Korg ARP Odyssey Duophonic Analog Synthesizer MK3, Black and Orange

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Korg ARP Odyssey Duophonic Analog Synthesizer MK3, Black and Orange

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The ARP Odyssey is a complete revival of the classic analog synthesizer that transformed its age. Well respected for its high value, ease of playing and portability, the ARP Odyssey is present on countless songs throughout history. Korg and original ARP experts have now carefully reproduced the original circuitry - every detail has been carefully considered to stay true to the quality of the original. The ARP Odyssey uses the Rev3 design with a black panel silk-screened in orange.

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Up until the 31st of December 2016, Korg is offering customers who purchase the Korg ARP Odyssey Rev3 Duophonic Analog Synthesizer a chance to claim a Korg SQ-1 Analog Step Sequencer (Worth over 106 GBP) – absolutely free. All you have to do is purchase an ARP Odyssey Rev3 and send your claim form to Korg via their Promotion Page. Korg will then send you a SQ1 Step Sequencer absolutely FREE of charge.

Complete Reconstruction of a Classic

The distinctive synthesis of the ARP Odyssey has been reproduced from the circuit level up with the original founder as a key adviser. The original ARP Odyssey was a 2VCO 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 and 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 (founder), parts were carefully selected and every detail was adjusted to replicate the original unit's distinctive synthesis.

Filters of all 3 Generations

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.

TYPE I (Rev1) is a 12 dB/Oct circuit that produces a sharp, punchy sound. TYPE II (Rev2) is a 24 dB/Oct filter with great-sounding lows. TYPE III (Rev3) maintains excellent stability even when resonance is raised. These distinctive filters have been reproduced just as they originally were. On the original ARP Odyssey, the behaviour of portamento when using the transpose function differed between Rev1 and Rev2/3. The ARP Odyssey reproduces both of these behaviours and lets you select the desired one with a switch.

Preserves Original Design

The ARP Odyssey has been downsized to 86 percent 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, they have 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.

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.

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, they've added a headphone jack with adjustable volume. The XLR output jacks which had been unbalanced have been changed to noise-resistant balanced outputs.

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.

Hard Case Included

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.

Features

  • A faithful, 86 -scale re-creation of a classic synth
  • 37-note Slimkey keybed (no velocity sensitivity, no aftertouch - just like the original)
  • Monophonic; two voices for duophonic (one oscillator each)
  • Proportional Pitch Control pads; modulation pad
  • White/pink noise generator
  • Portamento speed control
  • Two VCOs with Sawtooth, Square, and Dynamic Pulse waveforms (with PWM)
  • Lowpass filter (resonant): 12 and 24dB/octave; frequency range: 16Hz-16kHz
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA), dynamic range: 80dB
  • Ring Modulator (digital); Sample & Hold
  • ADSR and AR envelope generators
  • Low (1/4" TS) and High (XLR) output jacks; 1/4" TRS headphone jack
  • External Audio Input jack (1/4" TS)
  • MIDI In (DIN); USB (Type B)
  • 1/8" TS CV In/Out, Gate In/Out, and Trig In/Out patch points
  • Pedal and Portamento footswitch inputs
  • Dedicated semi-hard case included

Specifications

  • Keyboard: 37 mini–keys, without velocity or aftertouch.
  • Voicing: Monophonic/duophonic.
  • Oscillators: Two (sawtooth and pulse/PWM waveforms) with sync and ring modulation.
  • Noise: White/pink.
  • LFO: One (sine, square).
  • Sample & Hold: One, with output slew.
  • VC LPF:
    • Three versions equivalent to MkI (12dB/oct), MkII (24dB/oct) and MkIII (24dB/oct) Odysseys.
    • Cutoff frequencies: all claimed 16Hz to 16kHz.
    • All resonant and capable of self–oscillation.
  • HPF: Claimed 16Hz to 16kHz.
  • VCA: 80dB dynamic range.
  • Contours:
    • Two (one ADSR, one AR).
    • Attack 5ms to 5s.
    • Decay 10ms to 8s.
    • Release 15ms to 10s (ADSR) and 10ms to 8s (AR).
    • (These figures are identical to those quoted in the original ARP Odyssey service manual.)
  • Performance facilities: PPC (bend up/down, vibrato), ±2 octave switch, portamento, plus portamento on/off and pedal controller inputs.
  • Audio I/O: Low out, high out, headphones out, external signal in.
  • Analogue I/O: CV In/Out (1V/oct), Trigger In/Out, Gate In/Out (10V output).
  • Digital I/O: MIDI In (five–pin DIN), USB type B.
  • Power: 9V DC.
  • Dimensions: 498 x 379 x 120 mm.
  • Weight: 5kg.
  • Cosmetics: Three versions: MkI, MkII and MkIII livery, all with wrap–around vinyl cases and PPCs.
  • Accessories:
    • One quarter–inch jack cable
    • 3.5mm mini–jack cable
    • Carry case
    • Manuals
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