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Re: Repeater Update

I've lost my last bit of optimism.  The Repeater, at it's projected price,
seemed too good to be true.  In November you just had to tweak your 
design and then the Repeater would ship.  8 months off?  It's time to get 
Echoplex.  Sorry Electrix.  This is obviously vaporware.  What was that 
thing in
the quicktime video of the namm demo?  It seemed to be a working Repeater, 
what's the problem?  Fess up: you are unable to offer that product for $599
list.  It would have been nice if Electrix had been honest from the start.

Mark Sottilaro
Sr. Graphic Design
InVision Communications

Mark Landman wrote:

> Jamie, Damon, Darrell, and other Electrix folks-
> No need to hide under the desk, my order is still in, and I'm pleased to
> see the effort to ship a bug-free, stable product.
> No other company has developed anything as fully featured and desirable 
> the looping community since the introduction of the EDP, so hang in 
> Best-
> Mark
> >Hi guys and gals,
> >
> >    The following is an update from the President of IVL/Electrix on the
> >progress of Repeater. It will be posted on the site later today, but I
> >wanted you to hear it first. Warning: you may feel physically ill after
> >reading it...I know I did, but do realize that we're dedicated to 
> >you the best looping tool possible, and it will have been worth the 
> >
> >    If you need me I'll be hiding under my desk in a fetal position.
> >
> >Best regards,
> >Jamie Drouin.
> >
> >
> >*******************************
> >
> >I want to provide you with an up-to-date status report on release of the
> >Repeater product.  This has been a difficult project for us.  In order 
>to be
> >able to provide you with a revised delivery date that was accurate and
> >achievable, we brought together the entire project team as well as the
> >engineering and project managers for a detailed planning session to:
> >
> >1. Ensure that all remaining tasks were identified
> >2. Establish a test plan to ensure no problems after product release
> >3. Provide a completion date which is realistic.
> >
> >The release date derived from this session was early June.  I apologize 
> >the further delay and understand the difficulties this creates for 
> >
> >Please understand that the Repeater is a powerful, fully featured 
> >A number of new technologies have been developed for Repeater including
> >intelligent loop splicing, beat matching, pitch shifting and time 
> >and squeezing.  All of these technologies have been completed and are
> >working well.
> >
> >Where we ran into unexpected delays was in the integration of these
> >technologies and achieving seamless operation of the complete system.
> >Hardware has been produced so the risks associated with production 
> >have been overcome.
> >
> >Other breakthrough products released to the MI market in the past have 
> >encountered similar frustrating delays.  When a major leap forward like 
> >is undertaken, the risk of delays increases.
> >
> >We are determined that we will not release Repeater until we are 
> >that all technical challenges and operating bugs have been fixed.  We 
> >Repeater is going to be highly successful - we are committed to 
> >trouble-free operation out of the box.
> >
> >
> >Philip Scott
> >President
> >
> >*******************************
> >
> >
> >Jamie Drouin
> >Visual Designer for Electrix
> >(a division of IVL Technologies Ltd)
> >6710 Bertram Place, Victoria, BC, V8M 1Z6 Canada
> >
> >email... jamie@electrixpro.com  fax... 250-544-4102  voice...