Korg to release ARP Odyssey

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Kenneth » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:08 pm

Hybrid88 wrote:eh?

This is truly bizarre if true :shock:
Why would it not be? It looks like an official announcement from Korg to me. Not really any reason to be skeptical here... :?
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by fh991586 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:12 pm

Maybe Roland will now reconsider his market strategy...
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by megamanx » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:20 pm

this came out of left field, and available in september, that is pretty soon.

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by bluntedcircuit » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:23 pm

Korg is on a roll holy h**l

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by V301H » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:26 pm

If it's a White Face I'm buying it as long as it is significantly less than an original. I paid $1000 for a brand new White Face in 1973.
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Aaron2 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:32 pm

fh991586 wrote:Maybe Roland will now reconsider his market strategy...
Yes, Roland should. KORG has just eaten its lunch -- again! :lol:

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Augment » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:32 pm

This is just insanely cool. Korg, I love you!

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Kidney05 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:35 pm

Aaron2 wrote:
fh991586 wrote:Maybe Roland will now reconsider his market strategy...
Yes, Roland should. KORG has just eaten its lunch -- again! :lol:
Look at the timing. AIRA was just unveiled, lots of "oh, that looks kinda cool. I might get that."

And now BOOM everyone will be talking about this for months. Roland should have really just rebuilt their 808s on surface mount circuit boards and sold it for 700 bucks.

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Aaron2 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:41 pm

Kidney05 wrote:
Aaron2 wrote:
fh991586 wrote:Maybe Roland will now reconsider his market strategy...
Yes, Roland should. KORG has just eaten its lunch -- again! :lol:
Look at the timing. AIRA was just unveiled, lots of "oh, that looks kinda cool. I might get that."

And now BOOM everyone will be talking about this for months. Roland should have really just rebuilt their 808s on surface mount circuit boards and sold it for 700 bucks.
I agree that the timing is pretty...well, awesome, from a marketing perspective. KORG is hoping people will start saving for the new "faithful recreation" of the Odyssey -- which ain't gonna be cheap, folks -- rather than buying Roland's kinda-sorta remakes of their old products.

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Kidney05 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:42 pm

Aaron2 wrote:I agree that the timing is pretty...well, awesome, from a marketing perspective. KORG is hoping people will start saving for the new "faithful recreation" of the Odyssey -- which ain't gonna be cheap, folks -- rather than buying Roland's kinda-sorta remakes of their old products.
how much are you thinking? I think it would be lower than you expect, given that the odyssey value isn't neccesarily its components, more its name and sound-- same way with the MS-20. It wasn't that it was expensive to make, just that there were no new ones.

Unless of course, there is some part of the Odyssey I don't know about that is very expensive to make.
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:44 pm

CZ Rider wrote:The photo on the Korg website looks to have an extra slide switch by the filter controls. Perhaps filter types are selectable between the 2 pole and 4 pole ARP filters.
Probably a single large SMT circuit board. Great idea from Korg!
I can't see that photo.

But several of us were discussing the benefits of providing both filter types so that the range could be covered! Great idea!
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Kidney05 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:45 pm

Automatic Gainsay wrote:
CZ Rider wrote:The photo on the Korg website looks to have an extra slide switch by the filter controls. Perhaps filter types are selectable between the 2 pole and 4 pole ARP filters.
Probably a single large SMT circuit board. Great idea from Korg!
I can't see that photo.

But several of us were discussing the benefits of providing both filter types so that the range could be covered! Great idea!
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:56 pm

So it's a proto of the Mk1s. Sexy. I hope it's full size!

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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Holy s**t. Korg is the best.
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Re: Korg to release ARP Odyssey

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:03 pm

Korg is and has been my favorite synth manufacturer ever. They started with the Minikorg700 and haven't stopped the excellence for 30 years.

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