Korg’s new ARP Odyssey reboots the long-lasting analog synth
Korg might have missed its September goal, however the firm’s tackle the legendary ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer was formally launched at present at NAMM. Should you’ll recall, Korg enlisted the lead designer of the unique unit from 1972 to pitch in, and the result’s a synth that is 86 % of the dimensions of that basic instrument. Whereas its stature could also be smaller, the brand new ARP Odyssey nonetheless carries the identical general look, with a entrance panel of sliders for tweaking a variety of sounds. Actually, Korg claims the brand new elements used right here function extra easily than the unique. There is a 37-notice keyboard and MIDI output alongside a brand new Drive change to assist wrangle the sonic prospects. The ARP Odyssey debuted within the ’70s, turning into a well-liked selection for acts like Genesis, Devo and Deep Purple regardless of the road going out of manufacturing in 1981.
In the event you’ll recall, the corporate has been eager on reissues as of late, with its Volca, MS-20 mini and MS-20 package making appearances in recent times, and all paying tribute to basic gear. Identical to the newer MS-20, Korg was cautious to recreate the unique circuitry, bringing its sounds to a brand new mannequin. “Each facet has been rigorously thought-about to remain true to the standard of the unique, right down to the subtle semi-arduous case,” says Korg model supervisor James Sajeva. Sadly, there’s nonetheless no phrase on pricing or availability, however after in the present day’s official reveal, that information must be on the best way quickly.