One of the most eagerly awaited product releases for 2015 has been the re-launch of the Arp Odyssey analog mono Synth. It was in 1971 that this fat little synth was born with the REV 1, with the REV 2 following shortly after in 1975 and the Red Black model, the REV 3 in 1978. This synth was loved for it’s rude bawdy sound. Unlike the sweet rounded tones of the classic Mini Moog, the Odyssey had a naïve rawness that was until then untapped.
This synth was simple but also versatile and expressive. In the hands of synth pioneers like Kraftwerk, and Herbie Hancock the synth shone. In the early to mid nineties the Odyssey found a new lease of life being used in German and Belgian techno. Since then Odysseys have been hard to find. They either went into synth collections or simply broke down. Parts became harder to find and those who owned a working one would never dream of letting it go.
Its thanks to Japanese keyboard manufacturer Korg that the ARP Odyssey has been given a chance to live on. Lets hope we all fall in love with it once again. I’m sure we will.
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