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The Oddity is modelled on the classic ARP Odyssey synthesizer which was manufactured between 1971 & 1976 and was used by artists as diverse as Gary Numan, Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk and Portishead. Its place in synth folklore is assured and deserved but due to the small numbers produced, the chances of finding one in good working order for less than a king's ransom is slim.
The Oddity takes all that was unique and great about this instrument and thanks to a painstaking emulative process brings these qualities into the 21st century. Now you can finally have those famous Odyssey tones and the exclusive ARP operational method married to reliable tuning, non-breakable sliders and, something only dreamed about in the 1970's, memories.
In fact the Oddity takes the ability to store memories one step further and allows you to morph between any of the saved patches within a bank. Simply pick a start patch, a morphtime and a destination patch, and the Oddity will output some amazing and inspirational sounds. Additionally the Oddity has a unique Flying Slider feature whereby you can grab one or more sliders and throw them, recording their movements if desired.
Of course, because The Oddity was created by Odyssey aficionados as much of what gave the original instrument its character and functionality was built-in too. For example, the way the ring modulator and duophonic mode interact to create sublime aggressive tones was carefully modelled, as was the effect the Lag Generator has on a keyboard triggered LFO.
- Extremely realistic analog modeling of classic ARP Odyssey.
- Two syncable oscillators.
- Fully tunable across a 6-octave range.
- Sawtooth, sine, square and variable pulse-width waveforms and sync.
- White and pink noise.
- Monophonic or duophonic modes.
- Host syncable LFO.
- Ring modulator.
- Resonant 24dB/octave low-pass filter.
- High-pass filter.
- Sample and hold.
- 2 envelope generators.
- Flexible modulation routing.
- Programmable including 384 presets.
- Timed morphing between presets.
- Flying Slider feature.