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

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am

Platform shoes, Jupiter-8, Ford Capri... Had 'em, enjoyed 'em, don't regret a moment! :lol:
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Wonks » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:33 am

You obviously haven't seen photos of The Elf in his 1980s Spandex and poodle hair phase.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby BillB » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:40 am

Obviously not. I'm wondering, aren't we overdue a 70's style revival - it was 40+ years ago!

Or did it already happen in 2011 and mercifully passed me by... :headbang:
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:45 am

What do you mean... 'revival'? ;)
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:01 am

A little sort of update by amsynths/Rob Keeble on GS about what the B2600 is modelled on/what variant of 2600 it is based on.

Rob Keeble wrote:Hi,
Let me explain the design ideas I brought to the B2600. Rather than recreating a 1977 synth with 301 op amps and tired caps, why not try and recreate the 1970 version, as it was originally imagined with high speed and accurate op amps and with matched transistor pairs and the best caps.

ARP did this in the blue marvin but had to compromise component selection to achieve reliable mass production.

So thats what we made with the defects of the original design removed and the precision of the original thinking.

You cant adjust any trimmers to make the sound less tame. The sound is meant to be precise not wobbly not like a KARP, you need to detune the vcos and add some modulation and push the levels into the vcf. Its a world away from a 1977 version..its new.

Rob Keeble wrote:Its about replicating the original 1970 version, and the ideas at ARP when they started out. A blue marvin not a late model, no character has been lost its actually been regained.

Basically it's a 2600 made to what ARP wanted to make in 1970 but reliability forced them to change the design, using worse spec but higher reliability parts, now what they would consider high quality back then is standard now and as such you don't have to make any tradeoffs.
Oh and if you are on GS he's willing to answer questions about the B2600 which is excellent.

And lastly a new RD-8 firmware is out today with a few new features, update using the synthtribe app.

Behringer FB wrote:The RD-8 journey continues with another firmware update (Version 2.0.6). Thanks for all your valuable input.

New features:

1. In STEP mode, hold TAP/HOLD then press RECORD to set pattern auto save on or off.

2. Pattern length menu displayed in SONG and PATTERN mode.

3. Push LENGTH, then hold TAP/HOLD and push >> (right double arrow beside LENGTH) to
immediately duplicate the contents of the current length, this is very useful when you are working
with for example a 3/4 pattern with 12 steps.

4. When STEP RECORD is enabled, the display shows “auto” or “manu” for 1 second to indicate the
save mode.

5. Recall stored pattern by holding TAP/HOLD + STEP button of the pattern you wish to restore. This
only works when you are in Pattern mode and set to manu (manual) save mode.

Improvements:

1. Improved sweep erase function.
2. Improved note repeat to the MIDI out.
3. Fixed the behaviour of auto fill. Now replaces the end of the pattern with the amount of steps
programmed in the auto fill pattern if less than the current pattern playing.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby MOF » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:05 am

Flared trousers... Platform shoes... ? I still shudder when I see photos from the mid-late 70's.

It's all relative, if it was still the fashion now you wouldn't think twice about it. I loved my platform shoes and Oxford bags trousers along with the 'central parting' hair style.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Arpangel » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:36 am

If the Behringer B2600 was actually blue, like the original, I’d even think vaguely about buying one, and get rid of those tacky lights too.

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

Postby The Elf » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:56 am

Arpangel wrote:If the Behringer B2600 was actually blue, like the original, I’d even think vaguely about buying one, and get rid of those tacky lights too.
There are rumours of a blue version (and even rumours that the spring reverb may appear :crazy: ), but I feel sure someone will make a plastic sticker for the front panel. Similar has been done for other of Behringer's range.

And you can turn down the LEDs to 'off'.

But I thought you'd decided it was horrid?
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Arpangel » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:32 am

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:If the Behringer B2600 was actually blue, like the original, I’d even think vaguely about buying one, and get rid of those tacky lights too.
There are rumours of a blue version (and even rumours that the spring reverb may appear :crazy: ), but I feel sure someone will make a plastic sticker for the front panel. Similar has been done for other of Behringer's range.

And you can turn down the LEDs to 'off'.

But I thought you'd decided it was horrid?

It'd be less horrid if it was blue though.

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

Postby ken long » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:42 am

Behringer FB wrote:The RD-8 journey continues with another firmware update (Version 2.0.6). Thanks for all your valuable input.

New features:

1. In STEP mode, hold TAP/HOLD then press RECORD to set pattern auto save on or off.

2. Pattern length menu displayed in SONG and PATTERN mode.

3. Push LENGTH, then hold TAP/HOLD and push >> (right double arrow beside LENGTH) to
immediately duplicate the contents of the current length, this is very useful when you are working
with for example a 3/4 pattern with 12 steps.

4. When STEP RECORD is enabled, the display shows “auto” or “manu” for 1 second to indicate the
save mode.

5. Recall stored pattern by holding TAP/HOLD + STEP button of the pattern you wish to restore. This
only works when you are in Pattern mode and set to manu (manual) save mode.

Improvements:

1. Improved sweep erase function.
2. Improved note repeat to the MIDI out.
3. Fixed the behaviour of auto fill. Now replaces the end of the pattern with the amount of steps
programmed in the auto fill pattern if less than the current pattern playing.

Goodness. So many updates for a clone.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:02 am

Thomann (as of writing this post) have MonoPoly's in stock :shock: £649 inc. 20% VAT
Now that was unexpected!
Bet you'll need to be quick.
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:38 pm

Kobol anyone?

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

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:39 pm

Another of those 'why' moments. :headbang:
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:53 pm

The Elf wrote:Another of those 'why' moments. :headbang:

Uli seems to be the child that always says "I want that one!", but for him he does get it and seems to sell more than anyone would ever think.

Kudos on the nice knobs and switches!
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Re: The All-New Behringer Keyboards 'n' Stuff Thread

Postby Dave B » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm

The Elf wrote:Another of those 'why' moments. :headbang:

My guess is that it's because both Jarre and Vince Clarke were fans and used them. If he's recreating all the classics from the 80s then it seems a logical choice. Arguably more logical than a monopoly. Not sure it's for me though
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