by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Behringer Pro-VS

Behringer Pro-VS  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer Pro-VS

Behringer Pro-VS  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer Pro-VS Eurorack

Behringer Pro-VS Eurorack  ·  Source: Behringer

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Behringer releases a short sound demo of the Pro-VS mini-synth and announces that it’s making a Eurorack version (UPDATE with video!). Will there be modular versions of all their mini-synths?

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Update 08/04/22: Behringer has put together a video showing the development of what they are called the Victor Pro-VS Eurorack module. See below!

Pro-VS sounds like it should

(Originally posted 16/03/22). We all wanted to know what it sounded like, so Behringer threw the Pro-VS at a musician and YouTuber called Clemens Wenner who obliged with an 80s tastic piece of pop.

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It sounds brilliant, which I don’t think anyone doubted for a second. What is more doubtful is how useful it is to work with now that we get a better idea of the size when compared to Clemens hands. It’s a big synth in a small form and it’s the workflow that interests me. And in the context of the video, nicely placed on that stand and shot with cool lighting the Pro-VS looks pretty darn fabulous, so maybe I can take back my original comments about it being a bit ugly.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to big-up Clemens Wenner for the sterling job he did on the demo and also for this masterful cover of Scritti Politti’s Perfect Way. I loved that song and still have the 12″ on vinyl – you nailed it sir. Although I still have no idea what the song’s about, I just loved the complexity and layering of instruments and synths.

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Pro-VS Eurorack

Meanwhile, Behringer posts a photo of the Eurorack module version of the Pro-VS. Apparently it will be in the style of the BRAINS but thankfully without the USB port messing up the front panel. The screen is there and the laughably large thumb joystick. Joysticks in Eurorack are often amusing, they just are. No other information on polyphony or how it will function in the modular space.

Behringer Pro-VS Eurorack

Behringer Pro-VS Eurorack

It does, of course, raise the question of whether all these mini-synths will be available as Eurorack modules? Is that a good thing? Not everything works well in the Eurorack space; some things thrive when control voltage and patch cables get involved but other things become fussy and cumbersome and are simply better off in a keyboard. We shall see, in time, hopefully.

Here’s a new video giving some insight into the development of the Eurorack module and the influence that the Behringer fanbase can have on design.

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12 responses to “Behringer reveals 80s blast of the Pro-VS and unveils Eurorack version”

    iixorb says:
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    I would love to see a DX7 in this format; 16 note polyphonic and 6 Op, compatible with SYSEX dumps.

    And with green membrane buttons for authenticity. Perhaps a few assignable sliders for ease of use.

    Imagine that – a DX7 for $69 or whatever these things are going for. Imagine having 8 of them !!

      Dongleboob says:
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      There’s always the Korg Volca FM for that. But that does only have 3 note polyphony.

      THOGRE says:
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      Try the KORG Volca FM ! Its a half DX7 in Volca format. Great little Guy together with dexed !

      80s mania (if that's what erupts yer volcano) says:
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      You can get one for around £450 if you shop around, Korg Opsix, loads DX7 patches via sysex, or the Opsix VST at £150 does much the same, or Arturia’s DX7 (not sure of the price), or Dexed for free which is a great DX7 clone. Plenty of options to get classic DX7 or modern FM sounds

    Elray says:
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    Brilliantl! Bravo! Belissimo!

    Now the million x 99dollar question is:

    Do these gems have the Master tune abilities/ OSC Fine tune?…

    A key VIP feature.. That wiill suit about 50% of potential markets…

    Please press the musictribe team and Mr. B for answers..

    Thx!

    Dongleboob says:
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    If the eurorack module is the same price as the mini synth that could be very interesting.
    Imagine a module like that for £69!
    One to look out for maybe.

    Dan says:
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    Robin, the joystick is not laughable due to its size. It is at least USABLE if you would like to modulate it live.

    Honestly, I would buy all of these Eurorack modules if they make them. Would be my first Behringer modules ever.

    Paul Boos says:
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    Clemmens did nail that cover! Great song – yeah not sure I know what it is about either…

    The Pro-VS is probably the most likely one I have heard that I would pick up. That said, I kinda like Korg’s direction where they pick up an idea (WaveState for example being based on the WaveStation from the 80s) and advance it. Of course the price difference is huge, but I like the additional innovative features they have added. The innovation here is taking a cool synth concept and shrinking it to a portable size. It would be nice if there was a built-in speaker like the Sonicware synths and the volcas…

    mcshafty says:
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    I’m all for these cheap mini wonders – if the ever make it to market that iis.

    Not so sure about the eurorack though. The whole voice in a module thing doesn’t really work for me – I got into modular to escape that.

    Interesting to see the joystick there though. And why not as they are supercheap components

    ram says:
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    Eurorack mini-synths are a great idea. I’d love to see the early Yamaha Electones such as the E3 or E5 (as used by Wendy Carlos) reduced keyboardless modules.

    Likewise the early Casiotone sounds, such as from the Casiotone 202, could stand making a comeback.

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