Only a few synths exude this sense of exclusivity and magic, but good luck to get your hands on one, unless you decide to go for its clone the Behringer 2600!
The ARP 2600 synthesizer has fascinated the electronic music world for more than 45 years. Only a few synths exude this sense of exclusivity and magic, but good luck to get your hands on one, unless… you decide to go for its clone the Behringer 2600!
The 1970s was a time when synthesizers were truly coming into their own as more and more musicians were adopting these new instruments and making music that no one had ever heard before. Earlier synthesizers were massive and sophisticated devices that cost thousands of dollars but in 1971, Alan R. Pearlman and Dennis Colin sought to create a more portable version of their massive ARP 2500 modular synth which they could market more towards musicians. Out of this concept came the ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer which became an instant hit and was quickly adopted by lots of renowned musicians including Edgar Winter, Pete Townshend, Herbie Hancock and Jean-Michel Jarre to name a few.
Behringer just revealed an ultra-affordable and even more feature-packed homage to that iconic synthesizer : the Behringer 2600. The pure analog signal path is based on the authentic ARP 2600 circuitry from the 70s with matched transistors and JFETs.
Great care has been taken in engineering the 2600, including the true-to-the-original analog circuitry, semi-modular architecture and triple VCO designs that come together to recreate classic tones that are evocative of classic electronic music. This highly focused attention to detail is what gives the 2600 its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability. It gives you the ability to cover a lot of amazing tones from super-fat bass, tasty leads – all the way to full on dreamy ambience from the far reaches of your imagination.