heard a rumour that paris pulled the plug

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by audiokid, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    heard a rumour that Paris pulled the plug, is this true? If not, I will delete this thread so we don't add to the rumour.

    Anyone else hear this? :confused:
  2. stoneinapond

    stoneinapond Guest

    The Ensoniq/Emu web site still shows the Paris - although it is now called Paris Pro and appears to be version 3. Perhaps the older version has gone away.
    Don't know if this is any help.
  3. EMU can no longer get the custom chips required for Paris, but that having been said. . . Soundscape by Mackie has announced a generous cross-grade program from Paris to R.Ed 32 at the NAMM show. You can migrate existing Paris 3.0 projects into R.Ed using our OMF plug-in (works great--I migrated "See It My Way" into R.Ed for the show.)
    Some of the major new features of this latest generation of “Soundscape by Mackie” hardware include the following:

    1) New Pro-tools Compatibility, with the ability to seamlessly address Pro-Tools media

    2) Un-compressed video playback

    3) Apogee 96K analog I/O Interface option

    4) 3rd Party TDM Plug-ins

    5) Hardware Control Surface: support via the EMAGIC Logic controller, with more to come from Mackie.

    I have R.Ed in stock ready for upgrades--call me!
  4. Yes, EMU is dropping Paris hardware developement. ID makes the software, and I understand are still developing software - probably expanding to take advantage of native features.

    But it is true. No more Paris hardware except
    for what Chuck Duffy's developement group may be putting together. Chuck licenced the hardware rights from EMU. See the greatidea site for details.

  5. Dedric

    Dedric Guest

    Sorry for my disappearance from the forum for a while - been moving...

    Hopefully we'll see more software from ID, but it will have to be paid upgrades at some point for it to be worth their while - IMHO.

    Paris is still a great system, and had potential at one point in time a couple of years ago. But, the lack of future hardware and 96/192k/surround support will be limiting for any future software (beyond the hardware Chuck can pull off, which will likely be interfaces for the existing MEC or Int2 interface).

    C'est la vie... my rig still sounds great though. We'll keep this forum going as long as RO and users want to.

  6. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    Thanks for clearing this up. I guess we'll keep the thread alive.
  7. osmuir

    osmuir Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    honestly, that blows.

    as marvel comics is fond of saying:
    " 'nuff said"

    what is a poor boy to do?

    however, i can laugh at my one time employer who was being a jerk [and is a big paris guy].

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