To get back on topic, I just clicked on said thumbnail, and now I can’t unsee it. I always thought of @craig as Gimli with Glasses, but no…I humbly request this thread be renamed “A humble request to keep new product threads separate/Craig’s beard.”
Your wish is my command!
Turns out your magnificent beard is a lie!
Nothing makes sense any more.
Also, hasn’t adding a second subject to the thread title turned you into everything you hate?
This is so meta I can’t handle it.
I support any suggestion that would make the browsing here more interesting, including scarf beard (someone please do a scarf with a Gimli beard printed on it. Wait, it must exist already).
For any new gear appearing or update, we have similar posts or threads
- enthusiasm / bashing
- features description, tutorial, focus on a particular feature, tips & tricks
- info request and answer
- contest, event
I don’t see a way to enforce some separation between relevant and irrelevant information, though, even as a mod.
I must admit I too thought your beard was a whopper
Well, it now seems that my staying at home because of COVID has a new purpose. Grow beard until it gets in the way of my Elektrons
Side note: my girlfriend approves. It’s on!
Thank god. I can’t unsee the short beard.
IMO Craig’s phone beard is vastly superior to the MC-101 but the MC-707 is definitely a contender, especially for live performance.
His actual beard is probably more of a niche product but still should have a small group of dedicated followers in the marketplace.
The forum has been a bit dead for a few days, now I know why.
R.I.P Illusory beard.
SNAP…Thanks for destroying the illusion! But I kinda liked having a garden gnome in the fold…now it’s just a regular Craig……
And now I know he’s not a wizard I can say what I really think without fear of being turned into “something unatural”
Raincoat on… What’s the point of keeping products that are slightly different seperate? when everyone ends up comparing the original unit to the Behringer clone anyway…? JOKE…
No but seriously comparing specs is what we do, its in our nature as synth enthusiasts. …especially if we haven’t yet made a purchase and are interested in a bit of gear, I have found many nuggets of gold sifting through the random thoughts that pop into this communities heads because they want to compare apples to oranges…
The MPC threads are a great example of this, there I can mine data on the differences between the MPCs, the OT, even black box and squid…all with no bias or sales motive (to a degree), and all written in a semi respectfull yet entertaining tone, by community members who share common interests and passions.
I could watch Nick Batt for hours, as he rips through the positives and negatives of any gear, usually speaking his mind about short comings, honestly, and raising poorly considered features etc etc…but you won’t find he or any other reviewer have the kind of time or resources to explore comparisons between everything that reminds them of said unit…or enough question and answer time to explore the usually organically forming, line of questioning that grows from the inquisitive intelligence of this community…with the collective time and energy they have to contribute.
Unfortunately though as synth enthusiasts, chances are we are also compelled to neatness and organization (or we wouldn’t be able to consider devices such as the OT)…so definately understand the desire for OP request, but just think that threads in these forums do organically self organise and flow into ideas never considered anywhere…ever…even though they are kept on a steady path by our wonderful overlord mods…they take on a life of thier own, with enough character to keep me interested at least.
Ha, I’m sorry to have disappointed you and the whole community! Huge apologies!
As for the keeping things separate when they’re released, I thought I explained it very well in the original post. A better example is lumping the JU-06A in with the Jupiter X and Fantom just because they happened to be announced/released at the same time. Hence why I was saying have a separate thread for each one, then other comparison threads can be started by people who are wondering which synth or whatever to buy next. That makes so much more sense to me.
I think it’s only fair to everyone that you now grow the beard😆
oh wow, my world view is shattered
Arggggg up is down, hot is cold, I can’t take it anymore, make it stoppppp.
At this point the thread should be “a humble request to grow Craig’s beard. Also don’t join topics?”
Mods should split this topic now.
Also we need a better photo of Craig‘s beard. Before/after. And a timelapse of the growth.
If we’re going full blown Craig’s beard posts… Should you accept the beard challenge, somewhere between were you are now and where I am now, the Bearded Fellowship will extend its hand. Information regarding times and days of meetings, along with the location of your local chapter will be delivered by one of our pledges.
Also, reach out if you are interested in our ‘scruffy pledge’ program to wake the beardless masses, applications are commonly filed while the beard growth process is still in its early stages.
Haha. Okay, I’ll bite.
Edit: I don’t know why the pic is sideways. Sorry for any neck craning.