Behringer announced today that their ARP 2600 knockoff will available soon for $599 USD.
The Behringer 2600 – originally announced in 2017 – essentially copies the ARP 2600; strips away optional elements, like the case, keyboard and speakers; and reduces the synth down to fit in a 6U rack space.
While most of these design changes will mainly impact the synth’s look and user experience, some changes – like replacing the original’s spring reverb with a digital simulation – mean that the ‘BARP 2600’ will sound a little different than the original.
Here’s Behringer’s official intro video for their 2600:
- 3 VCOs, each with LFO mode, FM inputs, and multiple wave-shape outputs
- Multi-mode VCF with dedicated low-pass output with additional switched high/notch output
- Range of modules including ring modulator, lag processor, sample & hold, Schmitt trigger and envelope follower
- ADSR and AR Envelope generators with switchable time factor
- Digital spring reverb
- Noise Generator with continuously variable color
- 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
- Attenuator, mixer, inverter, slew rate limiter and 4-way multiple
- External audio input for processing external sound sources
- 58 Faders and 15 buttons for immediate control
- 83 Patch cable input / outputs
- Headphone output with dedicated level control
- MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
- 3-Year Warranty Program
Note: Specifications are preliminary, official specs are still to come at the Behringer site.
Pricing and Availability
The Behringer 2600 is coming soon for $599 USD.