Scan code: LN104569 Manufacturer code: ARP 2600FS

Korg ARP 2600FS Synthesizer

Korg ARP 2600FS Limited Edition Semi-Modular Synthesizer, 49 Key ARP3620 Duophonic Keyboard, USB, XLR Outputs, Hard Case

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Scan code: LN104569 Manufacturer code: ARP 2600FS
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Korg ARP 2600 FS Semi Modular Synthesizer


Once, and for All Now is your opportunity to own one of the most sought after and coveted instruments from the vintage synthesizer era. The ARP 2600 is brought back to life in a single, one-time-only production run. This limited-edition release is a loving reproduction of the 2600, handcrafted in Japan and includes USB and DIN-style MIDI connections, XLR audio outputs, plus the improved ARP 3620 Duophonic Keyboard with an added arpeggiator / sequencer. Your new ARP 2600 will arrive in a custom-branded hard shell case, complete with casters plus x10 patch cables

One of the Most Sought After Vintage Synthesizers


The Total PackageMore than a synthesizer, the ARP 2600 is a complete sound design studio. Even today, the ARP 2600 stands as a bridge between the individual elements of modular synthesis and the immediacy of a production / performance instrument. Included are an ample supply of oscillators, envelopes, a filter and amplifier – all of the building blocks of analog synthesis. But the ARP 2600 goes even further, with a spring reverb tank and even a pair of built in monitor speakers. Also present is much of the versatility of a vintage modular system, including a ring modulation, lag and voltage processors, an envelope follower, audio preamp, a clock-able switch, noise source, a sample & hold module, signal inverters, an auxiliary mixer, and even a set of parallel-wired/multi jacks.

Immediate Control that Allows the ARP 2600 to be Played as is


Normalled PathwaysNearly every slider and switch on the ARP 2600 front panels is hard wired to specific control source. For example, the front panel controls allow the pitch of Oscillator 1 to be controlled by the keyboard (On/Off switch), the output of the Sample & Hold module (slider), the shape of the ADSR envelope generator (slider), and/or by the sine wave output of Oscillator 2 (slider), and each in varying amounts. These hardwired pathways provide massive amounts of immediate control that make excellent use of all the ARP 2600 has to offer, allowing the ARP 2600 to be played as is – no patching needed. In true modular fashion, inserting a patch cord into the jack associated with any hardwired control overrides that internal connection, letting you create a new signal path of your choosing. As a programming aid, the detailed panel graphics clearly show the available signal routings.

Patch till you can't Patch no more


Patch Bay PrecisionUnlike earlier modular synthesizers that relied on bulky 6.3mm (1/4") jacks and patch cords, the ARP 2600 uses a more streamlined 3.5mm (1/8”) jack that allows for more patch points to occupy the same amount of panel space, delivering more options and more versatility. Most of the patch points are arranged in a single row below the controls of the individual sound modules. This arrangement keeps the main panel clear and unobstructed for tweaking the controls during performance. Needless to say, these patchable connections and the onboard processors can be used to interact with nearly any modular or Eurorack synthesizer system.

All the Added Functionality at your Fingertips


3620 KeyboardWhile 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.

Unique Individually Patch-able Modules


Processing PowerhouseThe 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.

Amazingly Creative Tuning


The Oscillators ARP Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCO) are extremely stable in their tuning. All three oscillators feature Initial Tuning and Fine Tuning sliders, and every oscillator can be designated as an LFO modulating oscillator or as an audio oscillator. (Additional LFO modulation sources are available on the ARP 3620 keyboard.)

Each oscillator generates multiple wave shapes at once. Available Waves include Sawtooth, Square, Triangle, Sine, and Pulse. The Pulse wave of Oscillator 2 and Oscillator 3 include a manual Pulse Width control, and Pulse Width Modulation is available on Oscillator 2. One audio oscillator can be used to modulate the frequency of another audio oscillator to create analog FM effects.


The FilterThe ARP 2600 is equipped with a 4-pole Voltage Controlled Filter (VCF), offering a roll-off curve of -24dB per Octave. As with the oscillators, the ARP 2600 filter also offers a Fine Tuning slider. The addition of Fine Tuning allows precise and useful control of the pitch of a self-resonating filter.

The input mixer stage of the VCF includes sliders for each Oscillator, the Noise Generator, and the output of the Ring Modulator. Over time, the ARP 2600 historically went through a number of changes; some were cosmetic, and some were more crucial to the sound. The Filter Type switch selects between a filter response more closely related to either earlier or later models.


The EnvelopesThe ARP 2600 is equipped with two low-impedance XLR outputs (Left and Right) for direct connection to a recording console or sound system – no direct boxes or line-matching transformers are required. A headphone output is also provided. MIDI is transmitted and received via old-school din-style IN, OUT, and THRU jacks, and also via USB.

The AmplifierIn order to produce and output sound, the ARP 2600 relies on a Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA) to bring the output up to a suitable level. The Amplifier features both Linear and Exponential control inputs, and the Initial Gain setting provides continuous output at its highest setting.

Just Plug in and Play


Connecting it AllThe ARP 2600 is equipped with two low-impedance XLR outputs (Left and Right) for direct connection to a recording console or sound system – no direct boxes or line-matching transformers are required. A headphone output is also provided. MIDI is transmitted and received via old-school din-style IN, OUT, and THRU jacks, and also via USB. Three foot switch jacks (footswitches sold separately) on the 3620 Keyboard provide hands-free performance control over Portamento (On/Off or Momentary) and the Interval Latch. The front panel offers a Preamp input for processing another audio source.

Music Software Bundled at no Charge

Software for Mac/Windows The ARP 2600 FS comes with a diverse variety of music software from Izotope including “Ozone Elements” which lets you not only create songs but also master them using AI, “Skoove” which will help you improve your keyboard playing skills, “Reason Lite” DAW software, as well as software synths from KORG and other brands.


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The Tech Spec

Features Specification
Operating temperature range 0 – +40 °C (non‐condensing)
Maximum Polyphony Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed
VCO-1 Waveforms - Sawtooth, Square
Frequency - 10 Hz - 10 kHz (audio mode)
Voltage controlled response - 1V/oct.
VCO-2 Waveforms - Sawtooth, Pulse (dynamic pulse), Triangle, Sine
Frequency - 10 Hz - 10 kHz (audio mode)
Pulse width - 10%-90%
Voltage controlled response - 1V/oct.
VCO-3 Waveforms - Sawtooth, pulse (dynamic pulse)
Frequency - 10 Hz - 10 kHz (audio mode)
Pulse width - 10%-90%
Voltage controlled response - 1V/oct.
VCA Control voltage - AR type (internally connected)
ADSR type (internally connected)
Noise generator Noise spectrum types (white and pink)
Ring Modulator Analog multiplier
Sampled signal Noise (internally connected)
Audio Output Jacks 3.5 mm monaural phone jack
Side Panel R XLR
Headphone jack 6.3 mm stereo phone jack
External audio input 3.5 mm monaural phone jack
MIDI connector Customizable LCD with Backlighting
Audio Output 6.3 mm TS Phone Jack (unbalanced),
3.5 mm Stereo Mini-Phone Jack
Audio Input 3.5 mm Stereo Mini-Phone Jack
USB Type B
Keyboard 49-note (with aftertouch, no velocity sensitivity)
Vibrato depth slider Max. 1 octave
Vibrato depth slider 0 – 2.5 sec
LFO speed slider Approx. 0.25 – 25 Hz
Pitch bend ±1 octave
Transpose ±2 octave
Power supply AC power supply terminal
Power consumption 30W
Dimensions / Weight AERP2600FS - 836 x 232 x 509 mm / 19.3Kg
ARP3620 - 914 x 274 x 158 mm / 11.3Kg
Included Items Road case, Casters (x4), AC power cord, 8-pin DIN cable,
1,100 mm patch cables (x5), 600 mm patch cables (x5)
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Additional Information
Scan Code LN104569
Model Number ARP 2600FS
GTIN 4959112194984

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Korg ARP 2600FS Synthesizer
Korg ARP 2600FS Synthesizer