Behringer completes prototype of Prophet-5 recreation, going “full force” into firmware development
The synth sports a very similar layout to the Sequential Rev4 Prophet-5 introduced in 2020.
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Behringer’s upcoming recreation of the Sequential Prophet-5 now has a completed prototype, bringing the synth a step closer to hitting shelves.
As explained in a Facebook post from Behringer, the Pro-16 is now heading “full force” into firmware development. The synth features a very similar layout to the original and, guessing by its name, could offer 16 voices, each based on that found in the Pro-One tabletop synth.
Prototype completed. Firmware development in full force.
Posted by Behringer on Friday, July 30, 2021
Aside from that, details are still scarce on new features the synth will bring to the table. Sequential introduced the Rev4 Prophet-5 and -10 synths last year with a new Vintage knob that recreates the behaviours of past models with a secondary filter on deck. Interestingly, it looks as though Behringer’s recreation has a knob in the same position, though we can’t say for certain what it does.
The Pro-16 is just one of the many recreations of classic synths Behringer has in the works. The brand has recently shown off an upcoming reproduction of the Roland SH-5 and revealed a Polivoks-style synth is in the works, designed with original Polivoks designer Vladimir Kuzmin.
In other Behringer news, Auratone LLC successfully defended its trademark against Behringer parent company Music Tribe in a dispute over the Auratone name. Music Tribe began selling its own recreations of Auratone speakers under the mark in 2018, prompting a lengthy legal battle that concluded in arbitration last month.
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