Sine Bottom Bass
As basic waveforms, the ARP Odyssey provides sawtooth wave and square wave, plus two switchable types of noise: white and pink. However in the electronic music of today, a sine wave to handle the ultra-low-frequencies has become indispensable. Not to worry. The ARP Odyssey can easily create a sine wave.
To create a sine wave, first cancel all the waveforms in the oscillator section. Then take advantage of the oscillation that occurs when you raise the VCF RESONANCE of the VCF section and lower the VCF FREQ. Next, activate the KYBD CV switch in the filter section and maximize the value so that the pitch of the self-oscillating filter will follow the note you play on the keyboard. Three demo sounds are provided: bottom bass with a bit of sustain produced by slightly increasing the envelope's release, a tight bottom bass with a shortened envelope release, and finally a bottom bass in which the ADSR is sent to the filter to make the pitch fall during the release. By changing the degree of oscillation or the envelope time, you can also create variations of this sound that are similar to a synth drum.