The Oddity from GForce is a meticulous emulation of the classic ARP Odyssey* popularized by artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Styx, Ultravox and Portishead. Modern improvements include programmability, preset morphing, host-syncable LFO and automation. Use it in stand-alone mode (Mac/PC) or as a plug-in for most popular host applications.
- Extremely realistic analog modeling of classic ARP Odyssey
- 2 syncable oscillators
- Fully tunable across a 6-octave range
- Sawtooth, sine, square and variable pulse-width waveforms and sync
- White and pink noise generators
- Monophonic and duophonic modes
- Host-syncable LFO
- Ring modulator
- Resonant 24dB/octave low-pass filter
- High-pass filter
- 2 envelope generators
- Flexible modulation routing
- Programmable including 384 presets
- Timed morphing between presets
- Flying Slider feature
- Support full automation
- Stand-alone or host operation (RTAS (PC/Mac), VST (PC/Mac), Mac AU, Mac MAS
The people at GForce have a passion for one thing—incredibly realistic emulations of vintage keyboards. The Oddity is completely faithful in its reproduction of the original ARP Odyssey. In fact, it’s the only host-based reproduction available. It’s all here: dual VCOs with sync and pulse-width modulation, monophonic or duophonic control, noise generator, ring modulation, sample/hold, 4-pole 24db/octave resonant low-pass filter, high-pass filter, VCA, AR and ADSR envelopes and more. If you’ve worked with an Odyssey before, the Oddity is an inspiring blast of nostalgia (not to mention much more reliable). And if you’re new to it, this classic synth emulation is sure to bring you as much inspiration as it did the pioneering electronic musicians of the day.
The Oddity has some features the original Odyssey designers never even dreamed of. For starters, it’s programmable—complete with 384 great presets. All parameters map to standard MIDI controllers as well, so you can get your hands on the sliders and switches via hardware for a more tactile experience. Speaking of sliders, the Oddity’s have GForce’s unique Flying Slider feature that allows you to throw a slider to the minimum or maximum setting. There’s even a unique Morphing feature that allows you to morph between two presets with timing you determine. Of course, the Oddity doesn’t go out of tune, or suffer from dirty sliders and switches, either.
Standalone or Host Operation
You can use the Oddity by itself or as a plug-in from most popular host applications including Live 4, Cubase, Logic, GarageBand, SONAR, Digital Performer, ACID and Pro Tools LE/TDM. Compatible formats include VST 2.0 (Mac/PC including VSTi), RTAS (Mac/PC) and Audio Units (Mac). In other words, you can integrate with the rest of your studio and use it just about any way you want.
- VST 2.0 (Mac/PC including VSTi)
- RTAS (Mac/PC)
- MAS (Mac)
- Audio Units (Mac)
Minimum System Requirements
- Intel Pentium III 300MHz with 64MB RAM
- Windows 98se, ME, 2000, and XP
- VST 2.0 or RTAS compatible host application for plug-in operation
- PowerMac G4 with 128MB RAM
- Mac OS 8.6; OS X
- VST 2.0, RTAS, MAS, or Audio Unit compatible host application for plug-in operation