The Behringer D analog synthesizer – inspired by Moog’s legendary analog monosynth – is now selling for just $299, $100 less than when the synth was unveiled in Berlin in April.
It’s not clear why Behringer has got a price cut- considering that it’s not even on the shelves yet- but maybe it has been decided to compete with another recently-announced analog synthesizer, the Roland SE-02.
Behringer’s Minimoog clone was considered controversial when it was announced but company founder Uli Behringer has stated that there’s nothing wrong with cloning vintage gear. In fact, he said in a forum post: “The general rule and the law clearly describe that technology is free for everyone to use, provided it is not protected”.
However, Behringer’s synth isn’t an exact replica of the Minimoog: it has no keyboard, while the circuits are inside an Eurorack-compatible module.
Have a look at the features:
- 3 voltage-controlled oscillators
- 24dB voltage-controlled filter with resonance
- Filter selectable for lowpass or highpass
- Noise generator (selectable between White and Pink Noise)
- Overdrive circuit
- USB-MIDI plus 5-pin DIN In and Thru
- CV connectivity
- Glide (portamento)
- External audio input
- Low-output and high-output 1/4″ outs
- Behringer’s 3-year warranty
Here’s a preview of the Behringer D in action.
It is expected to be available for US $299 in September.