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Korg ARP Odyssey Module Duophonic Synthesizer

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Since its appearance in 1972, the ARP Odyssey has been loved by countless musicians as a classic analog synthesizer. Forty years later, in 2015, with the advisory assistance of David Friend, co-founder of the ARP Instruments company, KORG resurrected the ARP ODYSSEY with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry. The ARP sound, which continues to be envied as an iconic analog synthesizer, was once again back in the hands of today's musicians. Now, KORG has further broadened the reach of the ARP ODYSSEY in today's world by releasing a new model.

The ARP ODYSSEY Module is a keyboard-less ARP ODYSSEY with the very same analog synthesis circuitry that completely reproduces the original. To fit perfectly in today's DAW-centric music production environments, we provide it in a more compact module form. The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling in a cutting-edge tabletop body. The real ARP sound that transcends history is once again available to the world.

The ARP ODYSSEY Module is a tabletop analog synth module based on KORG's revived ARP ODYSSEY. In its compact, keyboard-less body, it contains the exact same circuitry as the original, making it even easier for you to obtain that rich analog sound that only a genuine ARP ODYSSEY can produce.

By adding the ARP ODYSSEY Module to their setup, DAW users can enhance their production environment with powerful analog sound that cannot be obtained from any plugin. You can also perform in conjunction with a sequencer such as the KORG SQ-1. If you're a player with a keyboard that you prefer, you can connect the ARP ODYSSEY Module via MIDI to your favorite keyboard and play it to your heart's content. In addition, the ARP ODYSSEY Module newly supports MIDI pitch bend.

The new Odyssey Module offers both the Rev 1 and includes the best-known Rev 3 design with its characteristic black panel and orange silk-screening, as well as the white-paneled Rev1 design that marks this instrument's historic beginning. The unique shape of the slider grips, their smooth operating feel, and the layout of the switches all perfectly reproduce the layout of the original despite the compact module design.

The body, on the other hand, has been redesigned for its new life in module form, featuring a sturdy steel chassis befitting the weighty sounds produced by this instrument throughout its forty-year history.

The ARP Odyssey is known best for its sharp and biting tone, and the rich possibilities of modulation that allow an incredible variety of sounds. The ARP ODYSSEY Module is equipped with the very same circuitry as the ARP ODYSSEY, which itself is a perfect replica of the original unit, developed under the supervision of the ARP Instruments company's co-founder David Friend. Its module-type design invites the user into an even deeper world of sound design.

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Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Subtractive
Oscillators
Oscillators: 2
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Envelope, LFO, Ring Modulation
Envelopes
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Triggered
Filters
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sequencer
LFO
LFO: 1
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Sine
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 2
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Duophonic, Mono
Patches
Patches RAM: 1
Case
Case: Desktop
Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pitch - Proportional Pitch Control, Sliders, Switches
Weight: 8.16 lbs.
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, XLR, Mono Out, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 3
Inputs: 1/4"
MIDI Ports: OUT, USB
CV Ports: CV IN, CV OUT, Gate In, Gate Out, Trigger In, Trigger Out
Power: 6.5W
Production
Year Released: 2016

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.korg.com
[+] www.arpsynth.com
Pricing
MSRP List Price: $1400 - convert
Retail Street Price: $799 - convert
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