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Korg Arp Odyssey Synthesizer with Arp SQ-1 Sequencer - Back Orange

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A limited-edition bundle that includes a full-size ARP ODYSSEY and a KORG SQ-1.


Assembled in America, and available to the world once again. The long-awaited full-size ARP ODYSSEY is now available in a limited edition.

$1,699.99
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ARP ODYSSEY FSQ DUOPHONIC SYNTHESIZER

A limited-edition bundle that includes a full-size ARP ODYSSEY and a KORG SQ-1.

 

Full-sized ARP ODYSSEY equipped with a full-size, 37 note keyboard.

Reproduction model assembled in Japan from an extremely limited number of stock components.

Available in all three generation color variants: Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3.

All three generation color variants contain all three original analog filter circuit revisions

Packaged together with a limited-edition ARP color version of the KORG SQ-1 step sequencer.

 

The ARP ODYSSEY FS went on sale in 2017 as a reissue of the original ARP Odyssey. With perfectly replicated analog circuits and sound, and a full-size chassis to match the original, this is a limited-production product that is being reproduced and assembled using parts that are now dead stock. Rev1, Rev2, and Rev3 are each assembled in Japan, and are now available in small quantities as limited-edition models.

 

Just for this occasion, the KORG SQ-1 step sequencer is also specially included in the package. A limited-edition ARP color version with orange silk-screening on a black panel has been added. Two mini-patch cables are also included so that you can start sequencing your ARP ODYSSEY FS right out of the box. By connecting via CV/GATE, synthesizer fans who prefer analog sequencing can enjoy the infinite possibilities of ARP’s legendary synthesis on a full-size unit.

 

With the exception of the location of assembly, the specifications of the ARP ODYSSEY FS are identical to those of the previously released ARP ODYSSEY FS (ASSEMBLED IN NEW YORK).

With the exception of the design and the inclusion of the patch cables, the specifications of the KORG SQ-1 ARP color version are identical to those of the usual KORG SQ-1.

Regardless of whether the ARP ODYSSEY FS is a Rev1, Rev2, or Rev3 model, all KORG SQ-1 ARP color version units have the same design with a black panel and orange silk-screening.

 

  

Assembled in America, and available to the world once again.
The long-awaited full-size ARP ODYSSEY is now available in a limited edition.

The revival of the ARP Odyssey originated from a desire to reconstruct a legendary synthesizer of the 1970s, faithfully reproducing its original analog form while combining respect for history with an update for today's music production environment; it first took shape as the ARP ODYSSEY, completely analog but in a more compact 86%-sized unit.

KORG's next move is an even more faithful recreation of the original ARP Odyssey: it's the full-sized ARP ODYSSEY FS. With a standard keyboard and a body that emanates a sense of solidity, it delivers great playability and a persuasive stage presence. Just like its original version, the instrument is assembled in the United States, faithfully carrying on the quality, sound, and spirit of the original. Choose from three designs: Rev1, Rev2, or Rev3. Only a small number of each is being produced. Don't miss your chance to obtain a full-sized ARP ODYSSEY – an instrument with decades of soul.

 

A full-sized ARP ODYSSEY with a standard keyboard

As an alternative to the 86% size ARP ODYSSEY with its compact slim keyboard, we've created the ARP ODYSSEY FS, a long-awaited full-size model with a standard keyboard. Featuring a spacious panel layout with faders that are smooth to operate, and a standard-sized keyboard for excellent playability, it's just what the synthesizer lover or keyboardist has been waiting for. Most of all, its weight and essence are the precise image of the original ARP Odyssey. With analog sound that has already established a firm reputation, it is fair to say that this is a true resurrection of the ARP ODYSSEY. Now you can obtain a full-sized ARP ODYSSEY that's perfect in every area including sound, stability, appearance, and size, but with the reliability of a brand new synth.

 

 

 

Carefully assembled in the USA to capture the original spirit

The ARP ODYSEY FS is shipped worldwide following its assembly in New York, USA. Skillfully and carefully assembled by a small number of experienced workers, the ARP ODYSSEY FS is then aged, and finally undergoes repeated testing, ensuring the highest level of product quality as befitting this full-sized instrument. The soul of the ARP Odyssey that emerged here forty years ago is now being perfectly resurrected with its analog circuitry and build quality.

 

 

A full lineup of all three design generations

All models of the original ARP Odyssey, each representing its own era, are now available as full-sized instruments. Each full-sized unit has been designed with the greatest respect to the details and individual parts of the original: the white-paneled Rev1 (Model 2000) produced in 1972–1974, the Rev2 (Model 2810–2813) produced in 1975–1976 with its black panel and gold silk-screening, and the Rev3 (Model 2820–2823) produced in 1978–1981 that featured an iconic black panel and orange silk-screening.

 

 

“When I look at the front panel of the ARP ODYSSEY FS, it reminds me of all the thinking and decisions that went into the design. 

The ARP Odyssey was our first synthesizer without patch cords, so that meant that there had to be a limited number of ways that oscillators, filters, and so forth, could be connected. We tried to pick the connections that we felt would be the most useful. There’s always a trade-off between flexibility and ease-of-use. With patch cords, of course, you could connect anything to anything. But patch cords were too cumbersome to use on stage. So we decided to get rid of them entirely, creating the first ARP aimed entirely at stage use. 

The ARP logo with the treble clef sign was designed by my wife, Margaret Shepherd, who went on to become a famous calligrapher and designer (she has written about 20 books on the subject). She also did the lettering on the panel using PressType, long before you could do layouts on a computer. 

When I look at the panel, I can almost envision the complete schematic diagram of everything inside. Based on the authentic sound of the KORG unit, it’s clear that very close attention was paid to the engineering that went into the original ARP Odyssey.” 

 

- David Friend (Co-founder of ARP Instruments)

 

Profile of David Friend:

Co-founder of ARP Instruments, Inc. together with the founder Alan Robert Pearlman. In addition to designing the ARP Odyssey, he was involved with the development of numerous products, and subsequently entered management, eventually becoming president of the company. His achievements as an entrepreneur have also been acclaimed, and in 2010 he received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Emerging Technology category) award from Ernst & Young. Currently he serves as the President and CEO of Blue Archive, Inc., as well as being a lecturer at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He is also an emeritus of the New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.

 

 

True analog sound generated by a complete replication of the original ARP Odyssey's circuitry

The ARP Odyssey is known best for its sharp and biting tone, and the rich possibilities of modulation that allow an incredible variety of sounds. The ARP ODYSSEY FS is equipped with the very same circuitry as the ARP ODYSSEY, which itself is a perfect replica of the original unit, developed under the supervision of the ARP Instruments company's co-founder David Friend.

 

Synthesis 

* 2VCO. The duophonic design allows two different pitches to sound when you play two notes. 
* The high degree of pitch stability for which the ARP Odyssey was remarkable in its time has been perfectly reproduced. 
* Pitch is variable over a wide range of 20 Hz--2 kHz.

 

* Pitch modulation and pulse width modulation can be controlled.

 

* Oscillator sync provides sharp, great-sounding overtones extending into a high range.

 

* Noise generator provides two noise types: white and pink.

 

* Powerful LFO can be used as a modulation source for the oscillator or filter, or as a trigger source for sample & hold.

 

* Ring modulator generates metallic sounds with rich overtones.

 

* The distinctive S/H MIXER lets you easily create sample & hold sounds by using the oscillator or noise generator as a source that's triggered by the LFO or keyboard.

 

* The three types of low-pass filter found on different production runs of the original ARP Odyssey are all provided. With a single switch you can select any one of these filters with their differing characteristics: TYPE I (Rev1) is a 12 dB/octave filter with a sharp and punchy sound, TYPE II (Rev2) is a 24 dB/octave filter that's great for thick low sounds, and TYPE III (Rev3) features excellent stability even when the resonance is increased.

 

* A wide variety of modulation sources such as S/H, LFO, ADSR, and AR can be used to modulate the filter.

 

* A high-pass filter is provided following the low-pass filter, giving you even broader sound design possibilities.

 

* A new function, the DRIVE switch generates extreme and aggressive sounds. 
* VCA GAIN slider leaves the note sustaining. Ideal for sound design.

 

* Envelope generator with two types: ADSR and AR. This can be used not only for the VCA but also to modulate the filter or oscillator.

 

Control

* The original PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) based on a rubber pad has been reproduced. Press the rubber pad with your finger to control pitch bend or vibrato depth in proportion to the pressure.

 

* A portamento slider and transpose switch are provided. You can also use a switch to select either of the ways in which Rev1 and Rev2/3 of the original ARP Odyssey differ as to whether portamento is applied the moment that you operate the transpose lever.

 

Connectors

* Two types of audio output jack are provided: 1/4" phone and XLR.

 

* External audio input jack is provided, allowing you to process sound from an external device. 
* Headphone jack with adjustable volume is provided. By connecting the headphone jack to the external audio input jack, you can apply self-feedback to generate powerful sounds.

 

* CV, GATE, and TRIG jacks are provided, letting you send or receive analog signals to operate the instrument. If you connect the GATE OUT jack to the TRIG IN jack, the EG will not be triggered, allowing you to play legato. 
* Both 1/4" size and mini-size patch cables are included.

 

* MIDI IN connector and USB MIDI port are provided, allowing connection to a PC or MIDI device.

 

 

Specifications:

Keyboard
 
37-note (Standard key or Full size key, No velocity sensitivity, No aftertouch)
Maximum Polyphony
2 voices for duophonic; normally monophonic
Controllers
Transpose Positions
2 octaves down, normal, 2 octave up
Proportional Pitch Control
b (Pitch down) Pad: about -2 / 3 octave 
- (Modulation) Pad 
# (Pitch-up) Pad: about +2 / 3 octave
Noise Generator
Noise Spectrum Types (white and pink)
Portamento
Maximum Speed
about 0.01 msec./oct
Minimum Speed
about 1.5 sec./oct
VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Waveforms
Sawtooth, Square, Pluse (Dynamic Pluse)
Frequency Range
VCO-1 in low freq. mode, 0.2 Hz – 20 Hz: VCO-1 and VCO-2 (audio range) about 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Warm Up Drift
1/30 semitone from turn on max
Pulse Width
50 % – 5 %
Pulse Width Modulation
ADSR, +45 % 
LFO, +15 %
Voltage Controlled Response
1 V/oct
Maximum Frequency Shifts
LFO sin wave, +1/2 oct. 
LFO square wave, +1.5 oct. 
ADSR, +9 oct. 
S/H, +2 oct.
* VCO-1 is low note priority, VCO-2 is high note priority.
VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter)
Types
Low pass (I: 12 dB/oct., II III: 24 dB/oct.)
Frequency Range
16 Hz - 16 kHz
Maximum Usable Q
30
Resonance
1/2 - self oscillate
Voltage Controlled Response
C3 key (left edge): 0 V 
C6 key (right edge) 3 V
VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier)
Dynamic Range
80 dB
Ring Modulator
Type
Digital
Input Signal
VCO-1, VCO-2 (square wave)
Sample & Hold
Command Sources
Keyboard or LFO trigger
Sampled Signals
VCO-1 sawtooth wave and square wave, VCO-2 square wave and pink noise
ADSR Envelope Generator
Attack Time
5 msec. - 5 sec.
Decay Time
10 msec. - 8 sec.
Sustain Level
0 - 100 % or Peak
Release Time
15 msec. - 10 sec.
AR Envelope Generator
Attack Time
5 msec. - 5 sec.
Release Time
10 msec. - 8 sec.
Control Input Jacks
Pedal
6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Portamento Foot Switch
6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Audio Output Jacks 
LOW
Connector
6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum Output Level
-20 dBu@ 10 k ohm load
Output Impedance
10 k ohm
Audio Output Jacks 
HIGH
Connector
XLR connector
Maximum Output Level
+4 dBu@ 1 k ohm load
Output Impedance
330 ohm
Headphones Jack
Connector
6.3 mm stereo phone jack
Maximum Output Level
50 mW + 50 mW@ 33 ohm load
Output Impedance
10 ohm
* Controllable by volume knob.
External Audio Input (Ext Audio Input) Jack
Connector
6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum Input Level
-10 dBu
Input Impedance
22 k ohm
MIDI Connector
IN
USB Connector
Type B
CV IN/OUT Jacks
Keyboard CV (IN/OUT)
1 V/oct.
Connector
3.5 mm monaural phone jack
GATE IN/OUT Jacks
GATE IN
+3 V (minimum)
GATE OUT
+10 V, key down; 0 V all keys up
Connector
3.5 mm monaural phone jack
TRIG IN/OUT Jacks
TRIG IN
+3 V pulse min., 10 μsec. Duration minimum
TRIG OUT
+10 V pulse on key depression, 10 μsec. Duration
Connector
3.5 mm monaural phone jack
Power Supply
AC adapter (DC 12V) + power cable
Power Consumption
7.1W
Dimensions (W x D x H)
585 x 466 x 163 mm / 23.03” x 18.35” x 6.42”
Weight
7.3 kg / 16.09 lbs.
Design Variations
White (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev1), Black and Gold (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev2), Black and Orange (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev3)
Included Items
AC adapter (DC 12V), power cable, phone cable, mini-phone cable
Accessories
Expression/Volume Pedal
XVP-20
Volume Pedal
VP-10
Pedal Switch
PS-3
Pedal Switch
PS-1
Patch Cables
SQ-CABLE-6

 

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