Behringer Unveils VCS3 Prototype

What an absolute beaut! © Behringer

Pro Audio manufacturer Behringer has unveiled what may wind up becoming the true gem in the company's still growing, yet already expansive catalog of cloned and original synthesizers: the infamous VCS3.

Originally released in 1969 by UK company EMS, the beloved 3 oscillator, semi-modular synthesizer became a staple of Progressive Rock bands such as Alan Parsons Project, and Pink Floyd for example, the latter who used it in songs like the bass intro for "Welcome to the Machine" off of the "Wish You Were Here" album.

Back in all it's retro glory, this updated yet perfect replica of one of the most beloved synthesizers in history, of course still features its unique joystick controller and patch matrix, not to mention inputs for external signal processing as in the original, yet it offers the obviously needed critical connectivity for today's studios, such as USB, and MIDI I/O.

There is no word yet on pricing, or official release date, but Uli Behringer comments via social media that the project is still in its early phase, and per the norm, the company would love to hear from all its customers as to things they would like to see as this project unfolds and moves closer to fruition.

Stay tuned for more news, and please participate via Behringer's Facebook page and let your voice be heard!

You can check out more pictures of the upcoming VCS3 by Behringer below: