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Re: Looper development and production costs?
Now that's funny. How about an old Atari 2600esque look? I think
could be a good way to go for the EDP.
Kim Flint wrote:
> At 04:09 PM 10/16/2001, Gilmore wrote:
> >you guys have got to be kidding me. I usually scuff up my gear to make
> >look MORE ghetto! i like that the Echoplex looks like a specialty
> >made in someone's garage. in fact i'd prefer that the lettering was
> >hand-written, preferably with knobs that don't match each other.
> you would probably like the early prototype faceplates. We hadn't decided
> yet what some of the buttons and parameters would be called, so I filled
> the spots with words from old video games. So we had functions like
> HyperSpace, Shields, Torpedoes, etc. Unfortunately the design changed
> there, so those don't fit on the real production design. I rescued a
> of them out of a trash bin when Oberheim was shut down years ago and
> have them somewhere in my garage. I'll have to put some pics of them up
> funny story, one of those prototypes was stolen out of a hotel room at
> Summer NAMM in 1994, a few months before we shipped. Sure enough, shortly
> after shipping somebody called up Oberheim wondering if they could get a
> manual. The clever guy answering figured out it was the thief and asked
> them if they had figured out what the hyperspace button did. -click- :-)
> Kim Flint | Looper's Delight
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