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Re: Endless Repeater Updates...

I, for one, am glad that they are being as open as they are about 
their process in bringing this product out. Products slip all the 
time. So what? There are a lot of people here excited about it. They 
may want to talk about it. Why should they be discouraged from 
talking about the Repeater until it ships.

When I saw a demo at NAMM I was struck by two things: 1 - this thing 
is still a fair way off, lucky if it hits by Summer NAMM, and 2 - 
this thing is going to be REALLY cool, and I REALLY want one. It 
falls into an very interesting middle ground between hard disk 
recording and "traditional" looping.

As far as I know, once Electrix was burned by giving out a date last 
year, they have been pretty vague about ship dates. This is as it 
should be. Ask Kim what the schedule is for the next EDP software 
update, and you'll get world class evasion. Once again, this is as it 
should be. Once things look like they are firming up enough to make a 
good prediction, then you can let out a date. The fact that Electrix 
is spending money on advertising before the product is ready is too 
bad, but I bet they do better next time.

There are looping products that get discussed here that I have zero 
interest in, but I don't feel that we should have a moratorium on 
discussing them. This is not 


At 5:07 PM -0800 3/19/01, Kevin Mulvihill wrote:
>I don't know about the rest of you, but I am just tired of all this talk
>about Repeater. I'm tired of hearing Electrix make delivery promises about
>Repeater and then never once hit any of the *numerous* dates they've given
>the group. Sure, it's nice to get an update, and I do understand that this
>is a work in progress, but what makes you think you can COUNT ON this 
>date? Three months is a long time.
>While I'm sympathetic, I'm tired of reading about the angst of folks who 
>waiting to buy this product that simply does not yet exist - and won't 
>for AT LEAST another three months by the manufacturer's own reckoning - 
>tired of all the other posts talking about how the first group should
>continue to wait for this product that simply does not exist, is not
>currently shipping, and won't be for AT LEAST another quarter. Why bother?
>Nobody really knows how good this product will actually be when it ships -
>it just ain't here yet, folks, and it won't be anytime soon.
>So I wonder... can't we just declare some sort of moratorium on Repeater
>posts? I, for one, am just tired of hearing about this non-product. Aren't

The optimist sees a glass half full...     | Chris Muir
The pessimist sees a glass half empty...   | cbm@well.com
The realist sees a glass twice as big as it needs to be.