Tony, Apart from the name “The Organ market is well and truly dead Bill” is word for word what was said 25 years ago, which proves your memory’s still well intact.
If Yamaha follows its usually 3 year cycle (The T4 was one of the few exceptions) this autumn (fall) should see the release of the 710/910 replacement, with the T4 replacement coming next autumn.
Personally I think manufactures will eventually produce a range of Arranger controllers (Similar to Midi Controllers) to which you will plug in your tablet (Giving you your screen and touch) then download the App for the instrument you require, this will significantly reduce R & D costs as they will only need to develop software rather than hardware. (If you’re not sure what tablets and apps are, ask the younger generation as they have taken to them like a duck to water) Also hardware add on for tablets and phones are also all the rage, so attaching it to an arranger controller and downloading the app will come as second nature to the younger generation.
NOTE: You will probably not be able to use any arranger software, as the hardware controllers will be coded to only accept the arranger controller manufactures software, so as to protect their market.
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