Future Impact now available!! WAS: deep impact reissue!!! interested?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lokki, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. lokki


    Nov 4, 2008
    Endorser of Future Impact
    Future Impact now available!! See here:
    Future Impact I. <http://pandamidi.com/bass-guitar-synth/>
    Future Impact order page
    and here:
    Future Impact <https://www.facebook.com/futureimpact1/>

    download of all the software/documentation:

    support <http://pandamidi.com/support/>

    demo video:

    and soundclips:


    hi everybody,

    i am in contact with the developer of the deep impact from akai.
    i suggested to do a reissue of the legendary pedal, and he is seriously thinking about it if the interest is there.
    what he needs is a rough estimate of units that he could sell. so, who is in?

    maybe we can even talk about some additional features like more presets...


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  2. lukylutte


    Oct 14, 2004
    I'm in if the price is right. Always wanted to try one but never got the chance.
    jeffgnr90, Laklandfan and eddododo like this.
  3. For real? Put me down for one. Search deep impact reissue and you'll find plenty of support for the idea over the years. But don't expect ebay prices for the new ones!
    mcnach likes this.
  4. lokki


    Nov 4, 2008
    Endorser of Future Impact
    yeah i know the interest is there. and prices will not be ebay prices for sure! the dev is a nice guy :) what do you guys suggest is the best way to gather people?

  5. Rawpower


    Aug 10, 2014
    Love the idea.... count me in. Hope the guys in Akai really make this into reality.
  6. Rawpower


    Aug 10, 2014
    Maybe you can ask them to join this thread :D or tentatively they should do a poll on their website to conduct an interest check. This way, we know at least they are seriously looking into making the reissue.
  7. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
  8. Depends really on price, but count me in, I'm definately interested.
  9. lfmn16


    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    I'd be interested, depending on the price.
  10. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    You really should try to get an idea on pricing first. There is a BIG range in between "ebay prices" and what people are willing to actually pay for it.
  11. bassmusic17


    Jan 15, 2011
    If it costs more than the Headrush I wouldn't even bother.
  12. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    not more than 350-400. and that plastic is junky... need to fix it.
    lacepage likes this.
  13. Andy Walhor

    Andy Walhor

    Jun 21, 2009
    I'm interested.
  14. willbassyeah


    Oct 9, 2011
    Around 250 is a good price imo, smaller enclosure if it's possible

    Count me in too
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  15. lokki


    Nov 4, 2008
    Endorser of Future Impact
    the dev does not work for akai anymore, so i don't think akai will have anything to do with it. i found the guy by accident! he did the triple play midi stuff for fishman as well. i will send him this thread link and will talk to him about pricing.
  16. Driven Crane

    Driven Crane

    May 30, 2014
    I would buy a clone of it - i do not want to pay for brand. Fed up.
    BioWeapon likes this.
  17. honotron


    Oct 1, 2008
    Count me in for sure
  18. Alien8


    Jan 29, 2014
    In all honesty, it has to be priced equal or cheaper than the original. There is likely a start up fee, like developing a new board, enclosure and assembly methods that could be addressed with a kick starter or something. From there some marketing and smarts to avoid the possible Akai lawsuit if they choose not to participate. With so many similar / clone pedals out there now, it's not hard to avoid if there is even a threat present. What if EHX were to pick it up, or another like source audio?

    The best way to get a sense of who is actually committed is to fire up a kick starter, and advertise it in the forums & the music scene. Money trails always show the truth.

    I'm in, and am willing to help with manufacturing engineering and marketing.
  19. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol

    What plastic are you talking about?
    The Deep Impact is all solid metal.

    I wonder how this could be done. From what we gathered the Deep Impact is mostly software so Akai must own rights to it and some of the components used back then aren't available anymore.
    As for price, the Deep Impact was a commercial failure, like ALL bass synth pedals.
    It sold in shops at less than 200 and people didn't buy. It ended on sale for us$99 at Musician's Friend.
    It only became sought after because of Muse. If you want a reissue to happen you first need to sell it to chris Wolstenholme.
  20. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Just when I think I have all the synths... they pull me back in! Interested!
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