Behringer publishes a detailed first feature look and sound demo of a new revision of the 2600, an analog clone of the ARP 2600 Synthesizer in a Part 3 video.
Behringer released Part 3 of their 2600 video preview series today. In this, you get a detailed first look as well as a detailed sound demo. Visually it is striking that the design is a little darker than in the first prototypes and that the much-criticized line outputs in the front panel are now the same size. Looking at the comments from the last episode, this was probably one of the biggest problems that the viewers saw.
The hopes are getting lower than the Behringer 2600 will not get the size of the original ARP 2600. As you have seen in 3 videos, it becomes a relatively flat Synthesizer that can be built into a rack. It will also get the LED lightning sliders that are already known from the Behringer Odyssey.
In the new third part of the 2600 video series, Patrick von Behringer also presented to the features. The 2600 will not have an arpeggiator or sequencer, a feature that will be found exclusively in the Korg ARP 2600 replica. However, Behringer has expanded its ARP 2600 clone elsewhere. So there is a time factor for the envelope (1x (normal mode), 2x and 0,5). It allows you to create longer envelopes or very short ones great for clicky sounds. Also new is an additional LFO on the left side.
Another interesting point difference can be found in the spring reverb. A spring reverb with real springs + tank is used in the Korg ARP 2600 replica. Behringer, on the other hand, uses an emulation of a spring reverb, no probably no real springs. The 2600 sounds beefy and great, whether it sounds like an ARP 2600 can only be judged more precisely in final tests.
Features Leaked In 2017
- 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.
Behringer will show the final production unit in April at Superbooth 2020.
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