Behringer Vintage Soft Synth Is Not An Official Copy Of Tone2 Saurus

Following speculation that it may have had something to do with the creation of Behringer’s new Vintage soft synth plugin, Music software developer Tone2 has announced that the recently released and then pulled Behringer Vintage software synth, above, is not an official copy of Tone2 Saurus synthesizer, below:

When Vintage was unveiled, early this week, some synthesists were quick to point out that it looked rather like Tone2 Saurus synth, which was released more than a decade ago and is still available to buy now. This led some to suspect that Vintage was the result of a collaboration between the two companies, but it turns out that this isn’t the case.

Here’s what Tone2 wrote on Facebook:

“The look and feel of the recently released Behringer Vintage has caused confusion among our customers. Behringer Vintage is NOT a new version of Tone2 Saurus. Both products have a different synthesis architecture and sound different. We are not involved in the development of Behringer Vintage.”

Just to clarify things further, Tone2 adds: “We are not responsible for the graphics, the sound engine, or anything else related to it. Behringer has not licensed graphics or source codes from us. We do not collaborate with Behringer in any way.”

Message received loud and clear, but confusion still reigns in relation to Vintage’s availability. Having released it as a free plugin, Behringer now has pulled the new synth, which was available for a short time from its website, with the company encouraging downloaders to support the Playing for Change Foundation.

It remains to be seen whether Vintage will ever resurface, but if it does, we do now know for sure that Tone2 had nothing to do with it.

Saurus is available via the Tone2 website.

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