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Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by snoop » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:20 pm

Seems like it?
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by dubnspace » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:31 pm

that is not a mini

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Post by snoop » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 pm

Hmm... just seemed smaller

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by snoop » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm

And the guy had quite a muscular arm...

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Post by sduck » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:15 am

Well, there have been rumors of an TTSH sized official Korg version of this, once the run of full size ones is done, but nothing has been substantiated about this yet.
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Post by justin3am » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:23 am

There are images of the smaller one... I believe Guitar Center put them up accidentally on the page for the FS.
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by Chopper » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:38 am

leeski wrote:
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Ahahh that was my exact thoughts.
But yes, the mini is happening, but not just yet....

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by Analog Prophet » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 am

I reacted just as the OP when I saw this and started to measure with the folding rule at the prospective location in studio if I had misunderstood the size of the Arp 2600 FS I ordered. The image perspective is strange, I agree.

The name FS (Full Scale) would not be relevant in the Korg vocabulary if it’s not to distinguish from a Mini. Therefore a Arp 2600 mini is to expect.

As many others, but not all I, as a full grown man with normal finger size and as a musician, consider the whole idea of mini as irrelevant as it would be to release mini electric guitar reissues of classic Fenders and Gibsons or a mini Stradivarius violin. Anyhow some prefer mini instruments due to different reasons. I’m happy Korg this time release the real musical instrument before the mini that I’m sure will appear soon.

Regardless of the size the Arp 2600 FS/Mini/Original is a tremendous great instrument and I can't wait to get mine delivered.
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by unclebastard » Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:54 am

I'd be happy to see a mini version- without a keyboard. I already have two synths with good keyboards, and haven't got room for any more keys. Plus, the mini version would probably be closer to what I can justify, if not afford.
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Post by dopefiend » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:47 am

Well, it’s not like we hadn’t already predicted it. Not only smaller versions but different front panel color layout. A la Korg ARP Odyssey. Speaking of cows: this is a great way of milking the concept.

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And the guy had quite a muscular arm...
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by olix » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Ths mini version will be 66% sized.
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Post by syzygywell » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:09 am

unclebastard wrote:
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I'd be happy to see a mini version- without a keyboard. I already have two synths with good keyboards, and haven't got room for any more keys. Plus, the mini version would probably be closer to what I can justify, if not afford.
This is the one time I actually wanted a smaller version than the original from Korg. I don't have the space and it doesn't need to be that big. The Odyssey and MS20 suffered a bit with sliders being shorter and smaller keys I feel in a way a 2600 at 86% of the size does not. If it had been 2500-2800 I would have gone ahead and preordered it but there was no way I could justify the 4,000. Especially not with going to Superbooth and Loop in Berlin this year.
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by Broadwave » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:21 pm

I think the render is genuine, as It came out around the same time Korg showed us the FS 2600... The Keyboard panel on the mini has the ARP/Sequencer switch, and I don't think anyone had the time to fake this before GC "accidentally" put it out.

It also looks like the 3 octave keyboard maybe full size.

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by KSS » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:21 pm

Broadwave wrote:
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I think the render is genuine, as It came out around the same time Korg showed us the FS 2600... The Keyboard panel on the mini has the ARP/Sequencer switch, and I don't think anyone had the time to fake this before GC "accidentally" put it out.

It also looks like the 3 octave keyboard maybe full size.
There's no doubt that it's genuine and a viable design to produce. And yes, a full size 3 oct KBD fits. What's in play is whether it's an intentional leak -I do not believe it is- or simply an earlier mock up sent to GC for input. Someone at GC's main sales team in the website production would have been the source of the renders leak. Which are clearly *not* fully fleshed out. But rather more in line with a quick design mockup.

I'm not saying it won't ever happen, but KORG reps have repeatedly said it's not on their horizon. The rest is the typical synth community jabberwonky, amplified by the presence of the 2600B-option. And the presently stifled FS availability.

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by syzygywell » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:21 pm

I'm actually quite annoyed about this whole thing really. The FS was just too big for me and as I was going back and forth on it, it sold out. Obviously they didn't make enough to meet demand and if I had known there'd be 1. no smaller version and 2. Not enough of the large version I would have just bit the bullet.

Behringer is an option it's just that I had a rather less than stellar experience with their MS-1. I really wanted a good SH101 clone and this didn't meet the standard for me. I had my SH101 right next to it and it was off in a multitude of ways, enough so that if the Arp 2600 clone is that far different I'm not interested.
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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by galanter2 » Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:27 pm

Quick points…

Korg using the FS postfix on the 2600 model name doesn't mean they've committed to a smaller scale version. It may just mean they've left room in the naming scheme for the smaller scale *if* they want to exercise the option later.

When Korg reps say a smaller scale version is not on their horizon, keep in mind these are essentially sales people, and sales people don't see a horizon much more than, say, to the middle of next week. Their goal is to sell what they have, as soon as possible, when they have it at all. The last thing they want to do is give you reasons to put off your purchase. It's especially tricky when a future product could well cannibalize sales of the current product.

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by nectarios » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:03 am

Even at half the size of the original 2600, is big enough.
Remember, the most commercially successful format, is eurorack and smaller "u/μ" versions of existing modules, are high in demand.
I have big hands as well and some 2hp modules that need to be patched a lot, I need to think about where to place in the case, but its still fine as most 2hp modules, are utilities that don't need to be tweaked much.

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Post by dBVelocity » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:43 pm

FWIW, I recently got the"Pro Gear Select" Spring 2020 Sweetwater ad/pamphlet in my mailbox and looking at page 49..

A friggin 37 key ARP 2600 setup. Now note this is a completely different angle "render" from the guitar center blip.
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Post by doombient.music » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:57 am

dBVelocity wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:43 pm
FWIW, I recently got the"Pro Gear Select" Spring 2020 Sweetwater ad/pamphlet in my mailbox and looking at page 49..

A friggin 37 key ARP 2600 setup. Now note this is a completely different angle "render" from the guitar center blip.

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The sliders must be tiny -- even tinier than, say, those used for a TTSH... who's the target group? Smurfs?

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Post by Christopher Winkels » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:48 am

galanter2 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Quick points…

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When Korg reps say a smaller scale version is not on their horizon, keep in mind these are essentially sales people, and sales people don't see a horizon much more than, say, to the middle of next week. Their goal is to sell what they have, as soon as possible, when they have it at all. The last thing they want to do is give you reasons to put off your purchase. It's especially tricky when a future product could well cannibalize sales of the current product.
Add to that my (admittedly biased) experience that salesmen are far more prone to drinking the Kool-Aid of the company they work for than others in the organization. The mindset that makes for success in sales often means buying into what the agenda is, and shading the truth where necessary.

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Re: Korg arp 2600 mini?

Post by KSS » Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:24 am

doombient.music wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:57 am
The sliders must be tiny -- even tinier than, say, those used for a TTSH... who's the target group? Smurfs?
Original ARP2600 sliders have 2inch travel. = 50,8mm. TTSH uses 45mm travel sliders, and is approximately 24inches wide.
A 3octave KBD is 19inches wide. Smurfs will have to work together to actuate this synth, if it does ever actually come to market.

A 2600 clone can fit in 5U rack width and have 30mm travel sliders. These do not feel too small or too close.

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