Behringer PRO-800 starts shipping in April 2023 and new sound demo Analog clone/replica of the Sequential Pro-600 with 8 voices

SYNTH ANATOMY uses affiliation & partner programs (big red buttons) to finance a part of the activity. If you use these, you support the website. Thanks! 

Behringer has today introduced the PRO-800, an analog clone of the iconic Sequential PRO-600 Synthesizer upgraded with 8 voice polyphony. 

Between January and April, the Behringer announcement machinery was at its maximum. Almost every day, there were new synthesizer announcements. Yes, that was crazy and almost gave me nightmares because you almost certainly knew that the next day there would be a photo teaser of a new device.

With the delivery bottlenecks, lack of chips, etc…, this calmed down a lot in the middle of the year. But now there is movement on the horizon again. The Pro-800, the replica/clone of the Sequential Pro-600 with 8 voices announced in September 2020, is ready. According to Behringer, they will ship the first batches in April 2023.

Behringer Pro-800

Pro-800 Update

The Pro-800 is ready to move into the studios. Behringer has now also announced all information about features. It’s an authentic clone/replica of the Sequential Prophet 600 Synthesizer. Without a keyboard but as a Eurorack module and with more functionality.

According to Behringer, it will have true 8-voice analog polyphony with two oscillators, a filter, two envelopes, LFO, and a recreation of the iconic poly-mod section. It also comes with all GliGli modifications giving you a noise generator, full MIDI-CC control, and USB-MIDI connectivity.

Plus, you get a dual polyphonic sequencer, a dedicated LFO with six waveshapes, and a VCA overdrive. Very nice extensions that make it a much more capable synth. Behringer also added memory for up to 400 sounds.

Behringer says the batch of Pro-800 will ship in April 2023 and will cost $599 USD. From experience, the first units will appear at retailers in mid-late May then. Unless a retailer brings them over quickly.

And Behringer also published a new introduction video with a big sound demo. Sounds very good at first sight. I’m curious how it is in the studio without YouTube compression.

____________________________________________________-

Article September 17th, 2020 

It’s never quiet at Behringer. The company today announced the PRO-800, analog clone of the Sequential Pro-600 from 1982. This is created in collaboration with the well-known developer GliGli, known for his Pro-600 modifications.

Instead of cloning the device as it was, they have taken this iconic synth to the next level by upgrading with full polyphony (Pro-600 – 6 voices) and 8 voices. The synth is based on two dual VCOs offering saw pulse and triangle on VCO A, and saw, pulse, tri, and saw, pulse, triangle, PW on VCO B. Also onboard is a noise generator.

Behringer Pro-800

It features an analog filter with the controls cutoff, resonance, envelope, and kybd. Further, it has two ADSR envelopes, one LFO with different destinations, and a poly mode section.

Behringer Pro-800

It is not known whether he has an arpeggiator or sequencer onboard. The buttons on the left can save patches. The Pro-800 also has a MIDI input and CV inputs/outputs for modular synths on the frontpanel. On the backside, you have a single output, footswitch input, MIDI routing matrix, MIDI Thru, USB connection, and a power supply input. It is a pity that it has no stereo out, only mono what is a bit strange for polysynths.

According to Behringer, they target a price of lower than $600 USD and shipment for January 2021 for the PRO-800.

Update: Behringer Pro-800 will be available in April 2023 for $599 USD.

More information here: Behringer

Hardware Synthesizer News

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*