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ARP Odyssey Module - Analog Duophonic Synthesizer

$599.99
SKU: ARPODYSSEYM3
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ARP Odyssey Module - Analog Duophonic Synthesizer w/o Keyboard
All the bells and whistles, without the keys.

 

The first ARP Odyssey came out in 1972—portable, pitch-stable and sonically distinctive. Unfortunately, as popular as the ARP synthesizer line was, the company closed its doors in 1981. Now in cooperation with Korg, the Odyssey is back, under the watchful eye of ARP co-founder David Friend. 

 

The team at Korg has been committed to maintaining the sound and operation of the original Odyssey—this is the third Odyssey iteration (Rev3) featuring 4-pole ladder, which maintains excellent stability even when resonance is raised. Perfect as an addition to your outboard sound sources and/or workstation, the ARP Odyssey Module features all the sounds and and operation found on the keybaord models.

 

Each of the distinctive filters is reproduced in its original form—they even went back to the original schematics and circuits—making the new Odyssey essentially the same 2VCO duo-phonic instrument it always was. And what it was, and is again, is something distinctive and great. 

 

Odyssey’s versatile range of sounds includes sharp, penetrating tones—great for lead lines that  easily compete with guitars. But those aren’t all. Even though it is a 2-note instrument, it’s hardly a one-trick pony. Odyssey offers a variety of functions and modulation possibilities provided by oscillator sync, sample & hold, pulse width modulation, high-pass filter, 2 types of envelope generator, and pitch bend using the Proportional Pitch Control.

 

There’s also a new Drive switch that makes the VCA distort, so you get an even-more-powerful sound—rough, raw and all analog. Combined with Portamento, CV, Gate and Repeat switches (great for nasty bass lines), noise generators, there’s no end to the sounds you can create.

 

A ‘Transpose’ switch lets you extend 2 octaves up/down for a 7-octave total range. The sliders have a comfortable, very familiar feel. And the slim keys have received excellent reviews for their surprising playability. There's also a MIDI in and USB in.

 

Bottom line: The ARP Odyssey is both a groovy trip back in time and an exciting, new-but-familiar synth voice. And it’s all analog and ready to make some noise.

 

Why We Like It

Many of us here remember the look and sound of the original. This guy nails everything that worked back then. But we love the redesign and all its mono/duo analog beauty. And we’re anxious to hear some of those favorite old sounds in some new music. What could be better?

 

Features

  • Monophonic, w/ two voice polyphony (one oscillator each)
  • 3 filter circuit options
  • 2 octave up/down transposition control
  • Proportional Pitch Control pads; modulation pad
  • White/pink noise generator
  • Portamento speed control
  • 2 VCOs with Sawtooth, Square, and Dynamic Pulse waveforms 
  • Drive Switch
  • Lowpass filter (resonant): 12 and 24dB/octave; frequency range: 16Hz-16kHz
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA), dynamic range: 80dB
  • Ring Modulator (digital) 
  • Sample & Hold (keyboard or LFO trigger
  • ADSR and AR envelope generators
  • Pedal and Portamento footswitch inputs
  • Low (1/4" TS) and High (XLR) output jacks
  • 1/4" TRS headphone jack w/ volume control
  • External Audio Input jack (1/4" TS)
  • MIDI In Connector
  • USB (Type B) Connector
  • 1/8" TS CV In/Out, Gate In/Out, and Trig In/Out patch points
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Patch cables included
  • Dedicated semi-hard case included

Features

  • Monophonic, w/ two voice polyphony (one oscillator each)
  • 3 filter circuit options
  • 2 octave up/down transposition control
  • Proportional Pitch Control pads; modulation pad
  • White/pink noise generator
  • Portamento speed control
  • 2 VCOs with Sawtooth, Square, and Dynamic Pulse waveforms 
  • Drive Switch
  • Lowpass filter (resonant): 12 and 24dB/octave; frequency range: 16Hz-16kHz
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA), dynamic range: 80dB
  • Ring Modulator (digital) 
  • Sample & Hold (keyboard or LFO trigger
  • ADSR and AR envelope generators
  • Pedal and Portamento footswitch inputs
  • Low (1/4" TS) and High (XLR) output jacks
  • 1/4" TRS headphone jack w/ volume control
  • External Audio Input jack (1/4" TS)
  • MIDI In Connector
  • USB (Type B) Connector
  • 1/8" TS CV In/Out, Gate In/Out, and Trig In/Out patch points
  • Weight: 11 lbs.
  • Patch cables included
  • Dedicated semi-hard case included