ARP Odyssey 2813 swap for Waldorf Q Yellow ? :shock:

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ARP Odyssey 2813 swap for Waldorf Q Yellow ? :shock:

Post by Jexus » Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:10 am

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Post by Kuremyr » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:07 pm

WTF! I command you to sell me your Odyssey and use the money to buy yourself a Q.

Well seriously, please? :roll:
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Post by CZ Rider » Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:38 pm

Well, a 90% working Odyssey can only go up in value, and is probably a relativly easy fix. Whereas a 90% working Q would be worth very little. I personally would never part with my Odyssey, not even for a Q+.
That Odyssey looks really nice too! And they make a great CV controller.

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Post by crow » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:33 pm

Who says the Q is only working 90%??
I'd do it NOW.
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Post by Jexus » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:36 pm

The Waldorf is like NEW. Mint.

I know nothing about Waldorf or 'da Waldorf sound' tho'.

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Post by calyx93 » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:26 pm

The Waldorf "sound" would probably be to your liking. Like the Microwaves, the Q can be sharp, precise, and very "scientific" sounding - sometimes not unlike the Odyssey - and it's not as cold as many VA's. There's definitely "life" in the Q, and the filters (like in the MWII/XT) are, IMO, some of the best sounding. With your skills, Jexus, you can make the Q about as wild as you like, due to the generous mod routings.

If you want an in-depth response about the Q, Huppo would probably be the best advocate around here.

Personally, I'd keep (and try to fully repair) the Odyssey, just because it's a very special synth in its own right, has lots of personality and is becoming more pricey as the months go by. You can always find another Q out there, but Odysseys are become thinner on the ground, rapidly. You could even score the much cheaper Micro-Q to get the overall taste of its larger sibling.

Oh, and as Crow said, the yellow "rarity" claim is rather stupid. If anything, they can be more common than the blue ones - and that Nextel surface isn't the most durable or pleasant looking finish I've seen. It can become rather dirty over time and is easily scratched.
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Post by Jexus » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:33 pm

calyx93 wrote:
Personally, I'd keep (and try to fully repair) the Odyssey, just because it's a very special synth in its own right, has lots of personality and is becoming more pricey as the months go by. You can always find another Q out there, but Odysseys are become thinner on the ground, rapidly. You could even score the much cheaper Micro-Q to get the overall taste of its larger sibling.
Yeah... I know all the pros... But I don't want to see myslef in 1 year's time stuck with a broken Odyssey with noone around to repair it. I'm quite stuck with it now, because I know it inside out. And a modern powerful creative force is something I've been looking for lately, since my purchase of AN1x 2 years ago...

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Post by Yoozer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:34 pm

This is supposedly one of 19 pieces built (Q yellow edition, what is it all about?)
The Q? Nonsense. Lots of 'm are built. If anything, the blue nextel version is more rare.
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Post by JSRockit » Fri Nov 09, 2007 3:40 pm

Go with your gut... I mean, you have enough there not to miss either of the synths no?
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Post by Jazzpunk » Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:52 pm

Jexus wrote:And a modern powerful creative force is something I've been looking for lately, since my purchase of AN1x 2 years ago...
Sounds like you may have just answered your own question! There's a bunch of demo's over here that should help get you familiar with the Waldorf sound;

http://support.waldorfmusic.de/soundcor ... select.php

I just picked up a Pulse and love it. Good luck!

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Post by Entropy Farmer » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:13 pm

Is that the one from your youtube video? I thought that was a late version 1, not a ver 2. I want that exact sound, so I need to know which model to get.

Lack of technicians in the area is really a downer, but I still don't think I could bring myself to trade it for a Q.

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Post by splitpoint » Fri Nov 09, 2007 7:37 pm

Boy, that's an easy one - out with the broken Arp and in with the working Q.
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Post by Micke » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:14 pm

The Odyssey pictured in Jexus post above looks like the black & gold version of the mk I (model 2800). Like the white-face, it originally came with the 4023 filter.

I don't think it's the same Odyssey that he plays in the youtube video because that one looks like a mk II to me (possibly a model 2810, 2811 or 2812, all of which came with the 4035 "Moog-ladder" filter).
Correct me if I'm wrong, Jexus.

EDIT: I just noticed it says 2813 in the subject line. Hmmm...I find that a bit strange since all the the 2813's I've seen (as well as the 2810-2811-2812) had the larger type rectangular power switch.
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Post by OriginalJambo » Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:48 pm

Jexus, don't you already have a white Oddy that is shown in your videos? If so I'd take the Q!

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Post by Jexus » Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:14 pm

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