German synth and audio company Behringer has been on quite the winning streak lately, and for good reason. Giving the world the amazing sound and might of synths like the Model D clone, and their own original concept, the wildly popular Neutron semi-modular synthesizer, Behringer has been putting some serious power into the hands of aspiring and professional musicians alike, and from recent rumors and teases...the company is just getting started and actually growing their teams every day.
Over the past couple years, Uli Behringer, CEO and founder, as well as Chairman of Music Group; the parent company of Behringer, has spoken of ideas to clone things such as the classic 808 and 909 drum machines originally conceived by Roland, also the revered Oberheim OB-Xa, the ARP Odyssey, and even its predecessor the 2600...and so far? They are all happening!!! The gift of reviving such classics and at such affordable prices is something that is almost surreal, and even as Uli himself would tell you, quite difficult to bring to fruition, yet the dedication of Behringer and his teams across the world in making this a reality is truly commendable.
A few days ago, Uli Behringer took to social media once again to share some news and photos that confirm surprisingly enough that indeed their clone of the mighty ARP 2600 is gonna happen. As Behringer stated: "The metal case has just arrived. Isn’t she a beauty? What do you think? Please remember this is early stage and we're far from shipping a final product. But we want to share with you what we're working on. And one day we'll deliver a 2600 to you. Promise:-) Uli".
According to Synth Anatomy, leaked features on the Behringer 2600 will include 3 VCOs, each with LFO mode, FM inputs, and multiple wave-shape outputs, ADSR and AR Envelope generators with switchable time factor, a wide range of modules such as ring modulator, lag processor, sample & hold, a Schmitt trigger and envelope follower, and connections such as MIDI I/O and USB. It also seems at least from the photos, that perhaps the design of the case suggests a more "desktop" approach rather than the original vertical, in-a-case design similar to Eurorack formats.
Below are more photos shared by Uli Behringer of the upcoming 2600: