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Feb 25 2015

The Korg ARP Odyssey is now scheduled to start shipping from retailers on March 18, 2015.

I would image that this date is based upon whether Korg meets their internal timeline to have the synths in the hands of the retailers shipping departments by that date.

Jan 22 2015 Korg has released the new Korg ARP Odyssey today Here is the info I have been able to glean so far.

It should start shipping mid- February.

The Korg Arp Odyssey will be in the Mark III version, with the Orange on Black design. It was downsized in all aspects 14%. It will have a switch so the user can switch between the 4023 filter (Whiteface 2800), the 4035 filter (Gold and Black 2810 and 2813), and the 4075 filter (the rest).

Korg will be producing a limited number of the synth in the Whiteface and Gold on Black.

The Whiteface limited edition will only be sold by Sweetwater Sound.
The Gold on Black limited edition will only be sold by Guitar Center.

If you want either of the special editions, you need to order from those places. The MAP is $999.00, and there are no upcharges for the limited edition models.

Jan 8 2015 We were finally able to get contact with Korg on their new Korg ARP Odyssey by way of Facebook. I hope to have a discussion with them soon and maybe some new info on the Korg ARP Odyssey synth.
Dec 29 2014 We received some new links of ARP Odysseys in videos on You Tube. Thanks to Adam Chomenko for the links. If you see any good vieo clips of ARP Odysseys in action, be sure to send us an email of the links.

The Korg reissue of the Arp Odyssey is rumored to be unveiled at NAMM 2015 in Anaheim, CA. There are also rumors that Behringer is thinking about releasing an ARP Odyssey style synth as well. We will see.

Mar 19 2014 We are trying to get further information on the new Korg ARP Odyssey. We have received all of your emails of inquiry and will pass on any information we get as soon as we get it. There is tremendous excitement building for this new Odyssey, and we hope to let you know something soon.
Feb 17 2014 KORG has announced the development of a new version of the ARP Odyssey synthesizer. This new synth is slated to be released in September 2014. More info is available at the KORG website. Go there now.
May 17 2011 The ARP Odyssey schematics that were on another server, with links from this site, are gone. We have retrieved the files and placed them on this server. We now have all schematics on site, as well as the complete Owners Manual and Service Manual. Much of the website has been reworked and redesigned a bit to make pages shorter and easier to navigate. Feel free to let us know about any broken links, and how you like the new design layout. Thanks.
June 10 2009 Robert Williams steps down as Webmaster of the ARP Odyssey website. Mike Overacker has taken over those duties and will be responsible for the website from this point on. Many thanks to Robert for his years of involvement of this website.
Nov 27 2003 Added the Sax Sound patch to the Patches page, which originally appeared in the April 1977 ARPeggio newsletter.  Go there now.
Oct 30 2003 Added Eric van Baaren's modded Avatar to the Mods page.  Go there now.
Oct 30 2003 Added Saint Eric's Analoge Synthesizer Reparatie Atelier of Dordrecht, The Netherlands to our list of ARP techs on the Techs page.  Go there now.
July 03 2003 Added the last three patch panel overlays to complete the set of 16 that ARP originally sold.  You will find Theremin, Nickelodeon and Electric Bass transcribed on the Overlays page.  Go there now.
May 15 2003 Added new photos of a modded Odyssey MK III to the Mods page.  Go there now.
Apr 30 2003 Added 7 new pictures to the Gallery page sent to me by Jordan Gibson in the UK, and by Christophe Jooris in Belgium.  Thanks for sending them to me!  Go there now.
Apr 30 2003 Added McIntyre Organ & Keyboard Service of Seattle, Washington to our list of ARP techs on the Techs page.  Go there now.
Feb 04 2003 Added an MP3 file of the 40 minute Roger Powell Odyssey Tutorial to the Patches and Manuals pages.  Thanks to Guy Phethean for sending me an audio tape from London, England.  Go there now.
Dec 04 2002 Added an MP3 file segment to the History page from Herbie Hancock's 1974 hit song Chameleon, showcasing his classic ARP Odyssey solo.  Thanks to Cedric C. Carter for this contribution.  Go there now.
Dec 03 2002 Added a picture of the cover of the second edition of the book, Learning Music With Synthesizers, to the Manuals page.  This will accompany the picture already there of the first edition.  Thanks to Bob Hanna for providing this to us.  Go there now.
Nov 26 2002 Added a new patch Lead Ring by Andrew Sanchez to the Patches page.  Go there now.
Nov 24 2002 Added installation instructions to the Schematics page for adding PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) to the Odyssey.  Thanks to Andy for this significant contribution. Go there now.
Nov 24 2002 Added a transcription of the original Odyssey Strings patch panel overlay to the Overlays page. Thanks to Bob Hanna for sending it to me.  Go there now.
Nov 23 2002 Added an MP3 file to the History page of the ARP Odyssey PPC (Proportional Pitch Control) demo. This was mailed out as a floppy record in Contemporary Keyboard magazine about 1979 or so.  I'm unsure of the exact month and year.  Thanks to Cedric C. Carter for mailing me a copy on cassette so I could convert it to MP3 format.  Go there now.
Nov 23 2002 Finally added the Roger Powell Patches and Tutorial book to the Manuals and Patches pages.  Thanks to Bob Hanna for sending them to me twice!  Go there now.
June 10 2001 Added circuit board pictures contributed by Michael Overacker to the Schematics page. Go there now.
June 10 2001 Added links to various mail-order electronic parts suppliers to the Parts page.  Go there now.
June 05 2001 Added an MP3 file of the original Odyssey patch Screamo Organo, thanks to Andrew Sanchez. You gotta go check this one out!  You'd swear you were listening to a Hammond B3.  Go there now.
June 01 2001 Added a scan of a 1975 ARP String Ensemble ad starring the Carpenters to the Links page. Go there now.
May 29 2001 Added a new patch Tomita by Andrew Sanchez to the Patches page.  Go there now.
May 29 2001 Added Odyssey disassemby photos to the Schematics page.  Thanks to Andrew Sanchez for contributing these.  Go there now.
May 28 2001 Added instructions on how to do the 4072/4075 filter mod for greater freq response.  Contributed by Josue Arias.  Go there now.
May 18 2001 Added a new patch from Andrew Sanchez called S/H Sync Lead.  Go there now.
April 26 2001 Added an Odyssey promotional poster circa 1976 to the History page.  Go there now.
April 26 2001 Added new photos to the Gallery page from Davy Maengkom in Amsterdam.  Go there now.
April 19 2001 Added another page detailing the history of ARP Instruments, Inc.  Go there now.
April 19 2001 Added some interesting pictures to the Gallery page from Maciej Polak in Poland.  Besides his Odyssey, he also shows a Russian synth, and an extremely rare Solina String Synthesizer, which is a combination ARP String Ensemble and ARP Explorer 1.  Supposedly only about 100 were ever
produced.  Go there now.
April 14 2001 Added More Info on Odyssey Model Changes to the History page. Go there now.
April 14 2001 Added a photo of Steve Siers' keyboard set up to the Gallery page. Go there now.
April 14 2001 Added my patch Top Gun - Danger Zone to the Patches page. Go there now.
April 13 2001 Added a link to Keyboard Museum's info on ARP's Odyssey prototype, "The Hot Rod."  Go there now.
April 08 2001 Added a link to CAE's replacement VCF modules for the Odyssey.  Go there now.
April 07 2001 Added a link to an ARP Odyssey page in Russian to the History page. Go there now.
April 07 2001 Added a 1974 Led Zeppelin JIMMY PAGE Arp synth ad and a 1975 THE WHO Pete Townshend Arp synthesizer ad to the History page.  Go there now.
Mar 30 2001 Added a picture of Mike Overacker's Odyssey to the Gallery page. Go there now.
Mar 27 2001 Added another Odyssey promo poster circa 1981 to the History page.  Thanks to Kevin Lightner.  Go there now.
Mar 16 2001 Added a page describing the manufacturing and release dates for the Odyssey. Go there now.
Feb 25 2001 Added Andrew Sanchez's Odyssey Slider Pot Value Chart to the Schematics page.  Go there now.
Feb 24 2001 Added my newest patch Fletch Lives to the Patches page.  Go there now.
Feb 24 2001 Added Yahoo Auctions to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Feb 23 2001 Added a couple of links to photos of Josue Arias' ARP Avatar modded with patch point jacks. Go there now.
Feb 23 2001 Added links for the Encore Expressionist and Kenton's CV/MIDI converters to the Accessories page. Go there now.
Feb 15 2001 Added the spectral image of Andrew Sanchez hovering in front of his whiteface Odyssey.  Go there now.
Feb 13 2001 Added a link to Synthesizers.com on the Links page.  Go there now.
Feb 11 2001 Added a link to the email list "Synth-Brasil," a synth discussion group in Portuguese.  Go there now.
Feb 11 2001 Added Manhatten Audio Consultants to the Techs page.  Go there now.
Feb 11 2001 Added a link to subscribe to the Synth-DIY email list.  If you're into synth repairs, you'll probably want to join this list.  Go there now.
Feb 09 2001 Added two photos from the Rev. Stevie Fever and his studio setups to the Gallery page.  Go there now.
Feb 08 2001 Added MP3 files of my patches Ted Nugent's Axxe and Rolling Thunder to the Patches page. Go there now.
Feb 07 2001 Added a photo of the keyboard rack that currently holds my Odyssey. Go there now.
Feb 06 2001 Added a link to Marc Chabbert's Odyssey Page in Français to the Links and History page.
Feb 05 2001 Added a picture of baby Quentin Chabbert in France soloing on a whiteface Odyssey. These babies really seem to like their whitefaces for some reason.  I added it to the Gallery page.  Go there now.
Feb 03 2001 Added two Odyssey promotional posters from about 1975 to the History page. Go there now.
Jan 25 2001 Added a link to E-mu Synths and Samplers to the Links page.  Go there now.
Jan 25 2001 Added photos of Troy Micheal Stultz's Odyssey and studio set-up to the Gallery page.  Go there now.
Jan 24 2001 Added photos of the "ARP Baby"......Adam Ross Peglar (ARP), born 8/31/1999, playing his dad's whiteface Odyssey!  Go there now.
Jan 21 2001 Added three more patch panel overlay transcriptions to the Overlays page, courtesy of Roger Lesinski. They are Concertina, Country Guitar and Clarinet or Brass.Go there now.
Jan 16 2001 Added a number of MP3 files to the 1976 Odyssey Manual Patches page, courtesy of Andrew Sanchez.  Go there now.
Jan 16 2001 Received three more patch panel overlay transcriptions from Maciej Polak in Poland.  They are Cellos, Classic Patch and Tuned Noise.  I have added them to the Overlays page.  Go there now.
Jan 09 2001 Added an MP3 file of Andrew Sanchez's 5ths patch to the Patches page. Go there now.
Jan 06 2001 Added a photo of the Anselm Meyer Studio in Germany to the Gallery page. Go there now.
Jan 05 2001 Added new patch S/H Buzz and Burble by Toby Paddock to the Patches page.  Go there now.
Jan 04 2001 Added instructions to the Mods page for installing the Synhouse MIDIJACK on the Arp Odyssey. Go there now.
Jan 03 2001 January 2001 web site of GAJOOB Music Resource & Review featured a review of this web site. I have placed a link to a scan on our History page.  Go there now.
Jan 01 2001 Added MusicTek Services of North Hollywood, California to our Techs page. Go there now.
Dec 28 2000 January 2001 issue of Keyboard Magazine featured a review of this web site.  I have placed a link to the review on our History page.  Go there now.
Dec 27 2000 Added Kevin Lightner to our Techs page.  Our first repair facility for SUNNY southern California!  Go there now.
Dec 24 2000 Added The Gear Closet to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Dec 24 2000 Added all 75 patches of the original 1981 Arp Odyssey Patch Book to the Patches page.  Merry Christmas and sorry for making you all wait so long for them.  Go there now.
Nov 14 2000 Added a couple of new photos to the Gallery page.  These were submitted by Toby Paddock showing him in his lab using his Odyssey as a tracking detuned strobe trigger. Go there now.
Nov 05 2000 Added a new section to the directory: Gallery: Odysseys in Action.  Here I would like to post pictures of people using their Odysseys.  Submissions are welcome but they must include both a person and an Odyssey.  Go there now.
Nov 05 2000 Added two new patch panel overlay transcriptions from Maciej Polak in Poland; Harmonica and Gutsy Wind.  Go there now.
Nov 05 2000 Added Sound on Sound magazine's classifieds to the Sales page. Go there now.
Nov 04 2000 Found an EXCELLENT article on the history of the Odyssey in the archives of the UK music magazine Sound on Sound by author Gordon Reid.  He features a detailed comparison of the Odyssey with the MiniMoog.   Go there now.
Nov 04 2000 On the Mods page I added a layout for an Odyssey with knobs instead of sliders ala MiniMoog. Go there now.
Oct 31 2000 Added patch Sonar by David Berg to the Patches page.  Go there now.
Oct 26 2000 Added two more patch panel overlays from Maciej Polak; Jazz organ w/ Fuzz Wah and WOW! Go there now.
Oct 25 2000 Added patch Meteor Scream by David Berg to the Patches page. Go there now.
Oct 24 2000 Added links to scans of electronic parts lists for the Odyssey circuit boards on the Parts page. Go there Now.
Oct 24 2000 Began adding transcriptions of the original ARP Odyssey patch panel overlays to the Patches page. Thanks to Maciej Polak for transcribing them and sending them to me from Poland.  Go there now.
Oct 24 2000 Did MASSIVE upgrade to the Schematics page with direct links to scans of every schematic and circuit board.  Go there now.
Oct 24 2000 Added patches Air Raid Siren 1, E-Bass, Heavy Bass and Heavy Bass 2 by David Berg to the Patches page.  Go there now.
Oct 24 2000 Added Noise Modification Upgrade to the Mods page.  Go there now.
Oct 19 2000 Just in time for the holiday, I added Halloween Patch by Toby Paddock. Go there now.
Oct 18 2000 Added NSSC - The Northern Synthesizer Service Centre to our Techs page.  Our second repair facility for Europe and the UK!  Go there now.
Oct 17 2000 Added Keyboard Magazine's classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Oct 17 2000 Added Keyboardplayer.com's classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Oct 17 2000 Added Synthmuseum.com's classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Oct 16 2000 Because the Arp Odyssey and the Minimoog were considered competitors and arch rivals in the synthesizer world, I have included a courtesy link to the Minimoog site on the main directory page.  The author of that page is attempting to do what we have done with the Arp Odyssey page.  Go there now.
Oct 16 2000 Added height, width, depth and weight measurements for the three different Odyssey models to the Specs page.  Also added photo of the three versions to the top of the page.  Thanks to Toby Paddock for researching the data and doing the HTML work on this.  Go there now.
Oct 03 2000 Took my old patch Fuzz Guitar and renamed it Ted Nugent's Axxe. Figure more people will try it out with that name.  Go there now.
Oct 03 2000 Added my new patch Touch-Tone Telephone to the patches section. Go there now.
Oct 03 2000 Uploaded massive improvement to my Rolling Thunder patch. Go there now.
Oct 03 2000 Added a long overdue acknowledgment on the main intro page to Mike Overacker for his gracious donation of the web space for the Ultimate Arp Odyssey Information Resource Page.  Sorry, Mike! Go there now.
Oct 01 2000 Added Big City Music to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Sept 28 2000 Added ARPtech to the Links page.  Go there now.
Sept 27 2000 Added Rogue Music of New York, New York to the Techs page.  Go there now.
Sept 25 2000 Added Gerry Dahl of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota to the Techs page.  Go there now.
Sept 24 2000 Added Smart Parts of Mt. Prospect. Illinois to the Parts and Schematics pages.
Sept 24 2000 Added Musician's Service Center of San Jose, California to the Techs page. Go there now.
Sept 24 2000 Added Custom Audio Electronics (CAE) of San Mateo, California to the Techs and Parts pages.
Sept 24 2000 Added Vintagesynth.com's e-Classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Sept 24 2000 Added Free Musician's Classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Sept 23 2000 Added Sonic State Classifieds to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Sept 23 2000 Added Digibid.com to the Sales page.  Go there now.
Sept 23 2000 Added Analogsynths.com to the Manuals page.  Go there now.
Sept 23 2000 Added Kurt's Amps and Keyboards to the Techs and Parts pages.  Our first Odyssey tech listed for  the western United States!
Sept 23 2000 Added footnote to the "Odyssey Footpedal CV Mod" on the Mods page.  Allows MIDI control of the VCF Cutoff Frequency.  Cooool!  Go there now.
Sept 22 2000 Odyssey Owner's Manual added to the Manuals page.  Go there now.
Sept 21 2000 Added links to two photos of Paul Nagle's keyboardless Odyssey MK II on the Mods page. Go there now.
Sept 21 2000 Added listings for Music Control Audio Services Ltd to the Odyssey Schematics, Manuals, Techs and For Sale pages.  Our first Odyssey tech listed for Europe!
Sept 20 2000 Added Mike Jay's Professional Audio Repair to the Techs page.  Go there now.
Sept 20 2000 Added patch Complex by Jordan Gibson.  Go there now.
Sept 20 2000 Corrected submitter's name from Jason Gibson to Jordan Gibson on Mods page.  My apologies!
Sept 19 2000 Added DB Musical Electronics to the Odyssey Techs page.  Go there now.
Sept 19 2000 Added notation on the book, Learning Music with Synthesizers, on the Manuals page.  Go there now.
Sept 18 2000 Added two patches by David Berg; Spacy Birds/Underwater Bubbles and Think Sync  Go there now.
Sept 18 2000 MIDI/CV Conversion with the Vesta Fire MDI-1 added to the Mods page. Go there now.
Sept 17 2000 12 patches from the original Odyssey Owner's Manual added to the Patches page.  Go there now.

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