Behringer takes the Sequential Prophet-600 synth “to the next level” with the Pro-800 reboot

Behringer Pro-800
(Image credit: Behringer)

Behringer has plucked another prototype from its tree of vintage synth renewal: the Pro-800. This is a tweaked reboot of the Sequential Circuits Prophet-600, which, in 1982, had the distinction of being one of the first synths to be released with MIDI.

While the Prophet-600 was a six-voice instrument, the dual-VCO Pro-800 has eight voices, and many other new features, too. As on the Prophet-600 - which was a more affordable version of the Prophet-5 - there’s a patch selection section over to the left, though there’s no keyboard on Behringer’s version, as you can see.

The Pro-800 has been created with the help of synth designer GliGli, who specialises in modding and improving the Prophet-600, apparently. Behringer says that, together, they've "taken this beautiful synth to the next level".

Behringer is hoping to ship the Pro-800 in January for less than $600.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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