Gearphoria Volume 7 Number 3

22 GEARPHORIA JAN/FEB 2019 “X-AMOUNT of dollars is way too much, I can make one myself for half that.” This is a popular refrain from the Twitterati when some new product or other gets a mention on the old interwebs. I believe its related to something that goes along the lines of “YY should really have added a feature to the thing that does blah, blah. It would be really simple and they’d sell a boat load”. And so it goes, that people who don’t make com- mercial products for a living, try to explain to people who do, how they could have done it better. I suppose it’s the consumer version of shouting coaching advice at your football team from the couch. Here’s a favorite story of mine. I was reading some reviews of Mission products on a popular in- ternet marketplace. One reviewer pointed out that the stomp switch for turning effects on and off was too quiet. The reviewer thought the switch should have made a louder click so they knew it was on. Another reviewer complained a switch was too loud. It could be heard when making recordings, and we should have used a qui- You’ll never guess what happened next When something clicks , it clicks ...

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