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Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

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Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer has put together the first prototype of their EMS VCS 3 clone which they are calling the VCS 3. It’s looking pretty fabulous and has extra features.

Behringer VCS3

We’ve seen the pin matrix, we’ve seen the case before it was populated with knobs and functions, and now we have the finished prototype.

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

They’ve gone for high-precision knobs of the oscillators and colours elsewhere which appeared on later versions of the VCS. The spring reverb is, apparently, a real mechanical one and the wood is real wood so it sounds like they are going all out on this one.

They mention how they’ve worked with an “expert VCS modder from the UK” to add a few more functions although they don’t mention what they are. I guess we’re all obsessive synthesizer experts and so we can tell at a glance how they’ve deviated from the original.

This is just a prototype so there’s no news on the price or shipping date. Some bright spark in the comments on Facebook suggested that if you want a real EMS VCS3 they are still built by Electronic Music Studios (EMS) in Cornwall and will cost £5,950 and the wait is about 2 years. More information here.

I’m also very pleased that Behringer took on board my comment about the tiny size of the photos they put on Facebook – these are much better!

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

Behringer VCS3 Prototype

More information

  • Behringer Facebook page.
  • EMS VC3S Wikipedia page.
  • More from Behringer.

 

9 responses to “Behringer VCS3 Prototype – first photos”

  1. Stranger Pearl says:

    UB-Xa? BBG? /smh

  2. Garry Hughes says:

    Will this be the same size as the original? Thanks!

  3. John Williams says:

    HOE-LEAGUE-RAIL

  4. NordLeader says:

    Wonderful!
    Waiting for the DS-80 (Yamaha CS80 clone), when will it be released?

  5. Tim Rumsfeld says:

    I have no idea how Behringer is able to continually steal other peoples work and sell it as their own when in every other industry on earth, even one of their copied products gets you sued out of existence. That said, I have every intention of buying one of these, AND I hope EMS sues them for every penny. It’s EMS’s invention, their bread and butter, and they put the work in to build the VCS3 by hand and grow its value over decades. They deserve every dime of the revenue from cheap Chinese knockoffs that will flood tye market and inevitably devalue their premium invention and company.

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