Jean-Michel Jarre, a pioneer of electronic music, leaked the KORG ARP 2600 analog Synthesizer during a Q&A with his fans.
It is not known whether it was planned or unintentional. If Korg knew about it, it wasn’t a bad marketing idea to do it with such a famous electronic musician. Especially with one who has almost everything of vintage synthesizers in his studio and has already used in his releases.
What we now know: yes an Korg ARP 2600 will come in 2020 and yes you can trust J-M J because he has been working with Korg closely for a long time. He may even have advised Korg what the recreation should look like and is even maybe a beta tester of it.
Korg ARP 2600 leak
In the video, Jean-Michel Jarre says clearly: … and very good news is actually Korg is going to release a real clone of the ARP 2600 beginning of next year and the real size not like the first ARP Odyssey they did within the smaller version but the real one of the ARP 2600 and apparently they are working with the people who did the original design… and of course this will be much cheaper than the original one that you can find on eBay…
J-M-J thinks it will be much cheaper than the vintage device. This is very possible, but you also have to know that Behringer has a 2600 in the pipeline, which will probably be even cheaper. But as seen, it is not the original size. So it is almost certain that the first new release for NAMM 2020 will be a Korg ARP 2600.
Stay tuned for me information.
More information will follow here: KORG