semi-modular analog synthesizer
with a 49-note remote keyboard
. Manufactured between 1970
The ARP 2600 features 3 VCO
s. VCO1 is switchable
and square waveforms
. VCO2 offers the same plus triangle
, while VCO3 provides sawtooth, square and pulse.
As a filter
there is a 24dB
with a digital ring modulator
. Two envelope
and AR) are included, as well as a saw/square/sine LFO
. For external
control, a CV/gate interface
Both hard wired
and patchable routings
are available, but using the cords
is necessary for doing anything with the 2600. The patching offers enormous flexibility
, with really versatile modulation
routings. There are plenty of knobs
though, to satisfy the needs of the modern electronic music
A prototype version, cased in blue aluminum. Easy to break and hard to fix.
Similar to the Blue Meanie, but with gray casing. Only a couple of these were produced.
The first official version, with gray font panel and white lettering. No fine tuning for the VCO or VCF. Later Mk 1:s featured an improved keyboard (Model 3620) and better quality parts.
This version is easily recognized by the black front panel and orange lettering. Mk 2 added fine tuning for the oscillators, plus ARP's PPC system for the keyboard. (basicially just rubber pads under the keys)
Information collected from various sources.
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