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Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:45 am
by HalloweenJack
Just found this

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

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:23 pm
by AnalogKid
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:

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:59 pm
by clubbedtodeath
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?

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:35 pm
by HalloweenJack
It's official now:

Korg Arp Odyssey full size

1.600$, quite expensive...

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:50 pm
by Rokk
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.

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:53 pm
by HalloweenJack
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...

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:58 pm
by madtheory
Desktop modules are the way to go IMO. If you have an 88 key controller, there should be plenty of space on your desk :)

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:45 pm
by fh991586
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.

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:06 am
by meatballfulton
Even dumber is you can select MIDI channels for the MIDI IN, but the bidirectional USB MIDI is locked on channel 1.

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:04 am
by garranimal
CV/Gate/Trig ins/outs are still 1/8" minijacks for talking to euro :)

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:21 am
by DesolationBlvd
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.

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:45 am
by Bitexion
Way too expensive for a mono synth, no matter the pedigree. Why the need to double the price only to increase the size 20%?

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:39 pm
by HalloweenJack
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:

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:57 pm
by Mooger5
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

Re: Full sized Korg Arp Odyssey

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:00 am
by ApolloBoy
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.