Behringer shares prototype of Sequential Circuits Pro-One clone
The 1980s classic is Behringer’s latest synth clone.
Budget gear specialist Behringer has shown f its latest synth clone, a compact version Sequential Circuits’ classic Pro-One instrument, originally released in 1981.
The company hasn’t announced any other firm details the synth beyond two pictures shared on Facebook, but it removes the keyboard and fits the original model’s controls into a Eurorack-compatible module.
Behringer’s Pro-One clone is the latest in a planned line synth replicas from the company, which has so far created a Eurorack version Moog’s classic Minimoog Model D and revealed firm plans to make its own versions Oberheim’s OB-Xa and Roland’s VP-330 Vocoder Plus.
While the practice cloning vintage synths from other brands is technically legal, it’s attracted criticism too. Mary Curtis, the widow analog synth chip pioneer Doug Curtis – the founder the company whose chips Behringer has cloned to make some its replicas – last year said she was “deeply saddened by the attempt others to trade on Curtis’s] name.”
However, Behringer has also been working on its own analog synth designs. As well as the $999 DeepMind 12, released last year, the company this year revealed the Neutron, an all-original semi-modular synth with an eye-catching design and an affordable $299 price tag.
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