As we recently heard, Behringer’s plan to bring more synths to the masses was given some more momentum by Uli Behringers post last week on the Gearslutz Forum (specifically talking about the possibility of a Mini Moog Clone). It’s now confirmed, Uli Behringer just announced more details for the MiniMoog Synthesizer.
The desktop design will also be compatible with Eurorack modular cases.
Behringer D Minimoog Clone Features (Preliminary):
Analog synthesizer with triple VCO design
Reproduction of original “D Type” with matched transistors and JFET
0.1% Thin Film resistors and Polyphenyline Sulphide capacitors for frequency stability
Analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
5 variable oscillator shapes with pulse width variation
Classic 24 dB ladder filter with resonance
Fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
Switchable low/high pass filter mode
16-voice Midi Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16-voice polyphony
Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
46 controls for real-time access of all important parameters
External audio input for processing external sound sources
Low and high level outputs
Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selectio
3-Year Warranty Program
Pricing and Availability
The price has been trailed to be around $400 which is certainly ambitious. But given the scale of manufacture that they have in their own factories, its something that could well be achievable. What is not clear is how far along the process they are, we have specifications, mocked images and intent, but as yet no hardware and therefore no sound or indication as to how close it is in sonic character. The Behringer D is just a design concept at this stage, so availability details are to come.