The legendary semi-modular synthesiser is being remade for a 'one-time-only production run.'
A crucial piece in the evolution of analogue synth design, the original 2600 was one of the first to sport a semi-modular build, allowing both easy access for beginners and deep configurability for advanced synthesists. Korg's new version, dubbed the 2600 FS, will be available only in a "single, one-time-only production run."
Crafted in Japan with additional mod-cons like USB and DIN-style MIDI connections, the 2600 FS also comes with an ARP 3620 Duophonic Keyboard with a new arpeggiator and sequencer. Like the original, it includes a host of sound design tools, such as sample & hold, ring modulation, an envelope follower and a clockable switch. The selection of components used was overseen by David Friend, co-founder of ARP Instruments.
The 2600 FS is currently listed for preorder at $3,899.99. Learn more about the 2600 FS feature set on the Korg website.
Korg and ARP released a new version of the ARP Odyssey back in 2014.
Watch Perfect Circuit put the 2600 FS through its paces.