Behringer leaks new synths and drum machine, denies they’re real

Last week Behringer leaked a range of synths with a bunch of absolute classics getting a clone, but they’re denying it.

Last week Behringer’s website “accidentally” showed up a bunch of new synths including clones of the ARP2600, EMS Synthi, WASP, Otave Cat and more. Behringer are renowned for their low prices on gear so cloning these classic synths could introduce all new players to legendary models affordable for once.

The synths as well as a category called “samplers” were quickly taken down from the website. That left everyone questioning, was that a leak, an accident, a bizarre promo? Now Behringer have given their official statement, claiming that it was “a rather unfortunate error”.

Their full statement reads:

Dear Friends,

It was brought to our attention that early this morning a rather unfortunate error occurred on the Behringer product page. This error mistakenly posted information for a number of different product design concepts from our product management repository which is contained and part of an automated backend system for our websites. The cause of the error was due to a website glitch and was completely unintentional. The moment we realized the error, we removed the content.

As we are owning the mistake, we also feel it’s necessary to inform the public about this error as a sign of good faith. It was not our intention to mislead customers in any way nor use this as a marketing tool. To be perfectly transparent, the leaked information does not imply any availability at this time or even definitive evidence that we intend to officially develop or deliver these products in the future. At this stage, the leaked products are merely concepts and nothing more.

To be honest we are embarrassed by this glitch and sincerely apologize to you who have been so supportive of our efforts over the years. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding of the situation.

Is it likely that a simple glitch could cause multiple “non-existent” products to appear? Who are we to say, but we reckon Behringer have something exciting to look forward to.

Head of Social Media and Marketing, RouteNote

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