Behringer has officially announced a Sequential Circuits Prophet synth knockoff, the Pro-800.
The Behringer Pro-800 is based on the Sequential Pro-600 from 1982. The Pro-600 was designed to be a more affordable Prophet synthesizer, and was notable for being the first synth commercially available to implement MIDI.
Details are to come on Behringer’s Pro-800, but it’s a polyphonic synth module, based on the Pro-600 design and mimicking the original synth’s look.
Here’s what Behringer has to say about the Pro-800:
“Some time ago we started a wonderful journey with the famous synth designer GliGli who rose to fame for his highly respected improvements around the Sequential PRO-600.
Together with GliGli we have taken this beautiful synth to the next level. The PRO-800 is now an fully polyphonic, 8-Voice Dual VCO synth with many new features.
We’re working hard to get it to you below US$ 600 while shipment is targeted for coming January.”
What do you think about the prospect of a $600 Sequential Prophet knockoff? Share your thoughts in the comments!