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Custom ARP Odyssey on eBay

You don’t see an ARP Odyssey like this one every day. It’s now white, but in reality it’s a black/gold MKII version, upgraded with Lumina LED fader. Its owner is none other than the famous Tom Carpenter, synth collector and owner of Analogue Solutions.

The instrument not only sports a new colour, it also has (if you look carefully) a huge ARP Logo right across the front panel. Gorgeous.

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NEA Pyxis – Aftertouch System for ARP Odyssey

The Pyxis Aftertouch System consists of two parts: a sensor bar and the control unit. The sensor bar is designed to bolt onto almost any style of Pratt-Read keyboard, which makes many different synthesizers a candidate to receive this mod. See the photo below for a Pyxis installed in an Arp Odyssey. The response curve for the sensor itself is wide and linear giving the aftertouch an intuitive feel that is easy to control.

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BBC Report – As Britain Went Synth Pop

„Welcome to a time where there were no guitars and no drums. Just synthesizers.”

This documentary follows a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesizer from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. “As Britain went Synth Pop” … excellent!

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The ARP-Connection

Some snapshots of the wonderful red ARP production line. Those instruments were built from 1978 onwards. ARP 2600 + keyboard, AVATAR (upgraded by CMS) and the AXXE MKII form a visually appealing group of instruments. And The Magnificent Three sound excellent, too. Here are some pictures …

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