Korg ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev1 Duophonic Synthesizer

Full-sized ARP ODYSSEY with a standard keyboard

Key Features:

  • A full-sized ARP ODYSSEY with a standard keyboard
  • Spacious panel layout with faders that are smooth to operate
  • Excellent playability
  • Assembled in New York


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    A full-sized ARP ODYSSEY with a standard keyboard
    As an alternative to the 86% size ARP ODYSSEY with its compact slim keyboard, Korg have created the ARP ODYSSEY FS, a long-awaited full-size model with a standard keyboard. Featuring a spacious panel layout with faders that are smooth to operate, and a standard-sized keyboard for excellent playability, it's just what the synthesizer lover or keyboardist has been waiting for. Most of all, its weight and essence are the precise image of the original ARP Odyssey. 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. Now you can obtain a full-sized ARP ODYSSEY that's perfect in every area including sound, stability, appearance, and size, but with the reliability of a brand new synth.


    Carefully assembled in the USA to capture the original spirit
    The ARP ODYSEY FS is shipped worldwide following its assembly in New York, USA. Skillfully and carefully assembled by a small number of experienced workers, the ARP ODYSSEY FS is then aged, and finally undergoes repeated testing, ensuring the highest level of product quality as befitting this full-sized instrument. The soul of the ARP Odyssey that emerged here forty years ago is now being perfectly resurrected with its analog circuitry and build quality.


    A full lineup of all three design generations
    All models of the original ARP Odyssey, each representing its own era, are now available as full-sized instruments. Each full-sized unit has been designed with the greatest respect to the details and individual parts of the original: the white-paneled Rev1 (Model 2000) produced in 1972–1974, the Rev2 (Model 2810–2813) produced in 1975–1976 with its black panel and gold silk-screening, and the Rev3 (Model 2820–2823) produced in 1978–1981 that featured an iconic black panel and orange silk-screening.

    37-note (Standard key or Full size key, No velocity sensitivity, No aftertouch)
    Maximum Polyphony
    2 voices for duophonic; normally monophonic
    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)
    Maximum Speed
    about 0.01 msec./oct
    Minimum Speed
    about 1.5 sec./oct
    VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
    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)
    Low pass (I: 12 dB/oct., II III: 24 dB/oct.)
    Frequency Range
    16 Hz - 16 kHz
    Maximum Usable Q
    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
    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
    6.3 mm monaural phone jack
    Portamento Foot Switch
    6.3 mm monaural phone jack
    Audio Output Jacks 
    6.3 mm monaural phone jack
    Maximum Output Level
    -20 dBu@ 10 k ohm load
    Output Impedance
    10 k ohm
    Audio Output Jacks 
    XLR connector
    Maximum Output Level
    +4 dBu@ 1 k ohm load
    Output Impedance
    330 ohm
    Headphones Jack
    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
    6.3 mm monaural phone jack
    Maximum Input Level
    -10 dBu
    Input Impedance
    22 k ohm
    MIDI Connector
    USB Connector
    Type B
    CV IN/OUT Jacks
    Keyboard CV (IN/OUT)
    1 V/oct.
    3.5 mm monaural phone jack
    GATE IN/OUT Jacks
    +3 V (minimum)
    +10 V, key down; 0 V all keys up
    3.5 mm monaural phone jack
    TRIG IN/OUT Jacks
    +3 V pulse min., 10 μsec. Duration minimum
    +10 V pulse on key depression, 10 μsec. Duration
    3.5 mm monaural phone jack
    Power Supply
    AC adapter (DC 12V) + power cable
    Power Consumption
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    585 x 466 x 163 mm / 23.03” x 18.35” x 6.42”
    7.3 kg / 16.09 lbs.
    Design Variations
    White (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev1), Black and Gold (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev2), Black and Orange (ARP ODYSSEY FS Rev3)
    Included Items
    AC adapter (DC 12V), power cable, phone cable, mini-phone cable
    Expression/Volume Pedal
    Volume Pedal
    Pedal Switch
    Pedal Switch
    Patch Cables
    * All product, company, and standard names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
    * Appearance and specifications of products are subject to change without notice.


    True analog sound generated by a complete replication of the original ARP Odyssey's circuitry

    The ARP Odyssey is known best for its sharp and biting tone, and the rich possibilities of modulation that allow an incredible variety of sounds. The ARP ODYSSEY FS is equipped with the very same circuitry as the ARP ODYSSEY, which itself is a perfect replica of the original unit, developed under the supervision of the ARP Instruments company's co-founder David Friend.



      * 2VCO. The duophonic design allows two different pitches to sound when you play two notes. 
      * The high degree of pitch stability for which the ARP Odyssey was remarkable in its time has been perfectly reproduced. 
      * Pitch is variable over a wide range of 20 Hz--2 kHz.


      * Pitch modulation and pulse width modulation can be controlled.


      * Oscillator sync provides sharp, great-sounding overtones extending into a high range.


      * Noise generator provides two noise types: white and pink.


      * Powerful LFO can be used as a modulation source for the oscillator or filter, or as a trigger source for sample & hold.


      * Ring modulator generates metallic sounds with rich overtones.


      * The distinctive S/H MIXER lets you easily create sample & hold sounds by using the oscillator or noise generator as a source that's triggered by the LFO or keyboard.


      * The three types of low-pass filter found on different production runs of the original ARP Odyssey are all provided. With a single switch you can select any one of these filters with their differing characteristics: TYPE I (Rev1) is a 12 dB/octave filter with a sharp and punchy sound, TYPE II (Rev2) is a 24 dB/octave filter that's great for thick low sounds, and TYPE III (Rev3) features excellent stability even when the resonance is increased.


      * A wide variety of modulation sources such as S/H, LFO, ADSR, and AR can be used to modulate the filter.


      * A high-pass filter is provided following the low-pass filter, giving you even broader sound design possibilities.


      * A new function, the DRIVE switch generates extreme and aggressive sounds. 
      * VCA GAIN slider leaves the note sustaining. Ideal for sound design.


      * Envelope generator with two types: ADSR and AR. This can be used not only for the VCA but also to modulate the filter or oscillator.



      * The original PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) based on a rubber pad has been reproduced. Press the rubber pad with your finger to control pitch bend or vibrato depth in proportion to the pressure.


      * A portamento slider and transpose switch are provided. You can also use a switch to select either of the ways in which Rev1 and Rev2/3 of the original ARP Odyssey differ as to whether portamento is applied the moment that you operate the transpose lever.



    * Two types of audio output jack are provided: 1/4" phone and XLR.


    * External audio input jack is provided, allowing you to process sound from an external device. 
    * Headphone jack with adjustable volume is provided. By connecting the headphone jack to the external audio input jack, you can apply self-feedback to generate powerful sounds.


    * CV, GATE, and TRIG jacks are provided, letting you send or receive analog signals to operate the instrument. If you connect the GATE OUT jack to the TRIG IN jack, the EG will not be triggered, allowing you to play legato. 
    * Both 1/4" size and mini-size patch cables are included.


    * MIDI IN connector and USB MIDI port are provided, allowing connection to a PC or MIDI device.

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