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Korg ARP Odyssey Rev 2 Duophonic Synthesizer

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Description
The original ARP Odyssey was a 2 VCO 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.

Broadly speaking, there were three versions of the original ARP Odyssey, divided by the date of production, with the major difference being the filter circuit. The ARP Odyssey provides all three of these different filter circuits, and allows you to select one of them with a single switch.

Rev2 is a 24 dB/Oct filter with great-sounding lows.

The ARP Odyssey has been downsized to 86% of the original ARP Odyssey. Carefully selected parts are used in the familiar slider section, providing an operating feel that's even smoother than the original. The keyboard uses a 37-note slim keyboard that features lighter weight and excellent playability. While making the instrument more compact and easier to use, we have also paid attention to ensuring that the mini-keyboard is uncompromisingly "playable." Although the keyboard has 37 keys, the transpose function lets it cover a broad range of seven octaves.

New Drive switch

In order to deliver a more powerful analog sound, a DRIVE switch is provided as a new function. Turning this switch on makes the VCA distort, generating a rough and raw sound.

Added connectors such as MIDI and headphone output

The connectors provided on the original ARP Odyssey differed by production date, but based on Rev3 of the original, the ARP Odyssey brings the specifications up to a modern standard. In addition to a MIDI IN connector and USB-MIDI port, we've added a headphone jack with adjustable volume (*). The XLR output jacks which had been unbalanced have been changed to noise-resistant balanced outputs.

Patch cables included

Quarter-inch and mini-size patch cables are included. If you connect a patch cable from the newly added headphone jack to the external audio input jack, you can produce a powerful sound by applying self-feedback. If you connect the GATE OUT jack to the TRIG IN jack, the EG won't be retriggered, allowing you to play legato.

A dedicated semi-hard case that's ideal for storage and transportation is included. It sports the classical ARP logo, and has a sophisticated finish in a black tone. The corrugated shell structure ensures excellent impact resistance, and internal cushioning and pocket for small items is also provided.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Glide / Portamento, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Ring Modulation, Sync Hard
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Sustain, Release, Triggered
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Portamento
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Sine
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 2
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Duophonic, Mono
Patches
Patches RAM: 1
Case
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 37 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Buttons, Faders, Sliders, Switches, Pitch - Proportional Pitch Control, Modulation - Audio Input
Dimensions (WxDxH): 19.76 x 14.96 x 4.72
Weight: 5kg
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, XLR, Mono Out, Mono Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
Inputs: 1/4" Input
MIDI Ports: OUT, USB
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out, 1V Octave, 5V Octave
Power: 6.5w
Production
Year Released: 2015
Used By
Herbie Hancock, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze
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Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.korg.com
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $1,400 - convert
Retail Street Price: $999 - convert
Used Price: $600 - $900 - convert
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