Paul Hartnoll, Orbital on the ARP ODYSSEY

November 11, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Paul Hartnoll was one half of electronic dance act Orbital who had huge success both critically and commercially.
Orbital owned the 90’s dance scene but it was their headline appearance at the Glastonbury Festival on 25 June 1994 that brought them most attention. Q magazine classed it as one of the top 50 gigs of all time, and in 2002 included Orbital in their list of “50 Bands to See Before You Die”. In this video we visit Paul at his Brighton studio where he is busy working on some solo projects with the ARP ODYSSEY.

Herbie Hancock with the ARP ODYSSEY

November 4, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Curious about the ARP ODYSSEY? Go in the studio with the legendary Herbie Hancock and the historic ARP Odyssey. The ARP Odyssey was the first synthesizer that Herbie ever worked with. Here he explains how the unique features and his engineering background helped him embrace the sound creation power of the ARP Odyssey.

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Korg ARP Odyssey vs. MiniMoog Model D (plus a bit of Hammond)

August 13, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Comparing the sounds of the new Korg ARP Odyssey with a MiniMoog Model D (circa 1974). Plus the Hammond M-100 gets in on the action.

Of course there will be snippets of your favorite prog rock tunes (poorly played I might add), because PROG ROCK WILL NEVER DIE!!!

Thanks to Andrew Amado for the synths & the editing.

KORG’s Tatsuya Takahashi breaks down the re-issue of the ARP ODYSSEY

June 16, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

KORG’s Manager and Chief Engineer of Analog Synth Development Tatsuya Takahasi, served as the product planner for the re-issue of the legendary ARP ODYSSEY. In this video, Tatsuya provides insight into the revival of this iconic synth by answering questions about the challenges the team faced during development and the historic information that helped guide key decisions; such as choice of cosmetic designs and internal components.

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Now you can hear a full range of the sound capabilities of the new ARP Odyssey (by Korg), brought to you by an accomplished keyboardist and synthesizer programmer, Moot Booxlé. No EQ has been applied to the direct signal, just a bit of compression via LA-2A, and a light reverb.
If you were on the fence about buying one of these because you hadn’t heard any actual musical sounds being created on it, maybe this will help!
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ARP co-founder David Friend on re-issuing the ARP ODYSSEY with KORG

June 12, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ARP’s cofounder and lead designer of the original ARP Odyssey, David Friend, discusses the role he played as Chief Advisor to KORG for the re-issue of the ARP Odyssey. Friend explains his original intention for the ARP ODYSSEY was to provide artists with a synth designed and laid out for live stage performances. He also highlights significant artists who have used the synth and how he is excited to see what young musicians will create with such a historic instrument.

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Check out this new KORG ARP Odyssey Performance demo

May 31, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A Performance by Olivier Briand with the KORG ARP Odyssey, in one take, only reverbe and delay added to the original sound.

Radiophonic Workshop on the ARP Odyssey with Matt Berry

May 12, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Introduced by Matt Berry, this is the legendary Radiophonic workshop live at the UK launch of the ARP Odyssey.

The video features Radiophonic Workshop – a group made up of members of the original BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The group features original members Peter Howell, Roger Limb, Dick Mills and Paddy Kingsland, along with archivist Mark Ayres and Kieron Pepper (The Prodigy).

Monday morning gear time – KORG/ARP ODYSSEY/MS-20 MINI/ SQ-1 STEP SEQUENCER

April 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Finally an opportunity to tweak my new ARP ODYSSEY a bit as the MS-20 chugs out a simple bass step sequence on the SQ-1. LOVING this new ARP! My 79′ ODDY was never this easy to play. I got used to the MS-20 Mini’s keys this past year, so it was no problem adjusting to the SlimKeys of the Oddy. They actually have great playability and make the package for more useable than the heavier and clunky ARP keys. My original ARP crackled on the sliders and protested under heavy use by drifting in tune religiously. I love the three filter revisions. This demo utilizes the #3 revision and is very nasaly. There is a lot going on with the drum machines as the Volca and TR-707 hiss their cymbals, the CR-78 is DYN sync’d to the TR-707 tapping out latin bongo’s to the SP-1200 bass and snare. The SP-404SX is adding more cymbals and handclaps. Everything is synced to the MTC being directed by the SQ-1. ENJOY Don’t forget to check out my Facebook page!!ALL SONGS ARE THE PROPERTY OF FARMYFARM/LLC/LIMITED(c)…

How to recreate Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon bass sound with the Korg ARP Odyssey

April 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

One of the most famous ARP Odyssey sounds of all time is the bass sound from Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon. Here’s the recipe…

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For loads more on working with Korg’s ARP Odyssey recreation, check out the full Producer’s Guide in issue 291 of Future Music:

ARP Odyssey: envelopes, VCA & portamento

April 6, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Demonstration of the sound and functionality of an ARP Odyssey II synthesizer from the 1970s, concluding with a look at the voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA), envelope generators and the portamento.

The Odyssey is recorded direct with no pre- or post-processing.

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