ARP Odyssey 2821

Duophonic (Dual Voice) Synthesizer from the 1970s

By EBOARDMUSEUM

ARP Odyssey 2821

ARP Odyssey 2821, ARP Instruments, Inc., 1972, From the collection of: EBOARDMUSEUM
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The ARP Odyssey, produced from 1972 onward, is a duophonic (dual voice) synthesizer that has undergone various technical, and also optical and haptic, updates throughout its nine-year evolutionary history.

Proportional Pitch Control

ARP Odyssey 2821 - Detail, ARP Instruments, Inc., Ab 1972, From the collection of: EBOARDMUSEUM
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These pressure-sensitive buttons were undoubtedly an original idea for intuitive pitch blending (left and right) and modulation (center). But original doesn’t necessarily mean practical … :-(

The Back

ARP Odyssey 2821 - Rückseite, ARP Instruments, Inc., 1972, From the collection of: EBOARDMUSEUM
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The Odyssey already had a professional XLR socket.

The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Barbie or Ken? Moog Minimoog or ARP Odyssey?

Sometimes in life, you just have to make a choice! And the choice between the Mimimoog and its competitor, the Odyssey, wasn’t easy for many. The Odyssey cannot offer the Minimoog’s unmistakable sound. But it does offer much more complex possibilities for creative music makers. And it has at least equivalent interface connections for communication with other synthesizers, as proved by the back of the ARP Odyssey 2821 shown above.

Deep Purple live at the California Jam 1974

with the ARP Odyssey Synthesizer

ARP Odyssey 2821 - Musikbeispiel (Deep Purple) (1974) by Deep PurpleEBOARDMUSEUM

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