ARP

2600 M

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The most iconic synth for the Modern musician

The genuine ARP 2600 in a more convenient size.

The ARP 2600 is arguably the most iconic and recognizable synthesizer of all time. Having been used in countless records, film scores, TV shows and game soundtracks since its appearance from the 70’s through to today, the ARP 2600’s sound remains an essential part of the music world.

The new ARP 2600 M delivers the sound admired around the world , in a more compact and portable format and including added features that make it the ideal incarnation of this historic synth.

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A legend, reborn

When the ARP 2600 FS was announced in January 2020, it quickly became a phenomenal success with musicians all over the world recognizing the faithfulness to the original ARP 2600.

The ARP 2600 M is around 60% the original size, making it lighter, more portable and easier to place and use in a studio. It integrates the same analog circuitry and components as the ARP 2600 FS, thus faithfully reproducing the characteristic ARP sound.

David Friend

Co-founder of ARP Instruments, Inc. together with the founder Alan Robert Pearlman. In addition to designing the ARP 2600 and Odyssey, he was involved with the development of numerous products, and subsequently entered management, eventually becoming president of the company. His achievements as an entrepreneur have also been acclaimed, and in 2010 he received the "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Emerging Technology category) award from Ernst & Young. Mr. Friend has been a founder and CEO of six companies, including ARP. He is currently CEO of Wasabi Technologies, a cloud data storage company. He was a lecturer at MIT, and is a Trustee Emeritus of Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. He philanthropy supports many music organizations in his home town of Boston.

"When we designed the original 2600 back in the 1970s, we never realized what an important instrument it was to become. But in the hands of Stevie Wonder, Pete Townsend, Jimmy Page, Herbie Hancock, and countless other great musicians, it became one of the most influential instruments of its day. I always thought it was a little big and heavy, though, so I was delighted to see Korg's 2600 M which sounds exactly the same but is much better suited to a home studio. And the digital interfaces (which obviously didn't exist on the original) are a huge step forward. With the fist full of patch cords that are included, you can create thousands of patches and an enormous range of sounds. I've spent hours remembering all the things I did with the 2600 almost 50 years ago. Very cool! "

Added features and functionality

The new ARP 2600 M is not only faithful to the original, it also includes an array of added features that will make it even easier to use:

- Plug and play: Connect any class compliant MIDI controller such as a KORG microKeys, nanokeys or SQ-64 to one of the ARP 2600 M’s USB ports (USB-A and USB-B) and automatically get full control of your instrument!

- Resized: The new size makes it easier to visualize your patch and also allows you to use shorter patch cables

- Two types of filters from two versions of the original ARP 2600(4012 type, 4072 type DIN MIDI IN added

- Pitch-bend, Modulation and Portamento ON/OFF can be controlled through MIDI CC messages (USB/DIN MIDI)

- Normalized voltage: The threshold of the trigger signal required to activate the ADSR through the S/H GATE JACK has become 5V, making it much easier to use in combination with other gear such as volcas or Eurorack modules

- Improved Attack and Release time ratios

- L/R Stereo Output Jack (instead of XLR)

- Speakers turn automatically off when using headphones

- Improved, smoother sliders

The new ARP 2600 M is not only faithful to the original, it also includes an array of added features that will make it even easier to use:

- Plug and play: Connect any class compliant MIDI controller such as a KORG microKeys, nanokeys or SQ-64 to one of the ARP 2600 M’s USB ports (USB-A and USB-B) and automatically get full control of your instrument!

- Resized: The new size makes it easier to visualize your patch and also allows you to use shorter patch cables

- Two types of filters from two versions of the original ARP 2600(4012 type, 4072 type DIN MIDI IN added

- Pitch-bend, Modulation and Portamento ON/OFF can be controlled through MIDI CC messages (USB/DIN MIDI)

- Normalized voltage: The threshold of the trigger signal required to activate the ADSR through the S/H GATE JACK has become 5V, making it much easier to use in combination with other gear such as volcas or Eurorack modules

- Improved Attack and Release time ratios

- L/R Stereo Output Jack (instead of XLR)

- Speakers turn automatically off when using headphones

- Improved, smoother sliders

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 Oscillator 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
Connector
φ6.3 mm monaural phone jack
Maximum output level
+4 dBu @ 600 kΩ load
Output Impedance
1.2 kΩ
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
+2dBu *RANGE x10, GAIN knob Max(
Input impedance
100kΩ
MIDI connector
IN
USB port
Type A, Type B

General

Power supply
AC power supply terminal (KA320)
Power consumption
13W
Dimensions
(W × D × H)
520 × 129 × 311 mm / 20.5 x 5 x 12.2 inches,
Weight
6.0 kg / 13 lbs.
Included Items
ARP 2600 M (Standard Edition)
Road case (black), AC power cord (KA320), patch cables, Owner’s manual, ARP stickers