We saw an image of Behringer’s Pro-One clone back in March. At Superbooth we’re getting the opportunity to hear it in action and find out a bit more about it.
It is based (obviously) on the Sequential Circuits Pro-One monophonic synthesizer. Behringer has built it into their now familiar Eurorack compatible form factor. They’ve added full MIDI implementation, USB MIDI and a row of CV patch points for the filter and external input, and a patchable CV input, gate input and CV and gate output.
Following the original Pro-One it has two oscillators with ramp and square wave and one with an additional triangle waveform. Pulse width modulation is available on both. There’s a low-frequency switch on the second oscillator to push it into some deep bass. The inbuilt sequencer and arpeggiator follow the original design. There’s a modulation matrix over on the left-hand side. A noise generator shares the mixer with the external input.
Behringer has actively decided not to change anything about the sound engine or parameter layout. This is more of a replica than an evolution like we find in the DeepMind or RD-808.
The knobs appear to be a bit more accessible than the Model D and it has that wonderfully squelchy Sequential sound. The design is finished but apparently they so many preorders for their existing synths to fulfil that they don’t have a firm release date. Pity – because this is the one that interests me the most. It’ll come, in time. They can’t confirm the price but it’s likely to be in the ball part of £299 like the Model D.
- It’ll turn up at some point on Behringer’s website.