Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby soundwave106 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:13 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:You modular mavens, do other CV keyboards do that? Or even have multiple busses?


As far as I know, most "modular" type keyboards these days are simply digital (scanning type) keyboards with a MIDI to CV converter inside. Keys are really kind of a "digitalish" thing anyways, aren't they? (The velocity and pressure isn't but turning one note on and off is well suited for digital techniques). In fact, I'm trying to think of a "CV keyboard" for modules that doesn't have a MIDI out. Can't think of one, really.

Analog methods for keyboards don't make that much sense today, there seems to be zero musical benefit for that. For modular, no real need in other words to get a separate keyboard. MIDI to CV converters are fine and probably will have more features anyways (take a look at the feature list of the upcoming Mutable Instruments Yarns for instance).
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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby ClavAnother » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:10 pm

Btw, am I the only one that didn't realize they were making this thing with small keys? :facepalm:

Srsly, when will it ever end? Mr the suit likes them because he can span a ninth on them; I can span a ninth or more on proper adult size keys, so I just don't get it.

At least it puts it into the affordable analog category.


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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby christianrock » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Have they announced the price on this yet?
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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:45 am

ClavAnother wrote:Mr the suit likes them because he can span a ninth on them; I can span a ninth or more on proper adult size keys, so I just don't get it.

Seems like I can span a tenth but I'm not in front of a keyboard rite now so I may be wrong. Not much call for that anyway.

In more intemperate times, my hand would frequently span the open fifth, but the results weren't generally musical.
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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby Plink Floyd » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:31 am

Korg had better not keep pushing back the Ody release date. The Germans just might have a blitz or two left...

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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby ElectricPuppy » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:47 pm

And so it was announced and paraded around. Thoughts? Most synths of old had one or two Reasons why you would want it, or singular sound that it's best at.

What's the Odyssey best at?
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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby midinut » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:40 am

Sample & Hold, ring mod, Osc Sync, adsr/ar
At the time, it out-specked the MM on paper
Moog was fat and squishy, Ody was thin and crispy.
I had a white face and would like the new one.
Not sure about the mini-keys. I've got a MiniLab.
It's okay for a portable travel board, but wouldn't use it for seriousness.
The keys on the new Ody are thin, but more normal?
I'll have to try them when and if they appear in stores.

Herbie's Chameleon is a good example
Funky Worm is another. Herbie used Odyssey & Minimoog both on Headhunters album
Chick was another that used both. Return to Forever full of both.
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Re: Are we talking about the Korg Arp Odyssey yet?

Postby Plink Floyd » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:13 am

midinut wrote:Sample & Hold, ring mod, Osc Sync, adsr/ar
Moog was fat and squishy, Ody was thin and crispy.
Duo-phonic, too.

I've heard that the Ody (all three versions together) outsold the Mini two to one. I had a borrowed Mini next to my whitey for a year or so, so I can confidently say that the best one was...


...both. It was best to have one of each. People say the Mini sounded better, but I say they both sounded good, just different.

The keys on the Koddesy are the same as the ones on the mini M-20. I'm thinking, for that price, I could just MIDI it to a full sized controller. Moar octaves that way. It always pissed me that I couldn't play Frankenstein on my Ody.

Extra points to Korg for including All Three Filters. And overdrive. And both MIDI + USBMIDI.
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