MATRIXSYNTH: ARP ODYSSEY MKIII Analog Synthesizer Vintage 1972 Sounds | HQ DEMO & TUTORIAL

Saturday, April 11, 2020

ARP ODYSSEY MKIII Analog Synthesizer Vintage 1972 Sounds | HQ DEMO & TUTORIAL

Published on Apr 11, 2020 Andy Whitmore

Update: note the video does feature the later model, so there are no 1972 sounds in this video. See the comments in this post for some additional info.

"The ARP Odyssey is a classic monophonic / duophonic synthesizer. It came out 1972 and was the competitor of the Minimoog. It can be seen as a cutdown version of the ARP 2600 - although some features where added - the highpass filter and the oscillator synchronisation for example.
It has the best sync-lead-sounds I ever heard from a synthesizer! The Odyssey is a real classic - and it sounds classic!

The ARP has a lot of features, so it is very flexible: 2 oscillators (VCO 2 can be used as a second LFO), VCO synchronisation, 2 filters (resonant lowpass & non-resonant highpass), ring modulator, sample & hold, noise generator (white & pink noise), 1 LFO, 2 envelopes (ADSR and AR).

There were three versions of the Odyssey. In my video you see an ARP Odyssey MK III, which has the CV/gate jacks - and an external signal input.

The ARP Odyssey was used by many prominent musicians: Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Herbie Hancock, Gary Numan, Pink Floyd, ABBA, Chick Corea, Tony Banks (Genesis), the Carpenters...

Andy Whitmore started life as a top session keyboard player playing on over 50 hit records before turning his hand to music production. He went on to produce 14 top ten hits. He is a pro when it comes to synthesizers, and here explores the ARP Odyssey as part of a brand new series.
One of the most iconic synthesizers ever, Andy’s experience with this Arp classic dates back to the mid-‘90s, and he discusses the basics in his exploration of what makes the ARP Odyssey so great.

Filmed at in West London using an Apple iPhone 11 Max 512gb"

Check out a tour of his synth collection back in 2009 here, and 2008 here.

1 comment:

  1. There are no vintage 1972 sounds available in this video.

    While ARP did debut the Odyssey model synth in '72, the black and orange Mark3 in this video was not available until around '76. The '72 version is also known as the whiteface -so there's really no excuse for the mistake in title of your video- and has different oscillators and filter. The performance controls are also different.



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