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ARP Odyssey mkIII


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ARP Odyssey mkIII

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Added: 02-Feb-01  |  Author: admin

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ARP Odyssey mkIII

The ARP ODYSSEY MKIII - similar to MKII, but with a new filter added

The ARP Odyssey was an analog synthesizer introduced in 1972. Responding to pressure from Moog Music to create a portable, affordable (the Minimoog was US$1,495 upon release) "performance" synthesizer, ARP scaled down its popular 2600 synthesizer and created the Odyssey, which became the best-selling synthesizer they made.

The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synth (the Minimoog has 3 oscillators and its sound is considered "fatter"). The Odyssey was the first synthesizer with duophonic capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). Many cite ARP's semi-modular 2600 as the first duophonic synthesizer; however, the 2600 was originally shipped with a monophonic controller keyboard, with a duophonic keyboard not being released until after the Odyssey's release. One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, ADSR and AR envelopes, triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are editable with sliders and buttons on the front panel.

There were many versions of the Odyssey over the years.

Odyssey Mk III (Model 2820-2823) was produced from 1976 to 1981 - The Mk III featured the new 4075 filter design. The rest of its specifications are virtually identical to the Odyssey II except that the overall look and quality are further updated to match the look of the latest ARP synths with the orange and black "Halloween" color scheme. It also used a unique ARP pitch-bender design called the PPC (Proportional Pitch Control), where three pressure-sensitive buttons are used to control bend up, down, and vibrato; older Odysseys used a simple knob for pitch bending. The Odyssey Mk III is the most common Odyssey model - Mk III Odysseys have XLR outputs, in addition to unbalanced 1/4" outputs.

(From Wikipedia)

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Product:  ARP - Odyssey mkIII
Name: travis
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Date: 29-Jul-01

I always loved the Odyessy was
fortunate enough to have one these
amazing things, in mint shape no
less. after 6-7 years of sampling i
have quite the library of sounds. I
found that even though this synth
was limited in use was STILL better
than a moog (i traded my beat up
mini for it !) if you have access to
one i highly recommend it.

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