Originally Posted by dlmorley
Yes CV out of the kenton (or any midi-cv) into one of the multiples on the left of the 2600 front panel and out of the other 3 multiples into each VCO.
I think of them as 2 different things. The 2600 has been my main workhorse for many years. So flexible and even when not being used a synth, it's being used as a processor of some sort. Amazing machine and very flexible.
The Odyssey is also MUCH more flexible than many think but I still use it mainly for more melodic stuff compared to the 2600 which I use for everything but a lot of the time percussive stuff or weirder sounds.
I guess the odyssey is a synth whereas the 2600 is more a production centre!
I have ZERO regrets about the 2600. I have owned and sold many synths including some nice big modulars and the one synth I would not ever consider selling is the 2600. I did say that about my Buchla but in the end I didn't use the Buchla as much and the 2600 is something that can be used all the time and in many different ways.
Of course it's hard to say whether it is what YOU want but I think you will get a lot of great stuff out of it.
Your experience is helping me quite a bit... I guess my only concern with the 2600 is that it "seems" that it is often used for exactly what you said, especially more FX stuff. I'd HOPED I could use it for more musical stuff, ie bass and sequence pulses, etc.
I assumed that it is equally capable of all that. And I assumed that it is capable (musically) of all the Odyssey is capable of, but perhaps greater flexibility.
Would that be safe to say?
Or, if I'm looking for that classic Arp pulse and bass sound... is the Odyssey actually better?
I guess my fear is that it is a lot of machine for R2D2 sounds!