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Korg announce ARP Odyssey synth - - updated

Korg Arp Odyssey analogue classic synth

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#31 RhysP

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Posted 29 August 2016 - 12:16 PM

I still really fancy one of these, and a Minilogue. If I manage to sell my Gretsch I might treat myself.

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 08:55 AM

View PostRhysP, on 29 August 2016 - 12:16 PM, said:

I still really fancy one of these, and a Minilogue. If I manage to sell my Gretsch I might treat myself.

Good plan! The ML's a steal, don'cha think?
For me it's on hold now, as I need to have the money ready for a white Odyssey desktop - should they release those. That, and I'm hoping for a Maxilogue, which would fit my use better (4 or 5 octaves and 8 voices at the very least).
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Posted 30 August 2016 - 09:29 AM

View PostBassTractor, on 30 August 2016 - 08:55 AM, said:

Good plan! The ML's a steal, don'cha think?
For me it's on hold now, as I need to have the money ready for a white Odyssey desktop - should they release those. That, and I'm hoping for a Maxilogue, which would fit my use better (4 or 5 octaves and 8 voices at the very least).

Yeah, it's a cracking little synth for the money. I'd buy it just for the little oscilloscope. :-)

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Posted 30 August 2016 - 01:51 PM

View PostRhysP, on 30 August 2016 - 09:29 AM, said:

I'd buy it just for the little oscilloscope. :-)

Aye. People keep reporting they expected a gimmick, but received a great tool.
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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:56 PM

Forgot to mention that Korg have confirmed TWO desktop versions: Rev. 1 and Rev. 3.
This is about colours only, as all Rev.s contain all three filters.
Haven't read an explanation for the lack of a Rev. 2
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:13 PM

The new IOS app called ODYSSEi (sic!) IMHO sounds stellar and has much going on.

The app supports polyphony: up to 8 voices. :santa2:
I couldn't believe my eyes.

Standard it comes with 100 presets and the Rev.3 skin but as expected with all three filter versions. Also has an unknown amount of user preset space.
As in-app-purchase you can get Rev.1 and Rev.2 skins - each with 50 presets.

Movement in sliders can be a part of a preset. One of the first presets I tried had three sliders dancing at the same time. It reminded me about how I got friends to do similar stuff decades ago - but for one gig only 'coz their being annoyed beamed from their faces.

Apart from two keyboards, the largest one of them almost playable, it comes with two Kaos pads. When you move your finger over one of the pads, you can see the connected sliders move - which might be good as a learning tool.

Dunno how this will work on an iPhone, and I'm sceptical, but on the iPad with 12.9" screen I think it's bloody fantastic.

BTW, these are on offer until January the 5th, as a lot of Korg stuff is right now.
IMS 30 to 50 percent off, depending on market.

Edited by BassTractor, 27 December 2016 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:49 PM

Korg have semi-announced a full size version, to be built in the USA.
No further details yet.

Edited by BassTractor, 26 December 2016 - 01:55 PM.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:58 PM

Full Size lim. ed. officially announced now in the Electronic Musician mag, with fittingly a full size ad.
So I'm counting on an introduction at NAMM, which I assume is in January.

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:58 PM

Full Size:
- available from February
- all three colour schemes
- each of them having all three filter alternatives
- to be sent worldwide
- US$ 1,599

For that price, I personally expect it to be the KARP PCBs put into a bigger box, with rerouting for the user interface hardware.
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

Oh lordy... full size keys...

http://www.korg.com/.../arpodyssey_fs/
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Posted 18 January 2017 - 01:28 PM

View PostMisterT, on 18 January 2017 - 12:02 PM, said:

Oh lordy... full size keys...

http://www.korg.com/.../arpodyssey_fs/

And an extra £500 on the price.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 06:04 PM

Someone who tried one at NAMM reported that the FS keybed is toy-like, and not as good as the slim keys on the 86% size version. If confirmed by others, that would remove a lot of the attraction.
I guess it's an 86% size desktop for me then, with my personal choice of full-size MIDI keyboard.
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