David Friend On The History Of The ARP Odyssey

At the 2015 NAMM Show, Korg formally introduced their new version of the ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer during a two-hour event.

The highlight of the event was ARP President & co-founder David Friend, who shared his story of the history of ARP and the creation of the ARP Odyssey.  Continue reading

Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Offers More Synth For Less Money

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Studiologic introduced Sledge 2.0 – an updated version of its vintage-inspired digital keyboard that offers a lot more synth for less money.

With Sledge 2.0, Studiologic and Waldorf Labs (working as a team) have made it more flexible as a pure synthesizer, added Dual mode for Split/Layer functions, introduced support for user samples, expanded the instrument’s polyphony from 8 notes to 24 and improved its effects engine.

Meanwhile, they’ve dropped the street price by about $600. Here are the details:  Continue reading

Moog Intros Tolex Minimoog Voyager XL

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Moog Music was showing its new Tolex Minimoog Voyager XL – a limited production run (100 pieces) version of the Minimoog Voyager XL, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moog modular synthesizer.

The Minimoog Voyager XL is designed to combined the immediate playability of a Minimoog with the flexible synthesis options of a traditional modular synthesizer.

With the Tolex Minimoog Voyager XL, the wood cabinet has been hand-wrapped in black tolex, just as the Model 15 modular synthesizer, and the chassis has been updated to parallel that of the original Moog modular synthesizers.

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