Binary Music has announced the release of ARP Odyssey, a new sample library for Kontakt 4.
Consisting of 101 patches made up of over 1,400 samples, this is a detailed representation of a classic analogue synthesizer. The patches cover a wide variety of sounds, including a selection from the original patch book and a set of multi-sampled patches where different filter settings are mapped to velocity.
There were three main versions of the Odyssey. The first white-faced models were manufactured from 1972, then the black and gold face from 1974.
The model that we’ve sampled is a black and orange faced 2821 from about 1979. This has the advantage of more stable oscillators – though nothing like the stability that we take for granted in modern gear. The Odyssey has attracted an eclectic mix of players: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, George Duke, Portishead, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Gary Numan and Abba!
ARP Odyssey is available for download purchase now, priced at £12.00 (approx. $20 U.S.). There is also a free version with a small selection of patches.
The full version of Kontakt 4 is required to use this library.
vintage synth demo by RetroSound
“Odyssey feat. Minimoog”
2 VCO deep bass: Moog Lintronics Minimoog
2 VCO lead sound: ARP Odyssey MkIIII
FX: Lexicon reverb and delay