Behringer steps into digital DJ and beatmaker territory
The brand teases a new piece of hardware that borrows features from Akai’s legendary MPC series
As Akai unveils its new MPC Live II, Uli Behringer’s company teases its own MPC-inspired instrument, complete with Akai’s legendary 16 Levels function. It was just a few days ago that Behringer took to social media to showcase its newest synth clone, the MonoPoly, and it appears the brand is already locking its sights on a new market. “Together, we love turning the DJ and Production world upside down and we want you to be part of this exciting journey”, it says on its Facebook page.
Not much has been revealed about the device other than a rendered image, but Behringer’s social media audience has been requesting a groove box or hardware sampler for some time. The concept art depicts a black device – ‘Jam’ – with a large screen, surrounded by Moog-inspired encoders. Just below is an array of buttons, including Note Repeat, 16 Levels, pad bank selectors, touch slider and large rotary dial, among more buttons. Sitting underneath that are 16 pads, which could be RGB-enabled.
The full Facebook post is available below.
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