Behringer Pro-1


Analogue Synthesiser

  • Dual VCO design based on CEM3340
  • Sawtooth and pulse waveform for VCO A
  • Sawtooth, Triangle and Pulse waveform for VCO B
  • Pulse Width Modulation
  • Noise generator
  • 24 dB low-pass filter with resonance
  • 2 ADSR envelopes for VCF and VCA
  • LFO with sawtooth, triangle and rectangle waveform
  • 2 Modulation buses
  • Sequencer with 64 notes storage capacity
  • Arpeggiator
  • Audio input for sound processing external sources
  • Can be used as a complete Eurorack synthesiser voice (width: 80 HP)
  • Poly-Chain function for connecting up to 16 devices
  • 6.3 mm Line output
  • 3.5 mm Jack stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In / Thru and USB-MIDI
  • Dimensions: 95 x 424 x 136 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Includes power supply (12 V DC)
  • Suitable optional cover: Art.477466 (not included)
  • Suitable optional cases: Art.#480286, Art.483005 (both not included)
  • Suitable optional bag: Art.485308 (not included)
available since October 2019
Item number 475766
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Design Desktop
Polyphony 1
Sound Generation Analogue
MIDI interface 1x In, 1x Out/Thru
Storage Medium Internal
USB-port Yes
Effects No
Arpeggiator Yes
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No
Optional Expansions None
Special Features Stepsequencer, Arpeggiator
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Those 80s analogue sounds are back

With the Pro-1, Behringer has resurrected a range of classic analogue sounds straight out of the 80s. Equipped with two oscillators, two ADSR envelopes, an LFO, and a sequencer, it allows you to recreate the vintage sounds that helped shape the hits of artists such as Depeche Mode, the Pet Shop Boys, and Vince Clark. The monophonic Pro-1 is semi-modular and thus has multiple inputs and outputs for patching on the upper part of the control surface, where external modulation sources can be connected. The Behringer Pro-1 uses its own replica of the Curtis CEM-3340 chips featured in vintage classics such as the Prophet-5, Memory Moog, and Oberheim OB-Xa.

Clear modulation matrix

The two oscillators can create "sawtooth" and "pulse width" waveforms, while oscillator B is also able to implement a triangular waveform. In addition, the Behringer Pro-1 also has an onboard noise generator. On the left is a separate section for modulation settings, where modulation sources and their destinations can be set in a clear manner. For example, the pulse width of oscillator A can be set to be modulated by oscillator B, by the LFO, or by the filter envelope. Should these options still not be sufficient, a patch cord can also be used to control the cut-off frequency of the filter.

Nostalgia comes included

Nostalgic synth fans can recreate the sounds from their favourite 80's music productions thanks to the Behringer Pro-1. Using the poly chain function, the Behringer Pro-1 can be easily integrated into performances as a Eurorack unit, allowing up to 16 external devices to be linked. The DIP switch on the back of the device can be used to select which of the four channels is to receive MIDI data. In addition, the Behringer Pro-1 has a USB port that allows it to be accessed by modern DAWs. Synth newcomers can also use it as a point of entry to the world of analogue synthesizers with classic sounds, guaranteeing hours of fun experimentation.

About Behringer

The company, which was founded in Germany by Uli Behringer and now manufactures its products in China, has been known for affordable and great-value equipment since its very first product, the Studio Exciter F. An array of mixing consoles (such as the Eurodesk MX8000), signal processors, and later sound amplification and monitoring equipment, has made it possible for countless musicians to fit out their home studios, practice rooms, and mobile PAs within budget limits that were previously unthinkable. The acquisition of other companies, including Midas, Klark Teknik, and TC Electronic, meant that new product groups were added - and also resulted in the technical expertise of these companies being incorporated into product development.

Variations galore thanks to extensive modulation options

Basic FM synthesis is also possible with the Behringer Pro-1 by using oscillator B as a modulation source for the frequency of oscillator A. The Drone control is ideal for keeping the VCA open and allowing the sounds to pass through without an envelope. This function can be used to create sound effects by combining the noise generator and the filter, for example. And with the sequencer, complex melodies can be composed using the Pro-1's memory capacity of up to 64 notes.

True value-for-money synth
Korvin 28.06.2020
What Behringer did by adding a small patch bay really brings the initial Pro One synth architecture to modern times. The capabilities, especially when using stack cables, are numerous. Coming from a VST-only background, this module was a massive breath of fresh air for me, especially because of the feedback loop options. To clarify, I am not referring just to audio feedback, but even feedback routing like Mixer Out to OSC PWM.

As for the sound, it is capable of deep bass for sure, but where it shines is the higher frequencies. The oscillators have crisp, clear highs, and the Curtis filter is beautifully paired with them. Because of this (by default) bright sounding setup of components, I found the Pro-1 cutting through my mixes where Diva or other VSTs were lost, even when purposefully drowning them in long reverb. (as you do)

I use this module for both clear melodic content, and experimental music sound design, and I thoroughly enjoy it in both.

The cons I could spot where that, some features are hidden and need to be looked up online, and the Resonance CV tends to get loud easily.


A source of inspiration
S_VG 02.11.2019
Very well build quality, amazing sound (really takes you back...) and enough features to spark your creativity. The first time you played on this thing, time passes by as you fiddle with the controls and just listen to this beauty. Add a little bit of post-processing to this and you've got yourself a nice sounding new asset. I suggest taking a look at this video for a good explanation on every feature:


Neurojazz 01.10.2021
I'd used an original one of these 2 decades ago, and it wailed in the best way possible. Behringer have outdone themselves, this is a faithful reproduction, but lacking a zero at the end of the price. Unreal.

It's like having all your birthdays, xmasses, orgasms all in one day.


Good but not perfect
Adamfordsynth 22.03.2020
It was handled perfectly by the amazing team from Thomann, as always their delivery was fast and accurate.
I had the pleasure to test it as a standalone unit through headphones, monitors and inside the daw, but here the first problems arose.

Regardless of the firmware update, the arpeggiator never worked, and it was a shame since the sound reproduction and build quality was very good.

Overall, the machine was very sturdy and incredibly intuitive and fast to get on but in the end it didn't click in me in terms of usability.

It's a nice machine for the price if you're not concerned about technical details.


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