Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi-Modular Synthesiser

$6499

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The Korg ARP 2600 FS brings you a full-sized revival of the classic semi-modular synthesizer. One of the most established and famous synthesizers in history; the ARP 2600 FS consists of the 2600 sound module unit, as well as the 3620 keyboard unit. Not to mention, the ARP 2600 FS comes complete with a dedicated road case that accommodates for both units. Offering an ideal solution for transportation and protection!

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Korg ARP 2600

The Korg ARP 2600 FS brings you a full-sized revival of the classic semi-modular synthesizer. One of the most established and famous synthesizers in history; the ARP 2600 FS consists of the 2600 sound module unit, as well as the 3620 keyboard unit. Not to mention, the ARP 2600 FS comes complete with a dedicated road case that accommodates for both units. Offering an ideal solution for transportation and protection!

The Total Package

More than just a synthesizer, the ARP 2600 gives you a complete sound design studio. Offering a bridge between modular synthesis and a complete production instrument. You’ve got access to an ample amount of oscillators, envelopes, a filter, and an amplifier. While also sporting a spring reverb tank and even a pair of built-in monitor speakers. Not to mention many of the vintage modular system features. Including a ring modulation; lag and voltage processors; an envelope follower; audio preamp; clock-able switch; noise source; sample & hold module; signal inverters; Auxillary mixer; and parallel-wired/multi-jacks.

Normal Pathways

Almost every slider and switch on the ARP 2600 is hardwired for a specific control source. Giving you massive amounts of immediate control and making excellent use of everything the ARP 2600 has to offer, without the need for patching. On top of that, true modular fashion means you can insert a patch cord into the jack associated with any hardwired control, and override the internal connection. Allowing you to create an additional signal path of your choosing. To make things easier, detailed graphics on the panel clearly show you the available signal routings.

Patch Bay Precision

Unlike early modular synthesizers, the ARP 2600 uses a streamlined 3.5mm (1/8″) jack. Allowing for more patch points to occupy the same amount of panel space, giving you more options and more versatility. What’s more, most of the patch points are arranged in a single row below the controls of the individual sound modules. Keeping the main panel clear and unobstructed for tweaking during performances. Not to mention, these patchable connections and onboard processors are compatible with nearly any modular or Eurorack synth system.

3620 Keyboard

While remaining faithful with its design, the 3620 Keyboard’s functionality has been massively enhanced with the latest ARP 2600. Containing 49 full-sized keys, aftertouch, and portamento. As well as being duo-phonic with single or multiple triggering available, so you can play two keys at once. You can also use an optional footswitch for locking the interval between any two notes, without retuning the oscillators during your performance. Vibrato can be added via a dedicated circuit controlled by aftertouch, the onboard LFO, or any of three available waveforms. Finally, the addition of a flexible Arpeggiator allows you to manually sequence and playback a user-defined pattern. While the original Pitch Bend knob and Octave Up/Down Transpose switches remain unchanged.

ARP 2600 – A Processing Powerhouse

Offering a unique assortment of valuable, esoteric, and individually patch-able modules, the ARP 2600 reveals its modular nature. To start with, there’s a set of parallel-wired Multiple jacks that allow you to send the same control signal to multiple locations. As well as a Lag Generator that works to delay the start of any control signal. While the Noise Generator is tunable to deliver White, Pink, and Low-Frequency noise. Then you’ve got a series of three Inverters that can reverse the polarity of any signal. You can also sync the Electronic Switch and Sample & Hold rate to either the internal clock or any external clock signal. Most notably, the Korg ARP 2600 includes a dedicated Preamp and Envelope Follower for processing external audio signals.

• A complete full-sized reproduction
• Produced with the continuing supervision of ARP co-founder David Friend, following his work with the ARP ODYSSEY
• The reissue is based on the most well-known mid-era model (suitcase type with separate sound module and keyboard sections, and a gray panel with white silk-screening)
• A dedicated road case that accommodates the sound module and keyboard for easy transportation and full protection is included
• Semi-modular type that does not require patching
• Three oscillators that feature powerful output and can also be used as an LFO
• A filter that produces rich low-end
• Switch between two types of filters: early–mid period, and late period) (4012 type, 4072 type)
• XLR balanced outputs have been added (L, R)
• DIN MIDI connectors have been added
• USB MIDI has been added
• Carefully selected components provide slider operation that is smoother than the original

ARP 2600 FS

Operating temperature range: 0 – +40 °C (non‐condensing)
Maximum Polyphony: 2 voices for duo phonic; normally monophonic
VCO-1 (Voltage Controlled Oscilator 1)
Waveforms
Sawtooth, square
Frequency range
Approx. 0.03 Hz – 30 Hz (low freq. mode)
Approx. 10 Hz – 10 kHz (audio mode)
Voltage controlled response
1V/oct.
VCO-2 (Voltage Controlled Oscilator 2)
Waveforms
Sawtooth, pulse (dynamic pulse), triangle, sine
Frequency range
Approx. 0.03 Hz – 30 Hz (low freq. mode)
Approx. 10 Hz – 10 kHz (audio mode)
Pulse width
10% – 90%
Voltage controlled response
1V/oct.
VCO-3 (Voltage Controlled Oscilator 3)
Waveforms
Sawtooth, pulse (dynamic pulse)
Frequency range
Approx. 0.03 Hz – 30 Hz (low freq. mode)
Approx. 10 Hz – 10 kHz (audio mode)
Pulse width
10% – 90%
Voltage controlled response
1V/oct.
VCF (Voltage Controlled Filter)
Type
Low-pass (TYPE I : early 24 dB/oct., TYPE II: late 24 dB/oct.)
Frequency range
Approx. 10 Hz – 10 kHz
Resonance
1/2 – self oscillate
VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier)
Control voltage
AR type (internally connected)
ADSR type (internally connected)
Noise generator
Noise spectrum types (white and pink)
RING MODULATOR
Type
Analog multiplier
Input signal (Internally connected)
VCO-1 sawtooth wave, VCO-2 sine wave
SAMPLE & HOLD
Sampled signal
Noise (internally connected)
AUDIO OUTPUT JACKS
Front Panel (LEFT, RIGHT OUTPUT jacks
Connector
φ3.5 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum output level
+9 dBu @ 10 kΩ load
Output impedance
1.2 kΩ
Side Panel R
XLR connector
Maximum output level
+4 dBu @ 600Ω load
Output impedance
1.2kΩ
HEADPHONES JACK
Connector
φ6.3 mm stereo phone jack
Maximum output level
50 mW + 50 mW @ 33Ω load
Output impedance
20Ω
EXTERNAL AUDIO INPUT (PREAMPLIFIER INPUT) JACK
Connector
φ3.5 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum input level
−10 dBu
Input impedance
100kΩ
MIDI connector
IN, OUT, THRU
USB port
Type B

ARP 3620 (keyboard unit)

Keyboard
49-note (with aftertouch, no velocity sensitivity)
CV output voltage
UPPER VOICE
−3V–+10V, 1V/oct.
LOWER VOICE
−3V–+7V, 1V/oct.
LFO output voltage
TRIANGLE
±5 V, 10 Vp-p
SQUARE WAVE
+10 V, 10 Vp-p
DELAYED SINE WAVE
±3 V, 6 Vp-p
EXTERNAL VIBRATO input voltage
Max. ±10 V
VIBRATO DEPTH slider
Max. 1 octave
VIBRATO DELAY slider
0 – 2.5 sec
LFO SPEED slider
Approx. 0.25 – 25 Hz
PITCH BEND control
±1 octave
TRANSPOSE switch
±2 octave
PORTAMENTO SPEED slider
Maximum speed: about 0.25 msec/oct
Minimum speed: about 0.5 sec/oct
PORTAMENTO foot switch
KORG PS-1/PS-3 pedal switch
INTERVAL foot switch
KORG PS-1/PS-3 pedal switch
GATE output voltage (on ARP 2600 FS panel)
0 V at all keys up, +10 V at key on
TRIGGER output voltage (on ARP 2600 FS panel)
+10 V, 0.5 ms pulse wave at key on
Arpeggiator
OFF, AUTO, UP, DOWN, UP&DOWN, RANDOM, SEQ PLAY
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