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RE: What the heck is Behringer doing?

>From: Richard Zvonar <zvonar@zvonar.com>
>Reply-To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>Subject: RE: What the heck is Behringer doing?
>Date: Sat, 09 Jun 2001 21:55:15 -0700
>At 9:20 PM -0500 6/9/01, Mike Feeney wrote:
>>Well, I don't mind if they ripped the designs off from other
>>companies as long as the equipment does the job, and that's what it
>>looks like you guys are saying.  So I think I'll go with the
>>Behringer.  =)

...but you must realize that all this "reverse engineering" yields some 
diminishing returns.  Yes, the Behringer mixers resesemble the Mackie's 
were "lifted" from, but, I have used both and found the Behringer pre-amps 
far inferior to Mackies'. Same with the AutoCom, which is a cool 
design...but a little watered down.  Most of the stuff I have tried from 
Behringer, while certainly affordable (and you must give them points for 
that...putting out gear musicians can use at price musicians can afford) 
not of the high quality it claims. This goes for their itsy bitsy lil 
to their consoles to their monitors.  And I don't even want to know about 
their version of the POD....
     Personally, when I go shopping for gear, I get the best I can...not 
something to make do with.  I want something I can use. That is true for 
Behringer stuff.  I do not doubt that some of you are really happpy with 
their products, and are, no doubt, doing some wonderfully creative stuff 
with it...I am not trying to knock it at all.  But let's not compare it to 
what it was ripped from.  It is, per se, just a little less.  But then 
again, I've heard folks with their full blown Mackie HD systems turn out 
some pretty insipid, life-less music, and some REALLY icredible, creative 
and breath-taking music come out beat up 4 tracks!  It ain't the gear, but 
the person using it!

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