Chimera BC-16: First video of tiny, cute, round modular synth

Here's the first clip of the Chimera BC-16 mini synth in action (covered previously). The synth messageboards have been all over the BC-16, starting with "this is awesome", moving on to "I've ordered mine", then "It hasn't arrived yet", then "It's a hoax" and finally "It's a scam." I don't see any reason to think it's a scam (I can think of about a million easier scams that don't involve designing a tiny circular modular synths) but they're obviously having a hard time meeting customer orders. Still, after seeing this video, I just ordered one myself for £136. Lets see if it turns up...


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Sorry I jumped the gun in emailing you regarding it's scam status Tom :)
 
It's a tough game the old modular synth scam game. some people really need to widen their horizons ;) although didn't Obama mention it last week? Something about the ongoing scandal of long waiting lists for boutique modular oscillators, compounded by poor email communication.

It reminded me a bit of this

http://ifyoulikeitsomuchwhydontyougolivethere.com/2008/05/07/immigraephilespaedogrants/

just a bit
 
Hey there!

I'm Doe Deere, the Disco Diva from Brooklyn, NY. I'm 98.7% sure you'll want to blog about me and my music ;-P

http://www.myspace.com/doedeere
 
so you are a whore in real life AND the internet!! WOW!
 
You might be suprised as regards scams and esoteric music gear. Try Googling "Dave Guardala", who was once one of the top boutique saxophone technicians.

Not that I'm in any way suggesting this lovely looking toy is dodgy. I want very very much.
 
Hmm, I ordered one before Xmas, and didn't hear anything until my paypal claim went in (no comment from the seller meant i got the money back minus Paypal fees).

FWIW I don't think it is a scam - just a bit disorganised, the site updates were sporadic 3 onths nothing then an email saying 'we can't source the parts so our analogue synth will be significantly more digital as a result and the FM we touted ain't gonna happen').
A real shame the version one specs were perfect, but I guess parts shortages can't really be blames on Chimera.

Good luck with the order!
 
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