Behringer Minimoog Model D Clone Shipping Soon

Many synths are eagerly awaited. That's an understatement when it comes to the Behringer Minimoog Model D clone. The good news is this mini monster is now apparently getting ready to ship!

With so much attention since it was first announced, it hardly feels necessary to add any preamble to the upcoming Behringer Minimoog Model D analog synth clone. In case you've been living under a rock for the past 6 months, Behringer announced they'll be cloning the classic Moog Model D synth for a mere $399.

While Uli Behringer has been the source of most news via Gearslutz, (here's his latest post from a week ago), suprisingly the latest news has come from a different source. Twitter account MusicGroupJobs, part of Music Group which is the umbrella above Behringer, Midas, and many other brands, revealed today they are "getting ready to ship this long awaited sound monster." 

MusicGroupJob Twitter account tweeted the Model D is

MusicGroupJob Twitter account tweeted the Model D is "getting ready to ship".

The first playable prototype was shipped in during Superbooth 2017 in Berlin and we got hands on with it

Then a few days after Superbooth Rob Belcham, one of the main engineers at Midas / Behringer, took a protytpe of the Minimoog Model D home, with updated firmware, to give it a proper test. The resulting audio demo was obviously popular too: 

While some have pointed out that there are some differences between the original Moog Music Minimoog Model D and the Behringer Model D, we can't deny we like the unit we played with as a synth in its own right. The fact it's eurorack compatible and has a super-friendly $399 price tag will probably make it a sure-fire best seller once it's available.

Although there were no firm official details on the release date, at Superbooth we were led to understand it'd still be a few months before customers could order/pre-order a unit. However, this tweet from MusicGroupJobs suggests they may be ramping up production sooner than we think!

THE BIG QUESTION... Whether it's available soon or in a few months, are you planning on buying this $399 Minimoog Model D clone?

Behringer Model D Specs 

Behringer Model D prototype at Superbooth 2017. 

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

Stay tuned to AskAudio for more info on the release date for the Behringer Model D. As soon as we know, you'll know!

 

[Via: MusicGroupJobs on Twitter]  

Watch our video tutorials on the original Moog Minimoog Model D for sound design in the AskAudio Academy.

 

 

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