Dan LB wrote: ↑Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:34 am
Pretty much, yeah. Why not at least come up with your own styling if you’re going to build something ‘inspired’ by someone else’s idea? The Prophet 5 and 10 are current products available to buy new today from the original manufacturer.
B……. have some talented people working for them. Surely they could cobble together a different external design. They choose not to though because they know they’ll make money based on the fact that their synth looks like the original. All of the marketing has been done for them already.
Having said all that, this sort of practise happens in lots of industries so it’s not just B……..
I sometimes wonder if it’s any different to plugin developers using the same graphics as the gear they are emulating.
To be honest, the plugin developers are much worse in this than Behrenger is.
The Prophet design is so integral to the actual functionality of the instrument and how one uses it that if they applied their own design to it, then it wouldn't actually work in a similar way and wouldn't achieve the desired results. This generation of synths tended to use off-the-shelf components (which is why Behrenger can keep churning these out, obviously) and therefore really differentiated themselves by how they were used in the design usage of the components and the implementation of the interface. If you change the interface around, you get different results because you approach it differently due to the different limitations and strengths of what was made available. I agree that it doesn't need to ape the graphic design exactly, but that's playing to the market.
Plugin interfaces, on the other hand, are completely useless affectations that often get in the way of actual programming. As far as I'm concerned, with most of them the interface is there to try to create a bridge effect that makes the user think the plugin is a more accurate emulation of a specific vintage synth, so they can sell it for a premium, instead of just being yet another synth plugin. The interface itself makes the plugin worse and more difficult to use, and serves no real purpose.
Anyway the current Sequential isn't the original Sequential, they're cashing in on the surging market as much as Behrenger.
DGL. wrote: ↑Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:05 pm Some extra info from FB about the Pro-16, circuitry of all 3 revisions inside!Behringer FB wrote:For all of you who are technically interested, you can easily witness the incredible complexity of the PRO-16. This synth uses over 6,000 components! Not only did we employ the original circuitries of all 3 revisions, we also added many features such as 16 voices, multi-timbrality, LCD display and a lot more. We started the ideation of this project around 5 years ago and it has since grown into an incredibly powerful flagship synth.
We still need many more month to finalize the firmware, but we’re confident that it’ll be much faster than the UB-Xa.
We’re hopeful to share some sounds with you in the near future.
Are you as excited as we are?
Welp, so much for affordability then.