MATRIXSYNTH: Creamware Prodyssey, rare 12-voice ARP/Moog-inspired synthesizer

Monday, September 11, 2017

Creamware Prodyssey, rare 12-voice ARP/Moog-inspired synthesizer

via this auction

"Creamware Prodyssey synthesizer. It is 12-voices, 2 oscillators and the sound architecture of the classic ARP Odyssey (also includes an emulation of the Moog ladder filter for good measure). It can be played via MIDI. It works great and includes the power supply. Here is the official description:

Groundbreaking hardware/software rebirth of the classic Odyssey!

Creamware's Prodyssey ASB Synthesizer Emulator delivers the breakthrough synth sounds of the Odyssey in a digital sound module. The Odyssey vintage synth left an indelible mark on the pages of music history. Open up your CD collections and go to the section labeled "Early Music: 1972-1978". Now, pay attention: everything that reminds you of chemistry lab, everything that cuts, tapers, buzzes like a particle accelerator and freezes like a bucket of liquid nitrogen—that's the Odyssey. Anything that reminds you of a Moog, anything that scratches, fattens and hits, but can't possibly come out of a Minimoog because it was, well, just too simplistic—that's very probably also the Odyssey. If it sounds to you like robots or aliens are scratching at your door—Odyssey. But today you can't get it anymore, so Creamware built a modern software-driven hardware emulation for you and threw in a bunch of cool extras as well.

There are 12 Odysseys squeezed into the Prodyssey ASB's gleaming exterior. Each of these has two oscillators with sync, variable pulse width, and envelope control. LFO with sample and hold generator—of course, this isn't a sampler but a tricked-out sound mangler with that authentic Star Wars touch. Filters with the characteristics that made the Odyssey the synth of choice for every European soundsmith: slightly cutting but also electric, and if need be, those soft and sparkling chrome formica quantum tunneling sounds. Plus, Filter-FM. The two envelope generators are capable of going head to head with not only the VCA but also the oscillators. And, of course, the modulation capabilities that the typical chromatographs and slide rules of today's NASA Laboratories can't give you any more.
Synthesizer Type: Virtual Analog,
Technology: Physical Modelling
Number of Voices: 12
Sampling Rate: 44.1kHz (internal oversampling)
Resolution: 32-bit Audio Paths
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4 inch (6,3mm) unbalanced
Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4 inch (6,3mm) unbalanced
MIDI: In, Out, Thru
USB: Full Speed USB rev 1.1
Power Input: 12V AC/DC, <20 W
Control Inputs: Pedal, Switch"

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