Korg release Arp Odyssey FS Kit

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Korg release Arp Odyssey FS Kit

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With the release of the Arp Odyssey FS Kit, Korg is empowering musicians to take the ARP legacy into their own hands.

Become a part of the legacy with the ARP Odyssey FS Kit

Staying true to the ARP Odyssey FS, this new kit from Korg uses the exact same analog circuitry, preserving the original warm and rich sounds users have grown to love.

The Korg Arp Odyssey FS Kit also features all the original specs of the Rev. 3 model with a full-size keyboard and a black panel design with orange lettering. To facilitate assembly of the Odyssey, a pictorial guide is included – no technical knowledge or soldering is needed.

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With this kit, not only will users be able to get the coveted ARP sound that legendary musicians have been using for the last 50 years, but they will also be able to create it with their own hands.

The ARP Odyssey FS Kit is being touted by the brand as a one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument. To commemorate the unique experience of building it yourself, it is distinguished from any other ARP Odyssey with its own serial number engraved into an elegant metal plate.

A full-sized ARP ODYSSEY 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.

The distinctive synthesis of the ARP Odyssey has been reproduced from the circuit level up

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 & 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

Filters of all three generations are provided with the the Korg ARP Odyssey FS Kit.

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.

Must know features:

  • A full-sized ARP ODYSSEY with a standard keyboard
  • 37-note (Standard key or Full size key, No velocity sensitivity, No aftertouch)
  • The distinctive synthesis of the ARP Odyssey has been reproduced from the circuit level up
  • Filters of all three generations are provided
  • Maximum Polyphony: 2 voices for duophonic; normally monophonic
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