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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:22 pm
by The Elf
I've been critical of Behringer in the past, but I have to say that they've upped their game in all kinds of ways. I really can't knock them for what they're doing right now. These synths are not just good for the money - they really are genuinely great instruments.

That Odyssey is gorgeous, isn't it? Much as I love my Karp Odyssey FS, I'm seduced by those lit sliders and built-in FX!

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 9:23 pm
by Sam Spoons
I have 2 x X32s, an XR12 and a Model D, all are fantastic (I do have some older kit too, a couple of redundant compressor and an, in use, HA4400, alll of which get the job done). The very low failure rates for the early X32s bode well for reliability generally so my only reservation is their slightly questionable business practices in the past (and I wouldn't buy any of their older DIs). Lets hope they stay there and we can benefit from the present range of gear.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 12:28 am
by Dan LB
johnny h wrote:Anyone test out the Behringer booth at Superbooth?

Yes, had a look both yesterday and today. The Odyssey was there but I didn’t get time to play with it. It looks great and build quality seemed good.

They were also showcasing their 808 and 909 which again looked and sounded really good!

They had their 101 also which I didn’t play either but looks equally as convincing as the others :thumbup:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 pm
by DGL.
...and look at the PCB they are showing off on their facebook

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Behringer facebook wrote: Can you guess the synth?
This one's at a very early stage and we're now building our first prototype.
But I am sure you're all getting excited - I definitely am as it's one of my all time favorites. Uli.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 7:55 pm
by BillB
Experts overrule me, but... ARP 2600?

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 8:01 pm
by desmond
BillB wrote:Experts overrule me, but... ARP 2600?

That was my first thought, too...

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:08 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
Yep, the positions and orientations of all the sliders, and the positions of the patching sockets, could only fit with an ARP 2600.

If the pricing and quality turn out to be as keen as Uli's other synths it's probably going to scupper sales of the DIY version being discussed elsewhere in these forums! ;)

H

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 pm
by The Elf
The positions of the controls aren't 1-2-1 (and getting rid of the yukky speakers has given a lot of scope to rationalise the design), but I'd put a sizable bet on it being a 2600.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:27 am
by Eddy Deegan
Hugh Robjohns wrote:If the pricing and quality turn out to be as keen as Uli's other synths it's probably going to scupper sales of the DIY version being discussed elsewhere in these forums!

I hope it doesn't - the labour of love put into the DIY version is evident and choice is always good. It would be good if there is room for both!

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:16 pm
by DGL.
..and now for something British?

Behringer Facebook wrote:A picture speaks more than a thousand words.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:23 pm
by blinddrew
They're starting to make knock-off Lego kits too?

;)

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:12 pm
by desmond
Hmm, a Lego Jupiter 8 is probably the only Jupiter 8 I could afford... :lol:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 pm
by DGL.
desmond wrote:Hmm, a Lego Jupiter 8 is probably the only Jupiter 8 I could afford... :lol:

Have you seen the price of genuine Lego these days?, looks like you'd have to go for cloned Lego too :D

But seriously, when Uli says he wants to start building synthesizers he goes in hard, he's even looking for people to join a synth team in Japan (as well as the UK, Germany and Italy). He calls himself the chief disruptor, and he ain't lying!
Clones most of them they may be but we seem to be getting a really good quality product at a price the other major players can't beat even with mini-me software in a box with knobs.

I bet Roland, Korg, Yamaha, DSI, Moog were laughing when Behringer announced they would start building synthesizers, they ain't laughing now, more running scared.

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 pm
by The Elf
Intresting. I never had one, never wanted one, but I always fancied having an afternoon of lost time fooling around with one...

I know someone currently considering working for Behringer (though they're mucking him around at the moment); I've given him my wishlist...

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 pm
by Dan LB

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:42 pm
by The Elf
Mmm... Black and orange livery too. Slurp! :angel:

OK, I'm in. Where the bejeebers I'm going to put it is another question! :headbang:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:42 pm
by blinddrew
Hang downward-facing racks from the ceiling of the toadstool? ;)

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:47 pm
by desmond
blinddrew wrote:Hang downward-facing racks from the ceiling of the toadstool? ;)

Someone somewhere has got to have a modular ceiling... :headbang:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:10 pm
by The Elf
blinddrew wrote:Hang downward-facing racks from the ceiling of the toadstool? ;)
I wish I could tell you I'd never consider it! :lol:

Re: the latest Behringer-gate

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:27 pm
by BillB
Hmmm... the audio equivalent of Michaelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel. :beamup: