ARP Odyssey vs. Minimoog: Funk Bass Face-Off

The ARP Odyssey and Minimoog are legendary tools for synth bass. Legends like Herbie Hancock and the late, great Bernie Worrell used these synths for those phat, funky basslines we all know and love.

In this video, we hear a nice comparison between the two, and from the first few notes, we can hear what makes each synth special. While I love the “squelch” from the ARP, I love the way the Minimoog is sitting right there in the mix. They are neck and neck!!

Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Joshua Sailor is a session bassist, producer and engineer on the West Coast. Currently working with Cloud Microphones on the "Get Lifted" Web Series, showcasing how to use Cloudlifters in studio, live and podcasting situations. You can contact him at [email protected].

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  1. Big John

    The Moog baby!