ARP 2600 Synth

ARP 2600 Synth


Bristol version of the famous ARP-2600 "Blue Meanie" semi-modular synthesizer with 3 Oscillator, filter, 2 Envelopes, noise, ring-mod, electro-switch, signal processing, FX and fully re-routable using patch cables.

It works on all my handsets however the load may be pushing the limits. A tablet version of this with modified high res graphics will follow. You have been warned: this is a little over-the-top for a phone but seriously good fun.

Integrated sequencing is included for major filter tweaking, output can be recorded to SDcard and to Ringtones, etc.

The app supports X/Y accelerometer for pitch and mod, multitouch and zooming interface facilities. The interface has options analogue style filters and rich oscillators however these will consume extra CPU cycles. The interface has a floating piano keyboard under the zoom setting.

Interface zooming can be done either with the trackball (Nexus/HTC have them) or enable multitouch via the menu then tap the screen with two fingers at the same time - this will zoom the interface in/out. There is also a floating 'zoom' button in the corner since gestures are awkward with active interfaces.

Patches are saved on the SD card along with factory sounds, there is an export and import option to exchange patches.

The emulator will, per default, attempt to run with a set of options that will give reasonable quality and the lowest possible latency/lag. The quality of the audio can be tuned with the menu options however the lowest possible latency for pretty much all Android devices is currently 42ms, on my HTC Desire it is 70ms. If you understand what this means then the value might seem quite high but the app is still a lot of fun.

Tested on HTC Desire/2.2, LG Optimus 2x/2.2, SE Xperia Arc/2.3, Emulator hires. The Arp2600 is one of a family of emulators from the same author.

Twitter @bristolaudio

Recent changes:
HiRes skins for tablets.
Fed up with the reverb? You can finally turn it off, not sure why that fix took so long....
Defaults into zoom mode.
Diverse fixes including sequence button state errors.
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$2.05
61
3.1
User ratings
27
Installs
1,000+
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File size
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About ARP 2600 Synth
Bristol version of the famous ARP-2600 "Blue Meanie" semi-modular synthesizer with 3 Oscillator, filter, 2 Envelopes, noise, ring-mod, electro-switch, signal processing, FX and fully re-routable using patch cables.

It works on all my handsets however the load may be pushing the limits. A tablet version of this with modified high res graphics will follow. You have been warned: this is a little over-the-top for a phone but seriously good fun.

Integrated sequencing is included for major filter tweaking, output can be recorded to SDcard and to Ringtones, etc.

The app supports X/Y accelerometer for pitch and mod, multitouch and zooming interface facilities. The interface has options analogue style filters and rich oscillators however these will consume extra CPU cycles. The interface has a floating piano keyboard under the zoom setting.

Interface zooming can be done either with the trackball (Nexus/HTC have them) or enable multitouch via the menu then tap the screen with two fingers at the same time - this will zoom the interface in/out. There is also a floating 'zoom' button in the corner since gestures are awkward with active interfaces.

Patches are saved on the SD card along with factory sounds, there is an export and import option to exchange patches.

The emulator will, per default, attempt to run with a set of options that will give reasonable quality and the lowest possible latency/lag. The quality of the audio can be tuned with the menu options however the lowest possible latency for pretty much all Android devices is currently 42ms, on my HTC Desire it is 70ms. If you understand what this means then the value might seem quite high but the app is still a lot of fun.

Tested on HTC Desire/2.2, LG Optimus 2x/2.2, SE Xperia Arc/2.3, Emulator hires. The Arp2600 is one of a family of emulators from the same author.

Twitter @bristolaudio

Recent changes:
HiRes skins for tablets.
Fed up with the reverb? You can finally turn it off, not sure why that fix took so long....
Defaults into zoom mode.
Diverse fixes including sequence button state errors.

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A Google User
Apr 27, 2014
Brilliant but unusable The emulation of the original is so brilliant that it is extremely difficult to use on a touch screen, TOO MANY BUTTONS
A Google User
Apr 20, 2014
Crashes regularly on Samsung galaxy siii Would be amazing if it didn't crash regularly ...disappointed.
A Google User
Nov 23, 2013
Excellent value! This app is incredible. For only a few bucks I got 3 oscillators and filters and cool loud sounds.Perfect for creating Ringtones Etc..
A Google User
Jun 22, 2013
LOVE THEM!!! ...BUT I've downloaded 10 of these synth emulators and have yet to get bored with them!! My ONLY NEGATIVE CRITICISM would be THAT THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE on the Amazon APP Store, WHICH I DESPERATELY WISH THEY WERE!!!! My COBY tablet cannot use Google App store, SO PRETTY, PRETTY, PLEASE, NIKO, SELL THEM ON AMAZON APP STORE???????!!! Besides, you have nothing to lose!!!!!
A Google User
Dec 31, 2012
Love it! Especially the patch chords on this one, just like the original hardware back in the 70's. Oh so retro! It also works great on my new Nexus 7! You MUST know at least a little bit about analog synthesizers to use this app. Start with a simpler one like the MiniMoog first otherwise. This one is complex, like the hardware it emulates. It is not a game, rather a complex electronic musical instrument emulation.