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the latest Behringer-gate

Post by ramthelinefeed »

So last night Behringer put on their website that they'd basically be making clones of just about every cool synth that every existed,
and then they took it down again saying "lolz sorry, this was due to a errorz hahah"

https://twitter.com/chris_carter_/statu ... 0784088065 was not impressed.
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Sorry to all the conspiracy theorists out there, but it seems quite obviously like a technical mistake that published data that shouldn't have been published, to me...

It's not like this hasn't happened on websites before....
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Mistake, or not, it hints at something happening. Text describing cloned products doesn't write itself. It has to have crept up the chain from somewhere it was being held in waiting.

Cock-up or conspiracy?...

Whilst I have been critical of Behringer's batant plagiarism of contemporary gear, with that list the products are long out of production, with no chance of the original makers picking up the reins. For this reason I see no reason for the likes of Behringer to champion re-makes - and good luck to them if they do.

At least Behringer are giving people what they want - which is more than can be said for much bigger names in the industry...
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I'd suggest someone from Music Group having a bit of drunken 'fun' after an enjoyable Christmas party.
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The Elf wrote:Whilst I have been critical of Behringer's batant plagiarism of contemporary gear, with that list the products are long out of production, with no chance of the original makers picking up the reins.


Hmm.. Roland SH101, TR808 & TR909 are all active products currently being sold/marketed by Roland in various forms (software, boutique hardware, Aira hardware)

Korg MS20 is being sold by Korg in various forms, both hardware and software, with them buying rights to ARP (eg Odyssey) and rumoured to have a 2600 coming as well...

Yes, things like the Wasp Deluxe or the Cat would likely be fine to do, of course...
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Fair point. I was probably a bit hasty in my assessment.

But then, I don’t count all that boutique, reduced polyphony, miniature keyboard ‘made for hobbits’ rubbish! :lol:
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desmond wrote:
Yes, things like the Wasp Deluxe or the Cat would likely be fine to do, of course...


Really?
Surely *someone* owns the intellectual property for them?

I mean even the Mellotron is owned by someone these days.
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feline1 wrote:
desmond wrote:
Yes, things like the Wasp Deluxe or the Cat would likely be fine to do, of course...


Really?
Surely *someone* owns the intellectual property for them?

I mean even the Mellotron is owned by someone these days.


Behringer ... I mean, Music Group ... no hang on, this just in ... I mean MusicTribe ... is getting big enough to employ bigger, scarier lawyers. Isn't it still trying to get its paws on the "Oberheim" name? This latest stunt seems to be Uli's thing, from the self-proclaimed "Chief Disruptor".

I, for one, welcome our new SinoGerman overlords.
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Does this mean Tom Oberheim will have to just call himself Tom Kenobi?
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Tom will from now on be referred to as "Grandpa Tom" - your favourite, kindly old relative with a twinkle in his eye and a SEM filter based synth up his sleeve. Feel free to send him a xmas card. And, if he's anything like my grandparents, a bottle of good cooking scotch...

(Dave Smith will be re-branded "Uncle Dave" in the upcoming new years honours list. Apparently, he favours good tequila)

Out of interest, did anyone get any grabs of the product pages? Do we know what products were mooted?
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Dave B wrote:
Out of interest, did anyone get any grabs of the product pages? Do we know what products were mooted?


VCS3, 2600, MS-20, Kitten and/or Cat, and I think I saw several '101' variants, perhaps just colours. Curiously, there was no mention of their already-shown Minimoog clone.

Plus a FX box called Maelstrom (something like the FX section of the DM12/XR16 in a box). There may have been an SP1200 or LinnDrum, but I can't recall now.
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Interesting. I'm surprised nobody has done a VCS3 clone before. There were rumours that Korg wanted to do the 2600. And I think that they'd object to an MS20 clone.

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