NAMM 2017: Korg updates ARP, Kronos and MS-20
Although we’re still hoping for something new from Korg, they’ve announced updates to some of their most popular keyboards.
ARP Odyssey FS
We saw the leaked photos of a prototype full-sized ARP Odyssey back in November. And now it’s become a reality. It’s a full-sized ARP with full-sized keys and available in all three revisions. They are to be “carefully” built in America in order to “capture the original spirit” whatever that may mean.
In the same leak we saw a prototype 88 keyed Kronos that was labelled to be light-weight. And then the Kronos LS appeared on the Japanese website which seemed to be the release of that model. Korg haven’t released any details on the Kronos-88 GD other than the assumption that the GD stands for “Gold”.
Krome-61 / 73 / 88 PT
Next to the Kronos are the Krome-61 / 73 /88 PT which appear to be platinum coloured versions of the existing workstation. Apparently, the colour was “eagerly awaited” and it will be a limited-edition.
MS-20 Mini WS
This classic recreation of an iconic synth is being made available in a limited-edition white monotone. It’s the MS-20 to be coloured anything other than black in nearly 40 years. I get the feeling Korg have too much time on their hands.
Korg are also porting the Korg Gadget to MacOS, which you can read about here. And they have a new tuner/metronome which I couldn’t be less interested in.
Details on pricing and availability will appear at the NAMM show on the 19th January. For more information head over to the Korg website. You’ll find more details if you make your way over to the original product pages.
- Korg Arp Odyssey FS in three flavours: korg.com
- Korg Kronos-88 GB: korg.com
- Korg Krome-PT: korg.com
- Korg MS-20 Mini Synthesizer in white: korg.com