Korg ARP Odyssey FS Kit Available For $1,799.99

Korg today introduced the ARP Odyssey FS Kit – a DIY kit that lets you build a full-size version of the classic ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer.

They say that the kit uses the exact analog circuitry and all the original specs of the Rev. 3 model, with a full-size keyboard and a black panel design with orange lettering.

The kit is designed to be a “one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument”. It is distinguished from previous ARP Odyssey synthesizers with its serial number engraved into an custom metal plate. It’s an assemble-it-yourself style kit, no soldering is necessary.

Korg’s take on the ARP Odyssey is designed to be “the precise image of the original ARP Odyssey”. They describe it as “a true resurrection of the ARP Odyssey”, but with the reliability of a brand new synth.

There were three versions of the original ARP Odyssey, divided by the date of production, with the major difference being the filter circuit. The Korg ARP Odyssey FS Kit provides all three of these different filter circuits, and allows you to select one of them with a single switch.

  • TYPE I (Rev1) is a 12 dB/Oct circuit that produces a sharp, punchy sound.
  • TYPE II (Rev2) is a 24 dB/Oct filter with great-sounding lows.
  • TYPE III (Rev3) maintains excellent stability even when resonance is raised.

These distinctive filters have been reproduced just as they originally were.

Pricing and Availability:

The Korg ARP Odyssey FS Kit is available to pre-order now, with a street price of $1,799.99.


15 thoughts on “Korg ARP Odyssey FS Kit Available For $1,799.99

  1. I am not however I think this is something totally cool for those who are collectors. Get your freak on and can I visit your studio to play?

  2. Pity that the mink keys version and the FS assambled are no longer made.
    Or at least not available at the moment.
    They are still listed on the korg site (not as legacy prtoduct).
    So there is hope.

    1. All DIY kits so far where less expensive then ready built units.

      “You buy the building expeirience” is grotesque marketing.

    1. Ohhhhhhh……Now you’ve gone and done it. You mentioned the evil B word and their better constructed Odyssey product. Cue Gadi and the other B haters. Where are my Oreos (my Hydrox cookies)? Where is my Les Paul clone?

    2. Some Behringers clones are rly good.
      Sadly the Odyssey is not one of them, it is not rly an odyssey sound wise, just has the same features. Also they loaded stereo effects into it tho it only has a mono output, so you can adjust stereo parameters (ping pong) wihtout any effect. Seems it was rushed and made without passion.

      On the other Hand:
      The Behringer 2600s, blue marvin and grey meanie, are realy neat! Sound very close to the original. Also have two insead of one complex oscillators and the LFO, originally housed in the keyboards performance section, is built into the unit!
      While the Korg 2600M is missing the LFO completely, they simply omitted it – instead it comes with their cheapest keyboard 🙁

      Odyssey: go for Korg!
      2600: go for Behringer!

  3. And here we have yet another nice concept from Korg’s marketing dept, squeezing a bunch more $$ from a few nostalgics. Forget about actually introducing some interesting innovations. Never mind that the Behringer clone is better in every dimension, including materials and build quality, at 1/3 the price. Put in in a box and a few will come.

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