Behringer Odyssey shipping now
The Behringer Odyssey is now shipping, the faithful recreation of the renowned analog synth – with full-metal chassis and modern features.
The Arp Odyssey was one of the first fully self-contained, portable analog synths to hit the market. At the time most of what was available were huge modular cabinets that required a team to transport, so the Arp Odyssey quickly became hugely popular due to its relatively affordable price and compact form-factor, it sounded great too.
The Arp Odyssey was used on countless hit records from Gary Numan to Herbie Hancock.
Behringer’s announcement to recreate the Arp Odyssey came as a very welcome surprise for several reasons, it’s the first time we’re seeing a recreation that will feature all three filter models from the MKI, MKII and MKIII – which each have their own unique character.
The Behringer Odyssey will also feature a full-metal chassis, something even the originals didn’t have – making it an incredibly robust design for studio or live use.
Speaking of live use, the Behringer Odyssey features illuminated faders, making it easier to use in poorly lit environments. You can set the brightness of the faders, for when you don’t need it.
Classic synth with modern features…
The Behringer Odyssey features 35 integrated Klark Teknik FX and a sequencer, apart from these digital features – the entire synth circuitry is faithful to the original.
They’ve also added MIDI I/O via DIN and USB, CV/Gate and Trig I/O for connecting to a modular synth and an external audio input that not only sends the signal through the filter, but the effects module too.
Behringer just announced on their Facebook page that the new Behringer Odyssey is now shipping, with some stores even air-freighting stock in due to the high-demand. The synth is set to retail at USD $499 (Around R7000 excl. duties), very competitive compared to other recreations that’s for sure!
For more information check out the Behringer website here