Behringer has today introduced the PRO-800, an analog clone of the iconic Sequential PRO-600 Synthesizer upgraded with 8 voice polyphony.
Update: Behringer PRO-800 is available now for pre-order for 389€ at Thomann or for $399 at Sweetwater.
Article From March 3rd, 2023
The chips for the Pro-800, analog clone/replica of the Sequential Pro-600 Synthesizer with eight voices clone/replica have arrived. According to Behringer, the Pro-800 is now in production and is ready for shipping from the factory. But it will take a while because there are massive backorders, says B.
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PRO800 is on the way. We’re very excited to share that the highly anticipated PRO800 is now finally in production. The global chip shortage has challenged many companies, but we’re happy to see some light at the end of the tunnel.Thank you all for your immense support and patience. While it’ll take a while to get the synthesizer in your hands as we’re shipping from the factory, we hope that this beautiful instrument will make up for the long wait.
Article From December 8th, 2022
Between January and April, the Behringer announcement machinery was at its maximum. Almost every day, there were new synthesizer announcements. Yes, that was crazy and almost gave me nightmares because you almost certainly knew that the next day there would be a photo teaser of a new device.
With the delivery bottlenecks, lack of chips, etc…, this calmed down a lot in the middle of the year. But now there is movement on the horizon again. The Pro-800, the replica/clone of the Sequential Pro-600 with 8 voices announced in September 2020, is ready. According to Behringer, they will ship the first batches in April 2023.
The Pro-800 is ready to move into the studios. Behringer has now also announced all information about features. It’s an authentic clone/replica of the Sequential Prophet 600 Synthesizer. Without a keyboard but as a Eurorack module and with more functionality.
According to Behringer, it will have true 8-voice analog polyphony with two oscillators, a filter, two envelopes, LFO, and a recreation of the iconic poly-mod section. It also comes with all GliGli modifications giving you a noise generator, full MIDI-CC control, and USB-MIDI connectivity.
Plus, you get a dual polyphonic sequencer, a dedicated LFO with six waveshapes, and a VCA overdrive. Very nice extensions that make it a much more capable synth. Behringer also added memory for up to 400 sounds.
Behringer says the batch of Pro-800 will ship in April 2023 and will cost $599 USD. From experience, the first units will appear at retailers in mid-late May then unless a retailer brings them over quickly.
And Behringer also published a new introduction video with a big sound demo. Sounds very good at first sight. I’m curious how it is in the studio without YouTube compression.
Article September 17th, 2020
It’s never quiet at Behringer. The company today announced the PRO-800, analog clone of the Sequential Pro-600 from 1982. This is created in collaboration with the well-known developer GliGli, known for his Pro-600 modifications.
Instead of cloning the device as it was, they have taken this iconic synth to the next level by upgrading with full polyphony (Pro-600 – 6 voices) and 8 voices. The synth is based on two dual VCOs offering saw pulse and triangle on VCO A, and saw, pulse, tri, and saw, pulse, triangle, PW on VCO B. Also onboard is a noise generator.
It features an analog filter with the controls cutoff, resonance, envelope, and kybd. Further, it has two ADSR envelopes, one LFO with different destinations, and a poly mode section.
It is not known whether he has an arpeggiator or sequencer onboard. The buttons on the left can save patches. The Pro-800 also has a MIDI input and CV inputs/outputs for modular synths on the frontpanel. On the backside, you have a single output, footswitch input, MIDI routing matrix, MIDI Thru, USB connection, and a power supply input. It is a pity that it has no stereo out, only mono what is a bit strange for polysynths.
According to Behringer, they target a price of lower than $600 USD and shipment for January 2021 for the PRO-800.
Update: Behringer Pro-800 will be available in April 2023 for $599 USD.
More information here: Behringer
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This one looks like something nice to have but more and more, having been an analog guy, I tend to to be interested in digital synths. I have the Behringer 2600 as my analog monster, but for 600 you get the arturia minifreak, which seems to be much more capable and interesting, and it has keys, effects, sequencer, arpeggiator. To me, somehow the analog days have passed, though it would be nice to have one analog poly, but choosing one poly I would rather go for a digital hybrid one.
Poly 600 never was iconic!
Beg to differ!!
Behringer should just clone the Prophet 6 & Jupiter 8. This are the analog polys everbody wants. I
389€ ? instant buy, cant wait get mine
A regular 600 clone would be unsatisfactory, but a version with all gligli’s enhancements, full cc control, 8 voices and patch memory, does it for me. I have a P-6 and this modern P-800 will deliver the original intended grittier filter sound complementing the P-6 sound, without the control delays and lack of resolution the original P-600 was infamous for.
You forgot to include Canada’s exchange rate……$1,000,000.00