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Friday, May 24, 2024

ARP Foundation ARP 2500 Now Available for Public Use

The first ARP 2500 available for public use, previously posted here, is now available.

via The Alan R. Pearl Foundation

KINGSTON, NY, MAY 24, 2024– The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation proudly announces that their recently-acquired ARP 2500 synthesizer has been restored, fitted with upgrades, and is now available tom the general public at The Record Co. in Boston, MA. This ARP 2500 is the first and only publicly-accessible example of its kind in the USA.

Thanks to generous funding from donors and benefactors, and in line with the Foundation’s mission, this exceedingly rare 2508 Wing Cabinet is now available to everyone. Part of the expansive 2500 system, the 2508 is a self-contained synthesizer including original oscillator, filter, sequencer, envelope and mix-sequencer modules, interlinked by the 2500’s flexible patch matrix system. It also contains a unique new oscillator designed for the Foundation by Phil Cirocco of Cirocco Music Systems, who also restored the 2508 to pristine working condition. The synthesizer has been further enhanced with a protective cover as well as a new custom-made keyboard from

"The day has finally arrived," said Dina Alcalay Pearlman-Ifil, founder and Executive Director of the ARP Foundation and daughter of Alan R. Pearlman. "Thanks to our generous donors, colleagues, and friends, our 2500 got the TLC it needed to make it feel and sound brand new again. It’s ready to inspire the next generation of musical explorers, just as my father intended. We hope this will be the first of many.”

The 2500 is available by appointment. Users seeking to schedule hands-on time must contact The Record Co. at Previous modular synthesizer experience is strongly encouraged, however, users will receive an email with resources designed to familiarize them with the 2500’s workflow, empowering them to make the most of their time with this legendary synthesizer.

The ARP Foundation continues its work with contributors, collaborators, vendors, manufacturers, venues, and synthesizer owners to provide musicians with access to vintage ARP synthesizers to explore the endless possibilities of electronic music. The Foundation relies on donors to continue its mission, and encourages everyone who understands the importance of music education to visit to learn more and pledge their support."

Saturday, February 10, 2024

ARP 2600 Synth Patching Lessons LIVE! at MIDI 2 | NAMM 2024

video upload by Anthony Marinelli Music

"It was my honor and pleasure to be a guest speaker for the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation on the MIDI Association’s MIDI 2 stage at NAMM 2024.
In the spirit of the foundation and its mission statement, I opted to share the stage with some up and coming synthesists. Join us as we explore how to create sounds in your head and the endless possibilities that come from creativity, believing in yourself and knowing how to practice efficiently. I was blessed to meet some talented people before, during and after my talk.

The ARP Archives & The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Their mission is to celebrate the legacy of inventor, musician, entrepreneur and engineer Alan R. Pearlman, by making his innovative inventions publicly accessible, and by inspiring future generations to imagine and create. Please sign up for their newsletter to learn about events, launches, news and site updates.
The ARP 2600 on stage with me was generously donated by Ryan Hawkins from the Synth Cave.

00:00 Introduction
00:50 My ARP 2600 first experience
02:00 How to patch sounds on the ARP 2600
02:54 1st Guest - Alcee
15:26 Alcee reviews what he learned
16:55 Anthony's 10 second helicopter sound
18:33 2nd Guest - Daniel
20:04 Dina Pearlman - ARP Foundation
22:21 Daniel Makes his first ARP 2600 Patch
26:23 Anthony's Helicopter Story
27:54 Wrap Up / Doctor Mix introduction
28:39 Logo (music)"

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

50 Tempera Custom Patches [Bank 1] by synth_nyc

You can find hi-res demos on

Some info on the set via synth_nyc

"As with my Kaivo custom patches, this sound bank only uses Factory Samples.

The Tempera has several workflows. I’m focussing my sound bank on having the Tempera sound generated by an external keyboard (Emitters are configured in ’Toggle’ placement mode), and also on having tonal patches.

The way Beetlecrab Audio implements granular synthesis is very interesting IMHO, it really shines in generating controlled random sounds (!), I mean it creates easily a rhythm or pattern if you’d like in the patch, but with random changes. A bit like a random ARP would do on a chord. The result is very musical IMHO. If you add that this randomness can be placed in the stereo field (L/R or Center/Middle) with some Jitter (or not). And that you can scan tracks vertically (Y) and / or several tracks horizontally (X) - up to 8 with up to 4 Emitters; the possibilities are endless.

Many of my patches scan tracks vertically (Y) only as I found that already creates a great novel soundscape, but several patches scan several tracks horizontally as well (that’s the ones with a XY suffix in the Patch Name)

It would be possible to create some of this controlled randomness if you were to use Korg Wave Sequencing 2.0 and add some randomness to each Step using the Probability parameter, but you would not be able to go as far as the Tempera.

The most interesting results IMHO are with samples that present spectral changes (across time) or temporal changes (gap, etc…) across time and with a fixed pitch. Though I’ve used some samples that had pitch changes (the FX is also interesting) and no (clear) pitch.

Lastly, unlike my experience with other synthesis where I can hear in my head the sound result before adjusting a parameter, with Beetlecrab Audio implementation of Granular Synthesis, sometimes the result is unpredictable (at least to me) but often musical."

You can find them at:

Friday, September 01, 2023


Press release follows:

The ARP Foundation Strengthens its Mission

Kingston, NY, AUGUST 31, 2023– The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has welcomed three new appointees to its Board of Directors: Chris Meyer, Collin Russell, and Andrew Schlesinger.

Chris Meyer
As a teenager in the 70s, Chris Meyer took lessons on piano, bass, and modular synthesizers. He went on to write code and help design products for Sequential Circuits, Digidesign, Tom Oberheim, and Roland R&D where he was chief engineer. He is perhaps best known as the creator of Vector Synthesis. >

Chris also taught synthesis at UCLA Extension, wrote numerous articles for Music Technology Magazine plus a column for Keyboard Magazine, and was technical chairman of the MIDI Manufacturers Association where he authored several additions to the spec including MIDI Time Code.

After a two-decade detour in the video and film industry, he recently returned to modular synthesis, creating videos, courses, and articles under the name Learning Modular, and co-authored the popular book Patch & Tweak. Proving that one who teaches can also “do”, most recently he has been focusing on composing and performing sweeping, emotional electronic music under the name Alias Zone which combines synthesizers, samplers, field recordings, and percussion instruments.

Collin Russell

Collin Russell is a composer, sound designer, and educator specializing in modular synthesis and through-composed electronic music. In addition to creating sound libraries and scoring music for films, Collin releases his own personal music in genres ranging from ambient to harsh noise. His process is rooted in the melding of traditional harmonic and rhythmic structures with organic modulations, bridging the gap between familiar and explorative sound.

Synth Gems 1 and Inspire the Music – 50 Years of Roland History.

Andrew Schlesinger

Drew Schlesinger is a renowned professional sound designer who has been involved in creating patches for synthesizers, effects and software products beginning with the Casio CZ-101 in 1984. He’s developed internal presets for over two hundred devices from thirty different manufacturers including Roland, Korg, EMU, Kurzweil, Alesis, Sony, Yamaha, Eventide, Lexicon and Sound Toys among many others.

He's recognized as one of the most prolific and accomplished sound programmers in the MI industry and has created seminal sounds and effects that include “Crystal Echoes” (Shimmer), the “Black Hole” reverb for Eventide and “Prophetic Steps” for Korg’s Prophecy synthesizer.

Drew was recently presented with the Golden Knob Lifetime Achievement Award at the Knobcon 2022 for his work in synth sound design and the contributions to the electronic music community. He’s also included in NAMM’s Oral History Series and is a frequent podcast guest.


"We’re very excited to welcome these talented professionals into our Board of Directors," said Dina Alcalay Pearlman-Ifil, founder and Executive Director of the ARP Foundation and daughter of Alan R. Pearlman. "These three new Directors are well-recognized in their fields and we’re looking forward to their contributions bringing the Foundation’s efforts to the next level.”

The ARP Foundation continues its work with contributors, collaborators, vendors, manufacturers, venues, and synthesizer owners to provide music students with access to vintage ARP synthesizers to explore the endless possibilities of electronic music. The Foundation relies on donors to continue its mission, and encourages everyone who understands the importance of music education to visit to learn more and pledge their support.

Monday, July 03, 2023

Sequential REV2 | Revelations Patch Bank

video upload by MIDERA

"I had access to the Sequential REV2 for 1 month and decided to make a patch bank with it. In 2019 I had a REV2 desktop and made some patches that I really liked, so I decided to finish the bank of patches and sell them. Please visit here for details on how to purchase these patches:

I chose to not use any external effects for these patches. Everything you hear can be achieved using the REV2 by itself. These patches will install on Bank 1 of your REV2. I do not think it is backwards compatible with the Prophet 08 unfortunately.

I wrote my review of the REV2 here as well:"

Monday, May 08, 2023

Nanopolis Antigone - Eurorack 4 voices full poly synthesizer (Wavetable, FM, Algorithmic, Sample...)

video upload by nanopolis

"I will be at Superbooth'23 on Booth 0435 'Nanopolis'. FEZ-Berlin 11-13 May.

FX used on this video : tiptop ECHOz / ZERVBZ card.

00:00 - Dualité
00:59 - TBish
02:45 - Penta ramp bells
03:46 - Super Spread
04:57 - VA Pluck
06:01 - Night Guitar
07:07 - Belle
08:33 - Bright Pluck
09:34 - Cold Growl
10:52 - Pure VA
11:40 - Resonantas
12:53 - Moving FM

Full multi-machine 4 voices synthesizer (multi-timbral)

Software :

Audio engine 32bits 48khz

4 individual voices (link capability to work as monophonic, polyphonic, paraphonic), each voice are composed of one machine slot (an audio generator like wavetable, sample player ect...) + 4 modulations slots (adsr, lfo, s&h ect...)

When the voices are linked (for poly mode per example) voice 1 act as master, all other voices are replica of the voice 1, but you can offset all params on other voices !

Unlimited presets for projects and voices (saved on the SD card, limited by the SDCard capacity)

1 note processor slot per project (basic, chords, arp...)

4 global modulations slots per project

Mixer with routing & panning for the 4 voices

External clock / reset sync

All parameters are assignable to internal and/or external modulations (2 modulations per param)

Hardware :

4 individual 16-bit audio outputs (routable as 4 mono, or 2 stereo, or 1 stereo + 2 mono), AC-coupled, high end DAC & op-amp

6 CV inputs (-5V / +5V , assignable to almost any parameters)

4 Gate/Trig/Clock inputs

OLED Screen 256x64 pixels (4-bit greyscale - 16 levels), color : yellow or blue

MicroSD slot on the rear of the module (tested up to 128gb)

16mb of RAM to load samples & wavetables

4 smooth endless pots & 1 digital (quadrature) clickable encoder

Microcontroller board : removable teensy 4.1

Width : 26hp

Depth : 28mm from the back of the faceplate"

Friday, March 03, 2023

The best DB-01 feature you're probably not using

video upload by Richard DeHove

"It's the one trick grammy award winning dentists don't want you to know - yet nine out of 10 cats agree! Seriously though there are functions on some machines that you just never get to unless you go digging. I'm a big fan of the DB-01 arp, especially jamming over the top of existing sequences. And recently I made a huge discovery. Well, actually, a tiny and insignificant realization, but it was that in the DB-01 arp section "PIA" stands for "piano" and "STP" stands for "step". For two years I was guessing at that acronym. A cosmic ray must have nudged a defective neuron aside. Yeah, obvious to you but not me. It turns out that "step" is a fantastic auto-slicing jamming function.

In the comments a while back someone said they enjoyed my "crusty" take on things. That means "a little bit grumpy". I like that. I am a little bit grumpy - about a lot of things. One thing I don't like is demos with too many machines. What tends to happen is that one (or more) machines get latched onto some never-ending-16-step-loopy-thing. Or maybe more than one. I don't like that (but of course I've done it lots of times). I get irritated these days when just one machine is endlessly repeating a 16-step pattern. Did any of the great composers just mindlessly copy bar after bar after bar of the same sludge just to fill out supporting instruments? Of course not. (Although I do like Phillip Glass)

OTOH modern machines usually present you with a 16-step grid. So what can you do?
Which brings us back to STP "step" mode on the DB-01 arp. A single, boring, 16-step pattern can be sliced up on the fly and made into endless variations. Possibly the best use of this is recording it as audio and slicing it up in the DAW. Or perhaps live performance. Whatever you do it's a good way to make 16-steps a lot more interesting. The quick version of this is to take an empty pattern, go into the randomizer and "randomize all" (the button on the far right). Now you have an unplayable mess. But with the "step" arp (latched) you can probably pick out selected parts and make something coherent. In any case it's entertaining. What do you think?

Lots of downloads for supporters on Patreon:
Many thanks to my kind patrons who keep this channel ad-free
My website:
My other channel "IntraCosmos" of long-play dark ambient textures:

/ @intracosmos"

Sunday, December 25, 2022

circadian rythms #tiptopaudio #eurorack #Moog

video upload by Endless Arp's

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

PWM Malevolent Semi Modular Synth Jam (No Talking & All Sounds Malevolent)

video upload by VCO USA

"Every sound you hear was made using the PWM Malevolent Synthesizer.

Having a showing or wish to do evil to others.
"The glint of dark, malevolent eyes."

A truly analog synth cohabiting the modular and synthesizer world. It boasts multiple connectivity options for endless patching capabilities.

Including MIDI I/O, Clock I/O, Phones, Line out, and USB C.

A fully featured ARPEGGIATOR with independent control and signal capabilities allowing arp MIDI control alongside patchable signal manipulation.

Second-to-none USB MIDI CONTROL: Completely separate to the analog signal path. Working as a totally independent USB to 1 volt per octave USB MIDI interface."

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Learning the @XOR Electronics NERDSEQ #eurorack #jam #synthesizer #music

video upload by Endless Arp's

Monday, November 07, 2022

Short overview of Endless Arp's new set up #modular #synthesizer #musicvideo #eurorack #jam

video upload by Endless Arp

@XOR Electronics Nerdseq
@Rossum Electro-Music Assimil8or
@TipTopAudio Trigger riot
Orthogonal Devices ER-301
Tesseract Sweet 16
@Instruō Saich
Mannequins Three sisters
@Noise Engineering BIA

Saturday, September 17, 2022

ARP Avatar

Note: Auction links are affiliate links for which the site may be compensated.

via this auction, also on Reverb

Pic of the inside.

"In proper fully working order all around. Fat rich wild & crazy sounds abound for endless exploration and creative real time variations. Basically an odyssey in module format, sounds way fatter and richer than any korg or behr clone. CV ins+outs etc. Was used with kenton pro solo midi to cv and/or arturia keystep to great effect. Has typical wear/marks being 45yrs old. Bigger & heavier than an odyssey...all solid steel case, no plastic or aluminum like ody's."

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Moog synthesizers & Meng Qi Wing pinger #synthesizer #jam #experimental #music

video upload by Endless Arp's

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Modular processing of Soma Lyra8 , Pulsar 23 , Wingpinger , Moog Dfam , Mother 32 & Moog Matriarch

video upload by Endless Arp's

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Meng Qi Wing Pinger & Soma Lyra 8 #drums with BIA & Trigger riot #music #experiment

video upload by Endless Arp's

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Vangelis for Omnisphere

video upload by Luftrum1

"Vangelis tribute soundset for Omnisphere to be released late August/start September 2022. This demo is playing presets from the set, straight out of Omnisphere. No EQ, no compression, and no other sounds or effects are used. The set contains 87 Presets and 25 Multis.

Preset names are written in the timeline below.

00:00 Intro

00:12 Blade Runner Main Titles
(Endless, Blade Runner Main I, Deckard's Blues Pad I, Low City Rumble)

02:07 Theme From Antarctica
(Antarctica Lead, Antarctica Pad, The CS-80 Bass)

03:04 La Petite Fille de la Mer
(Le Petite Key de la Mer, La Petite Guitar de la Mer)

03:45 Fields of Coral
(Keys of Coral, Arp of Coral, Bass of Coral, In The Passing)

04:34 Hymne
(Hymne I, Hymne Strings)

05:14 Blade Runner Blues
(Blues Pad, Blade Runner Blues, Rhodes Voices)

06:41 Elsewhere
(Elsewhere, Rising Noise, The CS-80 Bass, Elsewhere Arp, CS-80 Strings)

07:44 Dream in an Open Place
(Dream Piano in Open Place)

08:20 Come to Me
(Come to Me Shakuhachi, Clouds, Star Chimes, Come to Me Harp, The CS-80 Bass)

09:33 Songs of The Seas
(Song of The Sea, Bass of The Sea, In The Passing)

09:58 Abraham's Theme
(Abraham's Key, Descending, Hymne Strings)

10:58 Rachel's Song
(Rachel's Gust, Rachel's Xylophone)

11:40 Twillight
(The Twillight Harp, Twillight Synth, Twillight Wind, Tännhauser Gate)

12:22 Tears In Rain
(Tears In Rain, Tännhauser Gate, Shoulder of Orion, Rain of Tears, Blade Runner Main I)

Vangelis for Omnisphere"

Thursday, August 04, 2022


KINGSTON, NY, July 27, 2022– Save the DATE! The Alan R. Pearlman Foundation has announced that a change of date has been made for their fall Synthposium: '2022: A 50 Year ARP Odyssey'. The virtual event and fundraiser will now be held on November 5, 2022.

All proceeds will benefit the Alan R. Pearlman Foundation and the “ARPs For All” project.

Ticketing and information will be available late September on their website: Much like the previous 2600 event in 2021, the Synthposium will focus on one iconic synth—the Odyssey—and will feature panel discussions, technical forums and information, musical performances, and interviews with artists, former ARP employees, engineers of both hardware and software versions of the famed Odyssey and more. Participants will be able to interact live with panelists via chat.

The Foundation continues its work with contributors, collaborators, vendors, manufacturers, venues, and owners of rare original ARP synthesizers. Among their goals is the creation of installations where students can utilize ARP synthesizers as part of their music curriculum, and to explore the endless possibilities of electronic music. For more information about the Foundation, visit

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Modular #synthesizer #jam + Moog #matriarch odd key #experiment #triggers

video upload by Endless Arp's

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Modular patch + Matriarch #eurorack #synthesizer #livemusic #electronicmusic #experimental #glitch

video upload by Endless Arp's

@Moog Music Inc

Modules : Trigger riot + BIA + 2hp hats + fx-aid , doepfer vc/mixer , Ooots output

Monday, July 18, 2022

Basimilus Iteritas and Moog Matriarch #synthjam #moog #eurorack #synthesizer #jam #glitch

video upload by Endless Arp's


Patch n Tweak
Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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