Beat Thang spotted in the wild
Old 28th July 2011
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Beat Thang spotted in the wild

Noticed this at Best Buy today.



Had to take a pic while it was in full on Vegas Mode. Note the preset name...
Old 28th July 2011
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Noticed this at Best Buy today.



Had to take a pic while it was in full on Vegas Mode. Note the preset name...
Admit it, you played with it didn't you? In fact I am willing to bet you almost bought it. You made it to the check out and had your credit card out... Then at the last second you reeled yourself back in!!!
Old 28th July 2011
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It was plugged up to a pair of atrocious looking Beatz by Dre' headphones, so i didn't bother. The guy turned it on for me so i could take the picture =o]
Old 28th July 2011
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Saved by Dre! heh
Old 28th July 2011
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Best Buy Tallahassee has one. We amped it so we could avoid the rather disgusting headphones...again Dr. Dre. Talk about a box of MEH. Crappy spelling and even worse samples. Someone please explain the relevance of this crap.
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Best Buy Tallahassee has one. We amped it so we could avoid the rather disgusting headphones...again Dr. Dre. Talk about a box of MEH. Crappy spelling and even worse samples. Someone please explain the relevance of this crap.
this thing is all about marketing. selling it in best buy adds up to a totally different market. imagine how many kids might get this for xmas/birthday etc because the parental unit saw it in the store?
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They better have been some REAL good boys for their mommies to spend $1500.
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They better have been some REAL good boys for their mommies to spend $1500.

damn! didn't realize it was that spendy. i was thinking it'd be priced around $300.

i guess it would be about $300 but then they added $1000 worth of LEDs.
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Yeah, its pricey as hell. And i bet a good chunk IS the lighting, and replaceable "grillz".
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replaceable "grillz"
sold
Old 28th July 2011
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one of many of the newer marketing videos

fave quote
"this is pretty cool and it actually comes with sounds so that makes it even better..."



good luck to them though.
Old 28th July 2011
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fave quote
"this is pretty cool and it actually comes with sounds so that makes it even better..."
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I liked " it probably makes you sound better than you actually are"
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It was plugged up to a pair of atrocious looking Beatz by Dre' headphones, so i didn't bother. The guy turned it on for me so i could take the picture =o]
I cant believe you did not try it.Even just to see how crap it sounded.
Old 28th July 2011
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he secretly bought it and is now making millions under the name 'dope hazard'
Old 28th July 2011
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I'm generally someone who can find some redeeming qualities in most things. Heck, I like fat girls, too. But this thing really sounded bad...odd samples in arrangements that made little logical sense to me. Lots of dissonance and effects. It was difficult to even get something started...the sounds just didn't go together and the response seemed off...like playing into a 100% wet delay. It just wasn't musical. I suppose I don't have enough street cred to understand it. You CAN, however, tone down the lighting to a more reasonable level. It's the "BLANG" button. Really.
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I'm generally someone who can find some redeeming qualities in most things. Heck, I like fat girls, too. But this thing really sounded bad...odd samples in arrangements that made little logical sense to me. Lots of dissonance and effects. It was difficult to even get something started...the sounds just didn't go together and the response seemed off...like playing into a 100% wet delay. I suppose I don't have enough street cred to understand it. You CAN, however, tone down the lighting to a more reasonable level. It's the "BLANG" button. Really.
Seriously? BLANG? I'll take three. In fact this thing does look like a fat black girl in a tron suit now I think about it

I'll take four
Old 28th July 2011
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I like this one:

Old 29th July 2011
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one of many of the newer marketing videos

fave quote
"this is pretty cool and it actually comes with sounds so that makes it even better..."



good luck to them though.
big gipp trippin "put MPC's out of business" hahahahahahah yea ok
Old 29th July 2011
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I like this one:


That is ****ing hilarious ! - when it got to 1:00 minute in I just spat my tea over the computer screen laughing ha ha ! - that crappy little melody that sounded like cheap electronic banjo so funny ! it was like hearing a tune from a fisher price pre-school toy. They've spent 99% of their time and money on the image and pose factors without actually trying to write anything decent with the thing.

Comedy time !

Love it
Old 29th July 2011
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It's just a Timbaland box.. that in mind it should have come out 10 years ago..
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It's just a Timbaland box.. that in mind it should have come out 10 years ago..

lols. yep.
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That is ****ing hilarious ! - when it got to 1:00 minute in I just spat my tea over the computer screen laughing ha ha ! - that crappy little melody that sounded like cheap electronic banjo so funny ! it was like hearing a tune from a fisher price pre-school toy. They've spent 99% of their time and money on the image and pose factors without actually trying to write anything decent with the thing.

Comedy time !

Love it
How very dare you! I was about to hail those two as the hippety hoppety Kraftwerk
Old 29th July 2011
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Fact of the matter is, if you don't have a beat thang, well, you don't have a beat thang.
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That is ****ing hilarious ! - when it got to 1:00 minute in I just spat my tea over the computer screen laughing ha ha ! - that crappy little melody that sounded like cheap electronic banjo so funny ! it was like hearing a tune from a fisher price pre-school toy. They've spent 99% of their time and money on the image and pose factors without actually trying to write anything decent with the thing.
but you're forgetting that really bad sounds are in vogue in that cheesy commercial rap these days. "that sounds ****!.. awesome.. it'll be #1"

but yeah.. you nailed it 100%. all image/pose/marketing.

notice the guys in the video are wearing sunglasses.. because you have to! it's so damn bright.

only a matter of time until someone gets one of these things installed in their car in an episode of pimp my ride.
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btw - Timbaland in a box isn't really a bad idea. For a cheap beat box the Zoom SB246 could have been a lot worse.

But is this really over $1,000 better? If the sampling/chopping is very intuitive than maybe just maybe.. but it seems that this whole machine's marketing focus is not having to deal with dat pesky samplin.. seems like counter-productive marketing to justify that price..

Unless they are really going for the ghetto kid that robbed a rich guy for his ipad market.. that's too small for me to believe that. Or maybe just thug white kids from Oakland? Meth dealers? I have no clue..

This thing could be everything you wanted the MPC500 and Zoom drum machines to be.. but why so much ****ing money? What did they **** up with the cost? The pretty lights? Or is it just marked way up? I vote the pretty lights..
Old 29th July 2011
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$1500? Wow they have no idea what they are doing.

I can buy a Dave Smith Tempest for few bucks more, a Machinedrum for $1200, or an MPC1000 for under a grand, or an Electribe for a fraction of the cost...

Beat Kangz Electronics Beat Thang Virtual | Tech Reviews | MusicRadar.com

Ive seen a few decent reviews of the $150 software, but $1500 for this identical hardware thing which is made all of plastic and doesnt even have a step sequencer seems insane. I think they know it would never fly in a real music store next to competing products, so put it where there is no real competition... Best buy. heh
Old 29th July 2011
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At least $1000/unit sold went to getting that motley group of semi-celebrities to show up at their premiere.
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$1500? Holy ****, I thought they were already way overboard when they said it's gonna retail for $999 or something. Then again, I'm at least superficial enough to say that it's too damn ugly for me even if it was really f'n good.
Old 29th July 2011
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If the Beat Thang is what you guys think is ugly, and ^^this is what you guys think is pretty...

You're either the whitest or most stylistically challenged group of people I know.
Theres a thin line anyway.

What you should be upset about is the ghetto marketing.
"Dem Hatazzz" is just not an acceptable preset.
THAT IS...Unless the preset somehow can look into your past and take audio samples of everyone who ever insulted you and beat mark each word automatically.

In that case...wait, wtf am I talking about? It a stupid preset name.
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That is ****ing hilarious ! - when it got to 1:00 minute in I just spat my tea over the computer screen laughing ha ha ! - that crappy little melody that sounded like cheap electronic banjo so funny ! it was like hearing a tune from a fisher price pre-school toy. They've spent 99% of their time and money on the image and pose factors without actually trying to write anything decent with the thing.

Comedy time !

Love it
they probably DID try and write something decent with it. and what you heard was the result
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