Yeah, but then that's targeting a smaller company who builds their synths by hand. But not arguing against it.Koshdukai wrote: ↑24 Nov 2020I think the "Seriously?" was more like "Seriously? Is this the best you can do?"joeyluck wrote: ↑24 Nov 2020Meanwhile Korg and Moog are having entire synths with hundreds of parameters copied, and they seem to be less vocal...or I've missed it. Maybe they have sought legal action, but stayed quiet publicly? Again not saying Arturia is wrong for speaking out, it's just interesting the different approaches and when people decide to take a stand.
Also Behringer has been doing it for years and Arturia seemed to have no problem with it when Behringer is copying their competitors. So seeing the post of "Seriously?" Is like, "Yes.. have you been living under a rock?" Lol. Seeing the shock and awe of one of Behringer's easiest and simplest copies for them after copying much more complex synths, is interesting. Again, not saying anybody is wrong for feeling any kind of way about it.
At least the Borg/Boog modules have a different take on the physical format and the price difference justifies their
"We're making it more affordable for you all, starving musicians"
Arturia might not be the biggest innovators either. I mean, you can say they've certainly gone about things ethically by officially partnering with companies to make branded soft synth emulations, but for the longest time, that's been their primary focus—emulating and copying.
Legally speaking however, there isn't as much wrong as people think with copying. Like others here have mentioned, it's like seeing the off-brand versions of everything in the store.
Arturia isn't necessarily partnering with the companies for their emulations to be ethical, they want the brand names to help sell their emulations. Behringer says, we'll copy it and call it something slightly different and sell it with our name on it...