With switchable sawtooth and square waveforms, pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, ring modulation, and pink or white noise, the sound of the ARP Odyssey is legendary. The new ARP Odyssey FS Kit from Korg offers enthusiasts the unique opportunity to assemble this iconic synth with no technical knowledge or soldering required. The kit features the same analogue circuitry as the original ARP Odyssey FS, complete with a full-sized keyboard and the option to switch between filters from all three historical revisions.
Originally produced by ARP in 1972, this iconic two-oscillator analogue synth can be heard on tracks from Abba, Herbie Hancock, Devo, Jean-Michele Jarre, Ultravox, Jon Lord, Yellow Magic Orchestra and more. With switchable sawtooth and square waveforms, pulse width modulation, oscillator sync, ring modulation, and pink or white noise, the sound of the ARP Odyssey is legendary.
In 2015, ARP’s history was thrust into the spotlight with the revival of the ARP Odyssey. This was just the beginning. From the ARP ODYSSEY FS with its full-size keyboard, to the long awaited ARP 2600 FS and ARP 2600 M, ARP synths once again stand at the forefront of the modern music scene.
Staying true to the ARP Odyssey FS, this build-it-yourself kit uses the same analogue circuitry, preserving the original warm and rich sound. The kit also features the original specs of the Rev. 3 model with a full-size keyboard and a iconic black panel design with orange lettering.
To help simplify assembly, a pictorial guide is included, and no technical knowledge (or soldering) is needed! To commemorate the unique experience of building it yourself, it is distinguished from any other ARP Odyssey with its own unique serial number engraved into an elegant metal plate.
The original PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) based on a rubber pad has been reproduced. Press the rubber pad with your finger to control pitch bend or vibrato depth in proportion to the pressure.
A portamento slider and transpose switch are included, and you can even use a switch to select the way in which Rev1 and Rev2/3 of the original ARP Odyssey differ as to whether portamento is applied the moment that you operate the transpose lever.
- Having both a 1/4″ jack and a XLR ouput allows for multiple connection possibilities.
- An audio input jack allows you to easily process sounds from an external device.
- By connecting the headphone jack to the external audio input jack, you can apply self-feedback to generate powerful sounds.
- CV, GATE, and TRIG jacks let you send or receive analogue signals to operate the instrument. If you connect the GATE OUT jack to the TRIG IN jack, the EG will not be triggered, allowing you to play legato.
- Both 1/4″ size and mini-size patch cables are included.
- MIDI IN connector and USB MIDI port are provided, allowing connection to a
Mac/PC or MIDI device.