CA2600 is Cherry Audio’s $39 software take on the legendary ARP 2600

It also introduces semi-normalled patching, built-in effects and automation talents.

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Cherry Audio CA2600

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While 2020 has seen a handful of hardware reissues and renditions of the ARP 2600, Cherry Audio’s newly launched CA2600 might be the wallet-friendly software take on the landmark synth that thriftier music-makers are looking for.

However, Cherry Audio doesn’t just want the CA2600 to be recognised for its price tag; positing that the plug-in was designed with authenticity in mind.

“Every aspect of the original, from the quirky oscillator waves, to the powerful ladder filter, to the external audio input and preamp section was modelled with tremendous precision,” claims the brand.

Additional features outside of tradition also make it onto the plug-in synth. These include a multi-mode filter with 12 and 24dB slopes; an additional LFO with six waveforms; an additional VCA; fully CV-controllable distortion, delay and reverb effects and more.

Cherry Audio also makes the most out of the digital platform with a semi-normalled patch bay, which – coupled with an infinite number of virtual patch cables – could lead to some seriously complex and fun patching.

Some other features of the plug-in include selectable colour schemes (blue, grey and black/orange), MIDI compatibility and DAW automation compatibility for all parameters.

Take a listen to the CA2600 in action below:

The CA2600 is available now in AU, VST, VST3, AAX, and standalone formats for $25 (usually $39). However, if you’re still on the fence, there’s a 30-day trial available too.

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