Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

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Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by tuneraider » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:51 am

Interesting one :-) Never heard the original one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqCboLUPDC8

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by tuneraider » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:55 am

Anyone here has the original ?

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Post by Licudi » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:08 pm

Dev-o?

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Post by dubnspace » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:10 pm

Licudi wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:08 pm
Dev-o?
lol, love how he namechecks both the Dust Brothers and Chemical Brothers too.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Jason Brock » Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:47 pm

I still use my '79 "Rev A" CAT, it's my favorite mono. It's the only monosynth I know of that used the SSM2040 filter chip (same as the Prophet 5 Rev2). That filter can destroy speakers when the resonance is turned up...sounds like pure electricity flowing from the synth. I'm curious to hear how closely Behringer got their copy to sound. I might have to pick one up.

Here's a sample from the Kitten, which used the same SSM2040 filter:
https://soundcloud.com/soundxplorer/kitten

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lol, love how he namechecks both the Dust Brothers and Chemical Brothers too.
Well, they did use the CAT. But they probably used every other synth imaginable too. The guy in the video is reading word-for-word directly from VSE, which is just hilarious. So very Behringer. http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/octavecat.php

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Post by dubnspace » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:03 pm

Jason Brock wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:47 pm
. It's the only monosynth I know of that used the SSM2040 filter chip (same as the Prophet 5 Rev2).
RSF Kobol did too.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Flounderguts » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:16 pm

Cool, but does the world need more monosynths?

I don't. But I love that they're making old synths with MIDI and USB functionality. And MIDI thru!

Who is going to buy 16 to polychain though?

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Post by thispoison » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:25 pm

The Cat was big in the UK - saw some great bands use them in the early 80's.

Definitely picking one up.
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Post by seta666 » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:26 pm

That is a nice looking synth, I would consider buying it if I had room for it. :mrgreen:

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Post by coolshirtdotjpg » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:28 pm

Flounderguts wrote:
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Cool, but does the world need more monosynths?
In a word... yes.

I think it is getting to a point where the distinctions are going to blur a bit and it may not make sense to own all of them, but who knows. I certainly would consider owning these before I would consider buying another euro filter.
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Post by thispoison » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:57 pm

sduck wrote:
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missed opportunity
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Yes, it was, of the ARP Odyssey.

Probably not the point you were making? ;-)

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by msboude » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:06 pm

too much, too fast.. gotta sell them all before the D's start failing.. haha

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Post by peripatitis » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:10 pm

sduck wrote:
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missed opportunity
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why are you doing this man?
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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Peake » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:13 pm

Behringer need to fuck off forever.
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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by RickKleffel » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:19 pm

I've been looking at used Cats, used as they were, by Ultravox. I'm particularly fond of Oscar, and would consider a clone. But like many here, mono-a-mono synths don't add up well in a restricted-space resource. They have to very special. At this point, writing for the VCS3, etc's. That new Erica deal [Syntrx] is definitely in my radar if a bit beyond my buying power, or lack thereof.

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Post by Divinital » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:23 pm

Peake wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:13 pm
Behringer need to fuck off forever.
Some of us still won't buy their products because if they weren't based on some existent, likely superior design, they wouldn't particularly sell as well or have helped them gained traction in the first place. The Neutron, a single synth and least interesting, is their only original design. It's embarrassing IMO.

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Post by thispoison » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:35 pm

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by bemushroomed » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:51 pm

Love Behringer :party:

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by anselmi » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:06 pm

Isn’t the Cat a copy of the Odyssey? :despair:

So, are they basically releasing a module versión copy of a synth that they already copied in keyboard version

This is seriously meta

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Jason Brock » Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:38 pm

anselmi wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:06 pm
Isn’t the Cat a copy of the Odyssey? :despair:
Somewhat. They definitely copied the 2-note poly mode feature, envelope section, and probably the general styling/slider interface. They sound different, waveform mixing feature is very different, and the CAT lacks Ring Mod.
I mean, in 1976 how many other monosynths were available for a company to file a lawsuit against? Might as well point out the Odyssey (and plenty of others) copied parts of the Moog Model D too.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by logicgate » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:42 pm

Behringer became my favorite synth manufacturer this year

Can´t wait for the UBXA, Poly Kobol and CS80

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by natureclubcassettes » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:55 pm

the Cat is not a direct copy of the Odyssey, despite the lawsuits, etc.

the Cat SRM was my first synth and is still one of my go-tos. So much internal cross modulation possibilities. Not sure if this copies all of those special routings, like being able to turn the envelopes and OSC 1 into a four note unquantized sequencer. if you can find it, the original manual is a great read an has neat patch examples in the back.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Kent » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:32 pm

No childish name-calling, please.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by tenembre » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:36 pm

One of the only bits of gear I wished I had back is the Octave Cat, but I wouldn't buy a real one at this point anyways as it is too expensive now (if I could lay out that kind of cash, I'd get a Dominion One) and would take up too much space. So this is a most welcome announcement.
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