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Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby HalloweenJack » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:45 am

Just found this

It looks like it'll be expensive though...
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby AnalogKid » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:23 pm

HalloweenJack wrote:Just found this

It looks like it'll be expensive though...

Since it's 14% larger, shouldn't it only be 14% more expensive? :lol:
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby clubbedtodeath » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:59 pm

Ha, 14% indeed. Lined up my MS20 (3 oct FS) with my KARP the other day. It's only 1 1/2 inches wider. More to the point, will it have a proper MIDI out and not that ground loop inducing USB link?
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby HalloweenJack » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:35 pm

It's official now:

Korg Arp Odyssey full size

1.600$, quite expensive...
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby Rokk » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:50 pm

Too expensive. Almost twice the price of the slim keys version. For this money I'd rather take Moog Sub 37 and have a sequencer, lots of modulation and memory.
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby HalloweenJack » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:53 pm

Rokk wrote:Too expensive. Almost twice the price of the slim keys version. For this money I'd rather take Moog Sub 37 and have a sequencer, lots of modulation and memory.


I agree with you.

I have the module, paid 550 euros, the LFO repeat triggering issue has been solved and I can control the pitch via midi with the pitch bend of my master keyboard, if someone doesn't like minikyes and wants the Odyssey sound I think that the module is the way to go...
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby madtheory » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:58 pm

Desktop modules are the way to go IMO. If you have an 88 key controller, there should be plenty of space on your desk :)
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby fh991586 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:45 pm

clubbedtodeath wrote:Ha, 14% indeed. Lined up my MS20 (3 oct FS) with my KARP the other day. It's only 1 1/2 inches wider. More to the point, will it have a proper MIDI out and not that ground loop inducing USB link?


Still no MIDI out, unfortunately.
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby meatballfulton » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:06 am

Even dumber is you can select MIDI channels for the MIDI IN, but the bidirectional USB MIDI is locked on channel 1.
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby garranimal » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:04 am

CV/Gate/Trig ins/outs are still 1/8" minijacks for talking to euro :)
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby DesolationBlvd » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:21 am

At $1,600, I better like the feel of the keys. The MS-20 full-size kit keys weren't the best.

Otherwise, I'm saving the $1,000 and going with the module and triggering it with my DX7.
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby Bitexion » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:45 am

Way too expensive for a mono synth, no matter the pedigree. Why the need to double the price only to increase the size 20%?
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby HalloweenJack » Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:39 pm

Bitexion wrote:Way too expensive for a mono synth, no matter the pedigree. Why the need to double the price only to increase the size 20%?


Some more infos...it looks like it will be assembled in the USA and it's a limited edition, I've read in another forum that only 150 unit will be "reserved" to the USA, maybe that's why it's so expensive :dontknow:
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby Mooger5 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:57 pm

HalloweenJack wrote:
Bitexion wrote:Way too expensive for a mono synth, no matter the pedigree. Why the need to double the price only to increase the size 20%?


Some more infos...it looks like it will be assembled in the USA and it's a limited edition, I've read in another forum that only 150 unit will be "reserved" to the USA, maybe that's why it's so expensive :dontknow:


Other than that, maybe it´s Decoy Pricing? There´s the mini version, the desktop version and now the full size version. A, B and C. Hmmm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decoy_effect
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Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Postby ApolloBoy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:00 am

HalloweenJack wrote:It looks like it'll be expensive though...

It's still considerably cheaper than a maintained vintage Odyssey and it's got MIDI. Surprised nobody's mentioned that.
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