Swedish DIY synthesists, The Human Comparator, have unveiled the TTSH (Two Thousand Six Hundred) V4 – a clone of the iconic ARP 2600. It’s available for preorder now, with shipping to come in August.
The ARP 2600 came out of a purple patch in the history of American synthesis: the early 1970s. While its ostensible mission was to compete with the likes of Moog and Buchla, it also had another more humble and profound goal in mind: to take synthesis out of the lab and put it in the hands of musicians. The TTSH takes the egalitarian ethos one step further, offering you the chance to build your own.
The ARP 2600 is surely one of the immortal modular synths. The Human Comparator has unveiled version V4 of their clone, which you can build yourself.
The kits range in price from a fully tested and assembled system at $3,499 US – all the way down to a PCB set and front panel for $499. So if you have the skills to handle a soldering iron, you might be able to pick up a bargain.
And if you’re in any doubt as to the sound, listen to a demo from Datachrome below.