got into the Origin project... every time line got stretched... even boasts of 96/24 specs got reviewed and changed down. They admitted it was allot harder to make than was planned. The forum's of expectant users got pretty angry, especially users in countries were things role quicker normally... bespoke is tough... I have stopped looking at gear like that because I want to buy stuff that is well developed and mature.. it may be getting old sometimes but at least the software works and your not a development G pig... IIRC they use the same type of DSP's (shark)...
                    世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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                    • #11
                      I recall Arturia had a nightmare bigger than they could imagine when they got into the Origin project... every time line got stretched... even boasts of 96/24 specs got reviewed and changed down. They admitted it was allot harder to make than was planned. The forum's of expectant users got pretty angry, especially users in countries were things role quicker normally... bespoke is tough... I have stopped looking at gear like that because I want to buy stuff that is well developed and mature.. it may be getting old sometimes but at least the software works and your not a development G pig... IIRC they use the same type of DSP's (shark)...


                      Fortunately the Solaris won't be compromised in any way. First and foremost has been Sound. John has been in constant contact with the preorders and even involved us in quite a few design decisions. It's an absolutely lovely instrument.
                      Best Regards, James
                      --
                      I have cast fire upon the world and I am guarding it until it blazes.

                      My Newest CD "Stealing The Sun": http://carbon111.bandcamp.com/

                      Carbon111 Website: http://www.carbon111.com

                      Carbon111 Blog: http://carbon111.blogspot.com

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                      • #12
                        I'm glad to have one on order. Better to wait and get in early on a very unique piece of gear at a great price, than wish I could get one at full price later. The thing is that this synth has consistently improved with each redesign. It's also rare that you can make suggestions to the synth maker and actually see features that you're hoping for in the final product! Carbon111 is correct in saying that Solaris is an absolutely lovely instrument.
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                        • #13
                          I'm glad to have one on order. Better to wait and get in early on a very unique piece of gear at a great price, than wish I could get one at full price later. The thing is that this synth has consistently improved with each redesign. It's also rare that you can make suggestions to the synth maker and actually see features that you're hoping for in the final product! Carbon111 is correct in saying that Solaris is an absolutely lovely instrument.



                          So many trustworthy people have said this so I am sure it will come through... you guys gonna make us all V jealous soon...
                          世界で最高のシンセはmicroKORGにある

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