Build Your Own ARP Odyssey FS With New Kit By Korg
From its original release in 1972 to the reissue by Korg in 2015, the ARP Odyssey has continued to be a firm favorite amongst synth enthusiasts. Thanks to Korg, fans can now take the ARP legacy into their own hands with the release of the ARP Odyssey FS kit.
According to Korg, the kit uses the exact analog circuity in an effort to stay true to the ARP Odyssey FS. This means that all the original warm and rich sounds associated with the synth remain fully intact. In addition, Korg is including all the original specs of the Rev. 3 model with the kit. This also means that it will have a full-size keyboard and a black panel design with orange lettering. Another exciting element of the kit is that Korg is including all three of the different filter circuits that separate the three versions of the original ARP Odyssey. These were divided by their production date and could deliver either a sharp, punchy sound, great-sounding lows, or excellent stability even when resonance is raised, depending on the version. With the kit, users will be able to select their favorite filter circuit with the flick of a single switch.
Korg describes the ARP Odyssey FS kit as a “one-of-a-kind collectors’ instrument,” but this doesn’t mean you need a degree in electrical engineering to assemble it. No technical knowledge or soldering is required for the assembly process, and the kit will ship with a pictorial guide. Collectors will appreciate that the synth will also be distinguished from any ARP Odyssey version with its own serial number engraved into an elegant metal plate. The ARP Odyssey FS kit also comes with a music software bundle to get users started. These range from Ozone Elements and Skoove to Reason Lite and softsynths from KORG and other brands.
To view the complete ARP Odyssey FS kit specifications list, visit the official website (https://www.korg.com/us/products/synthesizers/arpodyssey_fs_kit/specifications.php). The kit will be available to pre-order at a price of $1,799.99. Also, check out the video below to see a full unboxing, the assembly process, and some of the sound demos.