Behringer today announced that it’s cloning the Yamaha CS-80.
In a message on Facebook, they announced that they’re moving forward with a design prototype:
Around a month ago we acquired an original and long extinct Yamaha CS80 and ever since we’ve been working on coming up with our own DS80 version.
Please bear in mind that this will be a design study only and we love to get your feedback before we decide how to move forward. We will be sharing our design in the next few days.
Fasten your seatbelts.
Behringer head Uli Behringer last week shared several teaser images of a vintage Yamaha CS-80, without discussing their intentions.
Now the company says that it will, at the very least, be cloning the classic polysynth as a Behringer DS-80 design study.
Update: The company has now shared its initial drafts fro the DS-80 synthesizer:
Company head Uli Behringer says: