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NAMM 2017: Korg Arp Odyssey, MS-20 Mini, Kronos, Platinum, TM-50

Korg KRONOS 88 Gold Workstation
Korg KRONOS 88 Gold Workstation
Korg have a whole host of surprises for NAMM 2017, revealing a varied and diverse array of products that are to be previewed at this years convention. Among the new launches are the TM-50 Red tuner/metronome, ARP Odyssey FS Duophonic Synthesizer, MS-20 White Monophonic Synthesizer, Kronos 88 Gold Workstation and Platinum Music Workstation.

Since 1963 Korg have been credited as the pioneers of the music industry, aiming to create new experiences in both music and performance. With Korg's reputation for consistently delivering innovative and uncompromising quality instruments, it's hardly surprising that their NAMM appearances garner such anticipation from their eagerly awaiting fans.

Korg's immensely popular TM-50 tuner/metronome has now been made available in a vibrant red. Great for players who want to train their sense of pitch and rhythm at the same time, this colourful accessory is the must have addition to any self respecting musicians collection. Fitted with a number of user defined parameters, you can practice at your own pace and get the most out of your practice routine.

The much revered ARP Odyssey FS has finally experienced its long awaited revival, with a limited edition lineup featuring all three generations; The Rev 1 , Rev2 and Rev 3 . With a standard keyboard and a robust and durable body, The ARP Odyssey FS emphasizes exceptional playability and stage presence. The full sized alternative to its 86% counterpart, the ARP Odyssey FS features a spacious and ergonomic panel layout that enable smooth operation and immersive performance. Manufactured in the USA, the ARP Odyssey FS sets out to capture the spirit of the original synth. Skillfully assembled by a handful of experienced workers, the ARP Odyssey is aged and put through repeated testing processes before leaving the warehouse, ensuring unparalleled quality and authentic performative characteristics comparable to the original.

Another limited edition making an appearance at this years NAMM will be Korg's, MS-20-Mini White Monophonic Synthesizer. A faithful recreation of the classic 1978 MS-20 but at only 86% of the original's size, the MS-20 mini is the first different coloured model to be created in nearly 40 years. Keeping its original circuitry, the MS-20 Mini combines a sleek new aesthetic with the much sought after vintage tone of the original.

With the revamping of products featuring heavily on this years agenda, even Korg's Kronos 88 Key Workstation has experienced a fully fledged make over. Now sporting an attractive gold panel, the limited edition Korg Kronos 88 gold delicately accentuates the natural wood grain with its soft and smooth colour palette. Renowned for its massive sound selection and extensive list of famous song/Artist tones, the Korg Kronos has remained a staple within the music industry since its initial inception. With nine distinct sound engines and expansive sound libraries added every month, you can expect an exciting and immersive playing experience that lets you explore a vast number of creative opportunities.

Korg's standard workstation Krome , has also received a comprehensive colour scheme change. Now available in platinum, this fan favourite (available in 61,73 and 88 key models) adopts a stylish appearance that is sure to make you the focal point of any live performance. With its clear and intuitive control TouchView display you can experience next level integration and responsiveness , allowing you to react and modify your sound according to your immediate environment. Including 640 programs and 288 combinations that are at your immediate disposal, the ability to chop and change your sound has never been easier. With Krome editor you can also edit and alter your sounds on your computer, putting even more creative potential in your hands.

To be exclusively previewed at this years NAMM, Korg's 2017 range are gathering an unprecedented buzz.

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By Josh Hummerston Posted on 12 Jan 2017 08:34 to category : Instruments News

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