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ARP 2600 x3

ARP Instruments, Inc.
Depeche Mode

Not on view

Engineer Alan Robert Pearlman founded ARP (his initials) in 1969. His instruments, reputed to have better tuning stability than some Moog synthesizers, were used by artists such as Herbie Hancock, Pete Townshend, and Stevie Wonder. In contrast to the Moog modular system, the ARP 2600 is playable with no patching required. This rare example, belonging to the band Depeche Mode, consists of three ARP 2600 model synthesizers mounted together as a single instrument. It can be heard on albums including Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), Ultra (1997), and Exciter (2001).

Technical Description:
Three ARP 2600 monophonic semi-modular synthesizers; each with three oscillators (VCOs), filter, ADSR envelope, voltage-controlled amplifier (VCA), mixer, envelope follower, ring modulator, noise generator, low-frequency oscillator (LFO) with sample and hold, spring reverb, stereo preamp

ARP 2600 x3, ARP Instruments, Inc., Metal, plastic

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