Re: [AH] back again. questions about Arp 2600 vs. die neue modulars...

From Tim Parkhurst
Sent Fri, Jan 5th 2007, 00:05

On 1/4/07, Todd Sines <sines_tr@scale.gs> wrote:
> hello everyone, I think this is the 20th time I've resubscribed to AH.
>
> I am contemplating selling my Arp 2600 [fair condition, 4 broken
> sliders, tolex in ok shape, but sounds good] and in turn, purchasing
> some new modular stuff. I am not looking for an end-all solution, but
> rather, a collection of modules that will allow me to just make weird
> sounds..
>
> Minimum modular list would be 2x VCOs, 1 multi-mode filter [leaning
> towards Synthesizers.com filter], Envelope Generator, MIDI-CV input,
> VCA and then some weird stuff...
>
> in the analogue realm, I still have the trusty SH-101, Yamaha CS-15,
> 2 x Univox Minikorg II / 700S, and an Oberheim Matrix-1000. I am not
> looking to replace the synthesis had by those units with a modular
> doing the same thing. However, I do want to do things like wave-
> shaping [PPG-wave type stuff?] and more obscure filters, possibly a
> frequency shifter [didn't someone reissue a Bode Frequency Shifter a
> few years back?]
>
> I think with the sale of the 2600, I could justify purchasing some
> modular gear. I'm apprehensive, though, and I'd like to hear your
> side of equation and what you might recommend.
>

Hi Todd,

This is just my opinion, but personally I'd sell that other stuff you
have and keep the 2600. Then, use the cash to buy a few things like a
Blacet Mini-Wave or some of the various Doepfer modules mentioned.
With the 2600, you've already got a pretty good set of gear (although
it sounds like you may need to put a few bucks into some repair bits
and pieces). Again, this is just my opinion, especially since I'm an
ARP freak.


Tim (could use a few repair bits too) Servo
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