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Musicians/Noisicians/Technicians/Enginicians
who
have/do/will
design/build/play/restore/modify/unmodify/use/abuse/repair
synthesizers/effects/controllers.
Especially analogue gear.
Digital stuff maybe.
Possibly even if it's used for making 'normal music' in a pinch.

hardly updated Nov 26, 2001
and then Oct 25, 2005 but not nearly enough


Three Faces of Odyssey

those pesky yard arps

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Arp Odyssey, model 2800.

Black graphics on white.

Badge says:
s/n 2836X (model 2800 s/n 36X).
Tonus Inc., Newton Highlands, Mass.

Case style - control surface and back are metal, bottom and sides are wrap-around plastic.

Filter - 4023, 12 dB/oct.
Pitch bend - Knob (this big ol' knob is not original).
Slider caps - small soft plastic "tic-tacs", these are probably original.
CV/Gate/Trig in/out - None.
Output high - RCA.
Output low - 1/4 inch.
Audio in - None.
Pedal - 1/4 inch.
Portamento footswitch - 1/4 inch.
Power cord - attached.
Power switch - on control surface, small, lighted.
Keyboard - 3 bus.

Arp Odyssey II, model 2813.

Gold graphics on black.

Badge says:
s/n 2813 135X (2813 s/n 135X) .
Arp Instruments Inc., Newton, Mass.

Case style - control surface and back are metal, bottom and sides are wrap-around plastic.

Filter - 4075, 24 dB/oct (assumed).
Pitch bend - Knob.
Slider caps - small soft plastic "tic-tacs" (these colors are not correct).
CV/Gate/Trig in/out - 1/8 inch.
Output high - RCA.
Output low - 1/4 inch.
Audio in - RCA.
Pedal - 1/4 inch.
Portamento footswitch - 1/4 inch.
Power cord - attached.
Power switch - on control surface, large, lighted.
Keyboard - 2 bus (assumed).

Arp Odyssey II, model 2823.

Orange/white graphics on black.

Badge says:
2823061X (2823 s/n 061X).
Arp Instruments Inc., Newton, Mass.

Case style - metal, control panel hinged at back, leather side panels.

Filter - 4075, 24 dB/oct (assumed).
Pitch bend - PPC (proportional pitch control) pressure pads.
Slider caps - molded hard black plastic with colored stripes (they crumble and these have been replaced with thick-walled "tic-tacs").
CV/Gate/Trig in/out - 1/8 inch.
Output high - XLR unbalanced, pin 3 hot.
Output low - 1/4 inch.
Audio in - 1/4 inch.
Pedal - 1/4 inch.
Portamento footswitch - 1/4 inch.
Power cord - IEC power connector (thanks Arp).
Power switch - on back, LED indicator next to keyboard.
Keyboard - 2 bus (assumed).


Specifics on these units - as in, specifically, the specific configurations - are specific to these specific units. Other units - as in, specifically not these specific units - may have specifically different specific configurations that are specific to those specific units. As in, such as, i.e., a gold-on-black with PPC, for instance as an example.


For info on all thing Odyssey, please visit the
ARP ODYSSEY Information Resource Site
and maybe check out the ODYSSEYPATCH email list


Visible Minimoog

You know, like those 'visible man' plastic models with the see-through guts.

Those translucent pc boards are hard to come by.

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shouldn'ta got me that bandsaw

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shouldn'ta got me that jigsaw

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boink boink boink boink - repeat

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Whirly-Whirler LFO.
Spinning plate toy and magnetic sensor as a mechanical Low Frequency Oscillator.

MAG2CV - Magnetic Sensor as a Control Voltage Source.
A very simple experiment using a linear hall-effect sensor and a magnet on a string.

Cal Resistor Using Stacked Trimmers.
A Multi-Turn Multi-Pot Clip-In Cal Resistor Thing.

Expanding the Patchability of the Mini-Moog. - (360K)
A .pdf scan of an article by Marvin Jones from Polyphony April/May 1978. Adds CV OUT and GATE IN/OUT jacks to a minimoog. Used by permission of PAiA. As of 10/99 this back issue is still available from PAiA and looks a lot better than this file.


A few pictures of things I haven't seen too many pictures of...

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Emulator Analog Voltage Interface / em-u Systems
Connections: 1/4 inch phone on front and 25-pin D (RS422) on back
Controls: EXT-INT-TEST switch on each channel and a v/oct gain trim
Visit the Emulator Archive for more info.

love that squiggly tape

Inside a Roland RE-201 Space Echo


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Gentle Electric Model 101
Pitch & Envelope Follower

More info at the Gentle Electric Home Page

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Electro-Harmonix Super Replay

Pollard Syndrum trigger pad


Get funky 
        on it Mu-Tron Micro V
envelope follower

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