Music Radar came up with interesting news: the Suzuki Omnichord was thrust back into the spotlight earlier this year when Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn revealed that the beat for Clint Eastwood, one of the band’s biggest hits, is powered by one the machine’s its auto-accompaniment presets (Rock 1, in case you’re interested).
Now the Omnichord is not just back in the spotlight but coming back into production.
More info can be found on the Suzuki website
Between 1981 and 1999 there were multiple iterations of the Omnichord, so Suzuki has plenty of inspiration to draw on. Whether its reboot will be a faithful emulation of a specific model, a ‘greatest hits’ package that includes the best bits of various models or a completely new design remains to be seen.
As instruments go, the Omnichord might not be up there in terms of power compared to some of the others in this roundup, but we’re no less looking forward to its comeback, so watch Suzuki’s Omnichord page for more details.