MATRIXSYNTH: ARP Pro DGX 1979 model 2731 SN 0039

Thursday, August 22, 2019

ARP Pro DGX 1979 model 2731 SN 0039

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"Arp Pro DGX in very good condition, completely revised with many new original component. Everything works perfect also after touch.

ARP Pro/DGX is a preset-based manufactured by , Inc. from 1977 until the company's demise in 1981.
Like its predecessor, the , it features 30 presets and . In fact, it looks almost identical to the and . However, there are some notable differences. The Pro/DGX was housed in a new steel chassis, which was much sturdier than that of the . Presets were now accessed via digitally latched momentary pushbuttons with LED indicators, as opposed to the more retro, flapper-style toggle switches used in the Pro Soloist.

The first run of this synth looks very much like the in layout and colour scheme, though subsequently, it was produced using ARP's late-1970s Orange and Black colour scheme.

The presets on the Pro/DGX are identical to those found on the . However, it does sound slightly different, due to the implementation of a new filter design. Many describe the sound of the Pro/DGX as warm, and compare it favourably to its predecessor. However, some say it lacks the quality of the Pro Soloist filter, perhaps less 'organic'."

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