Korg Teams with David Friend

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Korg announced on February 18 development works of new ARP Odyssey were successfully going with help of David Friend, co-founder of ARP Instruments, a legendary analog synthesizer manufacturer.

Launched in 1972, ARP Odyssey instantly became a favorite synth of big keyboardists. It was distributed until 1981 through several times of refining.    

Friend was instrumental in ARP product development along with Alan Robert Perlman, co-founder, and later served as CEO of the company. More recently, he won Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2010 from Ernst & Young.

He is now chairman/CEO of Carbonite, provider of online backup services, and teaches at Sloan Management School of MIT. He is also professor emeritus of New England School of Music and Berklee College of Music.

Recently, Korg has been designing and developing analog synthesizers including volca and sister models, and MS-20 mini for heavy users throughout the world.

As Friend joins the Korg engineering team, the company is ready to develop new ARP Odyssey, and serve artists and digital music products market.

New ARP Odyssey will be put into the market in September.

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