Behringer System 55

Joost Schuttelaar joost at
Mon Jan 20 15:09:28 CET 2020

My two cents… I think it’s completely valid to ‘copy’ an instrument made almost 50 years ago. Same as people ‘copying’ a Gibson Les Paul.

I think this will expand the synth market, creating room for more innovation. Personally I’m quite saturated, mono-synth wise :)

Here’s the 2600 by the way…



Joost Schuttelaar
The Hague, NL

> On 20 Jan 2020, at 12:08, Jay Vaughan <ibisum at> wrote:
>> On 19.01.2020, at 22:58, Michael Zacherl <mubar05 at> wrote:
>> That “tech guy” is Rob Keeble … 
>> And that bears some irony to this entire ethics discussion:
>> According to this video _he_ reached out to contact Behringer.
> That does indeed represent another angle for this discussion: Behringer may be providing opportunities for the owners of the original designs to release their works anew, and in fact where they might’ve been turned away or dissuaded by the existing players when it comes to re-licensing and re-releasing some old synth designs, perhaps Behringer is the safe harbour for some of these designs.   By embracing them, and re-releasing them, the case could be made that Behringer might be providing protective cover to ensure the designs don’t get further ripped off in the future…. Or, at least, with the Behringer income flow, designers have the ability to compete when their designs are ripped off by others.  Its not like Behringer are the only ones doing this - but it would be interesting to know what sort of offer they make to original IP owners/synth designers when it comes to producing new releases based on the property ..
> The conversations I’ve witnessed around synth IP, professionally that is, have more often than not always resulted in just plain NO, and the thing continues to be an archaic, inaccessible instrument.  One wonders how it is that Behringer have flipped that bit.
> j.
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