The Bomb Has Burst! Behringer Teased 6 New Synthesizers (WASP Deluxe, 2600, CAT, SYNTHI VCX3, MS-101-BK/ GY/BU & K-20)

The bomb just before the end of year has burst. Behringer just teased on their official website 6 new hardware analog Synthesizers clones. As I understand it will be a WARSPm ARP 2600, Synthi VCS3, SH-101 and MS-20 analog clones.  Unfortunately, there are no pictures yet available. Here are full informations!

WASP DELUXE : Legendary Analog Synthesizer with Dual OSCs, VCF, Multi-Mode VCF, 16-Voice Poly Chain and Eurorack Format

Picture of the original WASP Deluxe

Features of the Behringer WASP Deluxe

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with dual OSC design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “Wasp Deluxe” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic OSC, VCF and VCA designs
  • 3 variable oscillator shapes with pulse / ramp and enhanced mode for ultimate sounds
  • Switchable, multi-mode VCF with Lo, Hi, Band and Notch modes
  • Flexible LFO with 4 waveform shapes, frequency and pitch modulation control
  • 2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
  • Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 29 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Germany

2600: Legendary Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer with 3 VCOs and Multi-Mode VCF in a 6U Rack-Mount Format

Picture of the original ARP 2600

Features of the Behringer 2600

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with triple VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “Arp* 2600” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Semi-modular architecture requires no patching for immediate performance
  • 3 VCOs, each with LFO mode, FM inputs, and multiple wave-shape outputs for an awe-inspiring palette of tonal possibilities
  • Multi-mode VCF with dedicated low-pass output with additional switched high/notch output
  • Incredible range of modules including ring modulator, lag processor, sample & hold, Schmitt trigger and envelope follower
  • ADSR and AR Envelope generators with switchable time factor
  • Realistic digital spring reverb for inspiring sound effects
  • Noise Generator with continuously variable colour
  • 2 dedicated LFOs with pulse and sine wave outputs
  • Switched Post Filter Distortion (PFD) / Inverter option on voltage processor
  • Differential (+/-) input VCA with both linear and exponential control inputs
  • Additional functions include attenuator, mixer, inverter, slew rate limiter and 4-way multiple for creative patching flexibility
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • 58 Faders and 15 buttons give you hands-on direct and real time access to all parameters
  • 83 Patch cable input / outputs for the ultimate in configuration flexibility
  • Powerful headphone output with dedicated level control
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

CAT – Legendary Paraphonic Analog Synthesizer with Dual VCOs, 4 Mixable Waveforms, External Signal Processor, 16-Voice Poly Chain and Eurorack Format

Picture of the original CAT Synthesizer

Features of the Behringer CAT 

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with dual VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “CAT SRM II” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • 4 variable and simultaneous oscillator shapes (Sawtooth, Triangle, modulated Pulse and Sub-Octave Square) for ultimate sounds
  • Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
  • Oscillators can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators
  • Classic filter design (high pass/low pass with peak/resonance) with self-resonance capability
  • Filter can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators
  • Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
  • 2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
  • White noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 47 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • Audio input for processing external sound sources for enhanced creativity
  • External control inputs and outputs (High Note CV, Low Note CV, Gate, Filter etc.)
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Germany

SYNTHI VCX3 : Legendary Analog Synthesizer with 3 VCOs, VCF, LFO, Ring Modulator and Reverb

Picture of the original VCS3 Synthesizer 

 Features of the Behringer SYNTHI VCX3

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with triple VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “VCS3” circuitry designed in 1970
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • VCOs featuring multi-turn knobs for precise frequency control
  • Variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths for ultimate sounds
  • Classic 24 dB low pass filter with resonance for legendary sound performance
  • 16 x 16 pin patch bay serves as signal routing matrix by inserting pins into holes
  • Ring modulator adds insane spice and edge to your sounds
  • Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
  • Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
  • Two-axis joystick serves as performance controller
  • 42 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • External audio inputs for processing external sound sources
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Germany

MS-101-BK/BU/GY: Legendary Analog Synthesizer with 32 Full-Size Keys, 3340 VCO with 4 Simultaneous Waveforms, VCF, ADSR, 32-Step Sequencer, Arpeggiator and Live Performance Kit

(leaked photo?)

Features of the Behringer MS-101 

  • Legendary monophonic synthesizer with authentic 3340 analog oscillator for insanely fat music creation
  • 32 semi-weighted full-size keys for great playability
  • Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO, VCF and VCA designs to recreate the classic sound performance
  • Oscillator with 4 simultaneously, mixable waveforms: saw, triangle, square/pwm and octave-divided square sub-oscillator
  • Resonant VCF can be modulated with ADSR, LFO, keyboard tracking and bender controller
  • 6 FM sources allow for creative VCF modulation and unheard of filter effects
  • ADSR envelope generator for incredible wave shaping
  • Easy-to-use voltage controlled 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
  • Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
  • Attachable handgrip included with pitch bend wheel and a pitch modulation trigger
  • Guitar strap included for live jamming on stage
  • Bender assignable to VCO, VCF and pitch mod wheel on attachable handgrip
  • Noise generator can be used as modulation source for distortion-like effects
  • Incredible portamento function with auto mode for fantastic sound effects
  • Pulse wave can be modulated by LFO, envelope and manually
  • 57 sliders and switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in Germany

K-20 – Legendary Analog and Semi-Modular Synthesizer with Dual VCOs, Ring Modulator, External Signal Processor, 16-Voice Poly Chain and Eurorack Format

Picture of the original KORG MS-20 

Features of the Behringer K-20 

  • Legendary analog synthesizer with dual VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original “MS-20” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
  • 4 variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths and ring modulation for ultimate sounds
  • First-generation filter design (high pass/low pass with peak/resonance)
  • Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
  • 2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 36 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
  • 3-Year Warranty Program*
  • Designed and engineered in German

More information here: Behringer 

10 Comments

  1. Assuming that Behringer actually releases these clones, they are an insult to the engineers and designers who poured thousands of hours into creating the originals.

  2. I think it should be a goal to make the designs/instruments more accessible but let’s recognize this for what it is: someone cashing in on the market. If you really care about the history and future of these instruments don’t give your money to these people.

  3. Berhinger released a note it was published by mistake.
    It was a glitch in the publishing system, merely concepts not future gear available in the market.
    all the best guys!
    N

  4. I dont understand people against these clones. Every single musical technology is copied since forever. Stratos, Les pauls, pedals. Why not synths? I honestly would love to have one of those. Here in Brasil imported stuff is waaay too expensive. More afordable equipament are always welcome here.

    • How about the MS 20 – Korg are still selling their own, there is no way they’ll allow any one else to rip them off like that and absolutely nobody should support anyone that tries.

  5. Patent laws, by design, protect the inventor for a limited number of years so that he can recoup his investment. After that period of time, others are allowed to use that idea in order for society to benefit from a competitive marketplace. If you disagree with me, stop using cotton clothing, your car’s windshield wipers and all the other items that the common man can now afford. Synthesizers are no different. Patent holders do not enjoy an indefinite monopoly.

  6. Ems vcs3 was around 400$ price tag when il was produced i read somewhere. It’s a piece of history but shame to the people selling it 14 000$ on ebay.if the inventor fxxxing cared ( is he Alive ? )Why stop the production? All the rest is nonsense. I make & play music I NEED AN EMS ( and a 2600 too ! )

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