Since its appearance in the ’70s, the ARP 2600 has been featured in countless records, films, tv shows and game soundtracks, becoming the sonic representation of that era. It was the first synth to be semi-modular, with a selection of basic components pre-wired, with clear labels on parameters and clarity on the connection flowing between them.
KORG is reviving this legendary synth with the ARP 2600 M, making it 60% of its original size for a compact and portable finish, with new features to make this classic even more timeless.
The analogue components are untouched in this reissue, effectively recreating the original sound and feel. Moreover, the spring reverb has been adapted to the new size to give a lush final touch to your sound.
- Legendary ARP 2600 revival, in a more compact and portable size
- Monophonic all-analogue semi-modular synthesiser with 3 oscillators
- Featuring the 4012 and 4072 filter types from the original ARP 2600, now with DIN MIDI In
- Pitch-bend, Modulation and Portamento ON/OFF controllable through MIDI CC messages
- Normalised voltage (5V) to make it easier to use with external gear such as Volcas and Eurorack Modules
- Compatible with MIDI controllers, like KORG Nanokeys and Microkeys, via USB port
- Improved Attack and Release time ratios
- L/R Stereo Output Jack (instead of XLR)
- Smoother sliders
FROM THE 70s WITH AN EVERGREEN SOUND
The Arp 2600 M is the loyal recreation of the Arp 2600, designed and made in Japan, featuring the original all-analogue circuitry adapted to the new portable size, maintaining this synth’s signature sound.
The newly added features, such as USB and MIDI connectivity, make it a must-have in your studio setup. The resolution of the envelope has been improved and the synth includes two filters as opposed to one.
The ARP 2600 M is a real sound design laboratory, representing a bridge between modular synthesis and a production/performance instrument.
LET’S GET MODULAR
The ARP 2600 M provides all the necessary building blocks of modular synthesis. Starting from a set of 3 oscillators, you’ll be able to combine sawtooth, dynamic pulse, sine and triangular waves. For further variation, harness envelopes, a filter and an amplifier step in to shape the sound.
Borrowing from its ‘70s ancestor, it also features some of the classic characteristics of a modular synth, such as ring modulation, lag and voltage processors, an envelope follower, a clock-able switch, noise source, a sample-and-hold module, signal inverters, an auxiliary mixer, and even a set of parallel-wired/multi jacks.
One of our favourite novelties of the ARP 2600 M is the possibility to send MIDI data over USB. You can either send them from your DAW or plug a keyboard directly into the module. No more separate DIN cables and power supplies for controllers!
The ARP 2600 M comes with a diverse variety of music software to enhance your music skills. From Izotope’s “Ozone Elements”, which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, to “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, from Reason Lite DAW to KORG and other top brands’ software synths.