The Behringer Odyssey analog synthesizer is a modern "recreation" of the legendary ARP Odyssey from the 1970s. It has all the features of the original, plus some new ones, specifically, a 32-step sequencer with onboard storage, arpeggiator, and digital effects including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, and multi-effects.
In addition to the features mentioned above, this "new" Odyssey has 37 semi-weighted, full-size keys, and pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs from the ’70s. Its flexible sound shaping capability covers everything from super-fat bass lead tones, synth effects, and whatever you can conjure up from your creative mind.
There are 2 VCO's (Voltage Controlled Oscillators) in the Odyssey allowing you to choose sawtooth, square/pulse with pulse-width modulation, or sine/square wave LFO for each oscillator.
The VCF's (Voltage Control Filters) have faders for frequency, resonance and High Pass Filter (HPF) cutoff frequency. A new feature, a 3-position switch lets you choose the VCF filter you prefer from all 3 iterations. Two Envelope Generators, AR (Attack and Release) and ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release) with 2 and 4 faders, respectively to help you craft incredible sounds. Switches are provided for ADSR Gate/LFO Repeat, AR Gate/LFO Repeat or thirdly, Keyboard Repeat/Auto-Repeat – which provides a wide range of performance options.
ODYSSEY’s sequencer allows you to program up to 32 steps of notes and rests and save them as a pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 64 patterns, all of which can be stored in the 8 banks, each holding up to 8 patterns. Your sequences can be played either in Keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern or in Step mode, which allows you to interact while composing the pattern. The onboard Arpeggiator features 8 patterns (you can use just by playing a chord, which the arpeggiator then sequences through your selected pattern.
This new remake of the ARP Odyssey is sure to please almost all analog synth lovers, old and new. It's affordable, fun to play and gives your creative mind a place to wander. Add yours to the cart and get it on the way.
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