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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Orange » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:45 am

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by galanter2 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:58 am

Note that the box gives the dimensions as 8U as earlier estimated here from photos. Notably smaller than the original.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by mritenburg » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:11 am

I hope there is a switch to turn the slide potentiometer led’s on and off. I find the led color scheme distracting.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Analog Prophet » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:35 am

Looks gorgeous in my eyes, sounds great in my ears. Regardless if they nail the sound or not its a fantastic synth. I have the Arp 2600 FS, but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t mind to buy one of these. Congratulations Behringer!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by anselmi » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:51 am

mritenburg wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:11 am
I hope there is a switch to turn the slide potentiometer led’s on and off. I find the led color scheme distracting.
as long as I remember there is a LED intensity knob in the back.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by subultresk » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:47 pm

I really appreciate the choices in the design changes and am very excited about the 2600. I had many ARPs and started with Rhodes Chroma and ARP 2600 40 years ago. As much as it was fun to play with the 2600, the transport was awkward (2 cases that were neither small nor light).

From the beginning I liked the decision for a smaller (8U) housing much better - although I am a bit afraid that the sliders are too small. I don't like Korg's idea to build the 2600 optically true to the original but with modern components. The smd (?) design will not sound like the (discrete) original anyway. Therefore I hope above all that the character will be well hit and "works" despite the 12V.

The spring reverb is gone - a good spring reverb would have hardly fitted into the smaller case of the B-2600. If the built-in reverb isn't good enough, it can be omitted (e.g. for concerts, recordings) without any problem - just like (I did) with the original ARP 2600.

The speakers are gone. I do not miss them for a minute. Never used them.

Fortunately, no toy sequencer has been added (like on the B-Odyssey) and the space that was available by omitting the speakers was used for very important parameters: the LFO and portamento controls of the ARP 3620 keyboard.

The Filter-Type-Switch is nice and I appreciate the Upgrade of the third VCO and especially the EG Time Factor Switch - although I'd have preferred *0.1/*10 instead of *0.5/*2. It was a very popular Mod on the 2600.

What I especially like is that the sliders are color-coded. This fixes an old "problem" (27 sliders in a row!)- When you look at them, you feel the acceleration when recognizing the affiliation.

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The rear looks good to me. Fortunately a LED dimmer. I would have preferred to see the power switch here.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by galanter2 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:27 am

Aftermarket product? A 1U patchable synth-level spring reverb with VC wet/dry, and 2600-like panel graphics. That would total 9U then.

Probably not enough demand...but amusing to think about.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by h4ndcrafted » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 am

Still no prices ?

I’m going to have a ton of fun sequencing this from the Pro 3 :lol:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by mritenburg » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:35 am

h4ndcrafted wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 am
Still no prices ?

Let’s speculate, my guess is $999 USD

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by anselmi » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 am

mritenburg wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:35 am
h4ndcrafted wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 am
Still no prices ?

Let’s speculate, my guess is $999 USD

I think it will be in the $699 range...it have big chassis and lot of panel controls and jacks but no mobile parts at all...their vocoder is about this same price and although it have a much simpler panel, it have a keyboard.

and I don´t think Behringer is ready to launch a desktop synth at $999...ot even this one

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by KSS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:08 am

I'll play. $699USD

Edit.Anselmi and I were typing at the same time.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Wickedwillie9999 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:15 am

$800

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by mritenburg » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:47 am

anselmi wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:02 am
mritenburg wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:35 am
h4ndcrafted wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:31 am
Still no prices ?

Let’s speculate, my guess is $999 USD

I think it will be in the $699 range...
I hope that’s true. Having previously owned a vintage grey tonus Arp 2600, I would have a very difficult time resisting the urge to buy one at that price.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Ceres » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:33 am

Unfortunate about the poor aesthetics. The orange isn’t bad on its own and the LEDs aren’t bad on their own but together, they are ugly. They should have either replaced the orange with something muted like gray or white or chose LED colors that would compliment the orange - which frankly is probably hard to do (maybe just blue and/or white which tend to be blinding).
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:36 am

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by th0mas » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:43 am

Guess at $1199 CAD

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Flounderguts » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:50 am

Prices were reported as being U$799 list, U$699 street on a podcast I heard.

A thread on another gear site claims the same, supposedly verified by metadata attached to the listing on a retailer website.

For that kind of coin, I think I know what the 8u on my secondary rack is going to be...
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Ceres » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:14 am

Pretty amazing price really. Assuming it sounds reasonably good and functions well, that’s hard to beat.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by h4ndcrafted » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:49 am

Yeah regardless of how close it sounds , that’s a lot of synth for the money. I was happy with my Bodyssey while I had it. Sold it because I knew I’d pick this up.

The lights do make it look like a Christmas decoration, but dimmed they will be ok , moreover they are practical.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by Red Electric Rainbow » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:03 pm

id assume we can eventually retrofit the lights via third party products and vendors
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by filtermod » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:21 pm

I have to admit, if this comes in under $800 I will be snagging one.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by galanter2 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:56 pm

They could sell these at $999 list and not keep up with demand.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by drowld » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:59 am

Even if it sound a bit different from the og 2600. The architecture of the synth is here and i think that's what matter the most. I'm ok for it being 5% different soundwise i care about the flexibility of the synth and his layout.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by jonne74 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 am

The x-mas colors look horrible. I hope the UB-Xa isn't too far off or the Monopoly for that matter.

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Re: Behringer 2600

Post by suboptimal » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:13 pm

jonne74 wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:43 am
The x-mas colors look horrible.
My thought, too. Looks like the border zone between the Halloween and Christmas aisles at Walmart.

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