Behringer today officially announced the Polyeight, a copy of the classic Korg Polysix, but with increased polyphony.
The original Korg Polysix was one of the budget polys of its day, with six single-oscillator/vcf/vca voices. It’s earned its place as a classic, though, because it offers great sound and an easy-to-use knobby interface.
Here’s what Behringer has to say about the Polyeight:
“The first Polyeight has come alive:-)
While this is still an early prototype, the firmware is all based on our new ARM platform, which will certainly speed up the development and time to market.
As you can see, the Polyeight is not a pure clone. We have retained the analog section, but added 2 more voices and especially a much improved user interface with very useful functions.”
Information on pricing, specifications and availability is still to be announced.