Synth Site: Arp: Odyssey II: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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MEMYSELFANDI a hobbyist user from USA writes:
just picked one up a week ago and i just cant stop hitting a switch and throwing some sliders the sonic sounds and basses keep on coming in different forms i challenged it to my sh-101(with is awesome to)but the arp keeps getting the checkered flag!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Sep-04-1999 at 20:17
Father Jack Hackett a professional user from Craggy island writes:

read Chamber`s post in an Irish accent and it could be Father Dougal from "Father Ted" posting [except that Chamber is obviously far more intelligent], same sort of dialog.

Snotrocket could be Mr Zed from police academy

Anyway, the Odyssey is one hell of a complex monosynth and well worth full marks..


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-15-1999 at 05:28
snotrocket a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Woo Hoo I found one of these babe's in a trash pile 3 keys needed to be fixed it's so clean a black and gold model I had sampler's and tone module' s played with a few juno models but this little babe just blows them away!!! it's my first synth (a mini korg dosen't count) WHO EVER TALKS SHiT ABOUT these arp's is LAME!!!! EVER heard of KRAFTWORK hook yer drum machine up to the input and WOW tour de france is in the house

posted Sunday-Aug-15-1999 at 03:01
:||CHAMBER||: a hobbyist user from United States writes:
I finally found one and bought it today. God I'm so in love with it. It just has that perfect sound, just perfect. I got mine at a really reasonable price and there isn't a scratch on it, (well, one of the keys is glued togethor, but you can't really see it...anyway.) I got home and started playing with it a bit more and experimenting and my god, it is so easy to use. After a couple of minutes I had the sound I wanted constructed and fine tuned, amazing (oh, if you were curious I was just going for a fun and perfect R2D2 sound) This is my first real analog synth and I am so very pleased. It is just so much easier and much more fullfilling than trying to create a sound on my Prophecy or hell, even the JP-8000 seems a bit cumbersome in comparison to the Arp. Like other posts have said, if you see one...just buy it. They are absolutely amazing. I'm going to give it a 5 for a few reasons. First off, ease of use, second it has a very logical layout, which i guess helps with its ease of use, and third the sound is just magnificent, it is so perfect for what I need.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-May-22-1999 at 00:07
cedric c. carter a hobbyist user from florence, massachusetts USA writes:
As the Good Lord grants me His grace... I will NEVER, EVER sell my ARP Odyssey II. I searched for years for one at a reasonable price. I "stumbled onto one at a used instrument store in Hartford, Connecticut about 4 years ago. It's now a companion to my moog SOURCE. Ever since I first heard the "screaming" phase-sync solo on Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" I said to myself, "In your lifetime, you MUST own an ARP Odyssey." I like the PPC pads (they are a nice switch from the moog wheels) and the duophonic capabilities are an un-matched bonus. In all fairness, if you really like the 70's analog sound (and if you can find them), you owe it to yourself to find an ARP that you really like AND a MOOG that you really like. They really do compliment each other nicely. I have an Oberheim Matrix-1000 as well that I run through Yamaha digital keyboards that sounds GREAT, is much less bulky, and that does NOT drift out of tune. One of the best things that I like about the Odyssey is that it is RAW!!! You build all those sounds from scratch. I was able to obtain an Odyssey owner's manaul, the Odyssey schmatics manual AND an ARP Odyssey Patch Book!!! I would like to obtain a copy of the out of print book, put out by the ARP company in the 70's "Making Music with Synthesizers". This landmark introduction to using music synthesizers was based on the Odyssey. I beleive there is a midi/retrofit kit available for Odyssey as well. Hey... you either hate this instrument or you LOVE it! If you have the patience to work with the sliders and switches, you will be rewarded with sounds that you can NEVER fully reproduce with digital synths. Technology is nice, but LONG LIVE ANALOG SYNTHESIZERS!!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-09-1999 at 21:01
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