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Alesis, Whats the deal with Alesis?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by bonneybear, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. bonneybear

    bonneybear Guest

    Im sure everybody has heard the news or rumors. Has anyone have any insight to the future of the company though? I really liked them and was planning on getting the HD 24 thing. No doubt the technology is here to stay but will Numark allow it to be had so easily ? Any thoughts?
     
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guests

    Numark is in business to turn a profit, so they'll most likely take the items that were "earners" and continue to manufacture them. They'll also more than likely take the units that were dragging down the resources of the company and jetison them from the product line.

    Something tells me that things like the 'masterlink' and the 'multitrack hard disk recorder' will remain, but things like the 'tape based' adat will disappear.

    Look at the bright side, if I remember correctly, they'll be responsible for maintaining a spare parts inventory for the tape based adats for 7 years from the final date of manufacture...the chances of any of them lasting 7 years are directly between slim and none.
     
  3. coldsnow

    coldsnow Active Member

    I actually got a hold of someone from Alesis. They are hoping to be up and running in late Augest with the HD24 entering just after that.
     
  4. morinix

    morinix Guest

    Alesis has had a big hiccup. There are only enough employees here to keep operations sustained. The HD24 will be sold as a replacement for the ADAT's.

    Robert Morin
    Still at Alesis
     
  5. scottyranks

    scottyranks Guest

    After waiting 6 months, I received my $100 Masterlink rebate from Alesis yesterday. A positive sign....
     
  6. B3Nut

    B3Nut Guest

    Fletcher mused:

    the chances of any of them lasting 7 years are directly between slim and none.

    I dunno, I see a lot of blackfaces out there still ticking. I'm using one here at home, in fact. Steady use in a commercial room would likely kill it. I know these things aren't exactly pinnacles of reliability. A friend on mine with a commercial room went to hard disk. He keeps the ADAT's just for outside projects. Kinda hate to see the tape-based ones go, however...they are a handy and cheap multitrack.

    TP
     
  7. drumsound

    drumsound Active Member

    Originally posted by B3Nut:
    Fletcher mused:



    Steady use in a commercial room would likely kill it. I know these things aren't exactly pinnacles of reliability.

    TP


    ADATs are the Windows of the audio world! ;)
     
  8. mrivers

    mrivers Guest

    I know there are people at Alesis now, I'm just not sure I still know any of them. Those whose e-mail addresses I knew are gone.

    If there's anyone from Alesis reading this forum (and is in a position to be in a position), I'm California dreamin' again. I'd love to find some smarter-than-entry-level work. Job security isn't important. I just need an excuse to get off my duff and go to where they turn the lights out during the day sometimes.
     
  9. Jon Best

    Jon Best Active Member

    Hey, didn't you just get back to this coast? Or were you too far north at Mackie to satisfy the left coast jones at all?

    Originally posted by Mike Rivers:
    I know there are people at Alesis now, I'm just not sure I still know any of them. Those whose e-mail addresses I knew are gone.

    If there's anyone from Alesis reading this forum (and is in a position to be in a position), I'm California dreamin' again. I'd love to find some smarter-than-entry-level work. Job security isn't important. I just need an excuse to get off my duff and go to where they turn the lights out during the day sometimes.
     
  10. Starfields76

    Starfields76 Guest

    Here's a thought for a Numark Marketing Strategy now that they've aquired Alesis...

    * Numark will be giving away glow-in-the-dark rave sticks, free with any ADAT purchase *

    (Just kidding)

    Kevin Bruchert
    Producer / Engineer
     
  11. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Originally posted by Starfields76:
    (Just kidding)

    Why? I wouldn't put it past em.
     

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