New Hardware Synthesizers Previewed By Behringer
Post date:Fri, 07/14/2023 - 09:55
Behringer has teased the release of four new synths on their social media channels. In June, the company announced the release of the AMP800, new entries in their XENYX series, and the Bode Frequency Shifter 1630. However, the company has also shown off upcoming synths such as the BX700, Polysource, and XM-2. Not much is known about these upcoming releases beyond what was teased in the social media posts.
Behringer teased the BX700 in a very tongue-in-cheek social media post where they described it as a “DX7 on steroids.” IT will have an authentic CS-80, an analog filter, a built-in drum machine, and a few other “cool features.”
According to Behringer, the PolySource is an upcoming synth that is inspired by the Moog Source. The product designer, Marc, was also deeply involved in the PRO-800 and has stated that the PolySource will feature eight analog voices and full patch memory. Apparently, the PolySource could also be priced the same as the PRO-800. The reception to the social media post has been positive, with fans praising the beautiful and clear design as full patch memory.
Another new release teased by Behringer is the 2-XM, which is their take on the classic Oberheim Two Voice synthesizer. Although they haven’t revealed any new details about the synth, they are implying that it is ready for production.
In other Behringer news, they have announced that after shipping a large amount of PR-800 units and receiving a ton of valuable feedback, the next firmware release is almost ready. This update will address issues such as stuck notes when the same notes are played in a row without note offsetting and some parameters getting saved with presets instead of settings. The update will also add a feature requested by numerous users, which is doubling the range on the VCF filter envelope. To stay up to date with Behringer news, follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Behringer).