This RTAS plug-in is the only emulation of the vintage '70s ARP 2600 endorsed by the original's creator, Alan R. Pearlman, who was consulted all along the way. Its proprietary and optimized virtual an... Click To Read More About This Product
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This RTAS plug-in is the only emulation of the vintage '70s ARP 2600 endorsed by the original's creator, Alan R. Pearlman, who was consulted all along the way. Its proprietary and optimized virtual analog oscillators and filters accurately model the behavior of the Vintage Controlled Filter module. The subtlest of features have been included and the original designers approved all the new additions. The TimewARP takes advantage of the computer workstation environment to include many new features:
Extensive Patch Manager
There is no limit to the number of patches you can create and save with the TimewARP 2600. In addition to comprehensive import and export abilities, the TimewARP 2600 also includes a sophisticated Patch Manager for sorting presets. The TimewARP 2600 also responds to MIDI bank-select and patch-select commands for total control.
Use As Part Of An Effects Chain
The TimewARP 2600 allows you to use the plug-in as an elaborate signal effects processor to manipulate any signal present at its input. With an I/O bridge, you can plug in a guitar, microphone, or other sound source to provide an additional signal feed to be used in the TimewARP as an oscillator, LFO modulator, control voltage and more. Create one-of-a-kind vocoder effects. For example, Pete Townsend used this ability to drive the guitar sound in The Who's "Who Are You."
Trigger From MIDI Tracks
Running as a track plug-in, the TimewARP 2600 can also process prerecorded MIDI tracks. Under MIDI control, the Internal Clock may be synchronized to an incoming MIDI Beat Clock.
Evolving Textural Patches
The TimewARP 2600 comes loaded with hundreds of great patches right out of the box, and due to the TimewARP's unique sonic environment, users can create "evolving textural patches."
8 Voice Polyphony
The hardware ARP 2600 is a monophonic instrument. In addition to faithfully reproducing the original's monophonic operation, the TimewARP 2600 is able to create up to 8 simultaneous voices by running multiple individual instances of the panel settings. This affords complex and evolving polyphonic performance.
Virtual Patch Cables
The TimewARP 2600 features Virtual Patch Cables to help users construct all of the 2600's distinctive sounds with an intuitive interface that works just like the original. Simply "grab" a cable and plug it in where needed--the TimewARP 2600 will automatically mimic the proper effect in real time.
The TimewARP 2600 sets a new standard for soft-synth live performance by providing incredibly smooth sounding sliders and controls. You can tweak any and every knob on the control surface to hear what is now possible in realtime sound manipulation.
Extensive Velocity and Aftertouch Control
Besides globally assigning any slider, knob or switch to a MIDI controller, users can also extensively fine tune the velocity and/or aftertouch parameters of incoming keyboard events. The control's response curve can be set to respond as linear, exponential, or logarithmic with an option to invert the polarity. You can also set custom range limits for any parameter. Also, an unlimited number of TimewARP 2600 sliders, knobs or controls can be assigned to respond to a single MIDI control.
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