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ARP Odyssey Mark I Model 2800

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Description
ARP Odysseys produced between 1972 and 1975, referred to as Mark I, were white-faced Odysseys that used a 2-pole voltage-controlled filter, which were similar to Oberheim SEM modules. Some late models used a black and gold color scheme and include CV/gate jacks like the later Mark II's. These earlier units contained a greater number of internal adjustments and were slightly more difficult to calibrate.

The ARP Odyssey is an analog synthesizer introduced in 1972. Responding to pressure from Moog Music to create a portable, affordable (the Minimoog was US$1,495 upon release) "performance" synthesizer, ARP scaled down its popular 2600 synthesizer and created the Odyssey, which became the best-selling synthesizer they made.

The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with duophonic capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, ADSR and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and buttons on the front panel.

There were several versions of the Odyssey over the years. In February 2014, Korg Inc announced that they would be reviving the Odyssey in September 2014. The synth's anticipated release date was later updated to early 2015.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Square, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Sync Hard
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Down, Sine, Square
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 2
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Duophonic
Case
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 37 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Sliders, Switches, Pitch - Proportional Pitch Control
Display Type: LED
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Inputs: Mono 1/4" TR
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, 1V Octave
Power: 120V AC
Production
Year Released: 1972
Year Discontinued: 1975
Used By
Klaus Schulze, 808 State, ABBA, Peter Bardens, BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Boris Blank, Brand X, Bomb The Bass, Bob Casale, Chemical Brothers, Chick Corea, Billy Currie, Curve, George Duke, Ian Dury, ELO, John Entwistle, Jethro Tull, John Foxx, Herbie Hancock, David Hentschel, J.M. Jarre, Jefferson Starship, Kansas, Jon Lord, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails, Ohio Players, Jean-Luc Ponty, Roger Powell, R.E.M., Rufus, Florian Schneider, Styx, Tangerine Dream, Tony Thorpe, Pat Travers, Ultravox, Vangelis, Yello Magic Orchestra
Manuals & Documents
Patch Sheet
Reviews
Repairs and Support
[+] www.arpodyssey.com
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $1,295 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,200 - convert
Used Price: $1,500 - $2,500 - convert
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