3. "Depends. For who, and is money an object?" In response to Reply # 1
It's positioned as an entry level product, but it's functionally identical to the Live and X, particularly once you factor the software side of things. It's missing certain hardware elements that are now much more of a bonus than a necessity. Less outputs, smaller hard drive, etc.
The lack of RCA inputs is an issue if you're using turntables.
The fact that you get full standalone functionality in addition to the expanded functionality of a decent DAW makes it a great buy IMO.
But gear is a funny thing, because few things are all things for all people. These are instruments, and certain instruments will speak to your language in ways others don't, even if they more or less do the same things.
You also need to research current limitations, bugs, etc, because everything has some issues or drawbacks.
25. "ASRs are dope, but make sure it has SCSI if you grab one" In response to Reply # 2
Whether the ASR 10 (keys) or the ASR X/Pro (sampler).
The alternative is the floppy drive, which is a major PITA nowadays. The drive on my ASR-X doesn't work, nor do the box of floppies I bought so I have to resample everything every time I turn the unit on. I just use it as an effects module now because of this (I have the X, which has some nice 90s on-board effects).
15. "I kind of want to do the opposite" In response to Reply # 8
I miss making beats but I'm good on hoarding records. The amount I spent and the space they took up...not interested anymore. I kind of want to just buy a stack of dollar bin records at a time to sample and trade them in for the next stack.
16. "Huh i feel you. Part of my new hoarding has also been getting" In response to Reply # 15
rid of dollar bin joints from the old beatmaking days.
I'm about to up my shelving unit since I'm at a place now where I'm not replacing old garbage with new pieces, so it's genuinely growing from now on, but if I was to start taking up a home studio my wife would trip lol
As far as beat making beats though yeah, that sounds like a good way to save space and keep things interesting
18. "agreed. add to that, what's the point of a Toyota Yaris?" In response to Reply # 17
It doesn't get better mileage than a Prius. It doesn't have much room as a Sequoia.
And what's the point of these base model cars?
Those old stereo systems aren't as nice as the touch screens, and GPS systems are more convenient than systems that don't have GPS. Those stock systems aren't as nice a higher end BOSS system.
So why are they selling those base model cars?
I wear a size 11 shoe. What's the point of a size 8? It doesn't fit me.
I'm right there with you on this. I'm the only person that exists, or at least the only one that matters, and because of that, I'm completely mystified when companies create and sell products that aren't tailored to my specific needs, preferences and desires.
What's the point of something if I'm not the target market?
20. "Grooveboxes are popular now" In response to Reply # 17 Thu Jan-16-20 09:28 PM by hardware
and the OP-1 is too expensive
A lot of people are looking for that all in one box they can take anywhere, come back to the studio and dump the tracks into the daw and finish. People also want the tactile feel of knobs and pads that you can play like an instrument, get some muscle memory, play with other people, etc. Stuff you can't really do in a daw.