BriHar wrote:I should reconsider (and change) your Thread title! Use "viable" instead of "worthless" as in your text.
501dubz wrote:Theyre not going to. Its not in their business interests to disclose the profitability expressly
However the fact remains that if these controllers would not be discontinued an in fact in active development they'd be here screaming it out loud.
The only statement from SB is of the "as far as I know" variety so...
501dubz wrote:What you're asking will never happen at least in that form. SB business model is more straightforward and is not based on separate support revenue. Support is there to shift the new or current units not to create a revenue stream on legacy ones. When the units no longer shift or sourcing becomes an issue, it's bye bye time
SB does not do apple care
Then it would be a grave mistake to even consider the Nuage Desk A lot of Money to throw away on a product that will have such a short life expectancy.AP wrote:Companies like Yamaha don't manufacture products for too Long...
Armadillosound wrote:Would be nice if someone from Steinberg chipped in here and actually confirmed whether they are being discontinued or not. Anyone
BriHar wrote:This reminds one of Steinberg's Houston Controller which they discontinued some years ago which has left numerous Cubase users scarred to this day. If in fact they are being discontinued, this will make many users contemplating any future controller product from Steinberg give it some serious thought beforehand, as their trackrecord would be shot - as the saying goes "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me".
But let us recap before going any further.
The trigger seems to have been a combination of low stock, coupled with the lack of a "Buy" feature in the Steinberg Shop - but only for Europeand lands it would seem.
Next we have the statement from Moderator Joshua Matlock : "...we have not heard from our development team in Germany about any plans to discontinue the CMC series of devices at this time."
Next we have the opinion from our own, ever the optimist, Freddie H: "As far as I know Steinberg are not phasing out these CMC controllers. Its actually the opposite!
In due to its popularity, the TP-controller has run out of stock temporarily in Europe.
The new shipment are due to arrive on 31.03.2014."
This would seem to be Freddie's own personal conclusion, most likely determined from statements from the European supplier Thomann.
'Til now its seem to be looking optimistic.
Then finally we have a post from Sinned which appears to have pulled the plug: "Had word direct from Steinberg today 'CMC discontinued' only 5 FD and 1 PD left."
I am not familiar with this user, whether or not he may be taken at his word. Was he really in contact with Steinberg "direct" or with a supplier? Is he in Europe? Why would he be more privy to Steinberg Marketing information than one of Steinberg's own Moderators.
I would hope for a further sign of encouragement from a Steinberg Rep (Joshua, this would be your cue ). Time will tell I guess, Mar.31st is nigh upon us; will Freddie be proven correct?
I reserve judgment for the time being, and hope this talk of discontinuing the line is in fact just a myth.
501dubz wrote:I'm sure SB doesn't want to look bad in the eyes if people buying these units as they're the same ones they will have to sell the next controller they come up with. To retain some credibility I'm sure they will provide the bare bones Cmc patches to guarantee compatibility w upcoming cubase version but who knows after that. The annoying thing about something like the AI is that it's completely useless outside Cubase
(The PD and QC on the other hand are quite universal cc boards)
But the whole point is rather that the Cmc will likely go down the history as a short lived product if it's the end of it now. Some would call that a failure but I'm more optimistic
Rommelaar wrote:I still see CMC controllers being sold in my corner of the world (Europe). Even the shop which I practically mugged for every CMC controller, is having new ones in stock. There is still hope left?
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