Behringer Teases Pro-One Clone

Behringer today shared images of their prototype for a Sequential Circuits Pro-One clone.

The company did not share any details about plans or availability for the ‘Bro-One’, but it appears to follows the style of the Behringer D – a modern clone, designed to be Euro compatible and adding limited CV control.

Details on pricing and availability for the Behringer Pro-One synthesizer are to be announced.

47 thoughts on “Behringer Teases Pro-One Clone

  1. Looks very handsome and translates to the Eurorack size better than the D. Tempting.

    “Behringer Teases” might as well be its own section on the site.

  2. Looks nice… But isn’t everyone going to hold out for the Brophet 5?
    That limited CV patchbay there, will probably not be enough for a lot of people to think they will need the mono-version as well…
    There is space left on the top of the panel… a bit more CV patching would have been nice.

    1. I concur, can never have too much CV. And it would be great to see a MIDI in on the back too, who wants to constantly have a cord coming out the face of their synth?

  3. Tease away Behringer, I enjoy the insight and it’s gives me time to put some cash to one side for this sexy beast!

    Mmmm, Audio in, this should make for a powerful external filter.

  4. So Behringer’s Euro series is officially a thing now. I really hope they keep this pattern up: First a clone (Model D), then a new, original synth (Neutron), and now another highly anticipated clone; hopefully this means another original synth is somewhere in the cards.

    Imagine if this keeps going and grows into a whole product line of low-priced, Eurorack-compatible synths, based on a combination of vintage and new designs.

      1. Yes. The earlier Pro-Ones had a problematic membrane keyboard. They changed it to a J-wire set up on the later ones. If someone has an earlier one and the membrane keyboard dies, they’re up a creek. Not to worry though, this $99 Behringer will be better anyway.

        Anyone who owns a dinosaur Pro-One should sell it ASAP before its ridiculous price nowadays tanks after Behringer releases this.

        1. Up a creek is right. There are retrofits for the keyboard, but it is not for the faint of heart/ wallet. Needs some major retooling and and arduino or similar but you can get a Fatar keyboard in there. Pretty cool when it’s all said and done though.

  5. Considering the CEM3320 filter could be configured to operate as a 6dB bandpass, 12dB bandpass, 12dB highpass, 24dB highpass, and 12dB lowpass — in addition to the 24dB lowpass mode used in the SCI Pro One — it’s a shame that Behringer hasn’t modified the design slightly to allow these additional filter modes with this clone. At the very least, a 12dB lowpass switch would be nice since it’s sitting right there unused to begin with.

    1. I’m all up for these kind of additions and improvements, the only reason not to seems like pure nostalgia. I really hope they max out the potential of the 909 etc.

    2. Oh… Hope they fix that for the production model then. 12dB Lowpass and 12dB Highpass mode, at least.
      But I’m also hoping for more CV patch-points, to positioning it against the probably upcoming Prophet 5 clone…

  6. I’m a bit of a Depeche Mode/Vince Clark fan and have been thinking about getting a Pro One for the longest time, if this is in the $500 range it’s buy for me for sure! I really like the key-less module form factor for my synths since space is always an issue and I think Uli understands that we can buy more of his synths if we have the space to store them 😉

    I really hope Behringer makes a Prophet 5 rev.2 (SSM filters) clone too, Dave Smith has said he does not do reissues and will never make one so there should be no “moral quandary” about it. Seeing as it’s one of the most coveted synths out there right along side the Jupiter 8, it would sell like crazy!

  7. Is there any USB or DIN-MIDi input ?
    CV control only would restrict it to the Euro Modular garden, which I have nothing :-/

  8. I can not fault synth manufacturers making us synths. BUT , why not put patch memories on them as that is easy enough technically these days. It would modernise the product.

    1. Adding patch memory isn’t simple, you have to re-engineer the control surface to be digital then have a DAC on each control to actually pass the analog voltage to control each parameter that is controlled by the patch memory. Then you have to have some type of on-board memory to store the patches and some firmware to control the control surface, load and save patches.

  9. More patch points and filter options would really make a difference in my choice to purchase. An onboard arp would be welcomed as well.

    1. Yes. I’ve had the Model D about a month – Bought it here in the US from Musician’s Friend.
      I can’t imagine that sales will be affected at all – certainly not at the prices they’re being sold for. Just look at the Korg Volcas…
      These are all very different, and to my ears, all very different-sounding synths. I’ll buy this for sure, and will probably end up with the Neutron, as well…

      1. I’ve had my Behringer D for about a month as well, and I’d say it’s worth its weight in gold.

        I also have a Pro-One with CPU, MIDI and Key bed upgrade, and I’ll add this module to my rig the moment it becomes available. What’s better than a Pro-One? TWO PRO-ONES!!!

  10. As far as the Model D goes, I already went with the SE-02, but the Neutron sounds and looks good and I already see no reason why this one won’t be similar. I kinda sense that I will end up owning all of them, as I did with the Volcas. They won’t be joining my main rig, because of the lack o memory patches, but they are definitely way more advanced than the Volcas and only twice as expensive. These Behringers aren’t yet available where I live, but if they deliver as promised, Behringer takes a big leap forward in my world.

    1. I wouldn’t get it if it had patch memory. Having knobs in wrong position makes synth hard to play. If someone likes a certain sound they can always generate a sampler instrument out of any synth with MIDI connectivity – simple thing to do. Small laptop is easier to carry around than a synth with presets just in sake of presets.

      1. “Having knobs in wrong position makes synth hard to play”
        Please study synths with patch memories. A lot of them ha Manual/Panel/Preset-0ff modes, when activated the sound will reflect the setting on the front panel. Thus is a non-issue.

        1. I have my ob6 in pass thru mode, so you have to move the knob thru the saved position to affect the setting. As opposed to jump which can sound harsh when tweaking a preset.

          1. In relation to the post I responded to; in the pass through mode, the knobs are in the wrong position.
            So that mode does not help convincing that person.
            But on the OB-6 getting to the manual mode (in the manual called live panel mode or similar) is as easy as pressing the Manual button. Then the sound will then match the setting, just like on a synth without patch storage.

  11. Dave Smith does not need to make a reissue for the Pro-One because he makes (with Pioneer-DJ) the Toraiz AS-1.
    Despite of its minimal (yet useful) interface, it has the sound (discrete VCO’s and filters which more or less catch CEM and SSM sound and sounds much beyond that), offers FX, huge sound/sequence memory and decent MIDI implementation, and you can shop for it for a reasonable price (or wait for Black Friday for a cheaper price!) so Behringer has a tough competition here.

    1. The Toraiz AS-1 is more expensive than the Behringer Model D, and the upcoming Neutron, so it would be more expensive than this.
      It has a very limited front panel, whereas many looking for product like this clone, what all parameters on the front panel.
      Different synths have different sounds, the Toraiz AS-1 cant make all the sounds of the Pro One, and a Pro One can’t make all the sounds of the Toraiz AS-1, even if some sounds will be very similar.
      I don’t see how that product is any real competition for a Behringer Pro One clone. Not more than any other synths, as all synths are partly competing against each other, since the potential buyers can’t buy all, and few synths can fully replicate the sound of another.

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