Not really wanting a patch cable synth in 2020, nor a mono one, but I'll be darned if that thing doesn't sound killer....
Very much looking forward to a possible Obxa-ish keyboard if they actually build it. (Though, add in effects Uli! Even if it's just the spring emulation from this one! Hide the button for the purists, bury it in a menu.)
I played the Korg 2600 at NAMM, my first exposure to a 2600; I thought it sounded great. A couple of people there who actually owned vintage ARP 2600s of course said that it was close, but was missing something. If I had grown up with a 2600, I wouldn't have hesitated to pay for the Korg (as I did for the Minimoog Reissue). But depending how much the Berhinger costs, I could succumb...but then again you could just go Eurorack.
I bought a second Behringer Model D a couple of weeks ago as part of a package deal with a Synthesis Technology unit. The guy practically threw it at me, so I succumbed to temptation and gave it a good home. It's consistent in quality with the first one, which is to say, good...especially for the price (and that goes double for the price I paid for the used one...dirt cheap). And they sound damned good. If anyone wishes to pick nits about the sound, let them. I don't have a Moog unit on hand to compare them with and don't really see the point--at least for me--in splitting hairs as to whether the Behringer is faithful to the original. Their sound suits me and that's good enough to be getting on with.
If the 2600 (and the Moog modular clones and...) sounds good to me and the price is appealing, then I'll buy my Model Ds some cousins.
I'm not interested in someone's ability to program. I'm interested in their ability to compose and play.
Uli is kicking Korg’s ass on these ARP clones. I wouldn’t mind having one of Uli’s Odyssey clones. Real size keys and everything. If I quit buying guitars I don’t need maybe six can buy some synths I don’t need. 😀😀😀
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I'm lukewarm about revisiting the 2600 (used to play around on a friend's) but I if I did, it would be like this - a smaller package connected to a modern keyboard with decent pitch and mod controls. If Behringer includes their synth tool software (with key velocity and AT setups) that would be a positive in my book.
The old ARP 2600 is just too archaic for me to ever think about going back to that. But I know it has it's fans.