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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby topcat » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:36 pm

Purity_Control wrote:The percussion is particularly awful,


People have spent thousands of dollars(or pounds) to get that sound. :lol:
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby gregwar » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:45 pm

i think nick likes it!



he points out the filter is like a 2 pole but allows a decent amount of sub bass and harmonics

he also mentions the osc are 3340s that sound decent

my thoughts are that i would rather get a synth like the neutron that has its own thing instead of the seemingly unlimited clones and reissues

not bad for $300 !! :thu:
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby topcat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:57 am

$300??? it sounds excellent.
I've been very impressed with the stuff Behringer is releasing and I think it's a good thing we have another manufacturer challenging the established synth companies.
This can mean competitive pricing and more R&D rather than releasing rehashed products over and over again.

If you were to spend a day on Gearslutz reading Behringer posts you'd either believe Behringer is the savior of all sacred things synthwise, or the devil incarnate.
I've never seen a company or CEO that has such a polarizing effect on people.

The future looks bright for musicians as Behringer continues to push the envelope as far as exciting new products at a very affordable price.

Thanks for sharing greg. :)
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby MetroSonus » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:49 pm

If you were to spend a day on Gearslutz reading Behringer posts you'd either believe Behringer is the savior of all sacred things synthwise, or the devil incarnate.
I've never seen a company or CEO that has such a polarizing effect on people.


I can't say I have an opinion that also isn't hypocritical. I mean yeah the guy has copied legit stuff and used Chinese manufacturing to circumvent patent law in other countries. Then on the other hand, he's now copying many synths that boutique people have been for years. A two guy operation in a Brooklyn apartment is unabashedly romantic and most people are all for it. But I guess maybe he's using ill gotten gains to put these smaller people with a passion out of business?

I dunno.. I'd buy the neutron because it's not a copy of anything, it's feature packed, sounds great and it's cheap. I've never been into "cloned" synths and I think most peoples nostalgia is tied to movies and films etc where the synths are prominently featured. Nothing wrong with that I guess, I can't relate to that or people who collect movie props.. but different boats and different floats I suppose either.


When I can, I like to produce music and I don't have any style or anything except my own and I just like to think I can be creative on whatever is put before me. :idk: So i dunno. I have too much going on these days.. I just wanna be happy and rock the funk out and shoot kids with bb guns :lol:

I was just about to post that about the neutron.. more and more I like it!

Greg, I agree about the clones and reissues... it's funny that's what most synth people complain against but yet that's all they want and buy :lol:
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby soundwave106 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:31 pm

topcat wrote:If you were to spend a day on Gearslutz reading Behringer posts you'd either believe Behringer is the savior of all sacred things synthwise, or the devil incarnate.
I've never seen a company or CEO that has such a polarizing effect on people.


A lot of it I think is bad mojo from the 2000s where they copied more or less stuff that was in production (read: not out of patent), like Mackie, Aphex, BBE, dbx, Drawmer, Roland, etc. The clones were cheap but often quite crappy. The ethics back then definitely were questionable. If they had just started now and their first product was a solid $300 exact Moog clone, I don't think there would've been as big of a ruckus.

The Neuron product does sounds good. Not for me, but mainly that's because I have Too Much Analog (heh, probably not a popular Gearslutz opinion :) ). So unless some tone strikes me as having something not in my current palette that I want in it (like the SE-02 for some reason did), I'll pass. What I do like about the current revival is that there are now just a ton of little "flavors and nuances" out there, and cost is getting less prohibitive year after year.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby topcat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:20 pm

soundwave106 wrote:
topcat wrote:If you were to spend a day on Gearslutz reading Behringer posts you'd either believe Behringer is the savior of all sacred things synthwise, or the devil incarnate.
I've never seen a company or CEO that has such a polarizing effect on people.


A lot of it I think is bad mojo from the 2000s where they copied more or less stuff that was in production (read: not out of patent), like Mackie, Aphex, BBE, dbx, Drawmer, Roland, etc. The clones were cheap but often quite crappy. The ethics back then definitely were questionable. If they had just started now and their first product was a solid $300 exact Moog clone, I don't think there would've been as big of a ruckus.


Yes that's true, and I find it ironic most of the negativity about the earlier Behringer products is about poor quality rather than the initial copycat argument. I also find it humorous the same people who knock the made in China thing are typing their negativity on either a IPhone or Smartphone. Also whether you use an Apple or a Samsung, one of those stole the technology from the other (depends which came first the chicken or the egg, or which patent lawyer you talk to).lol

I don't own any Behringer products, never have really, but not due to some anti-Behringer reasons.

However they got to where they are, the point is where they are now, and love them or hate them Behringer is affecting the markeplace, and for musicians that will be a good thing.
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Re: The gear demo thread.

Postby christianrock » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:25 pm

I've owned Behringer products, some good, some bad.

I first owned some that I think were their original designs - a gate and a preamp, both rack modules. They sounded like crap and were eventually sold.

I also owned their take on the POD - got it after having the original POD and selling it because I hated the sound. I was surprised at how much I actually liked the Behringer version of it - they obviously didn't copy the Line6 code nor had access to it, so they developed their own algorithms for the amp sounds and they were surprisingly good. I used it quite a bit but the effects were total crap so I ended up giving it to a friend who I knew would make good use of it. (As a side note, I also ended up giving my A-80 to this friend and his daughter learned to play piano with it and has become quite good as a singer/piano player, and she's still only in her mid-teens and just loves the A-80 piano action!)

Back to Behringer... haven't really owned anything else by them but was tempted to buy their Bass DI that they shamelessly copied from Tech21 (and sells for 29 dollars) but ended up deciding not to do that... I have bought a pedal from Joyo that is also a Tech21 copy so I'm not trying to make any moral statements here... it's what I could afford at the time.
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