Leaked Korg Arp 2600 reissue with some improvements of course. The new full sized version will feature a USB MIDI and DIN MIDI connection, a new built-in arpeggiator and sequencer, XLR audio outputs, branded hard-shell case (with casters), and an improved ARP 3620 duophonic keyboard with aftertouch.
You can get the (K) ARP 2600 but you’ll have to pre-order fast because it’s under an extremely limited one time ONLY production run. Price $3900 USD. This is no Behringer copy folks the price alone tells you they did not cut corners. Not knocking the Behringer synths though they sort of did Korg better than Korg from what I heard. It is not available yet though so please hang tight for more info. I will publish it when available. Cheers
New 3620 Keyboard
3620 Keyboard While faithful to the original design, the functionality of the 3620 Keyboard has been greatly enhanced for this limited ARP 2600 release. The 3620 Keyboard contains 49 full-size keys, aftertouch, portamento, and is also duophonic, allowing two keys to be played at once – Single or Multiple Triggering is available. In addition, the duophonic keyboard can use an optional foot switch to lock the interval between any two notes, without retuning the oscillators during performance.
Vibrato can be added via a dedicated circuit controlled by aftertouch, or by the onboard LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator), using any of three available waveforms. Most noticeable is the addition of a flexible Arpeggiator that allows a user-defined pattern to be manually sequenced and played back. Still present are the original Pitch Bend knob and the Two Octave Up / Two Octave Down Transpose switch. Connecting the keyboard to the main unit now uses a secure eight-pin din cable.
The ARP 2600 reveals its modular nature by the unique assortment of valuable, esoteric, and individually patch-able modules it contains. To begin, there are a set of parallel-wired Multiple jacks that enhance the patching possibilities – allowing the same control signal to be sent to multiple locations, for example. Three independent Voltage Processors provide scalable control voltages, or can act to attenuate any control signal.
Use the Lag Generator to delay the start of any control signal. The Noise Generator is tunable to deliver White, Pink, and Low-Frequency noise, plus everything in between. A series of three Inverters can reverse the polarity of any signal. The Electronic Switch can be sync’d to either the internal clock or any external clock signal, as can the Sample & Hold rate. Most importantly, the Arp 2600 includes a dedicated Preamp and Envelope Follower for processing an external audio signal.