The ARP 2600 was produced in early 1971 and is known as the “Blue Marvin”.The ARP 2600 is a semi-modular analog subtractive audio synthesizer, designed by Alan R. Pearlman with Dennis Colin, and manufactured by his company, ARP Instruments, Inc. as the follow-on version of the ARP 2500. The ARP 2600 was semi-modular with a fixed selection of basic synthesizer components internally pre-wired. The ARP 2600 was thus ideal for musicians new to synthesis, due to its ability to be operated either with or without patch cords.
Antique Technology in 1970s
The Bartini Beriev VVA-14 was developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970s. Designed to be able to take-off from the water and fly at high speed over long distances, it was to make true flights at high altitude, but also have the capability of ‘flying’ efficiently just above the sea surface, using ground effect. The VVA-14 was designed by Robert Bartini in answer to a perceived requirement to destroy United States Navy Polaris missile submarines.