Can't wait for the chinese clones of Mehringer clones.
I can't wait for the rural Chinese clones of the suburb Chinese clones of the Mehringer factory clones of the Behringer factory clones.
30 years from now all we'll still have in production are the same instruments we had in production 50 years ago from now.
Just think about it. No one can INNOVATE
when it risks the business going under because all their synth business is stolen by cheaply manufactured clones of your own damn instruments that you don't want to make anymore because you're trying to progress. The only synth manufactures this doesn't hurt are ones like Yamaha that have tons of other reliable lines going.
The Roland Boutique series gets a lot of hate but they had to R&D that software and ACB tech, analog tech has been down for decades now, while the analog parts used that made them notoriously analog have become more precise and less nostalgia inducing, to the point we have to introduce slop and drift and etc. etc. to analog synths.
I feel that if you want synth companies to innovate you can't support the things that quite possibly, don't make them innovate! I'm sure there are more factors as to why the likes of Korg and Roland don't bow down to the demands of the consumer, but this comes off as an arguably big reason. It's not worth the risk. Behringer does the least risky things possible, absolutely 0 risk to them if they continue to learn how to properly avoid lawsuits. Every other synth manufacture has to fight fire with fire and also take minimal risk.
I always think of TRON when people hate on digital stuff. To me that was the future, ironically. I loved seeing the crazy lights, getting sucked into a digital system, etc. (I know Daft Punk used almost all analog gear on the soundtrack but still...). The future is bright for software if it's continuously developed without so much hate or risk.