Behringer PRO-800 Synthesizer Now In Production

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Behringer has announced that their PRO-800 synthesizer, a knockoff off the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600, is now in production:

“PRO800 is on the way. We’re very excited to share that the highly anticipated PRO800 is now finally in production. The global chip shortage has challenged many companies, but we’re happy to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Thank you all for your immense support and patience. While it’ll take a while to get the synthesizer in your hands as we’re shipping from the factory, we hope that this beautiful instrument will make up for the long wait.”

The Behringer PRO-800 was originally introduced in 2020, and the company said it would available in Jan 2021, priced under $600. The global chip shortage interfered with their plans, though, and the company later said it was targeting an April 2023 release date.

The Behringer PRO-800 copies the architecture and look of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600, but cuts costs by eliminating the keyboard, shrinking the interface to fit the Eurorack format and using modern mass-production build techniques.

It features some enhancements to the original design, though, upping the polyphony from 6 to 8 voices and incorporating the GliGli firmware mods, which expand on the original’s options.

Here’s Behringer’s official intro video:

Pricing and Availability

The Behringer PRO-800 synthesizer is expected to be available in April 2023, priced at $599 USD.

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