The original ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer became an instant hit and was quickly adopted by lots of renowned musicians including Edgar Winter, Pete Townshend, Herbie Hancock and Jean-Michel Jarre, to name a few. Soon after the first models were released, ARP made a bright blue version of Model 2600 called the “Blue Marvin”, named after ARP CFO Marvin Cohen. Then, in mid-1971, the blue face plate was replaced with a gray plate, and this new unit was nicknamed the “Gray Meanie.”
Now meet the Behringer 2600 GRAY MEANIE, a limited edition, ultra-affordable and even more feature-packed homage to the iconic ARP 2600 synthesizer. Compared to the original Behringer 2600, the GRAY MEANIE features a mechanical spring reverb, hand-picked components, uni-colour LEDs on each fader plus a super slick paint job that’ll make your setup pop! Conjure up virtually any sound imaginable with incredible finesse and ease. The pure-analog signal path is based on the authentic ARP 2600 circuitry from the 70s with matched transistors and JFETs. Owning a GRAY MEANIE is like having your own piece of history enabling you to re-create timeless classics or forge your own musical path.
Great care has been taken in engineering the GRAY MEANIE’s true-to-the-original analog circuitry, semi-modular architecture and triple VCO design, all of which come together to recreate the classic tones evocative of classic electronic music. This highly-focused attention to detail gives the GRAY MEANIE its ultra-flexible sound-shaping capability, which then empowers you to recreate amazing tones – from super-fat bass and tasty leads, all the way to full-on dreamy ambience from the far reaches of your imagination.