Update: Behringer Odyssey is available now for pre-order for 429€ from Thomann and they will be the first shop who will get the first units. So first come first serve (Shipping 2-3 weeks). Stores like Musicstore or Andertons end of September.
After the NAMM show event, there was for a long time no new information about the availability of the Behringer Odyssey. Some even speculated about a cancellation of the “B”Odyssey. But we have good news: Uli has today announced why there are delays with the shipping. In a social media posting, he says that after sending out the first units to their beta testers they came back with valuable suggestions on how the Odyssey could be improved.
So they decided they would rather wait with the production and integrate those first. According to Uli, these “unknown” improvements are now done and shipping just started. Thomann has air-freighted the first units to make them available as soon as possible. So the long wait is over very soon.
Odyssey is an analog clone/reproduction of the original ARP Odyssey but with some nice improvements. Besides the full recreation of the original circuits, it includes all three filter modes taken from all 3 iterations of the ARP Odyssey, a new onboard sequencer with up to 32 notes/64 patterns and an arpeggiator
To refine the sounds, it offers on the left side, not a preset manager, but a digital effect processor powered by Klark Teknik. Available are different delays, reverbs, chorus, pitch-shifting, overdrive,… Also on the back, a lot has happened compared to the original ARP Odyssey: MIDI In/Out, USB, expression pedal input, portamento footswitch input, low and high outputs, headphones and an audio-input. Also, CV in/out and Gate in/out are on board.
Nice is also that they decided for a full-sized keybed and a very massive case with 8.1 kg.
I was able to test the “B” Odyssey longer and can say that it can convince. I like the sound a bit better than the KORG replica but I also like the extensions. The effects allow many new sounds that were previously not possible. Good job Uli!
Features At A Glance
- Authentic mono/duo-phonic synthesizer with 2 true analog oscillators for insanely fat sounds
- 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity functionality
- Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs from the ’70s
- 2 voices with sawtooth, square/ pulse with pulse-width modulation and sine/square wave LFO
- 3-way VCF modes: 2-pole MKI (4023), 4-pole MKII (4035) and 4-pole MKIII (4075)
- Easy-to-use 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
- Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
- World-class Klark Teknik FX including reverb, chorus, flanger, delay, pitch shifter, and multi-effects
- 35 sliders and 25 switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
- 3 pressure-sensitive buttons for pitch and modulation control provide total hands-on performance
- Powerful pink/white noise generator with sample & hold plus lag processor
- Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencers
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
Odyssey Sound Demo With The Internal Reverbs (Beta)
Behringer Odyssey will be available soon. An exact date when it is available is not known just the information that the first batch is produced and on the road. According to Behringer Thomann manages to get the first units because they decided to air-freight some in. So they will be soon in stores.
A final price is not known yet. If you trust the last information, the price will be around 499$/€.
More information here: Behringer
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