Knowing now what they had in store, partnering with Roland was brilliant. They foot the bill and DW gets massively paid rather than take the risk of it being a dud.I emailed my artist relations guy at DW last night, and was told that DW is not changing at all. No one is leaving, and the day-to-day operation will remain the same. He also said the acquisition will have no bearing on DW rolling out Slingerland product at some point.
His exact words were, "Now we have a big brother we can work with," no doubt to develop hybrid acoustic/electronic drums.