Following on from their exciting and annoying synthesizer teaser campaign Behringer appear to be setting up a complete synthesizer division.
A post on the Gearslutz.com forum from Uli Behringer (head honcho at Behringer, obviously) says:
The response for this synth has been so overwhelming that we have decided to establish a comprehensive Synthesizer Division. We are currently hiring 30 engineers and product managers in the UK and Canada; feel free to apply.
The current synthesizer, revealed so far to be an analogue 12-voice polysynth (for more on that click here) was put together by the recently acquired Midas division in the UK. Presumably they will be expanding that department in order to develop more synthesizer technology.
Uli also indicates that they are open to the ideas and feature requests of the synthesizer community:
Please share with us what synths, drum machines, samplers etc. or features you like to have. Be assured we will carefully listen.
There’s no doubt that the synthesizer world has been reborn through the affordable hardware of Arturia, Korg and Roland. If there’s one thing that Behringer do undisputably well it’s affordability. So this new synth and what will develop afterwards is going to be very interesting indeed. Of course the level of hype has reached such a height now that there’s an increasing danger of crushing disappointment – let’s hope not.
Still nothing going on on the Behringer website.