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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:22 pm
by Wonks
It is. It's really (in my opinion) all to do with CE marking and EMC regs. Before they came in, almost everything substantial had a mains-fed internal PSU. Then it became easier to test and certify the PSU and equipment separately, (which didn't guarantee any better EMC results when combined) but made things easier to engineer and guarantee passing the EMC tests, so we generally now end up with wall warts, when it wouldn't cost any more to bring mains into the units.

The regs were a good idea (because we don't want equipment interfering with other kit) but very poorly implemented.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:31 pm
by The Elf
The Karp (at least mine) sounds as identical to an original white-face Odyssey as another original white-face Odyssey. I know this, because I've had originals and Karp side by side for a couple of months and fooled around with them to see for myself. It's not something that troubles me greatly, though it was of academic interest. :)

BTW I had my Karp FS modified to have that damned external PSU fitted inside the case and a Euro power socket fitted. This will be done to any of my synths that allow for the mod!

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:52 pm
by Dave B
NB: All kArp Oddys have the 3 filter types - mini, module and full size.

I have half a mind to pick up another to go with the mini that I have. In that case, I think it will be the kArp module. No slight against the Berry, but then I'm happy with the kArps.

If the 2600 does come out, then I might be tempted...

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:26 pm
by johnny h
Sam Spoons wrote:
Wonks wrote:But Behringer still spoil things somewhat by using a wall-wart PSU.

It's the price you pay for the price though :blush:
Even the rereleased Minimoog uses an external PSU.

It's annoying but I don't think things will change anytime soon. If you have an internal power supply you need to go through far more stringent safety tests, which are costly and time consuming.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:48 pm
by blinddrew
Sam Spoons wrote:It's the price you pay for the price though :blush:

Can't believe you didn't go with "It's the price you pay for the price you pay." I know it's actually slightly less clear but it's practically poetry! ;)

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:14 pm
by Sam Spoons
You know me so well :D ........ Anyway I nearly did , with an '....err....' before the final 'you pay' but decided short and simple was the way to go.....

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22 pm
by blinddrew
And I'm sure less pedantic readers (and those in more of a hurry) thank you accordingly. :)

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:32 pm
by Sam Spoons
:lol:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:17 am
by ConcertinaChap
Love the way threads here can veer from deep technical discussion to consideration of the soul of the creative process in but a moment. Inspirational!

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:22 am
by Sam Spoons
:D :thumbup:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:44 am
by Folderol
ConcertinaChap wrote:Love the way threads here can veer from deep technical discussion to consideration of the soul of the creative process in but a moment. Inspirational!

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... but the other 95% is perspirational :tongue:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:10 pm
by Sam Spoons
Very perspicacious of you Foldy

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:53 pm
by DGL.
MS101 is now in pre-production where they make 50 units to find any problems before they go into full production.
The slight delays have been due to the factory running at near full capacity and basically not having any time to fit in the production of new products.
Looking at tyhe picture that uli has posted they look good and accordimg to one of the beta testers it's as near as the same size as the original.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:19 pm
by desmond
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Personally, I've never understood why people love them quite so much, but whatever floats yer musical boat, and all..!

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:04 pm
by BigRedX
desmond wrote:Personally, I've never understood why people love them quite so much, but whatever floats yer musical boat, and all..!

Nostalgia. They were relatively cheap at the time so lots of synth players had one - myself included. Of course nearly all of us wanted something with two oscillators and two envelope generators, but a synth with those features cost considerably more.

Also if you wanted to use it as a "keytar" the next cheapest alternative was the Casio CZ101 which had mini keys and no modulation grip. After that you were probably looking at a Yamaha KX5 plus a MIDI synth for it to drive...