My whiteface version 1 arrived Friday.
I just had an hour or so to mess with it this morning, and I must say the hour plus passed away quickly as I began playing it.
The sound to my ears is wonderful, and you can lost in bliss creating sounds.
I couldn't be happier, and I don't think $999 for an authentic reissue of a classic analog synthesizer with the addition of 3 different version filters is too much.
Mine even came inside a nice carrying case.
Visually, she is a vision of beauty. I'm so happy I went with the whiteface, I think I could make a drone patch with it and just sit and look at it for a very long time. lol
Kudos to Korg for having the vision and the wherewithal to bring this wonderful synthesizer into the 21st century at what I still think is an affordable price.
It's success will surely give Korg the confidence there is a market for these re-issues and hopefully other stuff will be down the pipe..hint hint ARP2600??
My only negative for the Korg Odyssey is the size of the keys... I have to ask what the heck were they were thinking? I didn't think it would be as small as it is, but we're talking low end casio from the 80's size, at least to these eyes.
I have small fingers, so it won't be a problem but I can understand pro level musicians being a bit turned off by them.
Yes, one can always used a controller keyboard to play it, but really, half the fun and creativity comes from hands on playing the Odyssey directly.
I can very easily see Korg offering the full size Odyssey at a more expensive price.
I love this thing to bits, and can see years of creative enjoyment playing and creating on it, and I don't regret buying it for a moment, even with the small keys.