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The Press Desk 15th October 2019 01:48 PM

Behringer Releases PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer
 
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Behringer Releases PRO-1 Analog Synthesizer

Analog Synthesizer with Dual VCOs, 3 Simultaneous Waveforms, 4-Pole VCF,
Extensive Modulation Matrix, 16-Voice Poly Chain and Eurorack Format


Making its debut in 1981, the monophonic Sequential Circuits Pro-One* quickly established itself as the synthesizer of choice for numerous artists including: Thompson Twins, the Prodigy, Depeche Mode, Vince Clarke, New Order, Prince, Soft Cell and a host of others. An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, the PRO-1 lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its pure analog signal path, dual authentic VCOs with 3 selectable waveforms, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the PRO-1 is sure to become one of your favorite keyboards. Owning the PRO-1 is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past – or make your imprint on the future!

True to the Original
Great care has been taken in engineering the PRO-1, including the true to the original analog circuitry, legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs, all of which combine to make it easy to recreate the classic sound performance. This highly-focused attention to detail is what gives the PRO-1 its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones to stunning effects – and all the way out to the otherworldly sounds of your imagination.

Big, Fat Tones
The inspired synthesizer tracks laid down in the 1980s and ’90s are etched in the annals of progressive rock, wave, EDM and synth-pop music forever, making them truly classic in every sense of the word. The PRO-1 lets you recreate all of that magic – or design incredibly fat and original sounds that will make you a legend in your own right!

Authentic 3340 Oscillator
PRO-1’s 3340 Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) provides your choice of up to 3 simultaneous waveforms (Oscillator A: Sawtooth and Pulse, Oscillator B: Sawtooth, Triangle and Pulse), with a selectable range of 4 octaves. The VCOs can be modulated via the envelope or the low frequency oscillator (LFO). Performance is further enhanced by the Mixer section, which balances the levels of the internal VCOs and noise generator. This amazing flexibility gives you the tools to be your creative best.

Versatile VCF
The very heart of PRO-1’s sound is its classic 4-pole filter, which lets you freely experiment with the Cutoff Frequency, Resonance and Envelope and Keyboard amount, and full complement of ADSR (Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release) controls to dial in the perfect sound. PRO-1’s filter Mode switch can be set to either Lo- or Hi-pass for selecting the range of your choice.

16-Note Poly Chain Ready
While it is a monophonic instrument (one note at a time), PRO-1’s 16-note Poly Chain function lets you combine multiple synthesizers for up to 16-voice polyphony – plus provides vastly improved reliability and stability over its 1970s and '80s predecessors.

Eurorack Ready
Designed to handle the rigors of life on the road or in the studio, your PRO-1 can easily be transferred into a standard Eurorack case for the perfect integration into your existing system.

Rock Right out-of-the Box!
Your PRO-1 comes ready to rock, thanks to its default signal routing that doesn’t require lifting a single patch cable to instantly create amazing sounds. The semi-modular architecture lets you easily tap into the inspired sounds of 1980s and ’90s progressive rock, wave, EDM and synth-pop music synthesizer tracks that made rock and roll history – or to design incredibly fat and original sounds that will make you a legend in your own right!

Features:
  • Amazing analog synthesizer with dual VCO design allows for amazingly fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with legendary 3340 and 3320 semiconductors
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • 3 simultaneous oscillator shapes (OSC A: Saw / Pulse, OSC B: Saw / Triangle / Pulse waveforms)
  • Classic 4-pole filter design with self-resonance capability
  • Powerful modulation matrix for 2 modulation buses for flexible music creation
  • Dedicated and analog LFO with simultaneous Sawtooth, Triangle and Square oscillator shapes
  • 2 envelope generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
  • Easy-to-use 64-note dual sequencer (LFO clock serves as master clock)
  • Arpeggiator with 3 patterns for great sound effects
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • Complete Eurorack solution ? main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 56 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • Audio input for processing external sound sources for enhanced creativity
  • External control inputs and outputs (Gate, Filter etc.)
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.
For more information: https://www.behringer.com/Categories...oogtrans(en|en)

Funkybot 15th October 2019 03:21 PM

This is one I wish had a keyboard. Would've been a no-brainer for me. I'd much prefer a standalone instrument over a desktop unit.

I'm hoping there's a Prophet-5 in the works with a keyboard.

Idontcare 15th October 2019 06:38 PM

It's pretty cheap of them to ripoff the font:facepalm:

Funkybot 15th October 2019 06:58 PM

Do any of these Behringer synths transmit MIDI CC's for knobs, buttons, and faders? I can't find an implementation chart. Would be crazy not to include that feature considering how great these could work as controllers for other things.

Fishmac 15th October 2019 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Funkybot (Post 14266821)
Do any of these Behringer synths transmit MIDI CC's for knobs, buttons, and faders? I can't find an implementation chart. Would be crazy not to include that feature considering how great these could work as controllers for other things.

I got the K-2 and had to find out that's not the case... Sadly... Not even Modwheel is supported to control Modulation. You can record the notes and Pitch Bend, that's it. No comparison to my Prophet 6, which can be automated in a multitude of ways via my DAW and serve as a wonderful controller for my Soft Synths.

Funkybot 15th October 2019 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishmac (Post 14266845)
I got the K-2 and had to find out that's not the case... Sadly... Not even Modwheel is supported to control Modulation. You can record the notes and Pitch Bend, that's it. No comparison to my Prophet 6, which can be automated in a multitude of ways via my DAW and serve as a wonderful controller for my Soft Synths.

I can only assume that would've increased costs, but seems short-sighted because of the amount of value it would've added. These things would be worth their price as VA controllers alone. Oh well...

beau_mckee 16th October 2019 02:26 AM

Would of been shattered if we didn’t get a desktop version! Thankyou. This looks ultra appealing

deuc647 16th October 2019 02:32 PM

Behringer synths are so inexpensive im thinking of just grabbing all of them and swapping them out as i need. I applaud them honestly.

explorer 16th October 2019 03:19 PM

Should’ve called it the Bro-1

VenVile 16th October 2019 06:04 PM

Behringer puts out synths at a higher rate than I switch out underwear, and I bathe twice a day.

electro 17th October 2019 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Funkybot (Post 14266821)
Do any of these Behringer synths transmit MIDI CC's for knobs, buttons, and faders? I can't find an implementation chart. Would be crazy not to include that feature considering how great these could work as controllers for other things.

Make sure the eurorack P5 has endless encoders to control P5 softsynth.

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Originally Posted by Funkybot (Post 14266938)
I can only assume that would've increased costs, but seems short-sighted because of the amount of value it would've added. These things would be worth their price as VA controllers alone. Oh well...

Yes! Do it for the P5!