Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by spunkywinkerbean, Feb 27, 2001.
When will you get it? Any news?
I have the same question! Emailed Dave Hill the other day. Below is his reply:
"Spider is going to ship soon It has been much more work than I guessed. It is like a different
product for each part as far as time requirement goes. Input module, stereo master, stereo
digital, 8 channel digital, and power supply
Hope this helps!
Golly. Last I heard from David it's brutally close. The AES/EBU; SP/DIF output version is almost done...the "lightpipe output" version is about a month behind it...the 'T/DIF' output version is going to be a bit more of a pain in the balls...and the Pro sTools protocol has almost been cracked by another firm...who is going to 'share' the information with several other manufacturers...so the Apogee stranglehold on the Pro-Tools interfaces [lets face it, the 888 is gawd ^#$%ing awful] is nearly over.
Spider probably could have been released already by a lot of manufacturers...In the decade we've been working with David, I have yet to see one product that didn't hit the street perfect and 'bug free'. With HEDD, there were 21 different 'software' revisions for the 'processor program', If I remember correctly, "19" was the one that was chosen.
The guy is a perfectionist...it's annoying, but far less annoying to wait than drop $6k and have something wrong. If you think my ulcer isn't on the warpath, you're seriously mistaken. Last September I was under the impression that this would be done for November...and it will, I just ain't sure which November that will be...
man, his flamingo is FUCKIN tight! i wish i had 8 more channels of it too. i love his design. i want some HEDD too.
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