Dave B wrote:Switchable filters - good and what I had hoped for. Nice.
Keyboard with arp / sequencer. Nice touch too.
Limited edition - as we thought.
And price is as speculated. Nothing else to add there.
Yes, I'd love one. But I can't justify the cost. And that's me talking. If I were Korg, I'd be doing a 'module' version which has the guts in a smaller form factor with no keyboard and bung that out for about half the price. I'd certainly go for that - I'd happily sacrifice the look for the sound.
Hey Ho. :)
No, the look is about 90% of why I’d buy one, it was a love affair I couldn’t afford in 1972, I thought it looked pure heaven. I sent away to ARP for info, and they sent me some brochures back which I stuck on my shed wall!
Would I sell my Buchla to get one of these? No, the Buchla is way more inspiring, and original, and makes me do things I would never have dreamed of, the ARP is a beautiful synthesiser capable of really amazing things, but not as open ended and bottomless as my Buchla, if money was no object I’d automatically get this 2600 as well, but unfortunately that’s not the case.