ARP Odyssey FS Kit

ARP Odyssey FS Kit

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Become a part of the legacy with the ARP ODYSSEY FS Kit.

In 2015, ARP’s history was thrust into the spotlight with the revival of the ARP Odyssey. Synth fans around the world were ecstatic–authentic reissues of some of the most iconic and legendary ARP synthesizers would finally be revealed. From the ARP ODYSSEY FS with its full-size keyboard, to the long awaited ARP 2600 FS and ARP 2600 M, ARP synths once again stood at the forefront of the modern music scene.

Now, with the release of the ARP ODYSSEY FS Kit, musicians are empowered to take the ARP legacy into their own hands.

Staying true to the ARP Odyssey FS, the 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 and a black panel design with orange lettering. And to facilitate assembly of the Odyssey, a pictorial guide is included; no technical knowledge or soldering is needed.

The ARP Odyssey FS Kit is a one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument. To commemorate the unique experience of building it yourself, it is distinguished from any other ARP Odyssey with its own serial number engraved into an elegant metal plate.

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. We hope that you will make this special ARP ODYSSEY a one-of-a-kind instrument just for you.

The distinctive synthesis of the ARP Odyssey has been reproduced from the circuit level up

The original ARP Odyssey was a 2VCO duo-phonic instrument. Its most distinctive feature was its sharp, penetrating sound and its rich range of tonal variation. 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 have been reproduced just as they originally were.

ARP ODYSSEY FS Kit

Free bundle of music software

The ARP ODYSSEY FS Kit comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.

In other words, the moment you get your hands on this synthesizer you'll have a variety of tools to help you take your music to the next level.


You can learn more about the KORG Software Bundle and download it here

About the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

Alan R. Pearlman was nicknamed “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. 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 honor the legacy of her father. The mission of the ARP Foundation is to celebrate Pearlman by making his inventions publicly accessible, and inspiring future generations to imagine and create.

The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation

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Specifications

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, Pulse (Dynamic Pulse)
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
80dB
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
10msec. 〜 8sec.
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
7.1W
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
ARP Odyssey FS Kit
ARP Odyssey FS Kit
ARP Odyssey FS Kit