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ARP2600 V Tutorial

Arturia ARP2600 V Explained®

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    Introduction & Overview

    Here we begin with a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia ARP2600 V, as well as a bit of history before digging further into this recreation of a synthesizer that made its mark on so many great pieces of work.

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    User Interface & Basic Operation

    In this video, we take a look at the main interface and general layout of the ARP2600 V so that you have a good idea of its semi-modular workflow, as we get more into the specifics moving forward.

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    Basic Routing & The Oscillators

    At the start of any subtractive synthesizer is the oscillator. The ARP2600 V uses a semi-modular interface with three voltage controlled oscillators or VCOs, and they provide an excellent sounding source wave to shape, mold, and utilize later in the signal flow.

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    The Filter (VCF)

    Filters are a mainstay in practically any synthesizer, and the ARP2600 V is expanded from its hardware counterpart to offer a multimode filter to be used in shaping frequencies. In this video, we go through this filter.

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    The Amplifier & Voltage Processors

    In order to output a sound, the signal must go through an amplifier module. This concept is common, but a bit of the modular routing can add another step when it comes to mixing audio, which we proceed to see in the Voltage Processors module.

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    Envelopes & LFOs

    Common modulation of all sorts of parameters can be done with envelopes and low frequency oscillators. Here we go through how these tools can be put to use.

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    Additional Programming Cabinet Modules

    The ARP2600 V puts to use many modules that can alter, generate, or supplement a signal in various ways, such as the noise generator, sample & hold, electro switch, ring modulator, and tracking generator. Here, we get a closer look at these modules.

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    The Keyboard Interface

    How an instrument responds to keyboard input is a crucial part of any performance, recording, or even programming. In the virtual keyboard, we have many options for things like portamento and MIDI controls to be set and implemented plus ways to link MIDI inputs to parameters.

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    The ARP Sequencer Pt. 1

    To get the most classic sound characteristic of modular and semi-modular synths, a proper sequencer is always a must. The ARP2600 V gives us a period accurate recreation the ARP2600 sequencer to create rhythmic and driving patterns of our sounds in the styles of the past.

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    The ARP Sequencer Pt. 2

    Here we continue through the ARP2600 V's powerful arpeggiator to craft classic rhythmic sounds from the instrument.

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    The Effects Modules

    At the end of a signal path, or anywhere in the chain, effects modules can add interesting characteristics to a sound with delay, reverb, and chorus. Here, we see these modules in action.

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    Preset Management & the Browser

    Now take a closer look through the ARP2600 V's browser and its wide selection of factory presets, as well as how to add your own presets and make them easily accessible for future use.

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    ARP2600 V Sound Design Techniques

    Now that you have a strong technical grasp on all of the features of the ARP2600 V, explore some creative applications to achieve classic synth sounds through semi-modular synthesis.

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    Bass Sound Design

    A bass is a great way to get a feel for the ARP2600 V's filters by shaping the frequencies across the spectrum to make a deep and powerful sound. With the ARP2600 V, Arturia gives you the analog sonic firepower in a virtual package, opening up the opportunity for some excellent basses!

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    Lead Sound Design

    Analog and properly modeled virtual analog synths can make very desirable lead sounds, and the ARP2600 V definitely captures the strength of its hardware counterpart. See how to make a cool oscillator sync lead, and further experiment to make a very playable sound for driving melodies.

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    Pad Sound Design

    Here we work through making a lovely pad that evolves by using different sources of modulation in the ARP2600 V, such as envelopes, the sequencer, and more.

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    Review & Conclusion

    Now that you know the technical aspects of the ARP2600 V and have creatively implemented that knowledge with some exploration of sound design, get a quick recap and a few parting thoughts to see you on your way to making fantastic sounds with this awesome instrument!

Product Overview


Synth wiz Tyler Coffin presents comprehensive Arturia ARP2600 V tutorials! See and hear how Arturia has recreated a true classic synth of the '70s, the ARP 2600 synthesizer. Explore and learn all of the ARP2600 V's features and functions, as well as how to make awesome sounds with this powerful virtual recreation. In addition, you also get the presets made in the video series to experiment with and use for your tracks. These videos are designed for new Arturia ARP2600 V users.

Tyler starts with a detailed overview of the ARP2600 V, and then gives some insight regarding the original ARP 2600, followed by how to use the ARP2600 GUI and some operational tips. Next you'll learn how the ARP2600 V uses a semi-modular interface with three voltage controlled oscillators or VCOs, and how they provide an excellent sounding source wave to shape, mold, and utilize later in the signal flow.

The Filter is next, and you'll discover how the ARP2600 V's VCF is expanded from its hardware counterpart to offer a multimode filter which can be used to shape frequencies in a more complex way. Throughout the rest of the videos Tyler guides you step by step through all of the ARP2600 V's sections, including the Envelopes, LFOs, the different Programming Cabinet Modules, the Keyboard Interface, the Sequencer, effects, and more. To wrap it all up, you get 3 sound design tutorials that show you how to craft classic ARP 2600 Bass, Lead and Pad sounds from scratch.

To see what these detailed Arturia ARP2600 V tutorials show you, and how they'll get you going and understanding this amazing virtual synth, see the individual ARP2600 V video tutorial descriptions on this page. Experience why the ARP 2600 is considered to be one of the best synths ever, and incorporate its sound into your songs and productions... Watch “Arturia ARP2600 V Explained®” today.


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Arturia ARP2600 V Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great walkthrough of the Synth This really helped my understanding of this Synth. An excellent course.
Date published: 2021-05-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good course. This plug-in was kind of intimidating looking. This course made understanding it very easy. I’m able to get sounds out of it now that actually sound good.
Date published: 2021-03-20
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