Thanks to its sound palette, which varies from heavy drum n ‘bass stubs to angular arpeggiated electronic bass lines, regardless of the genre you choose.
The 2600 is a truly versatile tool for creating sound that still takes its place in modern music.
Thanks to a unique combination of semi-modular architecture and associated routing, the instrument became one of the most versatile synthesizers of the 1970s.
The legend is back: The Arp 2600 had a cult sound, and Arturia was accurate in recreating this amazing synthesizer. From the sound of three oscillators to the original filter and the enormous possibilities of modulation routing. You get all this and more.
Sound research: If you’re new to the synthesis – no problem: we included hundreds of great presets so you can get started. The Arp 2600 is a workhorse that can produce everything from clean leads and sequences to crazy sound effects. When you need something with a special character, Arp 2600 is just what you need!
Beyond and back: Although the original tool was amazing, we always find ways to innovate and improve. Four revolutionary modulation oscillators add sound flexibility, and the step sequencer lets you animate your sounds. Multimode filter and sound effects add new features not found in the original …
Did we mention that it is completely polyphonic?
A bit of history: Alan R. Perlman, whose abbreviation later became the name of his company, became convinced of the possibility of using electronic devices as musical instruments as early as 1948, when he was a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
It was for him a means to connect his two passions: electronic music and piano. In 1969, he created ARP Instruments (originally called Tonus Inc.) with David Friends and Lewis G.
Pollock Electronic products were developed in Massachusetts, but, most importantly, they designed and built a large modular synthesizer, the ARP 2500. On the machine, a matrix was used to connect different sections of the synthesizer instead of the traditional connecting cables found in the competitor modules. The ARP 2500 found success in American universities. The development of ARP tools was fast and in 1972 the ARP 2600 was announced, probably the most legendary of the entire range. This semi-modular synthesizer, conceived for educational purposes, was to be extremely successful after a shaky start. The ARP 2600 was highly demanded by Stevie Wonder, Joe Zawinul (Weather Report), Tony Banks (Genesis), Jean-Michel Jarre and Herbie Hancock, and others. ARP was the leader in the synthesizer market in the 70s (approximately 40% of the market share). Ten years later, three versions of the ARP 2600 were presented: the first was named “Blue Meanie” because of its steel blue finish. The Blue Meanie was quickly replaced by a second version with gray trim and white silk lines (1972). In 1978, ARP decided to change the graphic finish for all of its cars: a black background color with orange silk lines was introduced. The third and latest version of the ARP2600 was the most popular of all.
New features: ARP 2600 V Arturia again revives this powerful analog synthesizer.
All original functions and corporate sound are produced, not to mention MIDI control, polyphony and the ability to create, save and play presets. But that’s not all: the speaker panels hide innovative features that take the original ARP 2600 design to a new level.
Four revolutionary generators add sound flexibility, which is very advanced. Modern effects devices are also available, as well as the original ARP sequencer. The combination of old and new functions creates an exciting new virtual synthesizer. If you’re new to synthesis – no problem: we have included hundreds of great presets so you can get started. If you are an experienced sound engineer, the ARP 2600 V will immediately add new dimensions to your music.
Features ARP 2600 V3:
• 3 voltage-controlled oscillators
• Osc2-> Osc1 synchronization
• 24 dB / octave low pass resonant filter with self-oscillation
• 1 LFO (can be synchronized to the host sequencer’s tempo)
• 1 sample and hold, 1 ring modulator, 1 noise generator
• 1 ADSR & 1 AR envelope follower
• ARP2500 multimode 12 dB / octave filter with LP, HP, BP and Notch settings
• Original ARP Sequencer model 1601
• 4 exclusive tracking generators with real-time interactive LFO creation ability
• Voltage processors can be used as inverters, mixers or lag processors
• Onboard effects: chorus, MIDI-syncable stereo delay, reverb
• Polyphony from 2 to 32 voices with Unison options
• More than 500 presets from top sound designers
• Absolutely pure, top quality audio from TAE® analog modeling
Difference from the official version:
Installer is treated with TEAM VR