MATRIXSYNTH: Paul Hartnoll meets the new 2600

Monday, April 20, 2020

Paul Hartnoll meets the new 2600

Published on Apr 20, 2020 Korg

"We headed to Brighton to meet up with Paul Hartnoll, one half of the pioneering EDM duo Orbital. The reason for the visit was to introduce him to the new ARP 2600!

Paul is no stranger to this iconic synthesiser, having purchased a 2600 for Orbital back in 1993, and is still the pride of place in his studio. Paul told us “We used 2600 a lot on the albums In Sides and Snivilisation, (particularly) on the track Kien Trink Wasser. It starts quite orchestral then jumps into a big bass drop which was the 2600. The original is all over those albums, sometimes more subtly”.

In this video, you can see Paul take a first look at the new ARP2600 FS, making some initial comparisons to the original. “The added LFO is a great addition. I love that feature”. Summarising, Paul describes the 2600FS as a “fresh, sparkly, clean (dirty) ARP - straight out of the box”.

Note: Filmed way back when life was normal, pre isolation!"

1 comment:

  1. He must have an older 3604 KBD since the "new" LFO he's referring to was always present on the 3620 KBD which Korg has mostly cloned for this release.

    Korg did add an arpeggiator and sequencer to the new KBD, but the LFO has always been there on this model of ARPs vintage keyboards.



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