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Korg's Enlargement Continues With OPSIX SE And SE Platinum
More polyhony, aftertouch 27/06/23
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Korg have applied the same approach to the OPSIX as they did with last week's resizing of the Wavestate with an OPSIX SE adding 61 keys - yay!, Aftertouch - yay!, More polyphony to 80 voices - yay! and sticking the main UI in the middle of the larger sized metal case - boo!
The OPSIX is a great instrument and was the second in the smaller format that gave us the Wavestate and the Modwave, OPSIX makes FM synthesis easier to get a handle on and adds a bunch of UI controls for more of a hands on experience - we loved it (and bought one).
The new OPSIX SE comes in at a hefty £1899 GBP..€2189 EUR compared to the original which you can find for around £449 (no its not discontinued) - its a major leap in cost. We wonder if they might consider a desktop version?
True, you do get up to 80 voices of FM which is handy if you have a sustain pedal addiction, though theres no multi-timbral operation to take advantage of the extra notes. A metal case, a 61 note aftertouch and velocity keybed are also added.
The OPSIX Platinum SE is the same but with a different, silverish case and costs £2080 or so. We're not entirely sure why you would want to pay extra, unless you have a fetish for silver - it happens.
The new OPSIX models are available for preorder at the retailers we checked, with an expected delivery towards the end of July (in the UK)