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.
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.
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 …