Korg announces ARP Odyssey Module, a duophonic synthesizer module that features the true ARP Odyssey’s analog sound by replicating the original unit’s circuitry.
ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer was first released in 1972 and has been loved by countless musicians. Then in 2015, Korg in collaboration with David Friend, co-founder of the ARP Instruments managed to revive the ARP ODYSSEY with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry.
The ARP Odyssey Module features a very similar analog synthesis circuitry that completely reproduces the original synthesizer but in a more compact module form.
This compact, keyboard-less (no keys) body synthesizer will help producers to rich analog sound that only a genuine ARP Odyssey can produce. Adding this new synth module to their setup, produces can enhance their productions with sounds that cannot be obtained with today’s plugins.
Although it does not include a keyboard, it can be easily connected with a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, so you will be able to use ARP Odyssey Module even in live performances.
The lineup includes the historical Rev3 (black panel and orange silk-screening) and Rev1 designs that marks this instrument’s historic beginning.
It seems that more and more developers are focused in to revive the old synthesizers in the form of new hardware or/and new software (audio plugins) – making them more accessible to the new public, but also adding new technological improvements.
The ARP Odyssey Module from Korg will be available in October 2016, priced at $599.99 USD.
Many of you do not interact with an original ARP Odyssey unit for sure (me neither), being the same age as our fathers 🙂 Let us know what do you think about this new synthesizer. You’d like to have one?