Behringer CS-80!

Discussion in 'GEAR Talk Forum' started by AdamKmusic, May 6, 2019.

  1. AdamKmusic

    AdamKmusic Active Member

    Dec 30, 2016
    So looks like Behringer have another classic synth copy coming up! If they pull this one off for a decent price & it sounds good that would be insane!!

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  2. Shiirai

    Shiirai Resident Crow

    Oct 11, 2018
    Considering Behringer's recent track record I'm very much looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

    That reminds me, I still need to get myself a Model D. And Neutron
  3. FinGael

    FinGael Member

    Jul 14, 2016
    Oh my goodness. *faints*
  4. DS_Joost

    DS_Joost One day I'll fly away!

    Nov 19, 2015
  5. MrLinssi

    MrLinssi A glorified bedroom musician.

    Oct 1, 2016
  6. steveo42

    steveo42 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2013
    Behringer have really turned themselves around. They found a niche and are going with it. Good for them. A CS80 at a decent price would be a killer product.
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  7. Josh Richman

    Josh Richman Active Member

    Feb 25, 2017

    Sign me up for preorder!
  8. ed buller

    ed buller Senior Member


    don't really see the need for the memory section. And it really needs a polyphonic pressure keyboard too....
  9. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    What they really need to do is use the R & D to build a synth for this century.
    And let’s assume they get close this time to sounding like the hardware they seek to emulate, so what?

    MPE and MIDI 2 are making strides why not try and innovate?

    I can get Zebra2 HZ to anything the CS80 did and the whole polyphonic Aftertouch thing is nice but who is into tongue hanging head bobbing pads all night.

    Be brave and innovate, these old dinosaurs being brought back to life is really old hat, what’s next the fake Hammond emulation that sounds like a Wersi instead?

    Please Ulli, you’re the only guy with resources to truly innovate, save us from the endless mediocrity of almost authentic emulations of Alexander Graham Bell era synths.

    Even Brainrox applying their Mid/Side ingenuity to the Filter on Oberhausen is most welcome.

    Please don’t diss these old beautiful unnecessary beasts with more mediocre emulations.
    Destroying my once fond memories.
    I damn near hate the MiniMoog now since it’s 20+ resurrections from the grave.

    Have respect, innovate.
  10. muziksculp

    muziksculp Senior Member

    Dec 26, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Interestingly, Yamaha is also considering making a new version of their classic CS-80 Synth.

    This is going to be quite exciting, if both Yamaha and Behringer offer their versions of a modernized CS-80. I have more faith in the expertise of Yamaha, compared to Behringer when it comes to re-making a CS-80. Although Behringer will win in the Price catergory, but sonically, I will predict Yamaha will do a better job.
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  11. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon KSP Wizard

    May 25, 2010
    Behringer can definitely nail the sound, they have the know-how.
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  12. DivingInSpace

    DivingInSpace Active Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    They have done a great job up till now, and generally the quality of Behringer has been improving drastically for quite some time, while the prices has staid low.

    I will be all over these when i am done with uni and not a broke student anymore.
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  13. Shiirai

    Shiirai Resident Crow

    Oct 11, 2018
    Hahaha. 'have respect, innovate'? What does that even mean? Can we please just keep wheels round please?

    Honestly, I find that Behringer innovated the hell out of their little beast. After all, what's more innovative than being able to recreate something near perfectly for less than a tenth of the original price? And yeah, for all your talk of 'mediocre emulations' I'm pretty sure you haven't touched the Boog. It sounds pretty damn close.
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  14. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    Glad to hear they found the know how.
    That wasn’t the case with the DM12 or the recent Moog.

    Round wheels are great, put on some White walls, and auto refillable AirTubes like a MilSpec Hummer.

    I say this because I know they can do this, they have the resources others dream of.
    Just please hurry and get through the emulations ASAP, leaving the consumer market for enterprise.

    Otherwise we get 8000 dollar Moog Ones.
    4000 dollar half baked Deckards.

    I hope the Broshears kid from NAMM who disappeared is in a Behringer R & D facility. His OBX desktop was phenomenal.
    Dual EG applied to Filter was a touch of SEM.
    I wanted one of those.
    Somebody kidnapped him, hopefully Ulli.
  15. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    FWIW I’m not a Behringer brasher, I love his products starting with the BCFs, XTouch and I own a Midas Console.
    I’m just trying to save you kids from endless mediocrity by going back in time.

    I’m counting on y’all to start something new and unique.
    I lived with these Dinosaurs, let them have proper burial in a project studio.
  16. Shiirai

    Shiirai Resident Crow

    Oct 11, 2018
    Hah. Well, when you put it that way I can empathize ;). You, at least, know what you'd like from them. I'm just happy with what they are able to provide within my budget. Which, quite frankly, is more than I could have hoped for a couple of years ago.
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  17. chimuelo

    chimuelo Star Of Stage & Screen

    May 14, 2007
    Between 120-150bpm
    Totally relate and happy you enjoy having hardware.
    If you ever take it to the stage with a PC full of samples you’ll be glad.
    Hopefully they’ll skip PAT and keep the unit even more affordable.

    I was depressed about losing that wonderful Ribbon Controller but Kurzweil came out with a 3 Zone Ribbon which had a 5 pound Box that rescued me from depression.
    For those who druel for the DS80, badger Ulli to make the Ribbon capable of multiple assignments so pitch and Filter cutoff can be simultaneous, or FM plus Ring Mod Amplitude, etc. At least add to the original unless that pitch only Police/King Of Pain thang somehow satisfies you.
    Bi directional pitch simultaneously would be dope too.

    Sorry to be a trifle excited but go to 4:10 and listen to the dual Ribbon, even though this was multi tracked due to the era.

    Sometimes the authenticity thing isn’t enough, for example I hear a really cool kontakt flute and buy it just to find out it’s only 11 whole steps to maintain “authenticity” and is locked so I can’t extend its range.
    That shit pisses me off. Expand its authenticity damn it.
  18. heisenberg

    heisenberg Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2016
    ^^ That Hancock track is bloody amazing! Thanks for posting.
  19. gsilbers

    gsilbers Part of

    Oct 5, 2008
    Los Angeles
    this meme should be updated then :)
  20. EvilDragon

    EvilDragon KSP Wizard

    May 25, 2010
    Yes it was the case. The effects in DM12 are TC Electronics and Klark Teknik. They are great effects. The Manchester team which did both those synths are Midas engineers, they know analog design very very well.

    Behringer's Model D is spot on sound-wise to the original.

    This is bullshit, sorry. There are constant new uses for Minimoog found all over modern music, in many different ways. There's no need for any "burials".

    When things sound great, they sound great. This will be the case regardless of genre, or how old a particular piece of gear is.
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