ARP Odyssey

ARP Synthesizer

  • With completely reconstructed circuit generation and typical ARP Odyssey synthesis
  • 37-Key keyboard (Korg SlimKey)
  • Polyphony: Monophonic
  • Max. 2 votes for Duophonic
  • Controller: Octave +/-, pitch and modulation
  • Noise generator: White and pink
  • VCO
  • VCF
  • VCA
  • Ring modulator
  • Sample & Hold
  • ADSR Envelope generator
  • AR Envelope generator
  • Line output XLR and 6.3 mm jack
  • Audio input 6.3 mm jack
  • CV, gate and trig input and output 3.5 mm mini jack
  • Headphone output 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Foot pedal and foot-switch input
  • MIDI in
  • USB
  • Incl. power supply (DC 9V), patch cords and semi hard case
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 502 x 380 x 120 mm
  • Weight: 5 kg
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Further Information

Number Of Keys 37
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Number of simultaneous Voices 1
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects None
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No

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10/10 for nostalgia.
Downtuner, 21.12.2015
If you're a fan of classic synth pop such as Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, The Human League or Kraftwerk, this synth is excellent! It has both the sound and aesthetics of classic vintage synthesizers from the 1970's.
But I have seen Orbital use it in more recent production.

Pros:
- excellent sound
- excellent look
- excellent feel
- sturdy
- 100% analog FM synthesis capabilities
- Basically an ARP 2600 in a smaller form.
- CV inputs & outputs for modular
- Nice vinyl hardcase

Cons:
- You need to tune it yourself (with Guitar tuner or 'Tuner' built into Ableton Live)
- Tuning can drift after a few hours. But this is authentic vintage behaviour.
- Can't control most parameters via MIDI CC. (See notes below)


Notes: It can only receive MIDI notes. No velocity, no aftertouch and none of the parameters are MIDI assignable. However, it does have CV in and outs, which work great with modular gear.

Mine didn't include a UK power adapter out of the box (only EU power adapter), but Thomann provided one for free afterwards.
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I've actually sent it back, but....(read this)
Quincy jones, 01.03.2021
The ARP Odyssey is amazing, really.
Don't get me wrong, this is by far the best sounding synth I've ever played, much more refined than Moogs and you can expand your sound way more creatively. BUT..

The sliders are a pain to get in tune, and the 3 white buttons that replace the modulation wheels are SUPER hard to press, you need to grab the ARP with your left hand and push it hard with your thumb. (unless you are Arnold Schwarzenegger).

Another thing that made me uneasy with this synth was the lack of dust protection for the electronics. You can see very well the green "motherboard" electric stuff underneath the keys and trough the sliders.
I don't know much about electronics but imagine playing on a live stage with sweat dripping on it.....

But yeah I've you really are a synth geek, this is a really special synth for sure!
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I love my ARP Odyssey
Pelektron, 29.12.2017
I thought about buying this synth for some days. Watched some videos and was pretty sure I would like it, maybe even love it Then I decided to do it because I had the money. And now I have this wonderful synth. I love playing it and I can not remember anything I don?t like about it. Now it?s like it was always part of my studio.
Luckily I decided to also get the Moog EP-3 Expression Pedal and it makes playing the Odyssey even more fun.
I know that some people don?t like mini-keys, but for me it?s even better like this since my hands are small.
It?s nice that it comes with some sound recipes, they are a good starting point, but it?s also nice to experiment with this synth and make some noise. For me it?s something for everybody in terms of making sounds and it even comes with a case :)
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Amazing synth
James4768, 06.08.2015
This is truly a musician's synth. It is fantastic for quickly constructing amazing-sounding leads. It doesn't have as much scope for weird experimentation as some other synths but when you want to get to it and play a great lead sound, this is your beast.
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