MATRIXSYNTH: ARP ODYSSEY 2800 MK1 White-face SN 28887 w/ Mono & CMS Mods

Friday, August 04, 2017

ARP ODYSSEY 2800 MK1 White-face SN 28887 w/ Mono & CMS Mods

via this auction

ARP ODYSSEYs are stuck in duophonic mode where if you play more than one note at a time, the oscillators will play two separate notes (one oscillator per note). The mono mod forces the Odyssey to not do that, so you are sure to have both oscillators always assigned to one note. This is useful when playing legato. See this post regarding the CMS mods.

"Superb example of an original white-face Arp Odyssey in excellent working order. Serviced and calibrated by a top synth tech; these old synths require a great deal of specialist TLC to get them up to scratch. This one plays very well and sounds stunning.

Now reissued by Korg, this is a chance to buy an iconic original in excellent order. Effectively a hard-wired compact version of the monster Arp 2800, the Odyssey is revered for its signature sweeps, leads and bass sounds - like an albino time machine, it transports you back to the golden age of analogue synthesis.

Condition is excellent with only a few scratches and scuffs to the case, most of which are on the back of the unit. See detailed photos for more information.

NOTE: This one's had a very cool modification - you can switch between the (original) duophonic mode, to monophonic, plus it has CV and Gate inputs which are tested and working.

It has had an extensive service with new bushings installed, key contacts and sliders/switches cleaned. The synth has been re-calibrated and is sounding superb."

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