Arp Avatar Guitar Synth

I literally bought this thing out of some guy's trunk one day for $50! It didn't work but I had it fixed and it works just fine now if horrible tracking is fine! Anyway, I had Yamaha mount the pickup on a prototype AES 800 guitar they had laying around and it's really fun to play with. I have yet to do anything super exciting or useful with it but I know one day I'll come up with a cool sample or special effect on it! This thing is way to fragile to ever use on the road so I would never really integrate it into my live setup. Made in 1977-78 it's basically an Arp Odyssey without the keyboard……..

Tech Specifications

Polyphony - Monophonic
2 VCO's: Sawtooth, Square, Pulse
LFO Sine, Square
VCF 24dB High Pass Filter
VCA ENV 1: ADSR: Env 2: AR

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