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ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:04 am
by ClavAnother

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:07 am
by ClavAnother
Funnily, it should be noted that Baba O'RLY was done on a Lowery Berkshire organ with the Banjo tab and the repeater. Won't get fooled Again was the same organ played through a Putney. But still, Pete did loads of tracks with the 2500 and the 2600.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:08 am
by ClavAnother

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:10 am
by ClavAnother





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Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by soundwave106
Well, at least *one* of those ARP modules has been reissued (eg the Odyssey... good for creating Herbie Hancock jazz funk lines or something).

For some reason, the Korg ARP Odyssey reissue seems to have flown a bit under the radar. Not sure why... maybe because it's a little pricier than some of the other mono synths out there these days... most of the reviews seem positive though.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 pm
by ClavAnother
Yeah, and I actually want one since the proper adult sized key version came out, but it is pricey. Isn't it the same price as a system 8?

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:28 pm
by selfinflikted
ClavAnother wrote:Yeah, and I actually want one since the proper adult sized key version came out, but it is pricey. Isn't it the same price as a system 8?


Just looked on Sweetwater and didn't see any version aside from the slim key one and a desktop module one.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:48 pm
by ClavAnother
Try google.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:10 pm
by selfinflikted
What do you mean? If Sweetwater doesn't have it, it doesn't exist!

:facepalm:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:40 pm
by soundwave106
To be fair, the "ARP Odyssey FS" full size board is a "limited edition" thing that seems available in few stores, and *super* pricey. As in $1600 pricey. More expensive than a System 8, yes. I'm not sure why it's that much more expensive personally.

The module is not a bad price ($600) and you don't have to pay for those blasted mini keys. This is personally the route I would go if I was interested, since I have a couple 61 key MIDI and CV keyboards that would work well with it.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:53 pm
by selfinflikted
$1600?! Insane.

Of course, I'm sure it's priced that way because some people are willing to pay that for it.

Myself not being one of those.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:35 pm
by Plink Floyd
soundwave106 wrote:Korg ARP Odyssey...most of the reviews seem positive.
I think Krog nailed the sound but faled with the hardware. Kinderkeys suc, and even the module doesn't 'feel' right. Too much ensmallery just makes it harder to tweak. Sliders gotta slide, ya know?

soundwave106 wrote:pricier than some of the other mono synths out there these days
Such as the Beh Model D, of which I might be interested...

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:15 am
by ClavAnother
Plink Floyd wrote:
soundwave106 wrote:Korg ARP Odyssey...most of the reviews seem positive.
I think Krog nailed the sound but faled with the hardware. Kinderkeys suc, and even the module doesn't 'feel' right. Too much ensmallery just makes it harder to tweak. Sliders gotta slide, ya know?



Well as a known despiser of baby keys, I think it was plain that I was specifically referring to the proper adult sized version of this synth. Can't really call a fale there although the cost is too high to take srsly.

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm
by soundwave106
selfinflikted wrote:$1600?! Insane.
Of course, I'm sure it's priced that way because some people are willing to pay that for it.
Myself not being one of those.


In a way, we're lucky. I believe I've read the Odysseys sold for about $1200ish in the 1970s (a list of $1600ish with the usual 25% discount). That's equivalent to about $7000ish today.

On the other hand, there is a ton of monosynths out there now, most of them much cheaper than $1600. Modern SMT production and all. $1600 seems high in that sense. It's too bad the main $800 Korg ARP Odyssey is the shrunk version, but it's the way the marketplace rolls. I guess everyone looked at the Korg Microkorg (by all indicators is the best selling hardware synth of the '00s) and said "they had success, let's make *everything* smaller!".

I can see why size is a premium (both from performers with less roadies these days and manufacturers looking to save shipping and packaging costs), but I still think this shrinking trend kind of sucks. As much as people bitch about the 4 octave keyboards in the DSI stuff (P6/OB6), I'm thankful that at least those keys are full size!

Re: ARP synthesizers.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:17 pm
by Plink Floyd
Is it permissible to speak of teh looming Beh 2600 clone in teh ARP thred? I would probably hold off on the D clone for that...

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:16 am
by soundwave106
Plink Floyd wrote:Is it permissible to speak of teh looming Beh 2600 clone in teh ARP thred? I would probably hold off on the D clone for that...


I'd make sure it isn't vaporware first. Behringer's been dropping "trial balloons" on cloning every synth under it seems. I wouldn't expect every one of them to be made. At least we know the D clone is at proto stage.