Korg’s new schedule has the updated ARP Odyssey shipping in early 2015 The original shipping schedule was September 2014.
“We are sorry for this delay especially since the extraordinary reaction to the initial Odyssey announcement. We are refining the Odyssey to make this product even better.
We appreciate your understanding regarding this delay and thank you for your continued interest in the reissued Odyssey.”
Is Korg responding to the wishes of Synthtopia readers for an improved ARP Odyssey, expressed in a reader’s poll earlier this year? With close to 2,000 readers weighing in, there was a clear desire for the best possible Odyssey, vs a purist reproduction:
- 51% prefer the Black & Orange Odyssey color scheme, over the White or Black & Gold;
- 59% would prefer Korg to include all three generations of Odyssey filters, even if they have to charge a little more;
- 52% want comprehensive MIDI In/Out, preferring greater flexibility to authenticity to the originals; and
- 74% would like to see better build quality on a new Odyssey.
See our Korg Odyssey reader poll for details and also some great reader feedback in the comments.
Will Korg deliver an updated Odyssey, or one that’s closer to the original?
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a few more months to know!