Arturia Debuts ARP 2600 V at AES
October 28, 2004
The ARP2600 V is the reproduction of one of the finest analog synthesizer ever made, the ARP 2600.
Introduced in 1972 with its "Blue Meanie" version (not even 100 were built), the ARP 2600 has evolved over the years to become a synthesizer celebrated by respected musicians. Capable of creating amazing sounds thanks to the exclusive ARP technologies, it can be operated with or without patch cords since all of the functions are internally wired and can be controlled via sliders and switches.
With the ARP2600 V, Arturia brings this powerful semi-modular synthesizer back to life. Offering all the features of the original version, Arturia has added new functions such as MIDI control, polyphony, and -- hidden behind the speaker panels - tracking generators and additional effects.
The ARP2600 V is loaded with more than 400 presets made by a selection of top musicians. Fully compatible with the main protocols and systems in theindustry, it can be used as stand-alone software or as a virtual instrument.
The ARP2600 V is based on a set of algorithms created by Arturia's sound engineers and gathered under the name TAE. TAE stands for True Analog Emulation. TAE avoids any sort of aliasing according to the company; it also emulates the typical instability of hardware oscillators and brings the warm sound of the vintage synths.
ARP2600 V runs on both Mac OS X and Windows as a standalone application or plug-in. Supported plug-in formats are VST, RTAS, HTDM, DXi (Windows only), and Audio Unit (OS X only).
For more information, visit their web site at www.arturia.com