ARP, Odyssey @ 13 December 2017, “No Comments”

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition. The video attachment is a similar synth, but without the mods on this one. Super clean.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, “No Comments”

“Perfect working condition.
Midi retrokit installed by Kenton.
Midi to CV converter included.
Power: 110 v.
Custom flight case.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, “No Comments”

“Original legendary duophonic ARP Odyssey MKIII in great working condition. The last of the original series including the four pole resonant 24dB lowpass “moog” filter!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, “No Comments”

” This was a strange storage unit auction find in the midwest. I don’t know the story with the clear body, but I’ve never seen another one like it.

The roadcase it comes in is worn on the outside, but the foam inside is still good.

Here’s what’s been done to it:

~ All sliders were removed, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled
~ All remaining controls were cleaned
~ The keyboard was completely disassembled, cleaned, rebushed, and all contacts were cleaned and adjusted
~ All tantalum power decoupling caps were replaced with electrolytic capacitors
~ The power supply board was re-capped and calibrated
~ The 4075 filter module was removed, recapped, and modified for increased cutoff frequency response
~ The original multicolored (now badly discolored) set of slider caps were replaced with a new, all white set. I’ll include the original slider caps for anyone interested.
~ Full calibration of all functions.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 December 2017, “No Comments”

“This is possibly the best deal you will find on a VINTAGE ARP Odyssey Mk II 2810 circa 1975 (this is NOT one of the new Korg imitation reissues). It has been professionally refurbished by LA Synth Co. (docs provided) All the sliders cleaned and lubed, connections cleaned and all the key bushings replaced. Though this is a mkII it has some mk1 ‘crossover’ features: the rotary pitch bend knob and contains the original highly sought-after 4035 4-pole filter famously ‘borrowed’ by ARP from the Moog filter of the same era.
ALSO INCLUDED:
-ORIGINAL Anvil road case with brand new freshly installed foam.
-ORIGINAL “Instant Odyssey” patch templates which include 2 blanks for your own custom sounds
-Copies of Odyssey user manual and patch book (I never had originals)
-Monster cable audiophile RCA>¼” output cord.

It’s all original except for 4 rubber feet I recently added, (originals were missing) and slider caps are missing on VCO, Keyboard CV and HPF sliders. These are available online, if you feel the need to replace.
It sounds and works awesome, you will be thrilled to conjure up all of the original famous sounds of the ’70’s and early 80’s as only a 100% analogue ARP Odyssey can. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 29 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

” Unit is in decent cosmetic shape. Three slider tips are broken as shown in pictures. Unit powers up but does not produce sound. Unit is being sold as-is.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“A nice example of an ARP Odyssey Mk 1 black face from c1975. This instrument comes with a modern bespoke flight case and a full pdf copy of the extensive users manual. The cosmetic shape of the instrument is very nice with only minor blemishes for it’s 42 years of service. Functionally it all performs nicely. The bottom c of the keyboard sticks a bit but plays as it should. All in all this is a really nice example of this iconic synth.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Hi there, this is a lovely example of the Mk3 Odyssey, all parameters working, recently serviced, recapped power supply and in great condition for its age. Please see photos and check my feedback for your buyer confidence. ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 November 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This was a strange storage unit auction find in the midwest. I don’t know the story with the clear body, but I’ve never seen another one like it.

The roadcase it comes in is worn on the outside, but the foam inside is still good.

Here’s what’s been done to it:

~ All sliders were removed, cleaned, lubricated and reinstalled
~ All remaining controls were cleaned
~ The keyboard was completely disassembled, cleaned, rebushed, and all contacts were cleaned and adjusted
~ All tantalum power decoupling caps were replaced with electrolytic capacitors
~ The power supply board was re-capped and calibrated
~ The 4075 filter module was removed, recapped, and modified for increased cutoff frequency response
~ The original multicolored (now badly discolored) set of slider caps were replaced with a new, all white set. I’ll include the original slider caps for anyone interested.
~ Full calibration of all functions.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 04 October 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“An original ARP Odyssey Mk 1 (black face) c1975. This example is in overall very nice condition. The low c on the keyboard sticks slightly but plays fine. All other aspects are in good order. Comes with a bespoke flight case (modern). Happy bidding” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 06 September 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usedoddy “This synth is in excellent condition for its age…almost mint

Completely refurbished, recapped and a number of new sliders. One slider tip has broken off but a replacement will be included” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 09 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“ARP ODYSSEY 2800 MK1

Superb example of an original white-face Arp Odyssey in excellent working order. Serviced and calibrated by a top synth tech; these old synths require a great deal of specialist TLC to get them up to scratch. This one plays very well and sounds stunning.

Now reissued by Korg, this is a chance to buy an iconic original in excellent order. Effectively a hard-wired compact version of the monster Arp 2800, the Odyssey is revered for its signature sweeps, leads and bass sounds – like an albino time machine, it transports you back to the golden age of analogue synthesis.

Condition is excellent with only a few scratches and scuffs to the case, most of which are on the back of the unit. See detailed photos for more information.

NOTE: This one’s had a very cool modification – you can switch between the (original) duophonic mode, to monophonic, plus it has CV and Gate inputs which are tested and working.

It has had an extensive service with new bushings installed, key contacts and sliders/switches cleaned. The synth has been re-calibrated and is sounding superb.”
Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 09 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“The Odyssey is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer, and one of the first with capabilities (the ability to play two notes at the same time). One potential appeal of the Odyssey is the fact that all parameters, including a resonant low-pass filter, a non-resonant high-pass filter, and AR envelopes, a triangle (not sine) and square wave LFO, and a sample-and-hold function are controllable with sliders and switches on the front panel. This is the 1st generation Mk I produced from 1972-75. It’s has a couple modifications, LFO syn, and Mono/Duo. These were professionally done for the studio it came out of. It has been celebrity used on major songs and soundtracks. It’s in great condition.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 02 August 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“PLEASE READ DESCRIPTION COMPLETELY … 1972 Arp Odyssey Mk I Model 2800 white face for no reserve … Intact, no missing parts … Will produce audio but not functioning properly and needs TLC including key carrier bushings, slider cleaning, and electronic repairs and calibration” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 12 July 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“1974 original ARP 2800 Odyssey vintage synthesizer.

FULL SIZE! Pre KORG.

Good summer project for the right person.

Disclosures:

Fires up but no audio.

The faders are sticky and should be rebuilt or replaced, a couple are missing their rubber caps.

Recommended upgrade to solve both issues:

C.M.S. MEGA-LUMINA SLIDER UPGRADE KIT – ALL MODELS – $369.00 USD.

A couple of the keys ride high because they are missing their rubber bushings.

Recommended upgrade:

Syntaur bushing replacements $0.70 each (Part #4169)

Two of the rubber feet missing.

Recommended upgrade:

any replacement feet set.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Rarest of the Odyssey versions with “4035” filter, which has the Moog ladder topology. While this doesn’t sound like a Minimoog it sounds very similar to the “4012” filter used in the black/grey 2600.

Has factory CV/gate (see photos)

Condition as seen — note small piece missing out of upper right corner which is most visible in the 4th photo.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 28 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This is an original Arp Odyssey Mk3 manufactured between 1978-1981 and of all three versions the sound does differ between them.
Its said all three versions differ, this has the beefier 4-pole filter and its the Mk3 which is the most stable and of course has the CV/gate option.

As you can see from the pictures the synth has some wear and tear but no offensive marks or blemishes for a synth almost 40 years old!
Things to note, there is wear and tear on the side cheeks, small rust spots to the right of the face and a small dent on the back of the chassis.

In pointing out the markings, this no way affects the synth performance and has been thoroughly tested prior to listing which is studio ready and live performance!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 21 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Rarest of the vintage Odyssey versions with “4035” filter (Moog ladder topology). While it doesn’t sound like a Minimoog it does sound very close to the “4012” filter on the standard (black/grey) 2600, with a nice round, musical resonance and great bass response at zero resonance.

Has factory CV/gate interface for integration into the modern studio (apparently standard for the first time with MkII, the white/MkI units generally do not have this).

Condition as seen — note small piece missing out of the upper right corner, which is most visible in the fourth photo, but can be seen if you look carefully at the main photo.”
Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 14 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Vintage ARP ODYSSEY SYNTHESIZER

Made in the U S A – ARP Instruments Inc. – Newton Mass

GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION w/ minimal scuffs & scratches

Keyboard POWERS ON ( Power Switch lights )
Keys all work
Sliders move freely, but a bit stiffly, probably could use some lubrication

3 slider knobs are missing – on the Course and Fine VCO 1 controls and the Portamento
(on the VCO 1 both of the switch shafts are broken off )

The Transpose switch does not work
SWITCHES move up and down freely See Photos
Buyer understands that WE CANNOT GUARANTEE that the UNIT WORKS PERFECTLY ( it’s old ), and BUYER understand it MIGHT NEED Some TL even though it makes sounds ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

” For sale is an Arp Odyssey vintage analog synthesizer. This unit is in great shape cosmetically, looks very clean. It also just got back from servicing. Apparently previous owner had tried some DIY repairs and done a poor job of it, and it came to me needing work. I sent it to a professional tech that completed servicing it did a nice job cleaning the internals, securing all the boards in place, replacing necessary capacitors, rebuilding the keyboard (plays very nice), servicing the sliders (they all move smoothly). Two of the sliders were replaced with the newer LED lit sliders.

It’s 98% functional at this point, all the features working as they should. The only issue is the tracking on the oscillators. If they are tuned together while playing a single note, they will get out of tune with each other the further up or down the keyboard you move away from the starting tuning note. After about an octave is becomes somewhat noticeable and at 2 octaves there is definite detuning sound. This is the last step the tech did not have time to troubleshoot. Otherwise it is working great.

I believe this to be a MkI internally but with the black/gold case and a knob style tuning section (unlike the push pads on MkIIs and MkIII). So probably a late MkI during a transition period between Mk1 and Mk2. It has the Arp 4023 filter. The serial plate/number is missing (and oddly there is a 3260 model serial number on this but it is not related to Odyssey model number). These old Odyssey’s have such a great tone and the newer Korgs, while great recreations, don’t quite capture the beauty of the originals. Check out the pictures for more details.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 07 June 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

” NICE PHYSICAL CONDITION w/ minimal scuffs & scratches
*
Keyboard POWERS ON ( Power Switch lights )
*
Keys ALL WORK – – hard to tell if perfectly in tune, until someone adjusts it – or recondition it – ( we do not know how to )
*
SLIDERS move freely, but a bit stiffly, probably could use some lubrication, left that up to the new owner ( few sliders have knob ends missing )
*
SWITCHES move up and down freely – – NOTE: – – 1 Switch is missing ( S/H – – ADSR ) See Photos
*
Hard to tell if the keyboard works perfectly, unless you know how to use it – ( We Don’t ) – sounds like both 1&2 osollators work – sliders do seem to modify the sounds
*
Because we do not know how to correctly use this machine, Buyer understands that WE CANNOT GUARANTEE that the UNIT WORKS PERFECTLY ( it’s old ), ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 31 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“For sale an original vintage ARP Odyssey with some great modifications :
LFO, ADSR and AR have each a 3-positions switch: fast, normal or slow speed. 2nd LFO with 2 waveshapes, depth controllable with PPC, speed controllable with added pot, additional triangle waveform for both oscillators combinable with original waveforms at the VCF input. VCF cutoff can be modulated by each oscillator’s added sine waveform.
Works and sounds like a charm, try to get it while it’s still available !” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 24 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“This one is in beautiful cosmetic condition and working 100%. It has just been serviced and with a lot of restoration. As you can see, this is an original, earlier white model 2800 and not a Chinese made, Japanese replica of an American classic. It is ready to be played and needs nothing! ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 03 May 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“Vintage 70’s? Arp Odyssey PPC. Has been in storage for years. Last tested powers up with only one slider producing spaceship like noise. Many slider caps and chassis screws missing. Exterior is very nice condition for its age. Great project for anyone looking for an authentic 100% analog synth.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 26 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

“vintage 1972 fully restored and serviced by anolog lab this was my fathers so the faceplate was kept the way he had it easily replaceable see photos but apart from that has been restored to specs it has new everything will be shipped with 4000 dollar insurance ” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 19 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usearpodydy “Up for sale is our original ARP Odyssey MKIII. NOT the inferior weak sounding Korg. This is the real deal.

We’ve owned it it and used it for the past 10 years here in our studio. Never gigged in our possession. Look at the pics.. Pretty sure it’s never been gigged. It looks fantastic.

We had it overhauled by a veteran analog synth tech last year. Some sliders replaced with original Arp NOS.
it was all calibrated and power supply tech’d too. Works and looks great. But sold as is due to how temperamental these old synths can be. I’ll upload a YouTube video of it being played in a few. All sliders, buttons, switches and jacks work. The HPF slider has a dead spot once in a while but works.”
Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

odd “Selling AS-IS due to age and the fact some sliders have been broken off and some key are sticking. This synth might be a great spring project or use it for parts. No returns or refunds.”
Link

ARP, Little Brother, Odyssey @ 05 April 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey and ARP Little Brother

arp “Cosmetic condition is a fair minus. Both instruments suffered some finish damage from where they were stored in a case for an extensive period of time. Both these items have had extensive restoration service and look great on the inside. Full control panel cleaning. Power supplies have been totally rebuilt and premium caps were used. ICs and opamps have been placed into sockets and replaced, new cts trimmer pots throughout both instruments, new keyboard bushings, new set of white slider caps, all the hardware had to be replaced. New cts jacks on both instruments and the audio input/output rca jack on both were switched to more popular connections. Cables to connect both of these instruments together will be included. Too much to list everything. ”
Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 29 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

arpoddy “Incredible vintage synthesizer for sale! Everything is in perfect working order, and the physical condition is in great shape. I’ve owned this synthesizer for the past 10 years and have never run into any problems. There are two small tears in outer cord covering, but no raw wire exposed. Please see pictures.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey Project Machine

used oddy “ARP ODYSSEY MK3 STORED SOME TIME AND TESTED TODAY, ALL SLIDERS OPERATING CORRECTLY ALTHOUGH A FEW A BIT STIFF,KEYBOARD TRIGGERS ON
ALL KEYS BUT AROUND THE CENTRE OF KEYBOARD TRIGGERS OUT OF KEY SUSPECT BUSS BAR, A GREAT SOUNDING PERIOD SYNTH IN NEED OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/REPAIR SO SELLING AS NOT WORKING. UK ONLY.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

ued arp ossy “Acquired in 1998 in San Francisco, this Arp was fully restored by SynthPro in 2014. Fully functional, perfect working order. Even had the bushing in the keyboard replaced to make the action smooth. A great Arp if you’re looking for an Arp!” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 08 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

oddy “ARP Odyssey 2800 from the early 70s. Power comes on, but that’s all I know! It needs to be cleaned + missing a knob & one of the sliders is broken off. Sold AS IS.”
Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 01 March 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

arpoddy “I am the original owner and have taken great care over the years. My Odyssey is in great condition. If you are looking for a real synth and don’t want to or do not know how to rebuild or overhaul this is the synth for you. It has been recently serviced with all original parts, including new keyboard bushings. One slider cap missing but all others are original. Looks and plays great. I will also include the rare portamento pedal. (This works most of the time but intermittently triggers without using pedal) I can include a digital copy of owners and service manuals.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 22 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usedoddy ” Recently purchased from a retired music teacher, this ARP has sat unplayed for years. From a brief test of the unit I found that while it does seem to function ok, it definitely sounds like it needs some work/cleaning to be in good playing condition. I am not an electronics/synth expert by any means so please take my observations with a grain of salt. Here is what I found:

* unit powers on
* light turns on
* sliders are stiff but move ok
* all switches/knobs move freely
* all keys move freely
* oscillators seem to work ok
* all parameters seem to function
* all keys sound but not always right away
* some notes seem to be out of tune

Please note that I cannot diagnose any issues with this unit or guarantee anything about its actual condition.” Link

ARP, Odyssey @ 15 February 2017, Comments Off on ARP Odyssey

usedosy“Vintage ARP ODYSSEY mk 2 – Model 2811

Fully functional order.
Moog filter, PPC control.
One slider is unoriginal. Some sliders somewhat scrub.
On the right side are worn inscriptions on the control panel.
Power lead include.” Link