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NAMM 2017 – new gear from Korg

Korg is set to unveil a variety of new products at this year’s NAMM Show, with particular interest likely to centre on its revival of the ARP Odyssey, the ARP Odyssey FS (Rev 1 Rev2 Rev 3), to be assembled in the USA as full size limited editions with standard keyboards, offering alternatives to the 86% sized, slim keyboard versions previously available.

All models of the original ARP Odyssey, each representing its own era, will be available from February. Each full-sized unit has been designed: ‘…with the greatest respect to the details and individual parts of the original: the white-paneled Rev1 (Model 2000) produced in 1972–1974, the Rev2 (Model 2810–2813) produced in 1975–1976 with its black panel and gold silk-screening, and the Rev3 (Model 2820–2823) produced in 1978–1981 that featured an iconic black panel and orange silk-screening,’ Korg says.

Prices are expected to be around £1,299 in the UK

Korg Chrome

Also available in a limited edition will be the Korg KROME Music Workstation Platinum, now available in a platinum-colour version. This will be available as 61, 73, and 88 key models with prices around £915, £1,099 and £1,469, respectively.


MS-20 mini-WM

Yet another limited edition will be Korg’s MS-20 mini-WM (White Monotone), of which Korg says: ‘The KORG MS-20 mini, which faithfully reproduced the classic MS-20 at 86% of the original size, is now available as a limited-edition white monotone variation model. This model is the first new colour to appear in the nearly 40 years since the original unit went on sale in 1978. Based on the black that is emblematic of the MS-20’s distinctive presence, this new model features a clean white monotone for its front panel and knobs, while retaining the faithful circuitry, 5-pin MIDI, and USB MIDI of the black MS-20 mini. Combining a completely new freshness together with a vintage feel that befits the MS-20 as the original semi-modular synthesizer, this limited-edition model will be a great way to add classic MS-20 sounds to any setup!’

This will sell for around £549 and will also be available in February.

Finally, Korg will be showing a red version of the existing TM-50, the TM-50 Red Combo Tuner Metronome.



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