Sound Design Tutorial

Behringer Odyssey Explained®

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    Introduction & Interface

    In this video, Larry introduces you to the Odyssey and its heritage, as well as outline the basic layout of the Behringer Odyssey including the options on the back panel.

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    VCO 1

    Larry starts off explaining the building blocks of the sound of the Odyssey by looking at the parameters of VCO1.

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    VCO 2

    In this video, you'll continue looking at the Oscillators of the Odyssey by examining how VCO2 differs from VCO1.

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    S&H (Sample & Hold)

    Discover what the functionality of the Sample & Hold section of the Odyssey does, including allowing you to modulate certain parameters to create interesting random modulation.

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    The LFO

    In this video, you'll go through the parameters of the Low Frequency Oscillator and the controls that you can use to affect it on the Odyssey.

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    The Filter Section

    Larry now goes over the parameters of the Filter section including Frequency, Resonance and the different Filter Modes available. You'll also learn about the High Pass Filter, Drive parameters and the Modulation options for the Filter which makes for very cool movement in your sound.

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    The Amp Section

    In this video, Larry covers the VCA section of the Odyssey where you can set your output level. The Mixer section is also studied, and you'll learn the features which allow you to blend between your different sound sources to create cool patches.

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    The FX

    Larry now goes through the Klark-Teknik FX section of the Odyssey and how you can program the 3 accessible parameters.

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    The Arp / Sequencer Pt. 1

    In this video, Larry covers the arpeggiator and how to program the sequencer using Keyboard mode, implementing Accents, Ratchets, Rests and Gate Time along the way.

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    The Sequencer Pt. 2

    Learn how to input notes using the Step Method, including adding Accents, Ratchets, Rests and alter the Gate Time. At the end of this video, you'll see how to alter a simple sequence using the live performance aspects of the Odyssey Sequencer.

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    Sound Design Pt. 1

    In this video, you'll see how to make a couple of Bass patches, firstly a Funk style bass patch and then a Wobbly style patch utilizing the Talkbox FX and LFO Modulation. Then Larry combines this with the Eventide Rose Delay pedal for some extra vibe!

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    Sound Design Pt. 2

    In this final video, Larry shows you how to create 2 FX patches, the first one using the Oscillator Sync option and the second using VCO 1 as a S&H Mod Source. Once again these sounds are routed through the Eventide Rose delay for even more depth.

Product Overview


Larry Holcombe brings you a comprehensive Behringer Odyssey video tutorial series! Learn all about the Behringer Odyssey, a super-affordable homage to the legendary 1970s ARP Odyssey synth. This series is structured like a video manual and is perfect for users just starting out with the Odyssey.

Larry greats you and then jumps right in with an introduction to the Odyssey and its history, as well as an overview of its basic layout, including the options on the back panel. Then it's on to the Odyssey's VCO section and how they work, including the Sample & Hold parameter, followed by an in-depth look at the Odyssey's LFOs, Filter and Amp sections, and powerful FX by designed by Klark-Teknik.

Next, Larry reveals the arpeggiator and Sequencing features of the Odyssey where you can program your own arpeggiations and synth lines, which will make for groovy parts for your songs. Last but not least, Larry gives you 2 sound design videos where you'll see how to craft cool Bass patches and FX from scratch, utilizing many of the Odysseys unique features and functions.

To see what these in-depth Behringer Odyssey tutorials show you, and how they'll help you to understand the Odyssey's layout and get the most from it, see the individual Odyssey video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn the Odyssey inside and out and make awesome analog sounds for your tracks and productions today... Watch “Behringer Odyssey Explained®” now.


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Behringer Odyssey Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Important things not mentioned This is otherwise quite a good tutorial, unfortunately it completely leaves out any discussion of 2 critical areas. It's a Duophonic synth...but it gives you no explaination of how to acheive Duophony , nor any examples of how it works and how to play it in this mode! Secondly he teaches nothing about Tuning the Arp. The machine can and will need to be tuned using the adjustments beneath the rubber caps...but there is complete silence about that !!! He plays the vco 1 slider and also makes no mention of the fact that tuning is affected by the sliders ...you might make a lovely sound moving them...but they will be out of tune with other instruments. As he says this is a video for novices...but he says nothing about such crucial and important facts...or anything about ways to overcome these issues. I find this to be quite mind boggling as ommissions go. I am still trying to figure out these problems..something the video should have done.
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Easy follow and helpful. Needed information for use.
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and concise overview Easy to follow step by step explanation of the workings and possibilities of Behringer‘s Odyssey. Fun to follow and try out the sounds.
Date published: 2020-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A great introduction to a fantastic synth. This was a great introduction to the Odyssey and especially to Behringer's wonderful version of it. I had a bit of trouble adopting to the Arp paradigm, as opposed to the Moog paradigm, which is just different enough to make the shift confusing. After watching the video I feel that I can better move my way around the instrument when working towards a particular sound. Also, I now truly appreciate the brilliance of Arp's design! Laurence Holcombe does a wonderful job of pointing out the various sections and how they work together, as well as covering Behringer's additions such as the Klark-Teknik effects section and the arpeggiator/sequencer. The videos are just in-depth enough with enough information to get you going, but short enough not to mire things down. These videos will get you quickly in and out while giving you the tools you need to take full advantage of what this synth has to offer. Many thanks to Groove 3 for making them available and to Larry for a job well done.
Date published: 2020-01-29
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