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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]

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Rare Vintage ARP 2600 Analog Synthesizer with Keyboard ONE owner
Rare Vintage ARP 2600 Analog Synthesizer with Keyboard ONE owner
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ARP 2600 Board 2 INCLUDES 3 4027 1 Oscillator Modules  1 Board 2 1 Mixer
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Studio Electronics BOOMSTAR 4075 Classic Analog ARP 2600 Clone Module
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STUDIO ELECTRONICS BOOMSTAR 4075 ANALOG SYNTH MODULE W ARP 2600 FILTER
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ARP 2600 31 X NEW Slide potentiometer 100k liner
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ARP 2600  21X NEW Slide potentiometer 100K Log
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ARP 2600 Envelope Generator Board 4020 SOLD AS IS Untested  Reduced
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1974 Synthesizer Book RCA Mark I Moog Theremin Sonic 6 ARP 2600 Buchla Serge
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1974 Synthesizer Book RCA Mark I Moog Theremin Sonic 6 ARP 2600 Buchla Serge
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ARP 2600 SERIES SYNTHESIZER PATCH BOOK BOUND ENG
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ARP 2600 POWER CABLE replacement cord synthesizer synth
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2005 GAVIN DeGRAW Roland Juno D ARP 2600V SA RA Alesis Fusion Keyboard
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ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1Meg log
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 1Meg log
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ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100k liner
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100k liner
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ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K Log
ARP 2600 Slide potentiometer 100K Log
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Arp 2600 Patch Book 100 Patches Nice
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RETRO SYNTH T SHIRT SYNTHESISER DESIGN ARP 2600 MK3 S M L XL XXL
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RETRO SYNTH T SHIRT SYNTHESISER DESIGN ARP TONUS 2600 S M L XL XXL
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