Behringer Announces $400 Minimoog Model D Synth

Uli Behringer reveals the latest design and features of their upcoming clone of he iconic Moog Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer. It looks great. Features look good. The price? Simply stunning!

We didn't expect such a quick turntaround from Behringer since last week's announcement they were looking to clone the iconic MiniMoog Model D Synth. But time waits for no man in synth land it seems.

Today Uli Behringer revealed the first draft of their version of the Minimoog Model D on Gearslutz. Here's all we know right now. And, the incredible price of $400 is what they are quoting. If I may say so myself, this looks really, really nice and if they can manufacture these at that price point will be a big, big seller!

This is a first draft of our "D" Synth with a proposed feature set below. 

"Our goal is to design in a Poly Chain feature that allows combining up to 16 synths through MIDI. Depending on the feedback we will then decide if we move further and build a first prototype. Our targeted retail price is around US$ 400.

Rear view of Behringer Mini Model D

Rear view of Behringer Mini Model D.


Analog Synthesizer with 3 VCOs, 24 dB Ladder Filter, LFO, 16-Voice Poly Chain and Eurorack Format

  • Analog synthesizer with triple VCO design
  • Reproduction of original “D Type” with matched transistors and JFETs
  • 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 selection 
  • 3-Year Warranty Program
Behringer Mini Model D.




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make this puppy rackmoutable too please :)
It looks stunning (and well built)! The price is stunning! And I bet it sounds really good (and in tune - unlike my old Moog Prodigy - open the windows, and it would go out of tune).

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