Korg ARP Odyssey: Rev.2
NoiseBug Price : $799.99
Forty years later, a complete revival. The legendary analog synthesizer that transformed its age.
The ARP Odyssey was an analog synthesizer originally produced in 1972 by the American manufacturer ARP Instruments, Inc. that quickly garnered a faithful following among musicians. Well respected for its high value, ease to play and portability, the ARP Odyssey had undergone several improvements during its history and continued to be a long-seller until manufacturing stopped in 1981 due to economic hardships and the digital surge. Loved by a wide range of musicians as a historical classic, its sound can be heard on numerous classic songs.
Now in 2015, KORG has brought back the ARP Odyssey for today. With the advisory assistance of David Friend, the co-founder of ARP Instruments, KORG has completely reproduced the original circuitry for artists looking to recreate classic sounds and explore new ones. Together the engineers at KORG and Arp were able to nailthe sound and feel of the original. Every detail has been carefully considered to stay true to the quality of the original, down to the sophisticated semi-hard case.
The legendary ARP sound is loved to this day. Long stopped, the wheels of history have again begun to move.
ARP Odyssey Duophonic Analog Synth Features:
A faithful, 86%-scale re-creation of a classic synth
37-note Slimkey keybed (no velocity sensitivity, no aftertouch - just like the original)
Monophonic; two voices for duophonic (one oscillator each)
Proportional Pitch Control pads; modulation pad
White/pink noise generator
Portamento speed control
Two VCOs with Sawtooth, Square, and Dynamic Pulse waveforms (with PWM)
Lowpass filter (resonant): 12 and 24dB/octave; frequency range: 16Hz-16kHz
Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA), dynamic range: 80dB
Ring Modulator (digital); Sample & Hold
ADSR and AR envelope generators
Low (1/4" TS) and High (XLR) output jacks; 1/4" TRS headphone jack
External Audio Input jack (1/4" TS)
MIDI In (DIN); USB (Type B)
1/8" TS CV In/Out, Gate In/Out, and Trig In/Out patch points
Pedal and Portamento footswitch inputs