G-Media ODDITY VSTi / DXi / RTAS / AU synthesizer [Full version]
The Oddity is modelled on the classic ARP Odyssey synthesiser which was manufactured between 1971 & 1976 and was used by artists as diverse as Gary Numan, Herbie Hancock, Kraftwerk and Portishead. Its place in synth folklore is assured and deserved but due to the small numbers produced, the chances of finding one in good working order for less than a king's ransom is slim.
The Oddity takes all that was unique and great about this instrument and, thanks to a painstaking emulative process, brings these qualities to an instrument of the 21st century. Now you can finally have those famous Odyssey tones and the exclusive ARP operational method married to reliable tuning, non-breakable sliders and, something only dreamed about in the 1970's, memories.
In fact the Oddity takes the ability to store memories one step further and allows you to morph between any of the saved patches within a bank. Simply pick a start patch, a morphtime and a destination patch, and the Oddity will output some amazing and inspirational sounds all of which can be recorded by your host sequencer. Additionally the Oddity has a unique Flying Slider feature whereby you can grab one or more sliders and throw them, recording their movements if desired.
Because the Oddity was created by Odyssey aficionados, as much of what gave the original instrument its character and functionality was built-in too. For example, the way the ring modulator and duophonic mode interact to create sublime aggressive tones was carefully modelled, as was the effect the Lag Generator has on a keyboard triggered LFO.
Extremely realistic analog modelling 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
2 envelope generators
Flexible modulation routing
Fully programmable, including 384 presets
Timed morphing between presets
Flying Slider feature