"It makes me feel like Stradivarius," says ARP Odyssey lead designer

When Korg announced that it was reviving the ARP Odyssey back in 2014, the company was keen to point out that ARP Instruments co-founder and the original synth's lead designer David Friend had joined the project to act as chief advisor.

With the reissued Odyssey now in the hands of a new generation of musicians, Friend has spoken about the history of the synth and how his collaboration with Korg came about. You can watch the video interview above.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.