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A classic synthesizer, re-imagined for the modern era
Basing its design on one of the most iconic synths ever created, this 2600-style synthesizer embodies everything that made the original so revered in the music world. The original synth was a keystone in popular music in the 70s and 80s. The semi-modular design combined with the premium-grade analog circuitry results in rich and powerful tonality, perfect for sound designers. The original synth was adopted by some of the most legendary artists’ in the world including Herbie Hancock, Pete Townshend and Edgar Winter.
Utilising the same matched transistors and JFETs from the original synth, the Behringer has meticulously recreated the original circuitry to deliver the same varied tonal palette that the original 2600 provided. Breathing life back into a classic, the Behringer 2600 is a must-have for synth lovers, sound designers and music producers.
Powerful, deep and rich sounds
At the heart of the 2600 are three VCOs complete with FM inputs with semi-modular architecture to deliver a diverse range of tones. You can even change the default waves to square, triangle, saw, sine or pulse waveforms. Need some extra power? You can easily switch any of the VCOs to a low-frequency oscillator – perfect for creating bass-driven sounds. The multi-mode VCF acts as a mixer for your VCOs, allowing you to blend between oscillators for unique results.
The Behringer 2600 features an expansive range of modules and effects which can be used to shape, sculpt and even mangle sounds. From ring modulation to envelope following, noise generation and even a digital spring reverb, the possibilities are endless. Not only that, with 83 patch points in total, you can achieve virtually any sound you can dream up.
Two envelope generators
The 2600 features both AD and ADSR envelope generators for maximum versatility. One of which offers variable attack and release whilst the second offers full ADSR control. These envelopes can be retriggered at any time using the manual start button. The envelope section also provides both gate and trigger outputs, ideal for patching into external modular systems.
Intuitive design with versatile connectivity
Staying true to the original, the 2600 features clearly labelled sections with handy lines that show which show the routings and control paths. All in all, the Behringer 2600 features 73 buttons and faders, putting you in the driver’s seat when it comes to sound design. The robust and eye-catching design is housed with a rugged 8U chassis that can be rack-mounted for more permanent installations.
"I love how Behringer have taken a classic synth and, rather than releasing a carbon copy of the original synth, they’ve recreated and improved on limitations that the original synth had." Gear4music
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- 2600-style analog duophonic semi-modular synthesizer
- Created with Rob Keeble who took part in creating the original, blending the classic design with a modern sound
- Stays true to the original whilst offering a more modern sonic character
- Includes two filters taken from the original and later versions of the synth
- Three powerful VCOs
- Onboard envelope follow and ring modulator
- VCF section and integrated voltage processor
- Sample and hold section
- Accurate exponential generator with SMD design that minimises the need to tune oscillators
- Standard operating temperature range: 5° C to 40° C (41° F to 104° F)
- Dimensions: 482 x 356 x 108 mm (19 x 14 x 4.3")
- Rack units: 95 HP
- Weight: 5.1 kg (11.22 lb)
- Product Code: 2600