Arturia ARP 2600V
Arturia ARP 2600V

ARP 2600V, Virtual Modular Synth from Arturia.

songboy 11/04/2009

Arturia ARP 2600V : songboy's user review


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I use a Macbook with Logic 9 and Ableton 7.  So far it functions perfectly, no compatibility issues.  I have not used the manual for this unit yet.  These Arturia plugins are modeled physically after the real unit, so it would be best to study up on the actual unit first, in my opinion. 
Well, the setup and configuration is not very simple at all.  There are a lot of buttons, knobs and cable jacks so be prepared to work against a fairly large learning curve.  If you are familiar with arpeggiators, sequencers and modular synths, then this shouldn't be too much to handle.  If not, study up on those and it will help a lot. 
Typical functions are easily accessible.  They are all right in front of you. 


The Arp2600V works great in Logic, Ableton and as a Standalone.  I have never had a crash or a problem using and saving presets.  It is very stable. 
This unit is AWESOME.  I have never used an actual Arp 2600 so I can't give you a honest comparison, but despite that, I think this things sounds AMAZING!  The fun you can have with this unit is endless.  From the first moment I touched the key for the first preset, I was in love.  If you do electronica (especially industrial) and Experiment/British Rock type music, you will love it.  I give this a 10 out of 10, its just so much fun. 
I have only been using this plugin for a few months but plan on spending a lot more time on it in the future. 


What I like most about this unit is the Sound and arpeggiator controls (they are very usable and accessible).  I also must mention that, unlike the Moog Modular by Arturia,  I can use the 2 finger scroll option on my Macbook to scroll up and down the window that contains the unit. 
What don't I like?  Well, nothing so far.  This thing is a gem.
We got this in an Arturia Synth Pack for a few hundred dollars.  I would probably spend all of that on just this plugin, I love it. 
Again, I have never played the original unit.  That being said, I think it sounds great and responds to my midi keyboards perfectly. 
I believe this might be the only ARP 2600 plugin available, so yes, it is the only one I have ever used. 
I would definitely purchase this unit again. 
IT Rules!!