BassTractor, on 07 September 2014 - 06:16 PM, said:
Indeed. They are not for keyboardists.
I'd rather have a space saving keyboardless one (actually: two), and choose my own keys.
Nah. I think "make it even better" and "early 2015" is just corporate speak for "we're having a lot of trouble with the rights to the ARP name in some areas, and need extra time - probably more than we say right now, and BTW, we were not convinced by the initial response from the market, so we want to stir up some extra sh*t to make people talk about it".
There is no chance they will not make it analogue, and I also feel that there is no chance they will make it better.
However, I do feel that they will not dare to release it with a big body, big keyboard and big price, and that this is gonna be a KARP mini with a pricing just above the MS-20 mini - something like that - but indeed with MIDI.
I'll buy it at any rate, whatever the outcome, but may not buy two.
I pray you are right ( except for the mini...lol) but I ask myself some questions:
As I know the corporate world ( and I know it pretty well...unfortunately) it is a very poor idea to announce in advance a future release of an already existing brand (be it a joint venture or any other buy/sell brand's name rights) before this deal is secure. For this kind of amateur practice in the real corporate world you got usually...fired.
Now, I looked after all this new release on the net and it was never stated it will be a mini version (that means a lot of cut and short backs potentiometer and internal circuits wise...made in China, etc) - some people may like it, but I don't.
Another hard question is why and WHY are they going Oddisey way when they have already some great analog synths (MonoPoly, Polysix, etc) in their past catalogue??? Considering also that the response of the market for the mini and the kit is absolutely great.
Imagine what a great idea to have a MonoPoly Kit or a Polysix Kit. (at least for me)
So, even that I hope like you that the Korg Oddisey will be a great release I know that in this troubled world of modern profit&loss kind of synth... and that well respected japanese synth companies still strongly believe the sample based workstations are very cool & very hype...everything can happen...and not always in the pure analog way oriented.
If you have more news about this please don't forget to keep us updated.
Edited by TheSiberian, 07 September 2014 - 09:26 PM.