Here's the first clip of the Chimera BC-16 mini synth in action (covered previously). The synthmessageboards 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...
Posted by Tom Whitwell.
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.
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.