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:
Here is our DS-80 design draft;
Multi-Timbral 8-Voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer with Dual Channels per Voice, Polyphonic Aftertouch,Ribbon Controller and Patch Memory
We want to be absolutely clear that this a very complex synthesizer project and it is at a very early stage. It will take us a long time to complete, however we are committed to deliver.
Why are we showing you this project at such an early stage? We believe that including you in the design process from the very beginning while help us and the synthesizer community to create a better product – and that’s all that matters to us.
Thank you for your participation and now let us hear your feedback… Uli