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  • Fusion $500 at GC?

    I can't confirm this, but sources say the Fusion 6HD can be had for $500 and the 8HD for $1,000 at Guitar Center.

    Despite whatever implications this may imply, this is one HELL OF DEAL! (Even if these are clearing-out-the-orphanage prices.)

  • #2
    At GC online they are still listed at $1,000 and $1,500.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/shop/home/navigation/alesis?N=100005+201116

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    • #3
      I saw it myself at the GC in OKC. $499. All they had was the floor model. I was almost tempted to own a Fusion once again.

      A blowout before NAMM?
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity&quot; - Rush, <i>Permanent Waves</i>, &quot;The Spirit of Radio&quot;</font></div>

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      • #4
        After reading this thread I called my local GC and they had one left for $499. I went there to pick it up and got it for $449+ tax. I will be downloading and installing all the new upgrades and presets shortly.

        :thu:

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        • #5
          After I played it I remembered how much I liked its VA engine.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity&quot; - Rush, <i>Permanent Waves</i>, &quot;The Spirit of Radio&quot;</font></div>

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          • #6
            Damn, wish we had that sort of pricing round here. I played the Fusion recently for the first time and was really pleasantly surprised ( loved the VA, keybed, and the solid build, ) the only drawback being a bit longish patch load time and somewhat substandard samples...but hell, as a studio keyboard or a part of multi keyboard rig that is one hell of a deal. Ive been GASing for the damn thing ever since...
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            • #7
              Funny how that works...when the Fusion was $1500 there was moderate interest. Then it fell to $1000 and there was way more interest. At $500 the crowd goes wild :thu:

              And people wonder why manufacturers discontinue "popular" instruments
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              • #8
                (still seeking a $1.50 Oasys)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by XorAxAx
                  I saw it myself at the GC in OKC. $499. All they had was the floor model. I was almost tempted to own a Fusion once again.

                  A blowout before NAMM?


                  You sold you Fusion? I thought you loved that synth.
                  so over this signature BS!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wheresgrant3
                    You sold you Fusion? I thought you loved that synth.

                    I still do. But I installed craploads of software and started to see the Fusion as redundant. So I sold it.

                    I see three possible outcomes:

                    1. Fusion 2 released at NAMM. New, sleek hardware including a color touch screen and more dedicated knobs. Includes Fusion 2.0 software, adding lots of new features including dual-filter filter types, more DSP for more inserts, sample crossfade, and a pattern-based live-ready sequencer. Sample memory is 256MB expandable to 4GB. Higher price.

                    2. Fusion 2.0 at NAMM - Same physical Fusion as now, but with the Fusion 2.0 software. Marketed as a new product so they can raise the price.

                    3. Fusion discontinued.
                    <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity&quot; - Rush, <i>Permanent Waves</i>, &quot;The Spirit of Radio&quot;</font></div>

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                    • #11
                      GOing on a tangent...

                      How's the sequencer for composing entire songs compared to a Triton? Is the workflow better than the Motif or Fantom?
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                      • #12
                        Basically GC is just blowing out their B-Stock Fusions. The official prices are still $999 and $1499 respectively.

                        Get 'em while they are hot.

                        Originally posted by Meatball Fulton
                        Funny how that works...when the Fusion was $1500 there was moderate interest. Then it fell to $1000 and there was way more interest. At $500 the crowd goes wild :thu:

                        And people wonder why manufacturers discontinue "popular" instruments

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                        • #13
                          Thats a killer deal while the M1 MKII offer is still going on.

                          I just picked one up from NovaMusik for $899 and thought I was getting a steal.

                          Why, oh why, did I buy before NAMM? I made the same mistake with the S90 right before the S90ES was announced.

                          Oh yeah, free active monitors. :thu:
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                          • #14
                            Does anyone know how much of the Ion/Micron VA engine is in a Fusion? Do you still get three oscillators and all those filter options? A Fusion at $500 might make more sense than an Ion at $600, especially since new Ions have had lots of problems.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mrcpro
                              Does anyone know how much of the Ion/Micron VA engine is in a Fusion? Do you still get three oscillators and all those filter options? A Fusion at $500 might make more sense than an Ion at $600, especially since new Ions have had lots of problems.

                              They are very similar. Fusion only has one filter, though, and modulation and effects are probably different. Fusion has 8 LFOs, 8 EGs, and a 32-slot matrix. I forget how many inserts.
                              <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1">&quot;One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity&quot; - Rush, <i>Permanent Waves</i>, &quot;The Spirit of Radio&quot;</font></div>

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