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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan1 wrote:
marc1 wrote:
I wouldn't hold my breath. Could be anything... honestly. And why would Korg Australia be the one to hint at a major new Korg (maybe workstation) release. Australia is certainly one of the less profitable areas in the world, at least for this sort of market.

...which leads me to believe it may be a big regional sales promotion and nothing more.
A KRONOS replacement is very unlikely for the reasons Greg already outlined, and an ARP 2600 would not be a smart move considering Behringer already has teased it.
I doubt that KORG is able to undercut Behringer's price.


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megamarkd wrote:
Gadget on Switch is my guess, it's being teased on the Korg au site news. That or maybe they might be doing a workshop tour downunder, as that's something we never get out of synth companies....but I doubt it, what are they going to do workshops on?


That would be something small..


Remember it's Korg Australia. Considering we are treated as a backwater town when it comes to electronic musical instruments, it's a big thing for a local announcement of any sort. I'm surprised we even have Prologues in the country now when Behringer couldn't get their new synths into the country at the same time as any country in the Northern Hemisphere. Teenage Engineering PO's weren't available locally for like two years after they were released, so it was a big deal when they went on sale locally, many retailers selling their entire shipment in a day.

But yeah, it could be a promo, could be their Prologue showcases (but I doubt that as they are being promoted on FB), could be an announcement of a local office (instead of CMI distro being their Au contact; so much fun registering a product on a page that looks like 1999 and does nothing to even acknowledge the registration).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Korg PA5X with all the Kronos engine and features maybe?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless they are finally going to release a rack version of Kronos....or the operating system to run on computer. That wouldn't dent the existing hardware stock all that much surely :-\
The shear quantity of sales at a cheaper price for a universal platform would at least compare to selling less hardware units, maybe?

Though....... any thought of this may transgress their corporate philosophies...so maybe not Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeltaJockey wrote:
Unless they are finally going to release a rack version of Kronos....or the operating system to run on computer. That wouldn't dent the existing hardware stock all that much surely :-\
The shear quantity of sales at a cheaper price for a universal platform would at least compare to selling less hardware units, maybe?

Though....... any thought of this may transgress their corporate philosophies...so maybe not Sad


I understand everyone's wishes. I have mine , too. But I gave up some time ago. Thats completelty my choice, and I have moved on to other good choices.

I am happy with what I have to work with, musically. There are numerous non Korg alternatives that are excellent.

My interests and planning have no impact on Korgs strategy. As a long time customer I find that 'disconnect ' ( to not plan with Korg) to be somewhat surprising.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but the Instagram post has been ammended to indicate that, whatever it is, will be Audtralia only Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha!!! - Australia only eh!!!!!!

Well in that case it's probably the release of the Korg Triton (considering we haven't even reached year 2000 here yet Wink )

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeedyLee wrote:
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but the Instagram post has been ammended to indicate that, whatever it is, will be Audtralia only Sad


So my 2 cats, and I with all my gear should move to Down Under ?

I am sitting on the edge of my chair, credit card in hand, with the moving company on hold ...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I don't think the conjecture is confined to Kronos only. I've been getting emails for clearance discounts on ALL Korg products today, in some Australian stores.

Must be then, as was mentioned, to do with Korg distribution locally,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregC wrote:
SeedyLee wrote:
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but the Instagram post has been ammended to indicate that, whatever it is, will be Audtralia only Sad


So my 2 cats, and I with all my gear should move to Down Under ?

I am sitting on the edge of my chair, credit card in hand, with the moving company on hold ...

Wink

Come on down, Greg! You can stay in my spare room and stockpile your new Kronii there, too.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CowboyNQ wrote:
GregC wrote:
SeedyLee wrote:
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but the Instagram post has been ammended to indicate that, whatever it is, will be Audtralia only Sad


So my 2 cats, and I with all my gear should move to Down Under ?

I am sitting on the edge of my chair, credit card in hand, with the moving company on hold ...

Wink

Come on down, Greg! You can stay in my spare room and stockpile your new Kronii there, too.


Cool ! Let me know if you have electricity and Internet over there. I don't require much Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

karmathanever wrote:
Aha!!! - Australia only eh!!!!!!

Well in that case it's probably the release of the Korg Triton (considering we haven't even reached year 2000 here yet Wink )

Very Happy


Or a Korgan...
An Organ branded with the name Korg

It would certainly be a big thing for sure...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GregC wrote:
CowboyNQ wrote:
GregC wrote:
SeedyLee wrote:
Sorry to burst everyone's bubble, but the Instagram post has been ammended to indicate that, whatever it is, will be Audtralia only Sad


So my 2 cats, and I with all my gear should move to Down Under ?

I am sitting on the edge of my chair, credit card in hand, with the moving company on hold ...

Wink

Come on down, Greg! You can stay in my spare room and stockpile your new Kronii there, too.


Cool ! Let me know if you have electricity and Internet over there. I don't require much Wink


I don't know why, but this reminded me of something an Aussie work mate sent me (we did a lot of work over at Woomera Test Range 2011-2015). Smile

We used to pass through Adelaide to get to Woomera (either by driving via Port Augusta or flying to Olympic Dam). Nice spot. IIRC you have a very good music store there (albeit things may take a while to get there unless Greg takes up your offer Wink ). First and last time I ever got to try a V-Synth out. I was whiling away a rainy Saturday on a rest day, found the store, explained I had no intention of buying (shipping home to Wales would have been extortionate!) but would they mind if I tried it out. They were very obliging. Also had some good advice on a guitar problem I was having at the time.

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These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for cretins!)

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And I always loved the "Map of Australia" that he sent me. Woomera is on the boundary of "Scorching Desert" and "Nothing".... Very Happy Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derek Cook wrote:
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Wink


I don't know why, but this reminded me of something an Aussie work mate sent me (we did a lot of work over at Woomera Test Range 2011-2015). Smile

We used to pass through Adelaide to get to Woomera (either by driving via Port Augusta or flying to Olympic Dam). Nice spot. IIRC you have a very good music store there (albeit things may take a while to get there unless Greg takes up your offer Wink ). First and last time I ever got to try a V-Synth out. I was whiling away a rainy Saturday on a rest day, found the store, explained I had no intention of buying (shipping home to Wales would have been extortionate!) but would they mind if I tried it out. They were very obliging. Also had some good advice on a guitar problem I was having at the time.

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These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a great sense of humour (not to mention a low tolerance threshold for cretins!)



Hysterical funny, Derek. Thanks ! Fortunately sharks and rats don't bother me, too much Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm always entertained by how little the rest of the world knows about the real Australia.Laughing



Unfortunately, with our connected world, that notion is quickly disappearing!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeltaJockey wrote:
I'm always entertained by how little the rest of the world knows about the real Australia.Laughing


Unfortunately, with our connected world, that notion is quickly disappearing!


I am sure your country is great and diverse. Keep in mind there are 39 million Californians, many who might be interested in moving Wink
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