Behringer Odyssey Analog Synthesizer
Behringer Odyssey is an ultra-affordable homage to the legendary ARP synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some: dual VCOs, a 32-step sequencer with onboard storage, an arpeggiator and world-class Klark Teknik effects including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects. With its 37 semi-weighted full-size keys and pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs from the 70s, Odyssey is sure to become your favorite keyboard.
- Authentic monophonic/duophonic synthesizer with 2 true analog oscillators for insanely fat sounds
- 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity sensitivity
- Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs from the 70s
- 2 voices with sawtooth, square/pulse with pulse-width modulation and sine/square wave LFO
- 3-way VCF including 2-pole MKI (4023), 4-pole MKII (4035) and 4-pole MKIII (4075) modes
- Easy-to-use 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
- Onboard arpeggiator with latch function
- World-class Klark Teknik effects including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects
- 35 sliders and 25 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
- 3 pressure-sensitive buttons for pitch and modulation control
- Powerful pink/white noise generator with sample & hold plus lag processor
- Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencers
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
Great care has been taken in engineering Odyssey, including the true-to-the-original analog VCO, VCF and VCA circuits, all of which combine to make it easy to recreate classic sounds. This highly-focused attention to detail is what gives Odyssey its ultra-flexible sound-shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones to stunning effects.
Odyssey's 2 voices are the product of dual analog voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), which each provide your choice of sawtooth, square/pulse with pulse-width modulation, or sine/square wave LFO for sculpting the perfect sound. This amazing flexibility gives you the tools needed to be your creative best.
The very heart of Odyssey's sound is its highly-flexible voltage-controlled filter (VCF), which includes faders for: frequency, resonance (0 to self-oscillation) and high-pass filter (HPF) cutoff frequency. A feature missing from the original is a new 3-position switch that lets you choose the VCF filter you prefer from all 3 vintage iterations of the famous synth – 2-pole MKI (4023), 4-pole MKII (4035) or 4-pole MKIII (4075) – plus a Drive switch to add a touch of edge to your sound.
The envelope, please...
Odyssey features two easy-to-use envelope generators — AR (attack and release) and ADSR (attack, decay, sustain and release) with 2 and 4 faders, respectively — to help you craft incredible sounds. Switches are provided for ADSR Gate/LFO Repeat, AR Gate/LFO Repeat or thirdly, Keyboard Repeat/Auto Repeat, which provides a wide range of performance options.
Onboard sequencer and arpeggiator
Odyssey's sequencer allows you to program up to 32 steps of notes and rests and save them as a pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 64 patterns, all of which can be stored in the 8 banks, each holding up to 8 patterns. Your sequences can be played either in Keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern, or in Step mode, which allows you to interact while composing the pattern. The onboard arpeggiator features 8 patterns you can use just by playing a chord, which the arpeggiator then sequences through your selected pattern. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator in the Odyssey are fun, mesmerizing and totally addictive.
Klark Teknik effects
Klark Teknik is recognized worldwide as one of the most prestigious British audio companies, with a 40-plus-year pedigree and even a TEC Lifetime Achievement Award to back it up. The company has designed and manufactured products for world-class artists, and their legendary DN780 reverb processor is considered by leading audio engineers around the world as the industry standard. Behringer is proud to incorporate custom-engineered Klark Teknik effects into their products. Featuring a wide range of world-class presets to choose from including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter and multi-effects, Klark Teknik created Odyssey's 24-bit, studio-grade effects engine for Behringer to give your performance that truly professional finishing touch.
Controls and connectivity
For those who want the numbers, Odyssey has 35 sliders, 25 switches and 3 pressure-sensitive buttons, all laid out in a highly-intuitive format that puts the joy back into your music creation. Input and output connections include MIDI in and out over USB or MIDI DIN, pedal, portamento footswitch, low and high audio outputs, external audio input, CV in and out, gate in and out, and a headphone output with a dedicated volume control.
More is better
In addition to the great sound-sculpting features already mentioned, Odyssey has still more to offer. There's the pink/white noise generator with sample & hold plus lag processor, portamento and the 3 pressure-sensitive buttons for pitch and modulation control that provide a total hands-on performance. Odyssey is the ideal tone-making machine for creating sounds that run the gamut from mild to wild.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply|
|Number of Keys||37|
|Key Action||Semi-weighted full-size keys with velocity sensitivity|
|Voices of Polyphony||1 or 2|
|Oscillators per Voice||Varies by Sound Engine|
|Sequencer||32-step sequencer with 64 sequence storage locations|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" mono external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" mono main 'low' output
XLR mono main 'high' output
|Control Connections||1/4" expression pedal input
1/4" footswitch input
|Onboard Controllers||(3) pressure-sensitive pads for proportional pitch control|
|Product Weight||17.9 lb|
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