We are not yet at the NAMM 2017 and KORG announced already several new products. First of the news, is not really a complete news because it was leaked several weeks ago already. KORG announced the release of the ARP Odyssey FS, a full sized keys version of the ARP Odyssey. One problem of the first recreation model was the small keybed, now this one will be for sure far better. If it so good as the keys from the Monologue, than the keybed is great. Also nice to see is that KORG assemble this Synthseizer in the US.
The informations from KORG:
Assembled in America, and available to the world once again. The long-awaited full size ARP ODYSSEY is now available in a limited edition.The revival of the ARP Odyssey originated from a desire to reconstruct a legendary synthesizer of the 1970s, faithfully reproducing its original analog form while combining respect for history with an update for today’s music production environment; it first took shape as the ARP ODYSSEY, completely analog but in a more compact 86%-sized unit. KORG’s next move is an even more faithful recreation of the original ARP Odyssey: it’s the full-sized ARP ODYSSEY FS. With a standard keyboard and a body that emanates a sense of solidity, it delivers great playability and a persuasive stage presence. Just like its original version, the instrument is assembled in the United States, faithfully carrying on the quality, sound, and spirit of the original. Choose from three designs: Rev1, Rev2, or Rev3. Only a small number of each is being produced. Don’t miss your chance to obtain a full-sized ARP ODYSSEY – an instrument with decades of soul.
A full-sized ARP Odyssey with a standard keyboard. As an alternative to the 86% size ARP ODYSSEY with its compact slim keyboard, we’ve created the ARP ODYSSEY FS, a long-awaited full-size model with a standard keyboard. Featuring a spacious panel layout with faders that are smooth to operate, and a standard-sized keyboard for excellent playability, it’s just what the synthesizer lover or keyboardist has been waiting for. Most of all, its weight and essence are the precise image of the original ARP Odyssey. With analog sound that has already established a firm reputation, it is fair to say that this is a true resurrection of the ARP ODYSSEY. Now you can obtain a full-sized ARP ODYSSEY that’s perfect in every area including sound, stability, appearance, and size, but with the reliability of a brand new synth.
The price will be 1599$ and available in February. I will be at NAMM 2017 to check this new ARP Odyssey for you out. Please check also regular my video channel for the coverage of the NAMM 2017. Support it here and win 1 of 3 Synthmaster Synthesizer licenses: https://gum.co/Aeblz