[sdiy] Re: [AH] Ungrateful users?

Peter Grenader petergrenader at mksound.com
Wed Aug 7 07:41:35 CEST 2002

I understand and appreciate that this is one person's opinion, and I can
respect that opinion.  So please respect mine here as well:

No hit on MOTM, it's a fine line of products. Regardless, this bit about:

'every other esoteric but not really necessary feature every
 egotistical artiste would kill for without adding a single trendy gimmick
that will end up on the roadside of history like the dinosaurs!'

..to be bullshit and offensive.

While some of this on 8/6/02 11:44 PM, KA4HJH at ka4hjh at gte.net wrote:

>> Paul Schreiber says MOTM doesn't sound as good as "every synth ever made"...
> Don't just take Paul's word for it--listen to what someone nobody's ever
> heard of has to say...
> "The MOTM system--the best damn almost-as-good-sounding analog synth ever
> made--PERIOD. It can do everything every other analog synth in existence
> can with at least one trivial exception! If you have a museum FULL of
> functioning analog synths we can guarantee you that it will be missing at
> least one feature of EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM!! Each module is cleverly
> designed by their crack team of experts to be missing at least one pot,
> jack, filter pole or other esoteric but not really necessary feature every
> egotistical artiste would kill for without adding a single trendy gimmick
> that will end up on the roadside of history like the dinosaurs! This
> middling masterpiece consistently falls just short of satisfying everyone's
> daydreams--while functioning superbly! It begs that unanswerable but
> persistently nagging question, "If they had a tube filter would it still
> suck a bit?!" Thus it is FAIL-SAFE in its primary mission to subtlety
> disappoint every know-it-all and his ecstasy-gobbling cousin while ensuring
> perpetual and moderately entertaining FLAME WARS for those too cheap to
> experience this self-admittedly "a brick short" marvel for themselves!!
> Nowhere but at Synth-Tech Labs is anyone still so dedicated to the cause of
> achieving the perfect blend of expectation and slight but inevitable
> letdown--to the endless joy of golden-eared critics."--The St. Dr. Oscar,
> from the preamble to his forthcoming "MOTM Declaration of Sonic
> Hypo-Mediocrity" (secretly writing in exchange for the broken sump pump
> from Mr. Schreiber's basement)
>> Wow...  now THATs "full disclosure" from a manufacturer ain't it....
> He should run for President! But WHO will be his running mate??
>> Gee Paul you're too rough on yourself. MOTM sounds better than my PAiA 2720
>> did...    :^P
> Damn Straight! What Paul needs to do next is come up with a module that
> specifically sounds like a cheap guitar pedal hooked up backwards, just
> like that time my friend accidently did that with one. Not forwards,
> BACKWARDS. I forget exactly which pedal it was, but I'm sure Paul knows
> which of the hundreds of old guitar pedals it was and can reverse-engineer
> it, have a sceance with the deceased Japanese engineer for secret design
> details, get the obsolete Peruvian disc cap that makes it misbehave
> properly, and market it as a kit for the unnerving price of $19.95. I'm
> sure it will be used on every hit single for the next six months.
> I don't actually have the cash to BUY the finished module right now but
> Paul should go ahead and get started anyway. While he's at it he should
> anticipate every other module/feature I could ever possibly want as well,
> since there's a finite chance that I'll win the lottery and be able to buy
> the ASSEMBLED version from him someday as well as come to my house every
> single day and show me how to use it. I don't feel that's being too
> unreasonable--after all I'm not asking for yet another X0X clone...
> ---
> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
> Who owns one MOTM module, minus most of the parts and the front panel etc.,
> and who will be soon selling it on ebay as it has been discontinued and is
> now a valuable collector's item

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