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Synthtober: Synth Spotlight — The ARP 2600
Synthtober: Synth Spotlight — The ARP 2600

This spooky season, we’re putting the spotlight on the iconic instruments behind some of our favourite spine-tingling soundtracks, scores, and sound effects. Join us all October long as we put the magnifying glass on some of the coolest instruments you’ve ever seen — or heard — before!

This time, we’re taking a look at the ARP 2600 (c. 1971). A classic synth perhaps most notably credited with providing the "voice" for Star Wars’ beloved R2-D2!

Join us in Plugged In at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm for a special presentation of this instrument by NMC’s musically-trained educators. Learn a bit about the technological and cultural significance of this amazing instrument and check out some science fiction-y sounds!


Scotiabank Backbeat provides regular weekend activations for families, children, and general visitors of all ages, including pop-up music performances, hands-on activities, presentations from community partners, and more.