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Future of SS Personell and Products

Discussion in 'Recording' started by SonOfSmawg, Jan 26, 2001.

  1. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Since I read about the Mackie buyout, I've
    had many questions about the alliance's future. I read the thread addressing the matter on the SS forum, but nobody asked what seems to me to be the logical questions.
    Will Soundscape remain 'Soundscape', or
    will it now be 'Mackie'? Will the Soundscape line still remain intact just as if they'd
    gone-on without the buyout? Will the same people remain 'in charge' of SS, or will Mackie's higherarchy take charge? Will the same personell continue to design the SS gear, or will there now be Mackie engineers
    envolved? Will SS continue to have the same
    unrivalled customer service? Will SS continue
    to supply all updates free of charge? Will
    SS continue to have complete reverse-support
    for its' products? Is there a possibility
    that Mackie just bought-out the competition,
    and could completely drop the whole SS line?
    Each and every one of these questions is logical and very important. I would appreciate if you would please answer all of these questions to give us a more clear
    picture of SS' future. Please help to put the minds of users and possible future users
    at ease...

  2. Fredrik

    Fredrik Guest

    I would really like to know these things as well.
    If you don't mind I'll forward the questions to the Soundscape forum?
    Or maybe you've already e-mailed this to Chris or Joel?

    I think it could be a very positive thing. Mackie and Emagic also working together...
    The marketing machine of Mackie, etc.

  3. Soundscape

    Soundscape Guest

  4. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that clear, concise answer.
    Just kidding, welcome back , Buddy! I assume
    answers are yet to come, but that we'll like
    what you'll have to report. We'll be waiting

    My agreement with Chris Wright is that I
    will not post on the SS forum. They've been
    gracious enough to allow me access, and I
    would never think about not keeping my word.
    I have great respect for Chris.
    If you do copy my post there, I would just like to make it clear that you will be doing that of your own free will, and that it is your right to do so, as RO is a public
    forum. I don't have a problem with you doing-so, but I am not asking you to do it.
    Please forgive me if this sounds odd, but
    understand that I wouldn't do anything to spoil my business relationship with Chris, or anyone at SS. I place a very high value
    on their help, friendship, and integrity.
    This is much more than I can say for any other company out there. All the more reason
    that I hope things work out well in their new
    business alliance...

  5. Fredrik

    Fredrik Guest

    I hear you. Good man!
    Since I want to know these things as well, I'll just write the questions myself on the forum. Maybe tonight, if I'll find the time.

    Take care,
  6. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...well, questions still not answered.
    Frederik posted the questions several days ago on the SS site, and his post hasn't been answered by SS either. Maybe they don't know
    the answers yet, either. I guess we'll all just have to wait...
  7. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    YO...JOEL !!! There's still nothing on the SS, Mackie, or RO forums regarding Soundscape's future. I've been trying to find any info as to what may be going-on, but none is available. There was one specific official statement that was made that concerns me. Here it is...
    "But most importantly, we're bringing new, exciting, and immensely talented people into the Mackie environment. Yes, we're purchasing a company - but it's the employees of SYDEC that mean more to us than the existing technology. People are the potential, not the hardware or software."
    Hmmm...well, the SS site is still up (for the time being?). There are a lot of SS product owners and possible buyers who are on-edge as to what the future is going to hold with this situation. SS has always had top-notch customer service, and it makes me uncomfortable that they've not kept us up to date, or made any statement that clearly tells us where this is going. Who in their right mind would buy a SS product today?
    The above statement clearly implies that SS
    products are history!
    Joel...please reply...
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Anyone know what's up with SS. It's like all time has stopped for them. :confused:
    Joel, you there?
    Is SS even in business.
  9. Aaron-Carey

    Aaron-Carey Active Member

    They put out some really nice new drivers for mixtreme, but rounded it off with some really bad politics ( IMHO )
    hope all is well
  10. Fredrik

    Fredrik Guest

    They've recently released a new software version for the R.Ed. So I think they are very much still in business.
    My R.Ed. is still in business anyway. :cool: Working as beautiful as ever!
    Who knows what the future will hold?

    Best wishes,
    Fredrik Lidin
  11. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    good to hear.

    I emailed Joel a week back and he said he was very busy but still moderating this forum. I wish we could get some info from him.
  12. All is well, guys! The future is very positive--stay tuned!

    Neikirk Audio
  13. I've just noticed on the SS forum that TC works have stated that they have no plans to release any moreplug-insfor SScape. Do they know something we don't ?

  14. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    oh boy, that doesn't sound good :(
  15. I believe that all TC is saying is that they're focusing on their own hardware! Here's the quote "At the moment we do focus on the TC PowerCore interfaces and the application Spark ..."? It only makes good business sense to focus on their own products(and they can always change their plans. . .)
    Stay tuned!

    Bert Neikirk
    Neikirk Audio, Inc
  16. Stay tuned......? Bert, do you know something we don't ?

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