Behringer’s Model D mini synth is a $99 take on a Moog classic from the 1970s
The $99 reproduction of the MiniMoog Model D is said to feature “authentic” circuits.
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Next up in the stream of seemingly endless Behringer announcements this month is another reproduction of a classic from synthesis history. This time, Behringer is tackling the Moog MiniMoog Model D – in a mini-er format.
The Behringer Model D Soul is said to be based on “authentic” MiniMoog circuitry, giving you three VCOs, a vintage-flavoured VCF, an LFO, two envelopes and a motion sequencer.
The VCO gives you a choice of five waveforms to choose from: saw, triangle, shark, square and pulse.
Meanwhile, the LFO gives you four different waveforms to add motion to your sounds, from wobbly vibratoes to sweeping filters. The VCA features a dedicated envelope control to let you shape your sound, with a variable envelope running in tandem for filter cut-off.
There are also white and pink noise generators with independent volume controls to add texture to your sound.
Meanwhile, the motion sequencer lets you set 16 steps, with eight memory slots and the ability to record knob movements. For instant playability, the Behringer Model D features a 27-note touch-sensitive keyboard.
In total, you get 18 controls on the mini-synth, and the ability to USB bus power it up with a smartphone, power bank or computer. Further it has MIDI talents to help it integrate with other instruments in your setup.
The Behringer Model D Soul comes housed in an enclosure similar to the other Soul and Spirit synths the brand has introduced just over the last week, which now include the UB-1 Spirit, Pro-VS Soul, Saturn Soul and JP-4000 Spirit, which are based on the Oberheim OB-Xa, Sequential Prophet VS, and Jupiter and JP-8000 from Roland, respectively.
According to Behringer, the Model D has been fully developed and is (almost) ready for market – it just needs the chips before shipping can begin. Though when that will be is anyone’s guess. The mini-synth will be priced at $99.
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