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Where is Kawai james? #2676261
09/19/17 11:39 AM
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Hi,

He was last seen on August 25, 2017 at 10:43 AM.

Is he ok?

or on an extended holiday?

Is any one in contact with him?

Thanks


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676272
09/19/17 12:10 PM
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Busy writing user's manuals and marketing materials for Kawai's forthcoming products? smile

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676275
09/19/17 12:16 PM
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It sounds like you guys miss him.
Don't we all?
He's my favorite PW member.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: clothearednincompo] #2676294
09/19/17 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by clothearednincompo
Busy writing user's manuals and marketing materials for Kawai's forthcoming products? smile


I am sure it is the new VPC2 manual which now demands his full attention. When you consider all of the forum suggestions for the upgrades from the VPC1, it may take him months.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: MacMacMac] #2676299
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
It sounds like you guys miss him.
Don't we all.
He's my favorite PW member.


Same here.


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: MacMacMac] #2676305
09/19/17 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
He's my favorite PW member.


I can take or leave him personally grin


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676311
09/19/17 03:29 PM
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How heavy is it, James? wink


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: Rally] #2676330
09/19/17 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Rally
I am sure it is the new VPC2 manual which now demands his full attention. When you consider all of the forum suggestions for the upgrades from the VPC1, it may take him months.


It may be the Kawai engineers have entered an infinite loop, first adding a slider wheel to the VPC2 demanded by so many, then removing it again due to numerous indications towards that direction, and then starting over again. Only logical way to resolve this is to have an additional "separate numpad" kind of box you can tape to the side of VPC2 if you like. Or maybe an extending side panel?

But back to the topic, I hope as well that James is fine. It might be just a holiday or busy working with new product (krhm NOVUS10 krhm) and related materials. He's doing a superb job here at PianoWorld forums, and I hope the Kawai brass knows it!

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676420
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I think he is a very classy guy and asset to his company.

Venturing a guess I'll go with there are official product announcements which are imminent. And neither Kawai nor James wants him in a position to be faced with questions where his answers -- or lack thereof -- frustrate people. I expect to see him return after the official Novus and CA97 announcements.

Just wild speculation on my part, however.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676569
09/20/17 05:35 PM
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I can only hope that James is on holiday and spending time with his family and loved ones... I have this image of them at a beach resort in the south of India without a digital piano in sight. smile

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676574
09/20/17 06:12 PM
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I think I've figured it out - he's been banned for being over polite. wink

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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676577
09/20/17 06:20 PM
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My bet is corporate quiet period shortly before new product announcement.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676588
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Oh my ...

K James on Holiday from PianoWorld. With a few new products to create documentation for, the carpet between his cuney. marketing, engineering and service, must be pretty thin. Not to mention the simultaneous translation into other languages.

I believe he does this forum a good. He certainly knows product versions and featuresets and such. He also comes to Kawai' defense quite well.

The other mfgr's, would be served well by having similar folks monitor this Forum.


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676756
09/21/17 12:27 PM
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I too like Kawai James and miss him.

But, speaking about missing Piano World members, where is Morodiene?
Haven't seen her in Piano World for quite awhile, it is unfortunate, she definitely was a key member here IMO.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: hag01] #2676758
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Originally Posted by hag01
I too like Kawai James and miss him.

But, speaking about missing Piano World members, where is Morodiene?
Haven't seen her in Piano World for quite awhile, it is unfortunate, she definitely was a key member here IMO.


Last seen a couple of days ago, so I think she's around. Posted a few things in the last few weeks.


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676759
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OK, good to know.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676827
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Morodiene and James usually have a stronger presence in the forum, but I suppose they're just taking a break. We do tend to beat around the same bush over and over: this action over that one, my pivot is longer than yours; and the most popular, modeling vs. sampling.

Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676831
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I've never seen James answering on weekends or outside business hours. Which makes me think his presence here is more or less part of his job and therefore I don't believe he just got bored and decided to take a break. He's rather on vacation. Hopefully.


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: Pete14] #2676837
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Originally Posted by Pete14
Morodiene and James usually have a stronger presence in the forum, but I suppose they're just taking a break. We do tend to beat around the same bush over and over: this action over that one, my pivot is longer than yours; and the most popular, modeling vs. sampling.


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Re: Where is Kawai james? [Re: musicman100] #2676844
09/21/17 06:24 PM
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Morodiene is here, but not in the digital forum. Mostly in adult beginners.

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