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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?
      "One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity" - Rush, Permanent Waves, "The Spirit of Radio"

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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.

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        • #5
          After I played it I remembered how much I liked its VA engine.
          "One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity" - Rush, Permanent Waves, "The Spirit of Radio"

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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...
            Two wrongs dont make a right, but three lefts do.

            Gear: Kurzweil PC3x, Korg Triton Pro, Korg N5EX, Korg Wavestation

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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

              And people wonder why manufacturers discontinue "popular" instruments
              My VCAs go to 11

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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.
                    "One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity" - Rush, Permanent Waves, "The Spirit of Radio"

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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

                        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.
                          Good transactions with: wheresgrant3, Fender Picker, natasmi
                          member of the sg army

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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.
                              "One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity" - Rush, Permanent Waves, "The Spirit of Radio"

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