I haven't bought many VSTi synths, but I'm sure glad I decided to splash out and get the Oddity. The range of sounds that can be squeezed out of this box is amazing. It’s great at spacey sound effects, edgy leads and booming basses. But I’m mostly loving the groovy funky type tones. I haven’t ever owned an Odyssey, but I have had a number of dusty analog synths, and I think the sound of the Oddity really captures the essence of that era.
It is a very playable synth. You can sit there for hours tweaking sliders and noodling away trying out different sound possibilities. There are a lot of features that other synths of the Odyssey’s era didn’t have, such as flexible sample and hold routing, ring modulation and pulse width modulation. The user interface and layout is easy to work with once you get used to it.
There are loads of presets to get you started. The patch morphing function is nice, but I have to admit, I haven’t put it to much practical use as yet. One annoying niggle I have with the synth is the patch selection system – you can’t change patches using MIDI program change messages and the patch selection on the GUI can be a bit painful to use if you’re trying to change between patches at the bottom of the list. But, it’s miles better than what the original Odyssey’s had in terms of patch selection!
As for customer support, these people are brilliant. They (Gmedia and Ohm Force) are very helpful and are obviously very committed to what they do. The Oddity is rock solid stable, and is very light on the CPU. Very recommended.