“ITEM: For your consideration is this vintage 1975 ARP Omni synthesizer. The Omni (model 2483), was billed upon its release as the first “symphonic” keyboard, for its accurate representations of string sounds. Examples of the Omni in use include Modern English’s “Melt With You”(video capture pictured in the gallery to your right), and Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” The ARP Omni is a very practical, dynamic, and accessible analog synth great for numerous applications, so take advantage of this No Reserve auction, and get a great deal on this great synth!
Features of the Omni Mk1 include: a 41-key keyboard, divide-down polyphony, (4) preset sounds: Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass, the former two being polyphonic, the latter two monophonic, (1) variable speed LFO with a Sine wave shape, Chorus Phaser and Waveform Enhancement, controls for Master Volume, Mix, Bass Volume, Attack and Release.
This particular example, serial number 2483- 0149, is in excellent working condition and very good cosmetic condition showing expected signs of wear or use. As is immediately noticeable, there is adhesive residue present on the front side below the keyboard. Besides that, this example is in great shape. Be sure to examine our photographs in the gallery to your right, all of which are of the actual item.
This synth works very well, though there are a couple small issues that should be noted: The second to last white key doesn’t work, and the whole unit is slightly out of tune. We have not serviced this unit, however for those that do not have access to a qualified technician, we can easily do so at the request of the winning bidder with an additional charge that will be determined at the time of the fix. Other than those two relatively minor issues, this synth sounds magnificent providing the beautiful, warm, vintage synth string tones that this unit has become renowned for.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.