Korg Announces ARP Odyssey in Desktop Module Format

Analog ARP Odyssey Reborn as a Convenient Synthesizer Module
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Legendary analog ARP Odyssey reborn as a convenient synthesizer module

Korg brings back the unmistakable sound of the legendary ARP Odyssey in a desktop module format with ARP Odyssey Modules; offering users all the editing and sound-shaping parameters from the keyboard versions! To fit perfectly in today's DAW and desktop hardware-centric music production environments, this compact module form has CV/GATE included to interface with analog desktop racks and synths, USB and 5-pin MIDI for interfacing with controllers and DAWs. The lineup includes two models, the white Rev1 and the black and orange Rev3, reproducing traditional styling.

“The ARP Odyssey Module makes it even easier for users to obtain and integrate the distinctive analog sound that only a genuine ARP Odyssey can produce,” stated James Sajeva, Technology Director for Korg USA, Inc. “By adding the ARP Odyssey Module to their setup, users can enhance their production and performance environments with fun and powerful, hands-on editing and the true-analog Odyssey sound that cannot be replicated from any plugin,” added Sajeva.

Since its appearance in 1972, the ARP Odyssey has been loved by countless musicians as a classic analog synthesizer. Forty years later, in 2015, with the advisory assistance of David Friend, co-founder of the ARP Instruments company, Korg resurrected the ARP Odyssey with a complete reproduction of the ARP Odyssey’s original circuitry. The ARP sound, which continues to be envied as an iconic analog synthesizer, was once again back in the hands of today's musicians. Now, Korg has further broadened the reach of the ARP Odyssey in today's world by releasing these new models.

The ARP Odyssey Module Rev 1 and Rev 3 with be available in October of 2016 for $599.99 each. For more information or to find a dealer visit www.korg.com.

ARP ODYSSEY Module Specifications
Maximum Polyphony

  • 2 voices for duophonic; normally monophonic

Transpose Positions:

  • 2 octaves down, normal, 2 octave up

Proportional Pitch Control:

  • b (Pitch down) Pad: about -2 / 3 octave
  • - (Modulation) Pad
  • # (Pitch-up) Pad: about +2 / 3 octave

Noise Generator

  • Noise Spectrum Types (white and pink)


  • Maximum Speed: about 0.01 msec./oct
  • Minimum Speed: about 1.5 sec./oct

VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)

  • Sawtooth, Square, Pluse (Dynamic Pluse)

Frequency Range:

  • VCO-1 in low freq. mode, 0.2 Hz – 20 Hz: VCO-1 and VCO-2 (audio range) about 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Warm Up Drift:

  • 1/30 semitone from turn on max

Pulse Width:

  • 50 % – 5 %

Pulse Width Modulation:

  • ADSR, +45 %; LFO, +15 %

Voltage Controlled Response:

  • 1 V/oct

Maximum Frequency Shifts:

  • LFO sin wave, +1/2 oct.; LFO square wave, +1.5 oct.; ADSR, +9 oct.; S/H, +2 oct.

* VCO-1 is low note priority, VCO-2 is high note priority.
VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter)

  • Low pass (I: 12 dB/oct., II III: 24 dB/oct.)

Frequency Range:

  • 16 Hz - 16 kHz

Maximum Usable Q:

  • 30


  • 1/2 - self oscillate

Voltage Controlled Response:

  • C3 key (left edge): 0 V, C6 key (right edge) 3 V

VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier)
Dynamic Range:

  • 80 dB

Ring Modulator

  • Digital

Input Signal:

  • VCO-1, VCO-2 (square wave)

Sample & Hold
Command Sources:

  • Keyboard or LFO trigger

Sampled Signals:

  • VCO-1 sawtooth wave and square wave, VCO-2 square wave and pink noise

ADSR Envelope Generator
Attack Time:

  • 5 msec. - 5 sec.

Decay Time:

  • 10 msec. - 8 sec.

Sustain Level:

  • 0 - 100 % or Peak

Release Time:

  • 15 msec. - 10 sec.

AR Envelope Generator
Attack Time:

  • 5 msec. - 5 sec.

Release Time:

  • 10 msec. - 8 sec.

Control Input Jacks

  • 6.3 mm monaural phone jack

Portamento Foot Switch:

  • 6.3 mm monaural phone jack

Audio Output Jacks


  • 6.3 mm monaural phone jack

Maximum Output Level:

  • -20 dBu@ 10 k ohm load

Output Impedance:

  • 10 k ohm


  • XLR connector

Maximum Output Level:

  • +4 dBu@ 1 k ohm load

Output Impedance:

  • 330 ohm

Headphones Jack

  • 6.3 mm stereo phone jack

Maximum Output Level:

  • 50 mW + 50 mW@ 33 ohm load

Output Impedance:

  • 10 ohm

* Controllable by volume knob.
External Audio Input (Ext Audio Input) Jack

  • 6.3 mm monaural phone jack

Maximum Input Level:

  • -10 dBu

Input Impedance:

  • 22 k ohm

MIDI Connector

  • IN

USB Connector

  • Type B

Keyboard CV (IN/OUT):

  • 1 V/oct.


  • 3.5 mm monaural phone jack


  • +3 V (minimum)


  • +10 V, key down; 0 V all keys up


  • 3.5 mm monaural phone jack


  • +3 V pulse min., 10 μsec. Duration minimum


  • +10 V pulse on key depression, 10 μsec. Duration


  • 3.5 mm monaural phone jack

Power Supply

  • AC adapter jack (DC 9V)

Power Consumption

  • 6.5 W

Dimensions (W x D x H)

  • 502 x 230 x 120 mm / 19.76” x 9.05” x 4.72”


  • 4.5 kg / 9.92 lbs

Included Items

  • AC adapter, phone cable, mini-phone cable

Expression/Volume Pedal:

  • XVP-20

Volume Pedal:

  • VP-10

Pedal Switch:

  • PS-3

Pedal Switch:

  • PS-1

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