2024 NAMM Show: Suzuki has introduced the Omnichord OM-108, the return of their classic strummable electronic instrument.
Originally introduced in 1981, the Omnichord is an electronic musical instrument with an automatic accompaniment function (auto bass/chord) and equipped with a harp sensor. By pressing a chord button and sliding your finger on the harp sensor (strumplate), an arpeggio corresponding to the chord is heard.
While they were originally designed for novices, Omnichords been used creatively by musicians for decades, and now have a cult status.
- The sound of the classic OM-84 is reproduced with analog circuits.
- Equipped with both retro and new tones.
- Layer function that creates expression of sound.
- Updated rhythm selection with popular drum beats.
- Adding sus4 and add9 allows OM-108 to play 108 chords
- Sensitive strumplate that fully expresses light touch playing.
- Possible to play a melody using the chord buttons.
- Drum pad on both chord buttons and strumplate.
- Expand sound with MIDI OUT
- Can be switched to OM-84 drum kit.
- Battery-power and built-in speaker make it portable, but you can connect it to an external amplifier or headphones.
See the Suzuki site for more information.