Gear manufacturer Behringer has hinted that it’s making a clone of the ARP Odyssey, the synthesizer that helped define ’80s electronic pop.
“How would you feel if we build an authentic ARP Odyssey synthesizer, but with a unique 3-mode VCF circuitry (that replicates all MK I to III versions) plus full Midi/USB implementation?” the company wrote on Facebook alongside a mock-up image (above).
Priced around $500, Behringer’s clone would compete with Korg’s reproduction of the ARP Odyssey, announced in February 2014. Behringer announced its plans to launch a synthesizer line just a month ago.
The original ARP Odyssey was released in 1972 and came to define a certain crossover style incorporating electronic pop, jazz and progressive rock. John Foxx used the ARP Odyssey on his genre-busting Metamatic album, Jean Michel Jarre used one on Oxygene, and Gary Numan kept one around until at least 1985, even though production ceased in 1981.
Take off with the most extreme and sought-after hard rock or heavy metal distortion
This BEHRINGER product has been designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
Multi-gain circuitry to give you super-thick, tube-like distortion plus endless sustain
Dedicated Distortion, 3-band EQ and Level controls for awesome sound shaping
Status LED for effect on/off and battery check
Runs on 9 V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
First-class electronic On/Off switch for noise-free operation
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany
What you get:
1 X BEHRINGER UM100 ULTRA METAL Effects Pedal
1 X Instruction Sheet.
No Original Box. No Power Supply (runs off 9v battery).
Item is in very good “used” condition.