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Behringer CS80....

Postby Zukan » Wed May 08, 2019 9:22 am

Uli Behringer made the following announcement on Behringer's FB page and interested the design of the newly named DS 80.

'As promised here is our DS-80 design draft;

Multi-Timbral 8-Voice Polyphonic
Analog Synthesizer with Dual Channels
per Voice, Polyphonic Aftertouch,
Ribbon Controller and Patch Memory

We want to be absolutely clear that this a very complex synthesizer project and it is at a very early stage. It will take us a long time to complete, however we are committed to deliver.

Why are we showing you this project at such an early stage? We believe that including you in the design process from the very beginning while help us and the synthesizer community to create a better product - and that's all that matters to us.
Thank you for your participation and now let us hear your feedback...' Uli

There you go Hugh! Another 80 to add to the collection .

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 am

:D :thumbup:
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Dave B » Wed May 08, 2019 11:07 am

Looks good. I suspect that I'll probably get one at some point as I am a huge ELO fan and they used it fairly extensively from 78-84. Good to hear that someone is building a keybed with poly AT... it gives us something to prod the big boys with ... ("well if Behringer can do it .. and do it cheap ..")

Now if we could persuade them to put that keyboard onto their OBXa clone ... hmmmm ...

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Wed May 08, 2019 12:06 pm

Dave B wrote:Looks good. I suspect that I'll probably get one at some point

If it works out as well as I hope it will, me too :thumbup:
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby The Elf » Wed May 08, 2019 2:51 pm

I've never been a huge fan of the CS-80, but no doubt this will be a 'shut up and take my money' deal.

I don't see the point of the mini slider presets; hopefully common sense will see those disappear - and with the money saved we can be assured an internal PSU! :lol:

With a poly AT keyboard, if it comes unweighted this could become a candidate for my live performance keyboard.
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Arpangel » Wed May 08, 2019 4:07 pm

I think Brian Eno used a CS80 on Before And After Science? And then there's Vangelis, what can I say? It'll depend on the price I think, wouldn't mind one though.
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby desmond » Fri May 17, 2019 11:29 pm

Looks like they listened to me... ;)

This is going in a *much* better direction:

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am

desmond wrote:Looks like they listened to me... ;)

This is going in a *much* better direction:

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https://www.gearnews.com/behringer-releases-updated-images-of-the-developing-ds-80-synthesizer/

I've gone all shaky and have a warm tingly feeling somewhere unmentionable on a family friendly forum :bouncy:
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat May 18, 2019 12:24 am

Yes, definitely going the right way. User memory ayatem is much improved, and ribbon controller is lomger and better placed... But still room for optimisation, I think. Exciting, though!

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat May 18, 2019 12:39 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:... ayatem is much improved ...controller is lomger

I see you've gone all shaky as well Hugh :lol:
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat May 18, 2019 1:00 am

:lol: I dunno what's come over me! :o
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby The Elf » Sat May 18, 2019 10:50 am

Got to admit that I think we're being 'played' a bit here. They were never going to implement those mini-fader presets, were they? I don't mind, though - it's getting interest for the project.
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Sat May 18, 2019 11:14 am

The Elf wrote:Got to admit that I think we're being 'played' a bit here. They were never going to implement those mini-fader presets, were they?

I think they're just 'showing their workings' as they think about how to clone and then update the original design...

For me, it needs a full width ribbon above the keyboard -- as per the new graphic impression -- with the ring mod and performance controls either side of the preset buttons -- as per the original artistic impression... and the new digital preset control stuff in the top left corner where the original mini fader memory presets were. That would work nicely and still honour the ergonomic design of the original.

I don't think the electronics will be too much of a challenge, but everything will depend on how well they can build a poly-AT keyboard...

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby blinddrew » Sat May 18, 2019 11:39 am

The Elf wrote:Got to admit that I think we're being 'played' a bit here. They were never going to implement those mini-fader presets, were they? I don't mind, though - it's getting interest for the project.
If I was one of the designers for Behringer I'd be using these mock-ups as design prototypes. Stick a photo up on a forum, garner a load of feedback, tweak and repeat until you've got something that gets the most approval. :)
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby The Elf » Sat May 18, 2019 1:40 pm

I would agree, but I’m not so sure after feedback about the VC340’s 3 octave keyboard was ultimately ignored. I think all these decisions have already been taken.

I’m not criticising Behringer for this - I just think they are simply stirring up publicity, and good luck to them.
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby desmond » Thu May 23, 2019 11:08 am

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu May 23, 2019 11:14 am

Getting there... now just move the ribbon controller an octave to the right... :D

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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby The Elf » Thu May 23, 2019 11:18 am

Poly aftertouch, 5-octave keyboard, internal PSU, ribbon *and* wheels... I was never much of a fan of the CS-80, but I'm liking everything I see about this!
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby The Elf » Thu May 23, 2019 11:19 am

Hugh Robjohns wrote:Getting there... now just move the ribbon controller an octave to the right... :D
I actually like it there - typically I'd be using it with my left hand!
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Re: Behringer CS80....

Postby ken long » Thu May 23, 2019 12:29 pm

do we have a ballpark for the RRP?
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