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Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Voltcontrol » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:26 am

A very recent leak of the upcoming sq64 sequencer also showed a mini 2600.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by TheRealMe » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:33 am

Korginger or Behringorg?

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Voltcontrol » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:30 am

TheRealMe wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:33 am
Korginger or Behringorg?
The 2600 reissue trend in 2020 taken as a whole - yes.
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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by jonne74 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:26 am

The Korg is probably worth more just for the looks. I'm sure both companies know how to get them sounding good.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:33 am

Ohh, while that mini 2600 looks cool, it's that sequencer that I really want to know about...

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Voltcontrol » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:41 am

Kattefjaes wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:33 am
Ohh, while that mini 2600 looks cool, it's that sequencer that I really want to know about...
That’s exactly why I created this thread; To kick discussion about this thing out of the sq64 thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:46 am

Voltcontrol wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:41 am
Kattefjaes wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:33 am
Ohh, while that mini 2600 looks cool, it's that sequencer that I really want to know about...
That’s exactly why I created this thread; To kick discussion about this thing out of the sq64 thread. :mrgreen:
Aye, sadly my ability to read multiple threads at once isn't what it was 8-)

(Also, I was slightly more excited by the pic of the mini-2600 before I realised that was purple lighting, not a purple 2600.. shallow? Moi?)

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by luketeaford » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:56 am

When I was 10, a guy came to my school and played a 2600 and I remember thinking it was the wildest and strangest thing I'd ever witnessed -- began my fascination with synthesizers/electronic music. So part of me is kind of interested in the mini version since I've never played a 2600 and would love to play around with it. It might be a question of exact dimensions and price for me.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by xcc » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am

Voltcontrol wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:41 am
Kattefjaes wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:33 am
Ohh, while that mini 2600 looks cool, it's that sequencer that I really want to know about...
That’s exactly why I created this thread; To kick discussion about this thing out of the sq64 thread. :mrgreen:
Can you link to that thread so I can go let them know about the mini 2600? ;)

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:05 am

luketeaford wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:56 am
When I was 10, a guy came to my school and played a 2600 and I remember thinking it was the wildest and strangest thing I'd ever witnessed -- began my fascination with synthesizers/electronic music. So part of me is kind of interested in the mini version since I've never played a 2600 and would love to play around with it. It might be a question of exact dimensions and price for me.
It appears to be just over two Volcas wide, that famous SI unit :hihi:

I'd love to see it come in at a sensible price- if I had to guess, I'd say £699-£799 of my local currency units* though. That could be a little steep for an impulse purchase of something I arguably don't need here, just sort of want. Obviously Behringer is is the elephant in the room here, if they price it too high.


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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by olix » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:44 pm

So much nicer than the B. I hate racks...

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by moremagic » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:47 pm

is that speakere grilles 👀

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Post by LED-man » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:50 pm

It looks like they used 30mm Sliders and not 45mm (TTSH)
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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by jonne74 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:02 pm

To be honest, if a real 2600 is anything like the Arturia plug-in, it's not for me. I just can't get into it.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Chopper » Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:15 pm

jonne74 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:02 pm
To be honest, if a real 2600 is anything like the Arturia plug-in, it's not for me. I just can't get into it.
It's the one from arturia that really sounds weak to me. There was this thing called "timewArp" ages ago that was so much better... 32bits only.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Blairio » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:18 pm

The mini 2600 looks like Korg is doing a 'boutique' 2600.

I like the Roland boutique range for their convenience and sound (and price), but the pixie faders on the JP-08 are a bit of a trial.

Being short on space I would be interested in a mini 2600 as long as tweakabilty has not been sacrificed for its compact footprint.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by TemplarK » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:27 pm

Oh that korg looks great actually. Its going to come down to if either of them 2600's nail the filter. I'm really hoping korg having the original schematics etc to work from can get it closer although i guess in todays world a schematic doesn't mean much to these companies who just reverse engineer from a working model? I would guess?

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by winn3r » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:01 am

Not a 2600 fan generally speaking (not worth the space imo), but will probably buy one of these just to have around, as long as the internals don't differ too much from the FS :hmm:

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by sduck » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:05 am

Chopper wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:15 pm
jonne74 wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:02 pm
To be honest, if a real 2600 is anything like the Arturia plug-in, it's not for me. I just can't get into it.
It's the one from arturia that really sounds weak to me. There was this thing called "timewArp" ages ago that was so much better... 32bits only.
Speaking of software alternatives, now Cherry Audio has one - for 25$! - https://cherryaudio.com/instruments/ca2600

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by galanter2 » Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:15 am

For live improvisation a tiny 2600 might be just the thing. Easy to carry/move. For live stuff all those sliders are helpful.

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Voltcontrol » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:14 am

Blairio wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:18 pm
The mini 2600 looks like Korg is doing a 'boutique' 2600.

I like the Roland boutique range for their convenience and sound (and price), but the pixie faders on the JP-08 are a bit of a trial.

Being short on space I would be interested in a mini 2600 as long as tweakabilty has not been sacrificed for its compact footprint.
The BLM7200 looks like a fun apparatus (to me) for your campervan. :cloud:

In terms of size/usability, Behringer did do a good job on their rendition of the 2600 I think..


galanter2 wrote:
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For live improvisation a tiny 2600 might be just the thing. Easy to carry/move. For live stuff all those sliders are helpful.
If anything. I’d want larger faders for live use. Or pots that are not obstructed by patch cables.This mini one looks like a fun noodling device for sure, hope they get the sound right. :cloud:
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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by tioJim » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:51 am

Eyeballing it I'd say it looks about 2 1/2 to 2 2/3 Volcas wide. A Volca is 19.3 cm so I estimate 48 cm to 52 cm wide (18.9" to 20.5")

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Voltcontrol » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:55 am

tioJim wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:51 am
Eyeballing it I'd say it looks about 2 1/2 to 2 2/3 Volcas wide. A Volca is 19.3 cm so I estimate 48 cm to 52 cm wide (18.9" to 20.5")

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by tioJim » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:58 am

Voltcontrol wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:55 am
tioJim wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:51 am
Eyeballing it I'd say it looks about 2 1/2 to 2 2/3 Volcas wide. A Volca is 19.3 cm so I estimate 48 cm to 52 cm wide (18.9" to 20.5")

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Re: Korg 2600 Mini

Post by Blairio » Sun Nov 08, 2020 5:41 am

Voltcontrol wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:14 am
Blairio wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:18 pm
The mini 2600 looks like Korg is doing a 'boutique' 2600.

I like the Roland boutique range for their convenience and sound (and price), but the pixie faders on the JP-08 are a bit of a trial.

Being short on space I would be interested in a mini 2600 as long as tweakabilty has not been sacrificed for its compact footprint.
The BLM7200 looks like a fun apparatus (to me) for your campervan. :cloud:
I like the idea of the BLM2700, but not that it is fully modular. I like the default routing of the 2600 and Odyssey (and my 'Bodyssey'). Maybe I'm just getting lazy......

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