The Grandmother, Moog’s entry level keyboard semi-modular has proven to be quite popular, As I write this, currently #3 on Sweetwater’s most popular synthesizer list. The One, Moog’s polyphonic flagship, of course is more of a quality not quantity item due to its features and price.
Widely known as one of the best mono/para synths, the Pro 2 may have been underappreciated in the market but its fans know it will be a very hard act to follow
After I first reported the rumor of the Pro 2’s demise 6 days ago in the Uptown Oscillators Facebook Group, after 5 years on the market, Sequential announced today, Friday, May 17, 2019 that the Pro 2 is officially discontinued. Could there be a Pro 3 in the works? Or a similarly priced poly with all the Pro 2’s functionality and even more voices? Sequential said at NAMM 2019 to keep your eyes open this summer. Hopefully there is a worthy successor, it would be extremely disappointing if one of those options didn’t replace the Pro 2, which is unique and unmatched by competition. And a Rev2 isn’t gonna do it, no offense to Rev2s, it’s just a different critter… We’ll see… For now if you have a Pro 2, keep it. If you don’t, get one. They can only become more valuable as supply becomes constrained.
I own one of these and I can vouch for the Pro 2. They are fantastic synths.
Even Behringer, maven of the $299 or less synthesizer and drum machine market, admits this updated clone of the historical Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer is somewhat of a specialty item. I have no doubt they can continue adding $299 boxes and people will snap them up like penny candy. Site traffic is very strong for that class of Behringer machine. They have announced several clone projects of larger vintage full-sized synths, and it remains to be seen if they can sustain that market though. Time will tell. Keep in touch with the DS-80 page linked above for developments.