ARP Odyssey

The duo-phonic keyboard is the most unique feature of this programmable integrated instrument. On the keyboard you can press two notes to create harmonies but the Odyssey is unitimbral. It plays only one sound. The Odyssey is famous for its phase-synchonization sound that forces a fixed phase relationship between two oscillators. This is particularly interesting when one of the ocsillator's frequency is being detuned.

The Odyssey was manufactured about the same time as Moog's MiniMoog and although has more onboard features like the oscillator sync, sample & hold , a maually adjustable high pass filter and ring modulator, it was never as popular as the MiniMoog.


ARP Odyssey Features:

  • 2 Voltage Controlled Oscillators
  • 1 Low Frequency Oscillator
  • Sample & Hold
  • Noise
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier
  • 1 Low-pass Filter
  • 1 High Pass Filter
  • Ring Modulator
  • 2 Envelope Generators
  • Keyboard Auto Repeat

Facsimile of the ARP Odyssey's front panel

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