MATRIXSYNTH: Pyxis Modulation Controller for ARP Odyssey & Other Analog Synths

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Pyxis Modulation Controller for ARP Odyssey & Other Analog Synths


New England Analog Archives
Published on Aug 31, 2017

"The Pyxis was originally designed to be an aftertouch controller for the ARP Odyssey. It can modulate pitch, filter cutoff, and volume using a linear CV or the internal Pyxis LFO. The unit can also be used with any MIDI to CV converter that generates an aftertouch CV, mod wheel CV, or other MIDI CC CV. This allows for modulation data to be sequenced with MIDI, which is a useful feature when sequencing any analog synth.
The unit shown in this video ha a MIDI jack in the rear, which is how the MIDI controller keyboard is playing notes. The mod wheel on the MIDI keyboard is generating a 0-10V CV by means of a MIDI to CV converter. This signal is fed to the odyssey via an 1/8th inch jack on the rear of the unit. This Odyssey also has aftertouch built into the keyboard, which is not demonstrated in this video."

You can find previous posts featuring the Pyxis including the Oberheim OB-8 here.

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