Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

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Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by jaypodesta » Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:43 pm

Matrixsynth have a 'leaked' pic from Korg Instagram feed of new desktop Odysseys. No more tiny keys! ;)

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by commodorejohn » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:27 pm

I'd be more cheesed off about this if I weren't already MIDI-ing mine to my Prophet-600 to get an extra two octaves in addition to the full-sized keys.
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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by meatballfulton » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:21 pm

Still has the PPC pads...so I doubt they added MIDI support for bend or mod :oops:
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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by wiss » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:16 pm

Saw one while in Japan a few weeks ago. I assumed it was for their market only. Didn't think much about it, I was just surprised how almost every shop that sold synths had at least two Midimoogs.
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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Broadwave » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:18 am

But have Korg sorted out the LFO/envelope re-trigger problem??? I guess I'll have to wait and see.

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:20 am

Was that really a deal breaker? Did you let anyone at Korg know about the problem?

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Broadwave » Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:48 pm

Jabberwalky wrote:Was that really a deal breaker? Did you let anyone at Korg know about the problem?
Yes and yes ;)

Korg UK offered to modify mine (while I had it) but they SHOULD have got it right in pre-production - It really is noticeable from the original... and very annoying.

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Jabberwalky » Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:24 pm

Gotcha. Just not familiar with the Odyssey, and I never really use the repeat functions on other synths. I'm surprised you didn't go ahead with the factory mod!

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by meatballfulton » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:52 pm

Jabber,

I used the keyboard repeat a lot when I had my Oddy so it not working properly was just one more reason for me to skip over the Karp.
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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by wiss » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:55 am

Korg made it official. $599
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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:20 am

Wonder if it'll be easy to bring out the various signals to a patch panel?

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by Broadwave » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:29 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:Wonder if it'll be easy to bring out the various signals to a patch panel?
Most of the CV in/outs are available directly from the selector switches - it should be quite easy to insert a switched jack for each of the signals. That sloping panel at the front looks like an ideal place to put the patch points ;)

One of the good things with the module, is that you can now pitchbend via MIDI (no mention of Mod), which means Korg have changed a few things.

Time for me to reconsider, and at $599 (£450) it looks like a pretty good deal.

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by wiss » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:19 pm

Broadwave wrote: Time for me to reconsider, and at $599 (£450) it looks like a pretty good deal.

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:33 pm

Broadwave wrote:you can now pitchbend via MIDI
There is a God after all... :yahoo:

Looked at the MIDI spec and see there is no support for mod wheel. All that PPC allowed was vibrato (it was in parallel to any LFO pitch modulation) and my old whiteface had no PPC anyway...I can live with that.

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Re: Desktop Korg Arp Odysseys

Post by crystalmsc » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:42 pm

It's certainly one of the nicest looking desktop module, I really like to color scheme of the white version. It's going to look cool with Live and Push 2.
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