Korg ARP Odyssey Duophonic Synthesizer



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Speaking of Iconic Analog Synth sounds… the ARP Odyssey is another must have voice in any studio or performing artist arsenal. Thankfully Korg has re-released this legend on us again. Complete reconstruction of three generations of circuitry with the founder as advisor. The distinctive synthesis of the ARP Odyssey has been reproduced from the circuit level up. This new ARP is all three generations under one hood. You can’t go wrong and Bananas has it in stock now!

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.

The original ARP Odyssey was a 2VCO duo-phonic instrument. Its most distinctive feature was its sharp penetrating sound and its rich range of tonal variation. With a variety of functions and modulation possibilities provided by oscillator sync sample & hold pulse width modulation high-pass filter two types of envelope generator and pitch bend using the PPC it was able to create a versatile range of sounds.

The ARP Odyssey reproduces the sounds of these components at the circuit level. Under the supervision of David Friend parts were carefully selected and every detail was adjusted to replicate the original unit's distinctive synthesis.

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