Tokyo-based company Korg Inc. is re-releasing a limited number of ARP Instruments, Inc.'s renowned analogue ARP 2600 synthesizer under the name ARP 2600 FS.
Originally released back in the 1970s, the ARP 2600 was one of the first portable, semi-modular, synths to hit the market. Modeled after modular Eurorack synthesizer systems, the ARP 2600 refined and simplified the design for a boarder user base.
Component selection for the ARP 2600 FS has been overseen by ARP Instruments' Co-Founder, David Friend, to ensure the quality of the Japanese-made, full-size replica. The synth includes an ARP 3620 duophonic keyboard, arpeggiator and sequencer, with newly added USB functionality.
The Korg ARP 2600 FS synth comes in a custom-branded hard shell case, and is currently available online for preorder at $3,899.99 through Korg's website.