Synth Site: Arp: 2600 semi-modular: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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DJ Flexor-d a professional user from Mexico writes:
Excellent module, it's amazing the waveforms that you can produce with arp-2600, and the live performances takes a special audio with this instrument.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
David Morley a professional user from Germany writes:
THE BEST.

Nothing comes close to this for wallop. Fat, Warm, Evil.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Norm Leete a hobbyist user from UK writes:
One of the best experimental synths of all time. As flexible as an EMS VCS3 but also a musical instrument. I have had mine since 1980 and I am still finding new things on it after all these years. Note - will interface with Roland gear without a hitch, I use mine with a CSQ600 (an MC4 would be even better).

Stays in tune, is usable live - a good all rounder.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Paul C. McLean a part time user from U.S.A. writes:
Played one (grey face, duophonic keyboard) from 1978 - 1987, and intend to have

one again some day. A wonderful synth, but not without some faults. Oscilator

one has only saw and square waves, oscilator three has saw and variable-width

(though not voltage-controled) pulse waves. Only oscilator 2 had saw, VC pulse,

triangle and sine waves and none had sync. In typical ARP fashion, one of the

envelope generators was ADSR, the other being the much less usefull AR. That said, the rest of the machine was divine. The ring-modulator was very

usefull (and not just for bell sounds). I especially enjoyed the lag processor,

electronic switch and sample-and-hold modules. The full patchability of the

unit made it possible to feed the signal back on itself in usefull ways and

some non-standard signal routinings. Some favorite tricks:

* In a two oscilator patch, run the kybd CV through the lag processor for one of

the oscilators - wonderfull wailing banshee sound.

* the LFO square wave and the square wave from the electronic switch to control

several oscilators - great psuedo-sequencer.

* run the filter output through the (overdriven) instrument preamp - Instant

ARP VanHalen.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
Steve D. a professional user from USA writes:
This great monolith from the 70's still outshines many

of the &quot;analog wanna-be&quot; synths built today. The key

elements are flexibilty and sound quality. I use this

extensively for dance/pop tracks, as well as post fx. My machine was one of the first 100 ever built - white

silk screen on dark grey. THIS MAKES IT AN

EPOXY-FREE MACHINE ! !

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
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