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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:11 pm

Ecologically, you wouldn't read a paper copy at all. You'd subscribe to the electronic version and read a lovingly crafted PDF on the same tablet/computer/smart phone that you use to spend nearly as much time on these SOS forums as I do...

And you do know it's illegal to discard old copies of SOS don't you? It's the law that every issue must be lovingly filed away in a personal archive for ever more.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby ramthelinefeed » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:18 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
BigRedX wrote:If they are all sold out already I can't see any point in SOS reviewing it.

Just as a keen synthesizer nerd, I'd be absolutely gutted if SOS didn't do the full-on Gordon review! I'm never ever going to buy one of these beasts, so I don't give a monkey's whether the first run has sold out or not... but I want to know all there is to know about it regardless. The same applies to a lot of other high end gear too...

Yes but the reason so many of these synthesizers *are* unavailable in the first place is because GORDON HAS THEM ALL :lol:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:22 pm

I fear you may have a good argument there... :lol:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby DGL. » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:10 pm

ramthelinefeed wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:
BigRedX wrote:If they are all sold out already I can't see any point in SOS reviewing it.

Just as a keen synthesizer nerd, I'd be absolutely gutted if SOS didn't do the full-on Gordon review! I'm never ever going to buy one of these beasts, so I don't give a monkey's whether the first run has sold out or not... but I want to know all there is to know about it regardless. The same applies to a lot of other high end gear too...

Yes but the reason so many of these synthesizers *are* unavailable in the first place is because GORDON HAS THEM ALL :lol:

Well apart form the VCS3/AKS as JMJ has all of them and, of course, Vangelis has all the CS80's :lol:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby ramthelinefeed » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:03 pm

I'm sure Gordon scoffs at Vangelis's puny CS-80s from behind his GX-1 :bouncy:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Arpangel » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:10 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Ecologically, you wouldn't read a paper copy at all. You'd subscribe to the electronic version and read a lovingly crafted PDF on the same tablet/computer/smart phone that you use to spend nearly as much time on these SOS forums as I do...

And you do know it's illegal to discard old copies of SOS don't you? It's the law that every issue must be lovingly filed away in a personal archive for ever more.

Reading a magazine on the internet is a completely different thing to taking part in a forum, for me. I hate reading mags, books etc on a screen.
I've spent many years buying SOS from my local Sainsbury’s before my friend started discarding them, he’s one of these people who’s the opposite of a hoarder, he has to get rid of stuff he’s read, or doesn’t need anymore.
Also, apart from hanging out here, I no longer have such a deep interest in recording equipment that I used to have, not to the extent that a I need to read reviews and articles.
If a problem arises, or I need help with a possible purchase, I’ll always ask here first, that’s about it.
I have three back copies of SOS on my shelves, and a few Studio Sound magazines, all of which contain very valuable articles that I can’t bare to part with, or interviews with friends.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby DGL. » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:37 am

New video of the latest hardware revision, looking and sounding fantastic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8cpfNBnO-A
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Arpangel » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:55 am

DGL. wrote:New video of the latest hardware revision, looking and sounding fantastic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8cpfNBnO-A

It's awful, sorry, but that’s it.
It’s nothing like a 2600, too far from the original, that square shape for a start, then all those tacky lights, and orange too, looks a million times better in grey.
And......where’s the keyboard???
It’s an abomination, Korg nailed it, if only they’d made more, I won’t be buying this that’s for sure, do you by any chance get the impression a I don’t like it?

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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:56 am

I never had, or even used, a 2600 so I'm not going to worry about the comparisons to one. I'll be getting this based on its own sound. I quite like the aesthetic actually :-)
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby IAA » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:13 am

I like the additional LFO, a sensible mod. I’m not sure about the form factor, Although it’s certainly a practical desktop module in that guise, although the upright back of the studio look was the iconic one for me! Anyway, given there still isn’t a Korg rerun on the horizon, this may be the only show in town. If they’ve nailed the sound, this is my version of modular.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby The Elf » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 am

Looks and sounds fabulous!

My very favourite ARP colour scheme and those colour-coded lights will make navigation so much easier than the original. Rackable and desktop - yes! And I have plenty of keyboards to drive it with - no need for another.

Useless spring reverb and speakers ditched - perfect.

Pity about the external PSU, but I'll be sorting that out in short order.

Still need to know about that price tag, though.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Arpangel » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:42 pm

I wouldn’t be buying it specifically for the sound, the looks too, that’s what attracted me to it in the first place, it’s an inspirational thing. The original looks really mean, and slightly evil, especially in grey, it’s cool with a capital C.
This doesn’t look like a 2600, it’s a desktop module, and it looks like one. And that would affect my perception of it.
To me, so far, there are only two options, the Korg, which isn’t available, but I’d buy one tomorrow, or, an original, and I don’t need that sound so much that I’m prepared to pay ten grand for it.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Adam Inglis » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:30 am

Arpangel wrote:It's awful, sorry, but that’s it.
It’s an abomination,

Er.. are we looking at the same video?
What a fabulous sound!

Of course, I've never been within coo-ee of a real one, so it's a completely uneducated judgement, but that left me impressed.

Of the smorgasbord of modern analogue synths on offer these days, that one is a serious temptation...
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Arpangel » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:29 am

Adam Inglis wrote:
Arpangel wrote:It's awful, sorry, but that’s it.
It’s an abomination,

Er.. are we looking at the same video?
What a fabulous sound!

Of course, I've never been within coo-ee of a real one, so it's a completely uneducated judgement, but that left me impressed.

Of the smorgasbord of modern analogue synths on offer these days, that one is a serious temptation...

It probably does sound very good, but for me, that’s not the focus, I’ve always wanted a genuine 2600 ust to look at, sure I’d play it, but there’s something about that design, and unless it’s there, like the Korg, it’s not attractive to me, it’s a bit like going out and buying an iconic 70’s chair or a decorative light, or glassware, I love all of that stuff, and the 2600 is the same thing for me.
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