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Monday, March 02, 2020

Does This Make You Want to Buy Behringer Products?



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via Boing Boing

"Electronic music equipment maker Behringer deleted a bizarre video (above) of a fake device called the Kirn CorkSniffer, named after tech journalist Peter Kirn, founder of CDM, a digital music magazine. The fake device has a caricature which depicts Kirn as having an unusually long nose."


Update:

And of course the design aesthetic is copied.

via Reverb

The Cork Sniffer Preamp / DirtyBoost from BLAMMO!



14 comments:

  1. This is why I am a patron of the Internet Archive. Nothing is lost, merely misplaced. I take it Behringer don't particularly find this journalist amusing, and attempted to add a little longitude to his latitude?
    This reminds me of the $50,000,000.00 defamation and restraint of trade lawsuit (that number is correct) filed against video game critic and pro wrestler Jim Sterling by the truly awful and untalented game company Digital Homicide, who lost spectacularly and did a royal Hindenberg into the New Jersey swamps. I'm happy when life is bizarrely amusing. It's all I have.

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  2. Behringer is crazy. Check out the hundreds of employee reviews on glassdoor for Behrigner and Music Tribe. Insane.

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  3. Is that you Uli ^
    I wouldn't be surprised if you're posting here to save face the same way you do on glassdoor.

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  4. At least when Behringer have no legal recourse, and resort to just being publicly snotty, they do it with a bit of esthetic talent. They have that going for them. (I don't count the talented engineers who gave us the Deepmind to actually be employees of Behringer, but eager nerds who, like most other people, would find themselves unable to keep from walking swiftly toward a large pile of money being offered.)

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  5. This would be a great time for Roland, Korg, Yamaha or some other manufacturer to roll out a budget line of products that can directly compete with Behringer's line as far as features and appeal go, because I think a lot of people with little money to their name will be looking for ways to stop supporting Behringer now.

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    2. Disliking Behringer qua Behringer is as pointless as supporting Moog simply because it is Moog. Does politically weaponizing your money make you feel better than owning the prodect? I don't think the existence of the Model D has prevented or dissuaded anyone from buying a Moog, any more than the existence of Moogs prevents people from buying Behringer. Events in China, though, may have a greater effect on Behringer business than on Moog being strictly relegated to South Carolina. Time will tell.

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  6. Also it just occurred to me that Behringer removed the video and image probably because somebody realized such works ARE slanderous and THEY could have been sued and lost yet again.

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  7. this is humor...
    I love Behringer
    But the reactions are childisch in my opinion

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    1. Opinions are like raindrops. Soon to pass and lost in the deluge.

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    2. @birdy Others apparently see the same thing I do... https://www.magneticmag.com/2020/03/behringer-aim-synth-snobs-video-anti-semitic-tropes/

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  8. Does anyone else think this looks like one of those anti-✡️ caricatures? *CRINGE*

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    1. @Jadis No, totally not, just someone with a long nose, like Liar Trump or Pinokkio.....
      Or a Cork Sniffer ;)

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    2. @birdy Yeah, those 🀬 (((Cork Sniffers)))πŸ‘ƒπŸΌ! πŸΈπŸ‘ŒπŸΎ Heil ULI!!!

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