Who wants a new Arp 2600 besides ME?!?!?!?!?!

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Who wants a new Arp 2600 besides ME?!?!?!?!?!

Post by Guidotoons » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:55 pm

With the excitement of Buchla's re-issuing the Music Easel I was wondering who else besides me would be interested in an Arp 2600 reissue?

An exact reissue of the classic for, say around $4-5K?

Hmmm?

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I would be all over something like that....
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Post by polyroy » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:58 pm

As long as they keep the original knobs and don't change the font.

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Post by Guidotoons » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:00 pm

polyroy wrote:As long as they keep the original knobs and don't change the font.
I just spit a Cherry Coke Zero through my nose.

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Post by taco blocko » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:04 pm

polyroy wrote:As long as they keep the original knobs and don't change the font.

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Post by darenager » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:06 pm

86% of the size, midi and all sliders to send CCs.

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Post by AntManBee » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:12 pm

I just want the 3620 that those inept fuckers at USPS lost for me in October of last year!

Really, the ARP 2600 is the last remaining synthesizer from the past that is crying out for a reissue. I suspect though that the ownership of the brand and designs is at least half of the problem here - didn't CBS buy what was left of ARP when they went bust?

I rerally can't imagine Sony or whoever now owns CBS issuing an ARP 2600 and who would be mad enough to buy or license the rights and raise the necessary start-up funds even if it was all made in China (which probably wouldn't work with the type of production run the 2600 would justify)?

Arturia is the best bet I think given that they make a virtual version and a hardware mono synth.

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Post by burnn_out! » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:13 pm

Why not? It's not like it wouldn't sell. Oberheim's SEM is back and now the korg ms-20 and buchla music easel. Seems like the timing would be perfect. Plus depending how it came together, it would seem reasonable that it would be around $3000 or cheaper*.

* basing that off the general market of modern semi-mods out there.
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Post by ttown23 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:35 pm

Nah, don't need a reissue. I already have a tonus logo ARP 2600 :hihi:
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Post by Morley » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:50 pm

They could reissue the lab series!

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Post by AntManBee » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:55 pm

They could issue the Centaur...

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Post by Drumdrumdrumdrum » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:03 pm

I'll take two please. :sb:
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Post by sduck » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:22 pm

AntManBee wrote: Really, the ARP 2600 is the last remaining synthesizer from the past that is crying out for a reissue. I suspect though that the ownership of the brand and designs is at least half of the problem here - didn't CBS buy what was left of ARP when they went bust?
I blame Gibson. Even if they weren't the ones that actually bought ARP and gutted it, I still blame them. In fact I blame them for all that is wrong in the music business. Heck, I even blame them for the way the litter boxes in my house smell.

Is Pearlman still around in any way, shape, or fashion?

edit - this is interesting - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_R._Pearlman
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Post by thispoison » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:23 pm

Nearly bought a Macbeth M5N as a similar alternative.

Didn't.

Thought I'd wait for a good original.

Still Waiting, so have neither - on that basis I'm in !

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Post by thispoison » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:29 pm

Oh yeah, Gibson.

Don't I have them to blame for all the worst bits on my OBMX?

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Post by NYMo » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:48 pm

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Post by Just me » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:51 pm

I've had two 2600's over the years. I don't want another one now. I would have one over a MiniMoog anyday, however.
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Post by hiawog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:57 pm

Morley wrote:They could reissue the lab series!

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i had never heard of this before! thanks.

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Post by Why Adapter » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:46 pm

Gibson also destroyed Opcode. :mad:

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:46 pm

Given the current demand for analog gear, and the astronomical prices which the vintage gear is fetching, I'm surprised that all these companies haven't reissued their various classics.

I'd love to see all the ARPs reissued. I just love them little multicoloured sliders!
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Post by Just me » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:11 pm

The lab series devices are all battery operated. Perfect for busking. See 'em on evilbay on occasion.
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Post by beyourdog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:19 pm

sduck wrote:
AntManBee wrote: Really, the ARP 2600 is the last remaining synthesizer from the past that is crying out for a reissue. I suspect though that the ownership of the brand and designs is at least half of the problem here - didn't CBS buy what was left of ARP when they went bust?
I blame Gibson. Even if they weren't the ones that actually bought ARP and gutted it, I still blame them. In fact I blame them for all that is wrong in the music business. Heck, I even blame them for the way the litter boxes in my house smell.

Is Pearlman still around in any way, shape, or fashion?


Pearlman is still around in charge of his own company...you ll find him easily on the net...

..Gibson did not kill ARP, read this article, it ll make yourself an idea...ARP kiiled themselves, lack of Management, or too much Management, undercapitalised, wrong decisions and too much expenses on aborted shitty stuff (Centaur, Avatar...)...

A new 80% size ARP2600 would be just great...with switchable filters keeping the modular aspect of the thing...and with SLIDERS...

edit - this is interesting - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_R._Pearlman

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Post by Waz » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:39 pm

Who owns the rights to the schematics and other designs? They went bankrupt in 1981.

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Post by sduck » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:35 pm

beyourdog wrote:
sduck wrote:
AntManBee wrote: Really, the ARP 2600 is the last remaining synthesizer from the past that is crying out for a reissue. I suspect though that the ownership of the brand and designs is at least half of the problem here - didn't CBS buy what was left of ARP when they went bust?
I blame Gibson. Even if they weren't the ones that actually bought ARP and gutted it, I still blame them. In fact I blame them for all that is wrong in the music business. Heck, I even blame them for the way the litter boxes in my house smell.

Is Pearlman still around in any way, shape, or fashion?

edit - this is interesting - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_R._Pearlman
Pearlman is still around in charge of his own company...you ll find him easily on the net...

..Gibson did not kill ARP, read this article, it ll make yourself an idea...ARP kiiled themselves, lack of Management, or too much Management, undercapitalised, wrong decisions and too much expenses on aborted shitty stuff (Centaur, Avatar...)...

A new 80% size ARP2600 would be just great...with switchable filters keeping the modular aspect of the thing...and with SLIDERS...
Yes, I read that article I linked after typing the first part. All that's in there. I didn't change the first part because I like flinging poo at Gibson whenever possible.
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Post by beyourdog » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:42 pm

sduck wrote:
beyourdog wrote:
sduck wrote:
AntManBee wrote: Really, the ARP 2600 is the last remaining synthesizer from the past that is crying out for a reissue. I suspect though that the ownership of the brand and designs is at least half of the problem here - didn't CBS buy what was left of ARP when they went bust?
I blame Gibson. Even if they weren't the ones that actually bought ARP and gutted it, I still blame them. In fact I blame them for all that is wrong in the music business. Heck, I even blame them for the way the litter boxes in my house smell.

Is Pearlman still around in any way, shape, or fashion?

edit - this is interesting - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_R._Pearlman
Pearlman is still around in charge of his own company...you ll find him easily on the net...

..Gibson did not kill ARP, read this article, it ll make yourself an idea...ARP kiiled themselves, lack of Management, or too much Management, undercapitalised, wrong decisions and too much expenses on aborted shitty stuff (Centaur, Avatar...)...

A new 80% size ARP2600 would be just great...with switchable filters keeping the modular aspect of the thing...and with SLIDERS...
Yes, I read that article I linked after typing the first part. All that's in there. I didn't change the first part because I like flinging poo at Gibson whenever possible.
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An ARP 2600 with small sliders and same Sonic capabilities would be awesome,...
I found back more or less the same sonic features with my 5U and the STG lawsuit filter but what I just miss is the sliders...so it is more of an ergonomic thing i would say...

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Post by Christopher Winkels » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:52 pm

Waz wrote:Who owns the rights to the schematics and other designs? They went bankrupt in 1981.
Who owns the technology? Effectively no one. Any patents lapsed over a decade ago. There's no real impediment to doing an outright clone from a circuitry perspective.

Trade dress, logos, and the ARP name would still theoretically be covered, though who owns the rights is a mystery to me.

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