February 3, 2005
../ 2005 NAMM Report: Behringer
Speaking of Roland, Behringer continued
its quest to clone the best selling products of other companies, this time ripping off Boss' entire line of stomp boxes. The lawyers at Boss, a
division of Roland, must be salivating at the gargantuan lawsuit that they are cooking up. Many of us in the industry were
flabbergasted at Behringer's audacity. Behringer completely duplicated the style, box shape, knob position and
even the font of the pedal names and control descriptions. The line was obviously an attempt to confuse the marketplace.
On the DJ front, Behringer introduced a really poorly designed USB
audio interface/controller for software mix programs called the B-Control DeeJay BCD2000. The unit was
obviously not designed BY DJ's because the pitch and volume
sliders severely impeded the use of the scratch wheels.
The B-Control DeeJay BCD2000 was very cheap looking,
and the fit and finish was on par with a toy instead of a musical instrument. Pure crap.
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