Korg ARP Odyssey Analogue Synth


ARP's legendary analog synth meticulously recreated by Korg! The Odyssey was ARP's first ever "compact" synth, taking most of its cues from the far larger 2600 system. Three different incarnations of the Odyssey were produced by ARP from 1972 to 1981, the main difference between MKI & MK2 models being the filters, with the MK3 being housed in a more solid chassis with added "high output" XLR out. Here Korg have chosen the now well-known design of the MK3 (Rev3), including switchable filters of each model, balanced XLR out, MIDI in and USB connectivity. The care and attention that have gone into this reissue are absolutely second to none, allowing users to own a piece of synth history that sounds equally as good as the OG. 

, Classic analog synthesizer with sounds loved by musicians now revived in 2015.

  • Did we mention that this synth is LEGENDARY?
  • Unique and amazing sound, coupled with its inimitable layout make this synth a true original
  • All three filter types from all versions included in one unit
  • Has MIDI and USB, which the originals certainly did not!
  • Fully old school analogue. Need patch recall? Get a notebook!

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Manufacturer: Korg Categories: Electronic Instruments, Equipment, Synthesizers

The legendary analog synthesizer that transformed its age.

The ARP Odyssey was an analog synthesizer originally produced in 1972 by the American manufacturer ARP Instruments, Inc. that quickly garnered a faithful following among musicians. Well respected for its high value, ease to play and portability, the ARP Odyssey had undergone several improvements during its history and continued to be a long-seller until manufacturing stopped in 1981 due to economic hardships and the digital surge. Loved by a wide range of musicians as a historical classic, its sound can be heard on numerous classic songs.

KORG has brought back the ARP Odyssey for today. With the advisory assistance of David Friend, the co-founder of ARP Instruments, KORG has completely reproduced the original circuitry for artists looking to recreate classic sounds and explore new ones. Together the engineers at KORG and Arp were able to nail the sound and feel of the original. Every detail has been carefully considered to stay true to the quality of the original, down to the sophisticated semi-hard case.

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. Under the supervision of David Friend, parts were carefully selected and every detail was adjusted to replicate the original unit's distinctive synthesis.

The legendary ARP sound is loved to this day. Long stopped, the wheels of history have again begun to move.

With completely reconstructed circuit generation and typical ARP Odyssey synthesis
37-Key keyboard (Korg SlimKey)
Polyphony: Monophonic
Max. 2 votes for Duophonic
Controller: Octave +/-, pitch and modulation
Noise generator: White and pink
Ring modulator
Sample & Hold
ADSR Envelope generator
AR Envelope generator
Line output XLR and 6.3 mm jack
Audio input 6.3 mm jack
CV, gate and trig input and output 3.5 mm mini jack
Headphone output 6.3 mm stereo jack
Foot pedal and foot-switch input
Incl. power supply (DC 9V), patch cords and semi hard case
Dimensions (W x D x H): 502 x 380 x 120 mm
Weight: 5 kg
Sound samples
Sequence 1 0:42
Sequence 2 0:29
Sequence 3 0:46
Sequence 4 0:41
Further information
Number Of Keys 37
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Amount of simultaneous tones 1
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In
Storage Medium None
USB-port Yes
Effects None
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No


37-note (Slimkey, No velocity sensitivity, No aftertouch)

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