Originally Posted by Doc Jones
Here's why I think Access has to (and will) turn out a great working product once the TI is released - revenue!! Right now all of those preorders are just that - preorders, which is not the same as sales - they have collected no money from anyone with a preorder. 2nd, when they prematurely announced the TI, they also prematurely discontinued their flagship Virus C line, so they are no longer making money off of that. So they have had all this money going into R&D and marketing of their new product and only have revenue streams from what? the virus classic and powercore lines? So with all this money tied up into the TI line and the limited revenue stream they currently have, they know that they HAVE TO release a good product!! If they don't and the reviews get out that the instrument is buggy, then most will hold off on buying - at which point Access will be in serious, serious trouble. Again, this is just my thoughts as I really have no way of knowing Access's current fiscal position.
Sure, the TI will either be the synth which gurantees Access's success for another 10 years.....or it'll be the synth which broke the camels back. I expect it will be the former....
But bear in mind.....all the great synth manufacturers have gone bust at some point. Some have even reappeared recently....(Sequential, Moog, Waldorf, Elka etc etc). Lets just get the TI ontot the market and start using the darn thing! Even if Access scrubed the idea of Total Integration totally and released it as a new super powerful Virus....it would still merit owning. It is my opinion that Access are spending too long on a feature which 80% wont be using...or at the least not using fully. But who knows...