Top 10 Hits Tour presented by Bell: ARP 2600

Explore the Top 10 Hits of NMC’s collection online with musically trained tour guides presented by Bell.

Most famous for providing the “voice” for Star Wars’ beloved R2-D2, the ARP 2600 is one of the most iconic analog synthesizers ever built. Only about 3,000 units were produced during the 2600’s nearly decade-long production period, but the instrument left its mark on the film and popular music of the day—some of its most ardent users include Stevie Wonder, The Who’s Pete Townshend, Depeche Mode and, more recently, The Chemical Brothers and Nine Inch Nails. It remains one of the most sought-after pieces of vintage gear for both studio professionals and discerning instrument collectors.

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