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  • Originally posted by scheinriese View Post

    I don't think so. I guess it just sells badly. No wonder if you see what they do with their customers... Reputation gets worse and worse...

    BTW: I'm done with ATV and the aD5 - too many let-downs in a row...
    I just bought a used TD-30 module for a good price on ebay. Looking out for the MIMIC Pro to come out in Europe, if it's good I'll buy it, if not I'll keep the TD-30.
    At last I got back using VSTs with the aD5 because of lacking usable sounds but for that purpose the TD-30 suits better in my opinion (more inputs, rimshot sounds on toms, etc.).
    I also ordered a new drumset from Jobeky.

    Bad for me that the price for the aD5 is lowered so I would get even less money than I expected. So unfortunately maybe I'm forced to keep the aD5 as a backup or so...
    What did you want to say about their bad réputation and relasionship with their customers???


    • Originally posted by Mikevdrums View Post

      What did you want to say about their bad réputation and relasionship with their customers???
      Just take a look at some of my posts in this thread and you will see what I mean.
      You'll get a history of false promises and disappointments...

      Edit: OK, so here's my short history with ATV and the aD5:

      June 29, 2016: bought the aD5 based on the mostly good reviews
      Info on drum-tec website (this is STILL online): "ATV bietet in Ihrer Online Open Drum Library eine ständig wachsende Auswahl an qualitativ höchstwertigen Drum Sets zum freien Download an. Weiterhin ist die Zusammenarbeit mit einer führende VST Drum Library geplant, so dass die Entscheidung für ATV aD5 Drummodul wirklich "one step beyond" bedeutet, ein Schritt in eine neue Welt der Drum Sounds Open Library."

      July 2016: ATV told me, that "ATV will launch 5 new kits and at least one percussion kit in October. At the same time we will launch the web-store were you can download all kits and updates to your aD5." The "update 1.1 is lined up for the end of this month."

      "All our sampled kits and sounds will be free of charge."

      I'm having issues to get my Roland VH-12 to work properly with the aD5 (I think Allan had the same problems) so I wrote to ATV, also with some other questions regarding the aD5.

      August 2016: ATV: "We had planned an update for July, but we figured that it would be best to postpone this update for v.1.11, and add it together with the next one due in October - v.1.5. I know that the market is asking for new software and new sounds, we are working hard to deliver this. Expect in October a critical update on the software, and in November the official opening of the ATV marketplace for sounds." [...]
      "The VH-12 issue will be resolved on the next update."

      October 2016: ATV: "Indeed we are almost launching the new ATV Online Sound Library[...]."

      November 2016: ATV: "In December we will launch:Software update Version 2.0" (which was a mistake, it should have been 1.2).

      "ATV SOUND STORE Opening date: The beginning of December"
      "The sounds, unfortunately, will not be free of charge, this decision was hard to make due to copyrights, and all the process of sampling that, after listening to them, you will see the investment from our part to make them sound perfect."

      In another mail later in November:
      "Expect this to happen around the 20th of December." (opening of ATV Sound Store)

      December 6, 2016: Update 1.2 is online. Did ATV inform their (registered!) customers: no. Was the VH-12 issue fixed: no.
      ATV website: "ATV SOUND STORE will be released late December."

      Late December 2016: Still no ATV Sound Store online. ATV's official Twitter account (only available in Japanese so you have to use google translator):
      "We are waiting for you, ATV SOUND STORE, but it became difficult to publish within the year. I apologize that I will slip in January. I am sorry for the user of aD5 that you are waiting for, but since I will do my best to make it available as soon as possible, please wait for a while."

      Infos regarding the Sound Store on the American Twitter and facebook account: none. Infos via E-Mail to the registered customers: none.

      January 2017: Bought used Roland TD-30.

      Seems as if some dealers lowered the price for the aD5. WOW, so what would I get now for my used aD5?

      Last edited by scheinriese; 01-03-17, 11:43 AM.


      • Price is back on the old level. Strange.
        it was for sale at a lowered price at 2 different shops for a couple of days


        • I followed the ATV aD5 since reveal and release and most of the videos available online are in japanese language ( except for the few of Mr. Snyder ). And most infos about it online are also in japanese. I get the feeling that they focus too much on the japanese market. At the very beginning I thought it might be an interesting module, but it just did not convince me until today.
          The very most limiting for me is the cable snake with so less trigger inputs. I love modules with 16 direct trigger inputs like TD-30,50 Mimic Pro and 2Box for example.
          If ATV would reveal another high end module and change their marketing strategy it could be more interesting.
          Last edited by spitfirejoe; 01-06-17, 01:23 PM.