Behringer packs the concept of the Sequential Prophet VS into a compact, 4-voice $99 hybrid vector Synthesizer with analog filters named PRO-VS.
There are the first sounds! Behringer released the first sound demo of the Pro-VS Soul mini Synthesizer late in the evening. Sounds interesting at first glance.
Article February 24, 2022
Seems like today is Behringer Day. After seeing the UB-Xa D desktop synth for the first time, another new Synthesizer is making its debut. And it’s a surprise
Behringer introduced the Pro-VS via a Facebook post, a compact hybrid vector Synthesizer.
According to Behringer, the Pro-VS is a 4-voice polyphonic hybrid vector Synthesizer. You can clearly see where they got their inspiration from. The colors and layout are reminiscent of the legendary Sequential VS from 1986.
How exactly Behringer recreated the engine is not known but we know that it has 4 voices and is hybrid. Thus, we can expect digital oscillators and Curtis-style digital-controlled analog filters like on the original. With the difference that he has 4 instead of 8 voices. As with the original, waveforms can also be mixed with a 4D (ABCD) joystick. A highlight of the Prophet VS Synthesizer.
Then, you have oscillator controls for each layer, analog filter with cutoff & resonance controls, three envelopes, two LFOs, and more. The form factor is interesting. No replica in original size but in small and compact. It reminds me a lot of the Modal Electronics CraftSynth 2, which has a similar design. The same applies to the built-in touch-driven keyboard. Here, too, you will find other functions such as scales, mod routings and a built-in sequencer in addition to the notes
On the connection side, you have an headphone output, sync, MIDI input, and a USB connection. A main output is missing here, which is a shame. I prefer if you have both.
Behringer’s Pro-VS is definitely a surprise. I’m curious how close the synth is to the original and how the developers have developed it further. Small, compact, portable synths are popular, so I think this one will be another big seller.
Behringer Pro-VS will be available soon for an estimated price of $99 USD.
More information will follow here: Behringer