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Re: Looperlative Too Expensive?
On Jan 31, 2006, at 2:22 AM, Kevin wrote:
> There's not much preventing Behringer from copying the necessary
> subset of ideas in the Looperlative software, Tom. Behringer doesn't
> have to copy the software bit-by-bit.
no but behringer would never copy bob's looper. they only clone stuff
made by other manufacturers who outsource production to china.
some of them (like Mackie) even have QC which rivals behringer's own
"take a glance at it and scoop them into the shipping container with an
the looperlative is american-made, and therefore will never be cloned.
other products they don't clone for the same reason are neve mic pres
(okay, that's the UK ... same idea though) and dangerous music 2-bus
summing mixers. however, i hear Uli has designed a new inductor on a
chip which will allow him to make pultec eq clones for 10 dollars
apiece ... so i think the market on those is going to drop out soon.
this new chip inductor is a design milestone considering it's their
first own part fabrication since they glued motors onto discounted
Alpha pots for their motorised fader bank.
there's also the issue of ludicrously narrow market appeal which would
preclude this, which i'd like to point out as the actual primary