NAMM 2019: Wondering What's Coming For Amp Modeling Products?

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  1. MikeRI

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    I know Fractal doesn't do NAMM but they're one company I have my eye on for a sub $1000 product... Something comparable in features to the Line 6 Stomp (pipe dream?). Also, would love to see something sub $1K from Kemper (another pipe dream?). Last, but not least, I'm interested in seeing if Mooer can pull off the GE300. I have the GE200 and love the thing but Mooer's firmware and software support for it has been way iffy. I'm thinking the GE300 could be a killer product if they don't botch it on the firmware and software side of things.
     
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    Something new from Fractal is coming in Cliffs words
    Patience will be rewarded
    He said that in an AX8 next hen thread recently
    But what and when is unknown
    As for price point I find it doubtful Fractal will drop into the <1000 bracket

    Kemper there have been rumours of something new but who knows if it’s a smaller cheaper product or a next gen profiler
     
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  4. Saxon68

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    Top line companies don’t ask how can we make this cheaper, they ask how can we stay the best.

    They let the little dogs fight over the scraps. Otherwise it becomes a commodity and then a race to the bottom price-wise. You never want to be a manufacturer fighting to have the lowest price. Too many cut corners.
     
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    What I would like to see it's a new zoom unit.
     
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    In my opinion - it would be really sweet if they'd put out a floor based "profile player only" unit - where you can use profiles but can't create them - but has the rest of the functionality. I don't know how possible that is - but that's a product I'd be interested in.
     
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    Possible, sure? But feasible? Can't see them doing it and if they did, it's hard to imagine it being cheaper. But I think many wants that. And many wants a floor model from them. We'll see :)
     
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    I have a feeling that from a legal standpoint, a non-profiling Kemper could result in a salty amp manufacturer who wants to argue lost sales to Kemper and Profile Makers. Having the Profiling functionality takes the legal pressure off Kemper - they aren't responsible for the creation and sales of Profiles. Just talking out loud here...
     
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  9. MikeRI

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    Same here... I have to say I was really disappointed with latest Zoom G3n release. I own the previous version G3 (and the G1on) but I thought the G3n was step backwards e.g., no battery power, no USB recording, and a few other things that kept me from 'upgrading'.
     
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    I think they are looking elsewhere. They do better with media recorders
     
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    Possibility 1: next generation floor board
    Possibility 2: n generation stomp
    Possibility 3: Zoom are no longer in the multi effects and modeling game.
     
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    A new Kemper would be awesome. 8 years is long enough to make a new version.

    And if that makes the original Kemper drop in price (999€$ for the unpowered versions would be amazing), then the better.
     
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    A floor Kemper about the same size/weight of a Boss Gt1000, with a decent analog synth, even if just mono, would be very nice !! :)
     
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    DARE TO DREAM :drink
     
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    This would be the perfect unit.
     
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    Huh? Did fractal not do the AX8 after Helix came out and damn near killed the FX8?
     
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    You’ve got to consider design and development timelines also
     
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    The AX8 and FX8 were
    Out before Helix
     
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    Also hoping for a Kemper 2, but not really confident it's going to happen. At the least I hope we get the new Kemper reverbs that were announced a long time ago
     
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  20. Alex Kenivel

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    A new Kemper? You mean you guys want to have to upgrade Hardware? You guys are sick and need help!
     

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