Last year KORG resurrected the ARP ODYSSEY with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry. I love the unique sound of this synth, but to be honest I have ambivalent feelings about the slim keys of the reissue. Sure, it makes for a more compact instrument, but I’m just not a big fan of smaller keys in terms of playability.
If you’re in the same boat you’ll be happy to know that KORG has just released the ARP ODYSSEY Module, a keyboard-less ARP ODYSSEY with the very same analog synthesis circuitry that completely reproduces the original.
The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling in a cutting-edge tabletop body.
The body 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.
Just connect your MIDI controller or sequencer (like the small yet capable KORG SQ-1 in the above picture) and enjoy the quirky and whimsical ODYSSEY sounds. Last but not least, buying the Module version you’ll save a few hundred dollars/pounds!
To read more about the features and specifications of the ODYSSEY Module, please visit the KORG website.
Pricing and Availability The ARP Odyssey Module Rev 1 and Rev 3 with be available in October/Early Novemeber of 2016 for £519 /$599
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