ARP 2600

SEMIMODULAR  |  BACK

arp 2600The ARP 2600 is a semi-modular analog subtractive audio synthesizer, designed by Alan R. Pearlman (and Dennis Colin), and manufactured by his company, ARP Instruments, Inc. Unlike other modular systems of the time, which required modules to be purchased individually and wired by the user, the 2600 was semi-modular with a fixed selection of basic synthesizer components internally pre-wired. The 2600 was thus ideal for musicians new to synthesis due to its ability to be operated either with or without patchcords, and was, upon its initial release, heavily marketed to high schools, universities, and other educational facilities.

Three basic versions of the ARP 2600 were built during ARP's lifetime. The first, dubbed the "Blue Marvin", housed in a light blue/grey metal case, was assembled in a small facility on Kenneth Street in Newton Highlands, MA during ARP's infancy as a company. They were often mistakenly referred to as "Blue Meanies," but "Marvin" is the correct name as named after Arp's then CFO Marvin Cohen. Later ARP 2600s were built in a vinyl covered wood case and contained an imitation of Bob Moog's famous 4-pole "ladder" VCF, later the subject of an infamous, threatened (though ultimately nonexistent) lawsuit. Finally, in order to fit in with the black/orange theme of ARP's other synthesizers, the ARP 2600s were manufactured with orange labels over a black aluminum panel. The mid-production grey 2600 models featured many changes amongst themselves. Changes in circuitry and panel lettering provided at least three different grey panel models.

Alan R. Pearlman was just as innovative as a salesman as a synthesizer designer. He provided synthesizers to well-known musicians such as Edgar Winter, Pete Townshend, Stevie Wonder, and Herbie Hancock, each in exchange for his endorsement as a professional user.

The enduring popularity of the ARP 2600 has led to software companies such as Arturia and Way Out Ware releasing software emulations for use with modern music equipment such as MIDI devices and computer sequencers.

An ARP 2600 was used to create the voice of R2-D2 in the Star Wars movies.[1]

See availability on eBay

Arp 2600
Arp 2600
$9,499.00
Time Remaining: 3h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $9,499.00
Add to watch list
TTSH ARP 2600 CLONE V2 build by San Pedro Labs with midi
TTSH ARP 2600 CLONE V2 build by San Pedro Labs with midi
$3,325.00
Time Remaining: 5d 9h 3m
Buy It Now for only: $3,325.00
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 TTSH semi modular synthesizer MIDI CV
ARP 2600 TTSH semi modular synthesizer MIDI CV
$2,936.67
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 1m
Buy It Now for only: $2,936.67
Add to watch list
TTSH ARP 2600 CLONE COMPLETED
TTSH ARP 2600 CLONE COMPLETED
$2,999.99
Time Remaining: 23d 9h 29m
Buy It Now for only: $2,999.99
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Board 2 INCLUDES 3 4027 1 Oscillator Modules  1 Board 2 1 Mixer
ARP 2600 Board 2 INCLUDES 3 4027 1 Oscillator Modules 1 Board 2 1 Mixer
$979.99
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $979.99
Add to watch list
STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR 4075 ANALOG SYNTH MODULE W ARP 2600 FILTER
STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR 4075 ANALOG SYNTH MODULE W ARP 2600 FILTER
$949.00
Time Remaining: 17d 1h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $949.00
Add to watch list
Studio Electronics BOOMSTAR 4075 Classic Analog ARP 2600 Clone Module
Studio Electronics BOOMSTAR 4075 Classic Analog ARP 2600 Clone Module
$949.00
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 50m
Buy It Now for only: $949.00
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 4012 VCF module equivalent
ARP 2600 4012 VCF module equivalent
$248.12
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $248.12
Add to watch list
Original ARP 2600 Aluminum Insignia Case Back plate
Original ARP 2600 Aluminum Insignia Case Back plate
$58.75
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 56m

Add to watch list

1974 Synthesizer Book RCA Mark I Moog Theremin Sonic 6 ARP 2600 Buchla Serge
1974 Synthesizer Book RCA Mark I Moog Theremin Sonic 6 ARP 2600 Buchla Serge
$65.00
Time Remaining: 12h
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Add to watch list
MISC 1184 1977 ARP KEYBOARD MODEL 2600 2606 SERVICE MANUAL
MISC 1184 1977 ARP KEYBOARD MODEL 2600 2606 SERVICE MANUAL
$39.99
Time Remaining: 14d 23h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $39.99
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 POWER CABLE replacement cord synthesizer synth
ARP 2600 POWER CABLE replacement cord synthesizer synth
$27.00
Time Remaining: 16d 16h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
Add to watch list
signed Brad Slocum Sonic Synsations Private 1977 ARP 2600 synthesizer NM
signed Brad Slocum Sonic Synsations Private 1977 ARP 2600 synthesizer NM
$27.99
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 33m
Buy It Now for only: $27.99
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1Meg log
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1Meg log
$30.00
Time Remaining: 2d 5h 19m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100kb liner
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100kb liner
$30.00
Time Remaining: 16d 15h 8m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K Log
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K Log
$30.00
Time Remaining: 16d 15h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $30.00
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K AUD NOS Original ARP Part
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K AUD NOS Original ARP Part
$25.99
Time Remaining: 11d 7m
Buy It Now for only: $25.99
Add to watch list
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1M AUD NOS Original ARP Parts
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1M AUD NOS Original ARP Parts
$25.99
Time Remaining: 11d 15m
Buy It Now for only: $25.99
Add to watch list
Oval Power Cord Cable fits Arp 2600 Synthesizer NEW
Oval Power Cord Cable fits Arp 2600 Synthesizer NEW
$23.95
Time Remaining: 17d 2h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $23.95
Add to watch list
Oval Power Cord Cable fits Arp 2500 2600 Synthesizer NEW
Oval Power Cord Cable fits Arp 2500 2600 Synthesizer NEW
$23.95
Time Remaining: 25d 11h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $23.95
Add to watch list






EBAY US AUCTIONS