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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed May 08, 2019 12:41 pm

This thing is still just a concept and a graphic... there's a very, very long way to go before it becomes a playable instrument and I'm sure the details will evolve a lot in the process.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Wed May 08, 2019 6:18 pm

and here is the first audio of the Ub-Xa it's only a short video but it gives some idea of the sound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL9Ws-WUMZ8
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby johnny h » Sat May 11, 2019 3:58 pm

Anyone test out the Behringer booth at Superbooth?

Damn, I hate the company with a passion but the stuff they are making right now is incredible. Really, really excellent sounding stuff at ridiculous prices.

I much prefer their version of the Odyssey to Korg’s. Full size keys, too.

Sh101 copy is great fun too.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Sat May 11, 2019 6:22 pm

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!
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Sam Spoons » Sat May 11, 2019 9:23 pm

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.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Dan LB » Sun May 12, 2019 12:28 am

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:
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 pm

...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.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby BillB » Mon May 27, 2019 7:55 pm

Experts overrule me, but... ARP 2600?
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby desmond » Mon May 27, 2019 8:01 pm

BillB wrote:Experts overrule me, but... ARP 2600?

That was my first thought, too...
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon May 27, 2019 9:08 pm

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! ;)

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Mon May 27, 2019 9:13 pm

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.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Eddy Deegan » Tue May 28, 2019 2:27 am

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!
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:16 pm

..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

Postby blinddrew » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:23 pm

They're starting to make knock-off Lego kits too?

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby desmond » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:12 pm

Hmm, a Lego Jupiter 8 is probably the only Jupiter 8 I could afford... :lol:
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:02 pm

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.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:24 pm

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...
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Dan LB » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 pm

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:42 pm

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:
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby blinddrew » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Hang downward-facing racks from the ceiling of the toadstool? ;)
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