Korg successfully blew some people’s minds yesterday by announcing that it was going to build a new version of the ARP Odyssey, promising that it was going to be “a faithful recreation of the legendary 1970s analog synthesizer.”
After that settled in, though – people familiar with the ARP Odyssey started wondering which version of the legendary 1970’s analog synthesizer Korg plans to faithfully recreate:
- Odyssey Mk I (1972 – 1975) – The white-faced Odysseys used a 2-pole voltage-controlled filter (VCF) design similar to old Oberheim SEM modules.
- Odyssey Mk II (1975 and 1978) – The main differences in the Mk II are the addition of CV/Gate control, a new black and gold color scheme, and a 4-pole VCF modeled after the classic Moog filter.
- Odyssey Mk III (1978 to 1981) The Mk III featured a new 4-pole filter design; and an orange and black color scheme.
With all these versions – what do you think the ideal Korg ARP Odyssey would be? Continue reading
Korg announced today that it is working on a faithful recreation of the legendary 1970s analog synthesiser, the ARP Odyssey. Korg’s ARP Odyssey is being developed for release later in 2014.
The original ARP Odyssey, above, was released in 1972 by ARP Instruments, Inc. It was a staple for many recording and performing musicians for years. And, with slight updates and improvements, it was sold through to 1981. Continue reading
The Two Thousand Six Hundred, or TTSH for short, is a new DIY synth project, inspired by the classic ARP 2600 semi-modular analog synthesizer.
The TTSH is now available as a kit for 4000 SEK (about US $600), containing PCBs and the powder-coated and screen-printed front panel. This is an advanced DIY project – nothing is pre-built and no electronic components are included. Builders will have to source their own parts, which is detailed at the project site. A case is also available.
Here’s a video demo of the second prototype of the Two Thousand Six Hundred, a new DIY ARP 2600 clone.
The Two Thousand Six Hundred (TTSH) is expected to be released in September as a DIY kit. It will be available as a kit containing PCBs and front panel (Nothing is pre-built).