[Harp-L] MIDI HARMONICA PERFECTED - The LEKHOLM DM48
Tue Jan 31 15:27:54 EST 2017
The price is certainly reasonable for the initial production runs on a new
device. Plasma TVs cost a whole lot when they were introduced too.
As with any new device, there are risks as well as potential advantages in
being the first to buy.
If I were the developer, I'd sell the works to Suzuki or Yamaha and get a
consulting contract to continue with development. The prices would go
down, availability would go up, and everybody would be happy.
Regards, Richard Hunter
On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 3:22 PM, Stephen <subdomaintain at xxxxx> wrote:
> The price seems reasonable considering they are buying parts in small
> numbers and building them by hand. On the plus side it seems like firmware
> updates will be supported for the near future. So I jumped on the
> waitlist...but of course there's always a chance that they will make
> improvements that can't be addressed by updates and you'll be left with a
> midi dinosaur when version 2.0 comes out. On the other hand they might get
> tired of making them and then you missed out on the chance to get a really
> unique instrument.
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Jan 31, 2017, at 3:06 PM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>
> > Final comment on this (for today anyway): the initial asking price of 650
> > Euros (well over $700 US) may be a problem for many players. It's a high
> > price for a MIDI hardware controller; MIDI keyboard controllers sell at
> > prices well under $100 for a 5-octave controller. Add to that the cost
> of a
> > hardware synthesizer and we're well into the $1000-plus range. However,
> > anyone with an iPad can certainly get a nice software synth, plus a MIDI
> > interface kit, for well under $100, and that's not an undue burden;
> > I suspect that most harp players are much more knowledgeable about the
> > differences between Seydel, Hohner, and Suzuki harps than they are about
> > differences between software synthesizers. So there's a learning curve
> > a cost curve to be overcome.
> > That said, I have little doubt that one of these things is in my
> future. I
> > already own a bunch of nice software synths, and they can certainly do
> > stuff that I can't do with a harp and a Digitech RP.
> > Regards, Richard Hunter
> > On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 2:57 PM, Richard Hunter <rhunter377 at xxxxx>
> > wrote:
> >> I followed the link supplied by Brendan to the DM48 website. I think
> >> this is a very interesting development, and potentially a powerful
> >> to the harmonica player's toolkit.
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"The Lucky One" 21st century rock harmonica project at
Author, "Jazz Harp" (Oak Publications, NYC)
Latest mp3s and harmonica blog at http://hunterharp.com
Vids at http://www.youtube.com/user/lightninrick
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