Behringer Announces The 2600 And Yes, It's An ARP 2600 Synth Clone

It's finally appeared - and some of the specs have even leaked. So will it look and sound like a real ARP 2600? Here's what we know so far.  

News reaches us via Synthanatomy that the long-rumoured Behringer clone of the classic ARP 2600 is finally here - and it looks amazing. Interestingly it's not physically huge like the original but actually somewhat smaller, and appears able to be rack mounted. Uli Behringer himself even gave a brief quote about it:

The metal case has just arrived. Isn’t she a beauty? What do you think? Please remember this is early stage and we’re far from shipping a final product. But we want to share with you what we’re working on. And one day we’ll deliver a 2600 to you. Promise:-) Uli

There's no audio available yet, but in the meantime, here is what has leaked about this brand new synth hardware.

Pic - Behringer

Pic - Behringer

Features Of The Behringer 2600 (Leaked)

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with triple VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “Arp* 2600” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Semi-modular architecture requires no patching for immediate performance
  • 3 VCOs, each with LFO mode, FM inputs, and multiple wave-shape outputs for an awe-inspiring palette of tonal possibilities
  • Multi-mode VCF with dedicated low-pass output with additional switched high/notch output
  • Incredible range of modules including ring modulator, lag processor, sample & hold, Schmitt trigger and envelope follower
  • ADSR and AR Envelope generators with switchable time factor
  • Realistic digital spring reverb for inspiring sound effects
  • Noise Generator with continuously variable colour
  • 2 dedicated LFOs with pulse and sine wave outputs
  • Switched Post Filter Distortion (PFD) / Inverter option on voltage processor
  • Differential (+/-) input VCA with both linear and exponential control inputs
  • Additional functions include attenuator, mixer, inverter, slew rate limiter and 4-way multiple for creative patching flexibility
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • 58 Faders and 15 buttons give you hands-on direct and real time access to all parameters
  • 83 Patch cable input / outputs for the ultimate in configuration flexibility
  • Powerful headphone output with dedicated level control
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More

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J1
Cant wait. Anyone know how much it will cost?

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