Riding on its huge wave of recent releases is Behringer, announcing a 16HP Eurorack oscillator module based on the ARP 2600, dubbed the Behringer 2600-VCO.
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According to the brand, the analogue module is “an authentic reproduction of the original 1970s circuitry”. Considering Behringer already has a full ARP 2600 reproduction, this should come as no surprise. The VCO features four waveshapes, including sine, triangle, sawtooth and square and can be generated at a frequency between 10Hz to 10kHz, or 0.03Hz to 30Hz to use as an LFO.
You can control pulse width modulation manually and with an external CV output, with the ability to modulate from 10 per cent up to 90 per cent. There are outputs for each waveform and five CV inputs for FM control and pulse width modulation.
Aesthetically, the Behringer 2600-VCO clearly resembles the classic ARP 2600, with some of the new quirks that the Behringer 2600 sports, such as the multicoloured LEDs. There’s also a Moog-style Fine Tune knob, which will let you tune up the VCO to other instruments.
Behringer is going all-out on its affordable Eurorack modules this year. In June, the brand announced Brains, a multi-engine oscillator with 20 synth engines, incorporating features from Mutable Instruments’ open-source Plaits Module. Then, it announced three complete modular systems based on the Moog System-55, dubbed the Behringer System-15, System-35 and System-55. The Behringer 2600-VCO is also pretty affordable, considering the price of many boutique Eurorack modules.
Weighing in at a modest $99, the Behringer 2600-VCO is in stock now and immediately shipping from the company’s factory.
Learn more at behringer.com