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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby IAA » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:49 pm

But as you would expect, it will be affordable.
I bet, and I’m sure and you could probably do this, the 100 and 55 modules for less than the Korg. There’d have to be hellava sonic differential to justify the Korg, don’t you think..?
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby N i g e l » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 pm

Korg MS20M + SQ1 £939

Behringer K2 < £300

not a fair 1:1 comparison but where did the extra £639 go ?
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:10 am

If the big boys don't get their act together they could become ex-big boys. A name can only carry you so far, and the buying public are getting steadily more price conscious.

That would not be a good thing for choice and diversity.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:22 pm

I could live without the reverb, or any effects for that matter. I'm just glad it isn't a damned spring reverb - another of those woeful old devices I never want to see again! So glad to see the speakers ditched too.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby The Elf » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:35 pm

I wouldn't be so quick to question pricing between manufacturers. Any manufacturer can make gear cheaper, but that comes with its own cost - whether that be quality, quantity, reliability, longevity...

In this specific example Korg have delivered a seemingly very well-built piece of kit, in the faithful spirit of the original and with some premium features and additions. Nothing wrong with that. It's not for me, but I think it's probably a fair price for what is on offer.

Behringer are giving us a second option that will be more suitable for many of us - both in form and cost. Of course it cuts corners, but for many of us those corners lying on the floor aren't important.

This world can accommodate both.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Steve A » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:44 pm

I wonder if I'm the only person who thinks this would look a lot smarter (and possibly be easier to use) with proper black slider caps to fit over those garish LEDs, even though you can turn them down/off, and will probably seek some out if/when I get this?
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 pm

At least you'll be able to see them on stage through even the thickest clouds of dry ice.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:12 pm

Steve A wrote:I wonder if I'm the only person who thinks this would look a lot smarter (and possibly be easier to use) with proper black slider caps to fit over those garish LEDs, even though you can turn them down/off, and will probably seek some out if/when I get this?
I WANT those lighted and colour-coded faders!

Even if I never use it on stage (and I doubt I will), it still makes editing *much* easier in the studio. It's the one thing that makes me covet a Behringer Odyssey over the Korg FS. My KArp is tucked away into its keyboard stand under other synths and I have a devil of a time trying to find the right slider when I'm editing.

I can't imagine why you would feel that all black fader caps would make things easier, but I'm happy to listen!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Steve A » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:46 pm

Only because I think my sausage fingers will probably be able to grip them better!

I do think they look a little tacky but the video camera will be over emphasising the brightness of them. But I completely get the point about ease of use from a recognition perspective, especially on stage!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:45 pm

I'm deffo in favour of colour coding, where practical. I'm used to it from the electronics world anyway, but I wasn't quite so aware of the subliminal benefits until I got the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours, and since I got it all my typos have become one dimensional i.e. along the rows :shh:
I was so impressed I quickly bought another one. Oh, and they are also delightfully clacky :lol:
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:52 pm

Folderol wrote:I'm deffo in favour of colour coding, where practical. I'm used to it from the electronics world anyway, but I wasn't quite so aware of the subliminal benefits until I got the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours, and since I got it all my typos have become one dimensional i.e. along the rows :shh:
I was so impressed I quickly bought another one. Oh, and they are also delightfully clacky :lol:

Hey, surely that means if you get a keyboard with a different colour on every single key you'll never make a typo again!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:56 pm

Maybe if they put a different letter on every key that would be even better!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:07 pm

Folderol wrote:... the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours...

I'm intrigued. Can you provide a link, please?
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:16 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:
Folderol wrote:... the Tecknet keyboard with the back-lit keycaps. The rows are lit with different colours...

I'm intrigued. Can you provide a link, please?
It's here.
Yes I do use that shop when I can't find what I want anywhere else :(

P.S. These are full size keys. It's the frame that is much smaller than most. It doesn't have a number pad, but then again, I never use them anyway!
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Ooh, nice... I just grabbed one for my studio PC!

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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm

Excellent -- thanks.
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:32 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:Ooh, nice... I just grabbed one for my studio PC!

Ooh - I might do the same, although I'm still used to having the extra keypad on the right.

The backlighting would certainly make it easier to use when I'm in dim studio mode ;)


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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Martin Walker wrote:...although I'm still used to having the extra keypad on the right.

Me too... but I found this that looks to be very similar, but with a numeric pad too:

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071HBFN2T/?coliid=I1HOZOU85Q5EWH&colid=1NLEUGIYA566S&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Wonks » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:00 pm

Martin Walker wrote:The backlighting would certainly make it easier to use when I'm in dim studio mode ;)

How can you ever be dim? :D
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Re: Behringer 2600

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:20 pm

Thank you for those kind words Wonks, and thanks also to Hugh for the Amazon link to the keyboard with number keypad - my only remaining proviso is that I'm used to chiclet keys, and I expect that the mechanical keys may be too loud for me ;)


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