‘Behringer D’ the new Minimoog Clone

 

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.

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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
  • Overdrive circuit
  • Noise generator
  • 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.

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