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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby BJG145 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:31 pm

Arpangel wrote:Manufacturers are playing on people’s memories of what others did with these things, it’s got absolutely no relevance to what’s we actually might want to do ourselves, unless you want to sound like and make covers of old tracks, or if you’re in a tribute band

Yes and no...I'd love an OBX, or a CS80, OSCar, 2600 etc because to me, they're nostalgic, highly rated, they look amazing, and they've always been unobtainable. OBXs go for £4K+. I saw a CS80 for £20K+ on Reverb a couple of days ago, but I can't find it now - it probably sold.

Personally I have no interest in recreating Blade Runner or using one of these in a tribute band, but to me they're still inspirational tools.

Elf wrote:When the inaccessible becomes accessible it will lose its appeal. That's the nature of humans.

This is very true though. I'm not very excited about an OBX VST as a substitute; it just doesn't really do it for me. A cheap clone that looks and sounds the same comes a lot closer, but, perversely, the availability does dim the desire a little; the rarity is a factor for me personally.

I'd still like the Behringer 2600 though; they're pretty eye-catching, and I feel I could happily dabble with a hardware clone of one of those for quite a while.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Arpangel » Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:32 am

BJG145 wrote:I'd still like the Behringer 2600 though; they're pretty eye-catching, and I feel I could happily dabble with a hardware clone of one of those for quite a while.

I know I’d be disappointed, even with a real one.
I’ve got the Arturia 2600, and I’ve got used to polyphony, going back to monophonic would make me really frustrated.
I’d like a 2500 though, it’s got nothing to do with anything apart from owning a classic piece of design.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:13 pm

Another update from the Behringer FB, anyone want a BBG?

Behringer FB wrote:It’s alive! Some time ago we showed you the internal design of a new synth which one of our eight synthesizer engineering teams is working on.

Today we like to share with you the first working prototype which also marks our first wavetable synthesizer - modeled after the iconic PPG Wave.
We are still far away from a product release as the firmware is extremely complex but we can already tell you that it sounds truly amazing.
Would you be interested in this synth?

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It's the synth that they teased just a PCB render a while ago asking what was it in return for a free one on release to the first correct guess, I'm not on FB but still worked out it was a PPG from the start :mrgreen:
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby The Elf » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:06 pm

I was never interested in the PPG and I'm still not, but I bet that one will sell a few!
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby N i g e l » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:11 pm

It certainly looks the business but a bit werid with out the depth/ top shelf ! Where do you put your minimoog or pint & sandwiches ?
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Hopefully the illuminated mod wheels can be dimmed to be in keeping with the classic looks.
I cant wait to hear how it sounds...


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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Arpangel » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:22 pm

Four octaves, will they ever learn?
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby The Elf » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:42 pm

Arpangel wrote:Four octaves, will they ever learn?
It seems to be the season of 'perfect minus 1 octave'. If they'd put that 4-octave on the VC340 I'd have been a happy man, but no - they slap a 3-octave on that one. Sheesh!

Much as I love the Hydrasynth, for example, it screams 'missing an octave' as soon as you play it.

Unfortunately I think we just have to get used to it.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Folderol » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:56 pm

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:Four octaves, will they ever learn?
It seems to be the season of 'perfect minus 1 octave'. If they'd put that 4-octave on the VC340 I'd have been a happy man, but no - they slap a 3-octave on that one. Sheesh!

Much as I love the Hydrasynth, for example, it screams 'missing an octave' as soon as you play it.

Unfortunately I think we just have to get used to it.
Why not get two - one keyshifted down an octave :lol:

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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:30 pm

Looking at the PCB renders it will have poly AT, and as such yes they have stuffed it up just like the hydrasynth, though the common form factor will certinaly help it cost less.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby nathanscribe » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:08 am

N i g e l wrote:It certainly looks the business but a bit werid with out the depth/ top shelf ! Where do you put your minimoog or pint & sandwiches ?

I was thinking the same thing! Where's the cat supposed to sleep?
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby desmond » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:25 am

Any keyboard instruments where the front to back depth of the keys is longer than the front to back depth of the front panel behind them just look weird and sort of wrong to me...

...but then I grew up lusting after DX1/5s, Matrix 12's, and so on, where the "big synths" just really had a weight and a presence that made you want to take them seriously with one look.

Things are different these days of course. Even back in the day, once boxes started to go digital with smaller, more capable circuits inside and were no longer packed with dense analog electronics that required as much space as possible to not overheat, they still made large, expensive, imposing devices to hit an exclusive price point but they often had not much stuff inside - with all the shipping, storage, transport, packing downsides that a large form factor necessitates.

Also, looking at the target market, I think 4-octave keyboards for these things is about right. Long-time synth nerds will have other keyboards already, new people are probably not expecting to play two-hand span piano parts (and there aren't the voices for this on the analog stuff anyway). It's not ideal for some folks, but that's the reality, I think...
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:01 pm

Another teaser from Behringer vis-à-vis a previously announced product,

Behringer FB wrote:We’re close to announcing the shipment of a product that we announced some time ago.
Due the current pandemic situation our product releases are taking longer than expected for which we apologize.
However we hope we can make up for it with a surprise that comes with this shipment release...
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby N i g e l » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:57 pm

I am totaly at ease with the Hydrasynths monotimbral 4 octaves but the Wave probably *1 has a keyboard split and multitrack sequencer. Does that make things better or worse ?

*1 LCD says BBG 2.2 V6


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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby BJG145 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:11 pm

nathanscribe wrote:Where's the cat supposed to sleep?

It's fine; cats find a way, it'll manage.

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I'm sure it wouldn't be difficult to knock up a large black box to park behind it, if you really feel you need one.

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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby desmond » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Just need a black shelf from B&Q to mount behind it... :thumbup:
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