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Behringer Pro-800

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Analogue 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer

  • Two oscillators per voice, each with a selection of saw, triangle, and square wave forms as well as pulse width and level controls
  • Low-pass filter (-24 dB/oct.) with controls for resonance, envelope modulation, and key tracking
  • Noise generator
  • LFO with six selectable wave forms and modulation destinations (pitch, pulse width, and filter frequency)
  • Two ADSR envelopes (filter and VCA)
  • Poly Mod section for modulation of oscillator A and filter frequency via filter envelope and oscillator B
  • Additional controls for glide, master tune, and volume
  • Switchable Unison mode
  • Memory patches for 400 presets
  • Arpeggiator
  • Numerous other parameters adjustable via the menu
  • All sound generation parameters controllable via MIDI CC
  • Fully suitable for Eurorack installation (width: 80 HP)
  • Inputs for sync and filter CV: 3.5mm mini-jack
  • Footswitch input (6.3mm jack)
  • Two line outputs: 6.3mm jack and 3.5mm mini-jack
  • Stereo headphone output: 3.5mm mini-jack
  • MIDI in/out (5-pole DIN) and USB-MIDI
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 424 x 136 x 97mm
  • Weight: 1.65 kg
  • Power supply included (12V DC2, 1.2A)
  • Suitable cover: Article 477466 (sold separately - not included)
  • Suitable transport cases: Article 480286 and article 483005 (both sold separately - not included)
  • Suitable padded bag: Article 485308 (sold separately - not included)

Available since June 2023
Item number 566190
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Design Desktop
Polyphony 8
Sound Generation Analogue
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects No
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display Yes
Optional Expansions N/A
Special Features None
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4.666 kr
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1980s’ synth sound in a modern garb

The Pro-800 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer is the result of a collaboration between manufacturer Behringer and developer GliGli and is based on the legendary Prophet 600 synthesizer from 1983. The Behringer Pro-800 truly replicates the vintage sound of the original model thanks to sophisticated features, which include two oscillators producing three waveforms, an LFO, and a filter as well as an arpeggiator and a sequencer. By adding modern features such as a MIDI keyboard connection and an internal memory for up to 400 presets, Behringer has taken the Pro-800 to the next level, and now offers users the ideal budget-friendly instrument for bringing the classic 1980s’ synth sound to life with a modern twist.

Oscillator Section of the Behringer Pro-800 analogue 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer

Clear layout and intuitive workflow

Each of the Pro-800’s two oscillators independently generates three waveforms, i.e. sawtooth, triangle, and square waves, and is assigned a separate control knob for adjusting the square waves' pulse width. The Poly-Mod section below the oscillator controls allows oscillator A as well as the filter frequency and oscillator B to be modulated, while the dedicated LFO, which produces six different waveforms with a frequency between 0.25Hz and 20Hz, provides the option of controlling the two oscillators independently from each other via sliders in the LFO-Mod section at the bottom. The separate filter envelope curve allows the filter to be brought to self-oscillation via the resonance control knob in the Filter section. This is complemented by an ADSR envelope curve for sound shaping and an additional control knob for glide settings.

Poly-Mod- and LFO-Mod section of the Behringer Pro-800

Arpeggiator, sequencer, and three voice modes included

The Behringer Pro-800 synthesizer offers three operating modes that can be selected using the Unison Track slider in the Poly-Mod section. In Polyphonic mode, any new note is assigned to one of the eight voices, whereas Unison mode is activated by switching Unison Track on without pressing any key. A defined note pattern can be played in Chord mode after switching Unison Track on while holding the desired chord. The integrated sequencer allows users to programme up to two switchable sequences, whose playback speed can be variably adjusted with the Value control knob. The settings for the integrated arpeggiator are made via the numerical keypad and also allow the arpeggiated notes to be played in a random order.

Filter section and connections of the Behringer Pro-800

More versatile than ever

Behringer and GliGli have specifically designed the Pro-800 for all musicians who want to bring the classic synth sound of the 1980s back to life. Thanks to its revamped features, the Behringer Pro-800 synthesizer now allows even more versatile sounds to be shaped in greater detail than the original model. What is more, the Pro-800’s internal storage allows up to 400 patches to be stored and easily accessed in seconds using the numerical keypad. The front panel provides a range of useful connections, i.e. headphone input, audio output as well as MIDI, sync, and CV inputs, which allow the synthesizer to be optionally controlled via external hardware. Of course, the Behringer Pro-800 synthesizer can also be conveniently integrated into a larger setup by mounting it in a Eurorack case. Last but not least, it features an additional input for connecting a footswitch on the rear side, which can be used to hold the notes played by the arpeggiator.

Close up of the analogue 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer Behringer Pro-800

About Behringer

The company, which was founded in Germany by Uli Behringer and now manufactures its products in China, has been known for affordable and great-value equipment since its very first product, the Studio Exciter F. An array of mixing consoles (such as the Eurodesk MX8000), signal processors, and later sound amplification and monitoring equipment, has made it possible for countless musicians to fit out their home studios, practice rooms, and mobile PAs within budget limits that were previously unthinkable. The acquisition of other companies, including Midas, Klark Teknik, and TC Electronic, meant that new product groups were added - and also resulted in the technical expertise of these companies being incorporated into product development.

An impressive range of parameter settings

The Behringer Pro-800 synthesizer tunes itself upon initial power-up, which takes around 20 seconds, and may require retuning during the first 30 minutes of operation by pressing the Tune button at the top right of the keypad. Additional parameters, such as LFO shape, LFO speed range, and the amount of velocity or aftertouch, can be accessed via the parameters menu, while the Settings button takes the user to the global settings menu for adjusting the screen brightness or assigning MIDI channels, for example. The preset parameter settings can be selected and adjusted by holding the designated Preset button. Updating the Pro-800’s firmware to the latest version is also child’s play thanks to the USB port on the rear panel.

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Quickly became my favourite synthesizer!
Norby 25.07.2023
Behringer did an amazing job with this one, and they continue improving it by adding features with firmware updates.
I have owned a lot of synths but this is the first time I immediately connected with one, can't stop playing with it.
Probably thanks to the simple, intuitive architecture.
Its sonic capabilities are already beyond the "original" Prophet 600 thanks to the additional features like noise generator,
improved envelopes, etc.
The built quality is absolutely solid, easily as good or even better than some of my instruments made by other well known synth makers.
The fact that Behringer can provide such a quality and feature-packed instrument at that low price is almost unbelievable.

I've just recently challenged myself to recreate the main theme of Stranger Things using only this synth, have a listen!

, last but not least: first class service from Thomann, as always!
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The Behringer Pro-800, an affordable polyphonic synthesizer
Solidtrax 10.07.2024
Pros

- Our unit is well-built and feels sturdy.
- It is a excellent price for an 8-voice poly with VCO’s!
- It has mono, poly, chord, and unison modes.
- The sound is good.
- but don’t expect it to sound like a real Prophet-600.
- It boasts even more features than those found in the GliGli mod.
But for how long? 😛
- An analog poly finally available for everyone.

Cons

- A tuning reference note would be extremely welcome.
- Recalibration of the knobs would be handy.
- Our master tune always has to be around 11 o’clock, for example. It -
- would be nice to have this back at zero.
- At this price, some shortcuts had to be made.
- So how durable will it be?
- A program volume parameter would be nice.
- Increase of hiss with the USB connector.
- Combining different languages in one PDF manual, where you have to go back and forth to read one language, is truly inconvenient!

Complete review here: https://solidtrax.nl/behringer-pro-800-review/
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Great instrument!
charol 07.07.2023
Not always easy if you have big hands, these small sized instruments, but very happy with it. Congrats to Behringer!
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Super poly
SteveMoon 06.09.2023
Received this today, as always Thomann has been swift with delivery. The Synth feals weighty and quality feal to the dials on the Synth. Display is fine, and as expected. Sounds absolutely superb and have run it through a couple of test sequences. Well done behringer on this absolutely fantastic Synth for an excellent price point wow Top MARKS
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