This is a digital machine that revives the ARP Odyssey. At the possibilities of synthesis, all the ancestor is faithful, with 2 oscillators, a low-pass Fitr, a high-pass, 2 envelopes, etc. Modernity brings a lot of convenient functions, which for the most part, do not exist on the Odyssey memory (128 factory + 128 user programs), polyphonic (12 channels) between audio jacks MIDI effects section. Unexpected bonus, the kind Fitr "Moog" t had created for the emulation of the Minimoog (Minimax) is also about the Prodyssey as an alternative replenishment of the ARP filter.
Finally, the USB connection allows the connection with the computer which can contrler all parameters via software provided.
A reget despite everything, this module is multitimbral, which quickly reveals frustrating.
Finally, the assembly is a robust mtallique case with pretty wooden sides. A very beautiful object!
The Prodyssey resumes the facade of the Odyssey architecture is screen printing to the "old" and the key is manipulated via potentiometers type "slider" that recall those of ann 70.'re so everything is easy to access, direct and very tactile.
The documentation is too succinct but we can very well do without. I sometimes come across malfunctions when I use the USB connection, but I find little Gnant: I hardly use the Software except to save my patches.
This is not the genuine ARP but what is sounds great! In absolute terms, the sounds are excellent, rather in the style "aggressive" ... We will struggle to produce truly fine tablecloths, as the beast rather gifted for leads that tear the bass, the big brass sounds or how to say ... sounds from another galaxy.
The sound palette does not cover all needs, but what this machine can do, it does very well. The possibilities of exprimentations are a pleasure and retrieves the motion of the pioneers!
Finally, the filter types "Moog" has its charm and allows accder the subtleties between the ARP world and Moog.
I love this synth. Obviously, not all has been the ARP Odyssey with indescribable charm of electronics of yesteryear, but in return we gain polyphony, MIDI, the memory, stability etc. .. We can always say that a good emulation software returns to the same. In theory, perhaps, but in practice this bote brings direct and sensual touch that makes all the difference. It knows no latency, requires no configuration and sends an unflinchingly his monstrous demand. So, I did not feel the same as with a soft. Frankly, an ARP Odyssey polyphonic MIDI, with a Moog filter as a bonus, we must admit that this is interesting ...
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revega's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The Prodyssey is a digital replica of the ARP Odyssey Mk3. Its design and ergonomics are ideal for those seeking the thrill ARP 'without going through the box' Used-galley '. For it is because of this particular point that many have dealt with this replica (see the remark keyboardist Dave Formula of Magazine on YouTube). Today the second hand market is full of old synths whose age is around 30 years often see. Suffice to say that a good portion of them are suffering or will suffer (if not already) to problems of wear parts can be difficult to change both mechanical and electronic. The Arp Odyssey is no exception rather, forums often emphasize the plight of the owners of this bike, confused by a 'crash' sudden and quite incapable of remedy. So for most of them / one of us is to go live at Mr repair and often salty note to the exit. Then there are two solutions, either give a job to repair and empty his pockets on the way, is moving to a less glamorous alternative but equally interesting. And so we can get to choose the Sonic Core (formerly Creamware) Prodyssey.
Easy to pick up with a master keyboard, user manual being there to provide some extra information (editing, effects, etc. ..)
Virtual Analog Circuit Modelling
44.1 kHz (internal oversampling)
32 bit 32 bit Audio Paths
Analog Inputs: 2 x 1 / 4 inch (6.3 mm) unbalanced
Analog Outputs: 2 x 1 / 4 inch (6.3 mm) unbalanced
Control Inputs: Pedal, Switch
MIDI In, Out, Through
USB: Full Speed USB Rev 1.1
Power Input: 12V AC / DC
Already at Sonic Core Design was very strong showing in detail about the ergonomics of the Odyssey MK3. Large, deep shade wearing a discreet, understated and classy synth attracts attention by his side 'retro-patient'. Casually it plays on the desire to put his finger on it. The gear is held in a solid metal casing and surrounded by a grove of good taste. The various sliders are mild enough to touch and buttons too. My only criticism is somewhat fragile (do not press too hard to clog the key). On this point Prodyssey has been extremely well cared for.
Its use makes it a very educational and exciting synth, like the original in fact. The sound editing is done very easily with two buttons to press.
The sounds are ... Obviously very, very close to the Arp Odyssey MKIII and even if you do not feel the potato from the original, it must be admitted that his double is doing pretty well. I was a little skeptical about the bass and some modulations, but in the end it got pretty impressed. Those wishing to weigh down the sound will have no difficulty in passing its signal in a filter or other analog compressor. Effect guaranteed! The ability to pass through the filter of the Minimax ASB multiplies the possibilities of creation and the polyphony, not to mention very useful in the end. The effects are ok but I prefer to go through external so I can not really judge.
The presets are far from showy 'techno' we used the Korg / Roland & Co for ages. Here you are served what is the charm of the bike in the 70's / 80's. Namely synthetic violins, flutes, harps and paraphernalia of sounds from another era. The message is clear 'to you to experiment!'. And experiencing, experiencing, sometimes to the point of forgetting that the signal is digital and it is a 'clone'. The side adds a polyphonic not least in its 124 locations Prodyssey and memories are still very useful (except for those who like to have thousands of locations). What I really like about it is that its use as the original one can do anything with this Prodyssey, it can stand alone even without worries what is more significant
Use for over six months, I caught one of the latest models available. Besides my analos want it perfectly and the road has absolutely nothing to be ashamed, far from it.
In the final Prodyssey is an emulation very interesting but unfortunately quite rare to dig up. It seems that Sonic Core no longer manufactures this small jewelry or when the account at a price drop and a little prohibitive if you go through their official website. So either you find it used and it makes you a true lucky (but I've seen it on this site so ...) or you go through the box 'direct sales if he stayed. By looking carefully it oscillates between 700/900 or more occasions in 1000 in nine (see € 1370).
In all cases those who have jealously guard and I would not be surprised that this incredible 'clone' becomes an object highly coveted by little ...
The 15/04/2011: After a year of use I sold for the benefit of another synth. He found a collector of the brand proudly happy to complete the last of his quest 'Cremaware / Sonic Core'. I regret it a bit but as they say, can not keep everything.
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fredziak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
This is a digital machine that recreates the ARP Odyssey. Level synthesis capabilities, all is faithful to the ancestor, with 2 oscillators, a lowpass filter, a high-pass, 2 envelopes, etc.. Modernity brings its comfort functions, which for the most part, did not exist on the Odyssey: memory (128 + 128 factory presets user), polyphonic (12 channels), audio, MIDI, Division of effects. Unexpected bonus, Fitr type "Moog" which was created for the emulation of the Minimoog (Minimax) is also proposed on the Prodyssey as an alternative to the reconstruction filter ARP.
Finally, the USB connection makes the link with the computer that can control all settings via software.
A reget anyway, this Module is not multitimbral, which quickly turns frustrating.
Finally, the set is a sturdy metal case with beautiful wooden sides. A very nice item!
The Prodyssey resumed the front of the Odyssey architecture is silkscreened "old" and the key is manipulated via potentiometers type "Slider" that are reminiscent of the 70s. Everything is so easy to access, very direct and tactile.
The documentation is too brief, but one can very well do without. I fall sometimes malfunctions when using the USB connection but I find it embarrassing: I do not really use the software, except to save my patches.
This is not the ARP authentic but what it sounds great! In absolute terms, the sounds are excellent, rather like the "aggressive" ... We will struggle to produce really fine tablecloths, the beast is quite good for leads which tear, deep bass, big brass sounds or how to say ... sounds from another galaxy.
The sound palette does not cover all needs, but what this machine can do, it does so beautifully. The possibilities of experimentation is a pleasure and it brings to life the emotion of the pioneers!
Finally, the filter type "Moog" has its charm and provides access to the subtleties between the world of the ARP and Moog.
As the extracts of this kind are few, I've prepared two demonstrations of the sounds of Prodyssey. Rather than just focus on the imitation of the ARP Odyssey, I have not hesitated to exploit the polyphony, the Moog filter and built-in effects. It's not great music but it gives a good idea of what to expect of the instrument: demo Prodyssey ASB ( http://www.arts21.net/index.php/studio/71-prodyssey )
I love this synth. Obviously, it's not quite the ARP Odyssey with the indescribable charm of yesteryear with the electronics, but in exchange we gain the polyphony, MIDI, memory, stability etc. ... We can always tell a good software emulation is the same. In theory, perhaps, but in practice this box brings direct and sensuality that makes all the difference. It knows no latency, does not require configuration and send it without flinching a monstrous demand. So, I did not feel the same with an app. Frankly, an ARP Odyssey polyphonic MIDI, Moog filter with a bonus, we must admit it's interesting ...