Korg has launched ARP ODYSSEi, a virtual analog synthesizer for iOS that faithfully models the circuit of the ARP ODYSSEY synthesizer.
The ARP ODYSSEY that KORG revived in 2015, designed with the advisory cooperation of David Friend, the co-founder of ARP Instruments Inc., is acclaimed for its extremely reproduction of the sound of the original ARP Odyssey. Based on this revived model, the ARP ODYSSEi is a complete reproduction of the ARP ODYSSEY on the iPad / iPhone.
The circuitry has been reproduced using KORG’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology), developed over the years starting with the KORG Legacy Collection. Instead of merely simulating the output sound as conventional modeling does, KORG’s CMT is a method for using digital equivalents of the transistors, capacitors, resistors, and other components used in the hardware realm to reconstruct the same signal path digitally. This perfectly reproduces the complex range of sounds and parameters that available only on the ARP ODYSSEY.
ARP ODYSSEi features
- Faithfully models the circuit of the ARP ODYSSEY: The circuitry has been reproduced using KORG’s proprietary CMT (Component Modeling Technology), developed over the years starting with the KORG Legacy Collection.
- New functions to create all-new ARP sounds: Added a voice assign mode that allows you to play chords, an arpeggiator that can be programmed in detail like a step sequencer, and effects that can transform the sound in diverse ways.
- Get all three of the sought-after revisions: In addition to the standard design of the Rev3 with its black panel and orange silk-screening, you can optionally obtain the white-paneled Rev1 and the black-paneled gold silk-screened Rev2 designs, together with fifty new preset sounds that take advantage of the distinctive filters of those models.
- Produce music together with KORG Gadget: ARP ODYSSEi can be used in conjunction with the “KORG Gadget” music production DAW app that has won numerous awards around the world. If both apps are installed, it can be used as the “Lexington” gadget inside the KORG Gadget app.
ARP ODYSSEi is available for the introductory price of $19.99 USD until November 30th, 2016 (regular $29.99 USD).