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'What if we could put a Yamaha CS-80 synth voice into a tiny box?' asks Behringer

Behringer CS Mini
(Image credit: Behringer)

We know that at least one of Behringer’s recently announced mini synths is real and can make sound - that’ll be the Pro VS - but the latest one to be teased, a tiny take on a voice from Yamaha’s iconic CS-80, is very much just a “design proposal” at this stage.

Behringer (opens in new tab) says that this slider-loaded touch keyboard instrument may be capable of up to three notes of polyphony, and would come with MIDI support and a motion sequencer.

There’s no word (obviously) on any kind of release date, but Behringer reckons that it could put this thing together and sell it for $99. Interested?

Behringer previously announced a much larger clone of the CS-80, noting in 2021 that it had got its VCF and envelopes performing “100% identically” to the original.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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