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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.
> Cheers,
> Kevin
> www.TheNettles.com

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 
end-loader" approach.

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