Joined: 06 Apr 2016 Posts: 208 Location: West London, U.K.
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 am Post subject:
Yamaha did a similar thing with the launch of the Tyros 5. Little teaser videos beforehand, and when they launched the Tyros 5 at Seacroft, you had to get a ticket (which was free) to go into a time designated demonstration. The Yamaha reps even went to the trouble of putting black sheeting over the windows so people could not see in. All cloak and dagger stuff.
I and quite a few other guests at Seacroft found the process quite annoying (verging on childish) the way Yamaha staff were acting that day. After all, it was only an arranger keyboard yet Yamaha were trying to build it up to be something life changing.
However good the Genos turns out to be (and believe me it will be), Yamaha had their backsides well and truly kicked when Korg launched the PA4X.
My justification for that comment is that the PA4X is every bit as good as the Tyros 5 (some people would say better). But more importantly, for a much lower price than the Tyros 5. The PA4X is actually closer in price to the Yamaha PSR-S970 than it is to the Tyros 5.
Joined: 05 Aug 2013 Posts: 440 Location: UK (Dorset)
Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:24 am Post subject:
I think to prize me away from the PA4X would be tall order...BUT.... if the Montage is a glimpse of what this New Arranger could be when sharing some aspects of DNA and Design Philosophy then who knows ?.... I am enjoying my fusion of Montage and PA4X so with all this in mind then strong competition in any marketplace is always good for the consumer _________________ Korg PA4X-76 : Roland Jupiter-80 : Yamaha Montage-7 : Roland Integra-7 : Waldorf String Synth : Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor : Kush Audio Clariphonic EQ : Munro Sonic Egg-150 Monitors Mk2 : Focusrite Dual ISA Preamp : SPL Tube Vitalizer : Tascam DA-3000 : Lexicon Processor : Allen & Heath Zed-420 : TC Clarity-M : RME Babyface Pro : Sonarworks Ref-4 : Cakewalk : PreSonus Faderport : Advanced Balanced Mains Power Supply : (((((A@424.4hz)))))
Stating "digital workstation" would seem to be more like the successor to the Motif, but with the Montage sound engines... _________________ Korg PA4X, Virus Ti Polar, Novation Nova II, Roland Fantom G6, Yamaha S70XS, Korg MS2000, TC Helicon Voicelive Rack, KRK VXT8 monitors, 2012 LP Standard, 1999 Am. hardtail Strat, Fender DRRI, Orange AD30HTC, Marshall Vintage Modern, 2 cans and a piece of string...
Joined: 05 Aug 2013 Posts: 440 Location: UK (Dorset)
Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:20 pm Post subject:
Will be interesting to see if they have adopted the "Pure Analog Circuit" from the montage with the Genos as this is one of the aspect of montage that has impressed me from Yamaha.....
Quote: "MONTAGE features professional balanced outputs with “Pure Analog Circuit” (PAC). PAC improves the quality of signal after being converted to analog from digital for clear harmonic reproduction and even frequency response. The result is an output capable of reproducing MONTAGE’s internal content expressively with power and clarity"...........and they are not kidding there. _________________ Korg PA4X-76 : Roland Jupiter-80 : Yamaha Montage-7 : Roland Integra-7 : Waldorf String Synth : Drawmer 1973 Multi-Band Compressor : Kush Audio Clariphonic EQ : Munro Sonic Egg-150 Monitors Mk2 : Focusrite Dual ISA Preamp : SPL Tube Vitalizer : Tascam DA-3000 : Lexicon Processor : Allen & Heath Zed-420 : TC Clarity-M : RME Babyface Pro : Sonarworks Ref-4 : Cakewalk : PreSonus Faderport : Advanced Balanced Mains Power Supply : (((((A@424.4hz)))))
Joined: 29 May 2013 Posts: 214 Location: Argentina
Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:36 pm Post subject:
I'm surprised that several korg users looks for what is been doing Yamaha to compite with Korg.-
My concern goes for what will become from next Korg, specially on sound engines, better samples, or upgraded software.-
I've been using Korg since 2002 and it's producter never dissapoint me.-
For Korg allways was innovation, high technology, and reliability.- On stage a keyboard must be reliability, and Korg keyboard goes to 100% on that.-
Since my first Triton to my Kronos 2, i've never never been dissapointed.-
Just take a look what hardware are used by the best keyboardist ever: KORG
The reason is simple, they sound excellent and they are reliability.-
That enough for me.-
Eduardo _________________ Now: Korg Kronos 2 88 - Korg PA4x - Korg N1R Sound Module - Korg 05RW Sound Module - Roland 2080 Sound Module - Roland UM550 Edirol Midi Patchbay
Competition is definitely a healthy manner of our interest !!!
This brings us the choice to select the better product for our needs in the best price !
For me the case is clear , I purchase and develop Korg products since they are the most featured in market that money can buy !
When this will change , then I will definately follow the new leader ... its a pure choice for not biased users/Musicians ! _________________ Music Conductor - Sound Engineer & Developer - Automotive SMPS/RF R&D - Electronics Engineer PaSeries Demos - Kronos EXs Libraries <> WavesArt.eu - KorgPa.gr <> Facebook
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