Behringer Roland next round! SYNTH ANATOMY reported in February that Roland registered trademarks for its legendary vintage synths and drum machines. Roland did this to protect his designs, after Behringer announced the RD-808, MS-101… Now there is a reaction from Behringer.
They changed the name of their clones. MS-101 (clone of the Roland SH-101) is renamed to MS-1 and the RD-808 (clone of the Roland TR-808) is now called RD-8. The MS-1 change can already be found on the Behringer website, different RD-8. There is no information on the website yet, but you can already see this change in the Sonicstate video
For those of you who already have an MS-101 Synthesizer, it may now get more value 😉 because it will not be published in this form in the future.
- Amazing 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 based on NovaMod* allow for creative VCF modulation and unheard of filter effects
- ADSR envelope generator for incredible wave shaping
- Easy-to-use 32-step sequencer with 64 sequence locations
- Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
- Attachable handgrip included with pitch bend wheel and pitch modulation trigger
- Guitar strap included for live jamming on stage
- Bender assignable to VCO, VCF and pitch mod wheel on the attachable handgrip
- Noise generator can be used as a modulation source for distortion-like effects
- incredible portamento function 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 USB/MIDI implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencer
- 3-Year Warranty Program**
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
Behringer MS-1 is available now for 299€ and RD-8 is expected for Q2 / Q3 2019.
More information here: Behringer