Everything ARP Symposium Coming Nov 7, 2015

everything-arp-symposium-berkleeThe Electronic Production and Design Department of Berklee is hosting the 2015 Everything ARP Symposium Saturday, November 7, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Panelists for the event will be founder Alan R. Pearlman and former ARP employees, industry representatives, scholars, musicians, and producers.

Event Summary:

ARP Instruments, active from 1969 to 1981, was a pioneering company in the development of the electronic musical instrument industry. The ARP 2600 and ARP Odyssey helped define the sound of pop and jazz fusion music from that time, with major artists such as the Who, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, and George Duke using ARP instruments to develop their signature sounds.

This symposium will serve as a forum to discuss how these important instruments were developed, marketed, and used by artists. With software emulations of the 2600 and Odyssey, and Korg’s recent release of a new hardware version of the Odyssey, the early achievements by ARP Instruments remain relevant to contemporary artists.

The Everything ARP Symposium will be held at David Friend Recital Hall in Boston, MA. See the Berklee site for details.

8 thoughts on “Everything ARP Symposium Coming Nov 7, 2015

    1. Have you played one? I walked into Guitar Center the other day to try a Moog Sub 37 (also duophonic). Below the Moog was the new ARP Odyssey. I played it and actually had more fun using it than the Moog (the Sub 37 does have a very nice keyboard and overall quality).

      Thanks to the people at Guitar Center, Korg, and ARP, I now own a new ARP Odyssey Rev2. I made my first recording today sequencing the ARP with a Tenori-On and the results sounded amazing!

      The size is nice too. If you want, you can use a larger midi keyboard. Also, there are plenty of vintage ARPs out there for sale too. Why not have both? It’s nice to have the choice.

  1. To the positive, maybe Korg will show up with one of whatever they’re making a limited edition of 3000 of, in their last teaser? ARP sequencer? 2600 reissue? Mini-key Chroma?:)

  2. Korg avoided mentioning Alan R. Pearlman aka ARP in their whole reissue effort of the Odyssey. That was a nasty swipe at Alan and is a typical corporate move.

    1. Excerpt from Korg press release dated February 17, 2014: “… Korg is also proud to welcome Mr David Friend as our chief advisor on the Odyssey. David Friend established ARP Instruments, Inc. along with Alan Robert Pearlman and is a past president of ARP Instruments, Inc. He was also the lead designer of the original Odyssey in addition to designing or co-designing many other products…”

      – See more at: http://www.korg.com/us/news/2014/0217/#sthash.srMHC6Ve.dpuf

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