[sdiy] KORG to Remake ARP Odyssey

Dan Snazelle subjectivity at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 17 17:21:00 CET 2014


korg is really going to sell a lot of synths this year

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> On Feb 17, 2014, at 11:05 AM, "Neil Johnson" <neil.johnson71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> For those that haven't yet heard:
> http://www.korg.com/us/news/2014/0217/
> "Tokyo, Japan - February 17, 2014 - KORG INC. is proud to announce
> that a faithful recreation of the legendary 1970s analog synthesiser,
> the ARP Odyssey, is being developed by Korg for release later in 2014.
> The ARP Odyssey was released in 1972 by ARP Instruments, Inc. and
> quickly became famous for its unique rich sound and innovative
> performance controls. It was a staple for many recording and
> performing musicians worldwide and was used on countless hit records
> over many years. The Odyssey was one of the highlights of the ARP
> company and became a long selling product. With slight updates and
> improvements it was sold through to 1981.
> Korg is also proud to welcome Mr David Friend as our chief advisor on
> the Odyssey. David Friend established ARP Instruments, Inc. along with
> Alan Robert Pearlman and is a past president of ARP Instruments, Inc.
> He was also the lead designer of the original Odyssey in addition to
> designing or co-designing many other products.
> After ARP, Mr Friend became a successful technology entrepreneur. In
> 2010, he was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the
> Emerging Technology category for the New England Region, he has been a
> lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management and is now Chairman & CEO
> of Carbonite, Inc. He has been a trustee of the New England
> Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.
> In the last few years, KORG INC. has released several top selling
> analog synthesizers such as the monotrons series, the monotribe, the
> volca series and the hugely successful MS-20 mini, a faithful fully
> analog recreation of the 1978 MS-20. With Korg's technology
> capabilities and planning ability for analog synthesizers, and in
> collaboration with David Friend, we believe the legendary ARP Odyssey
> will become a "must have" for an all new generation of music makers.
> The ARP Odyssey is scheduled for release in September 2014."
> Neil
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> http://www.njohnson.co.uk
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