KORG ARPODYSSEY-KIT FS Duophonic Synthesizer Kit

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ARPODYSSEY-KIT is a one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument. With this kit, not only will you be able to get the coveted ARP sound that legendary musicians have been using for the last 50 years, you will also be able to create it with your own hands.

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KORG ARPODYSSEY-KIT FS Duophonic Synthesizer Kit

Become A Part Of The Legacy With The ARP Odyssey FS Kit.

Above all, with the Korg ARPODYSSEY-KIT, musicians are empowered to take the ARP legacy into their own hands.

ARPODYSSEY-KIT Rich Analog Sounds

The ARPODYSSEY-KIT uses the exact analog circuitry, preserving the original warm and rich sounds we’ve all grown to love. The kit also features all the original specs of the Rev. 3 model with a full-size keyboard. Also, it has a black panel design with orange lettering. Furthermore, to facilitate assembly of the Odyssey, use the pictorial guide.

Create It With Your Own Hands

In fact, the Korg ARPODYSSEY-KIT is a one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument. To commemorate the unique experience of building it yourself, it distinguishes itself from any other ARP Odyssey. Also, it has its own serial number engraved into an elegant metal plate.

With this kit, you will be able to get the coveted ARP sound. Additionally, you will also be able to create it with your own hands.

A Full-Sized ARP ODYSSEY With A Standard Keyboard

Featuring a spacious panel layout with faders that are smooth to operate, and a standard-sized keyboard for excellent playability. Most of all, its weight and essence are the precise image of the original ARP Odyssey. In fact, with analog sound that has already established a firm reputation, it is fair to say that this is a true resurrection of the ARP ODYSSEY.

The ARP ODYSSEY is perfect in every area including sound, stability, appearance, and size.

The Distinctive Synthesis Of The ARP Odyssey

The original ARP Odyssey was a 2VCO duo-phonic instrument. Furthermore, its most distinctive feature was its sharp, penetrating sound and its rich range of tonal variation. Also, with a variety of functions and modulation possibilities provided by oscillator sync, sample & hold, pulse width modulation, high-pass filter, two types of envelope generator, and pitch bend using the PPC, it was able to create a versatile range of sounds.

The ARP Odyssey reproduces the sounds of these components at the circuit level.

Filters Of All Three Generations Are Provided

Broadly speaking, there were three versions of the original ARP Odyssey, divided by the date of production, with the major difference being the filter circuit. The ARP Odyssey 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 are made just as they originally were.

About the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation & ARPODYSSEY-KIT

Alan R. Pearlman’s nickname was “ARP” as a kid growing up in New York City, so it seemed the perfect name for a company he co-founded when he was later designing electronic musical instruments. After leaving NASA, Pearlman Established ARP as an outlet for the creation of instruments known for their sound quality.

Pearlman created the ARP 2500 in 1970 and then the classic ARP Odyssey and ARP 2600. In fact, one of Pearlman’s key skills was that he was able to build oscillators that stayed in tune and even developed a cordless patching technique using a matrix of switches. Arp Instruments built a legacy as a great leader in the growth and development of the electronic musical market.

Founded in 2019, the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation was created by Dina Pearlman, Alan Pearlman’s daughter, to honour the legacy of her father. Specifically, the mission of the ARP Foundation is to celebrate Pearlman by making his inventions publicly accessible, and inspiring future generations to imagine and create.

ARPODYSSEY-KIT Key Highlights:

  • Analog circuitry that guarantees the sonic accuracy and fidelity of the original Mk III Odyssey
  • A pictorial guide and tools are provided for assembly
  • Spacious panel layout with smooth faders

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  • Analog circuitry that guarantees the sonic accuracy and fidelity of the original Mk III Odyssey
  • A pictorial guide and necessary tools for assembly are included
  • Spacious panel layout with smooth faders
  • Standard-sized keyboard for excellent playability
  • All three past filter circuits selectable with a single switch
  • 2-VCO architecture
  • White and pink-noise generator for unique texturing
  • Oscillator sync, sample & hold, and pulse-width modulation
  • Proportional Pitch Control system with ±2 octaves of transposition with portamento

Keyboard: 37-note (Standard key or Full size key, No velocity sensitivity, No aftertouch)
Maximum Polyphony: 2 voices for duophonic; normally monophonic
Controllers:
Transpose Positions: 2 octaves down, normal, 2 octave up
Proportional Pitch Control: b (Pitch down) Pad: about -2 / 3 octave – (Modulation) Pad # (Pitch-up) Pad: about +2 / 3 octave

Noise Generator
Noise Spectrum Types (white and pink)

Portamento
Maximum Speed: about 0.01 msec./oct
Minimum Speed: about 1.5 sec./oct

VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Waveforms: Sawtooth, Square, Pluse (Dynamic Pluse)
Frequency Range: VCO-1 in low freq. mode, 0.2 Hz – 20 Hz, VCO-1 and VCO-2 (audio range) about 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Warm-Up Drift: 1/30 semitone from turn-on max
Pulse Width: 50 % – 5 %
Pulse Width Modulation: ADSR, +45 %, LFO, +15 %
Voltage-Controlled Response: 1 V/oct
Maximum Frequency Shifts: LFO sin wave, +1/2 oct., LFO square wave, +1.5 oct., ADSR, +9 oct., S/H, +2 oct.
* VCO-1 is low note priority, VCO-2 is high note priority.

VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter)
Types: Low pass (I: 12 dB/oct., II III: 24 dB/oct.)
Frequency Range: 16 Hz – 16 kHz
Maximum Usable Q: 30
Resonance: 1/2 – self oscillate
Voltage-Controlled Response: C3 key (left edge): 0 V, C6 key (right edge) 3 V

VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier)
Dynamic Range: 80 dB

Ring Modulator
Type: Digital
Input Signal: VCO-1, VCO-2 (square wave)

Sample & Hold
Command Sources: Keyboard or LFO trigger
Sampled Signals: VCO-1 sawtooth wave and square wave, VCO-2 square wave and pink noise

ADSR Envelope Generator
Attack Time: 5 msec. – 5 sec.
Decay Time: 10 msec. – 8 sec.
Sustain Level: 0 – 100 % or Peak
Release Time: 15 msec. – 10 sec.

AR Envelope Generator
Attack Time: 5 msec. – 5 sec.
Release Time: 10 msec. – 8 sec.

Control Input Jacks
Pedal: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Portamento Foot Switch: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack

Audio Output Jacks LOW
Connector: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum Output Level: -20 dBu@ 10 k ohm load
Output Impedance: 10 k ohm

Audio Output Jacks HIGH
Connector: XLR connector
Maximum Output Level: +4 dBu@ 1 k ohm load
Output Impedance: 330 ohm

Headphones Jack
Connector: 6.3 mm stereo phone jack
Maximum Output Level: 50 mW + 50 mW@ 33 ohm load
Output Impedance: 10 ohm * Controllable by volume knob.

External Audio Input (Ext Audio Input) Jack
Connector: 6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum Input Level: -10 dBu
Input Impedance: 22 k ohm

MIDI Connector
IN

USB Connector
Type B

CV IN/OUT Jacks
Keyboard CV (IN/OUT):
1 V/oct.
Connector:
3.5 mm monaural phone jack

GATE IN/OUT Jacks
GATE IN:
+3 V (minimum)
GATE OUT:
+10 V, key down; 0 V all keys up
Connector:
3.5 mm monaural phone jack

TRIG IN/OUT Jacks
TRIG IN:
+3 V pulse min., 10 μsec. Duration minimum
TRIG OUT:
+10 V pulse on key depression, 10 μsec. Duration
Connector:
3.5 mm monaural phone jack

Power Supply
AC adapter (DC 12V) + power cable

Power Consumption
7.1 W

Dimensions (W x D x H)
585 x 466 x 163 mm / 23.03” x 18.35” x 6.42”

Weight
7.3 kg / 16.09 lbs.

Included Items
AC adapter (DC 12V), power cable, phone cable, mini-phone cable

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