Daags wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 pm
huh ? ... I don't recall anyone asking for it to be a sampler ? ... seriously, you apologist fanatics really need to brush up on your comprehension before wasting time on replies.
You're so freakin' ignorant you don't even understand what the word "sampler" implies. Nobody bought a sampler to sample, we all bought them to play back content that came with the instrument or was supplied by the manufacturer on floppy disks. As kritikon
said, only more politely, what sort of moron would want to use their own amateur samples when there is a plethora of superb, professional content supplied with the synth?
asking for an instrument that uses samples at its base level to allow users to supply their own samples is not - in any way shape or form - asking for it to be a sampler.
No, that is exactly what it's asking.
the friggin Prophet VS allowed users to load their own samples for vector synthesis back in 1986
And look how that ended for Sequential Circuits. Then look at the most successful synth of all time, the mighty KORG M1 - chock full of sampled goodness but not a user slot in sight. So maybe, just maybe, you need to accept that Korg might know just a tiny bit more than you do about what their customers want?
there were no technical reasons not to officially allow it then, and there sure as shit aren't any technical reasons not to allow it now in 2020.
And you know that how, exactly? What if it added $500 to the cost of the instrument, would it be worth it then? You are making assumptions about things you can't possibly have any knowledge of.
the fact is, it was Korg's idea back then to sell expansion cards. and it is easier to sell expansion cards to users craving variety when you simultaneously don't allow them to add their own variety for free.
Did the expansion cards sell? Perhaps Korg saw that there was no interest and so haven't bothered since? And, of course, back then a Wavestation had a tiny wave ROM, just 2MB, so expansion cards made some sense. Wavestate has 1000 times as much memory devoted to content so expansion is clearly far less necessary.
it is a legit shortcoming of the reboot
No, it's just some clueless little man whining about something no-one else is interested in. And if they did include it, then you'd complain that there wasn't enough memory devoted to it or it didn't support the particular file format that you insist on using or that it required to much preparation of the samples to get them in there or any of a dozen other things that wouldn't be exactly what you want.
mentioning this shortcoming/feature request doesn't warrant the 'ugh, you just don't get it bro' in BOLD FONT ALL CAPS etc,
Yes, it does. It shows complete ignorance on the difference between software and hardware.
and the 'korg know people would be too stupid to upload their own samples' argument is more nonsense. see: korg volca sample.
It's not "Korg people", Korg people get it. It's people who haven't the slightest clue what they are talking about Korg needs to consider. you know, the kind of person they have in mind when they are idiot-proofing a product.