Behringer has submitted a trademark application for the name MONOPOLY in the EU & USA, so a Korg Mono/Poly Synthesizer clone is coming.
Update: sorry I missed something. Not only the MONOPOLY was registered at the Trademark but many others. Blue Marvin, Kobol, Polykobol, Polivoks, Synthex, Trident, Quadra, Source, Prodigy, Logan, Pro-16, Pro-800
No one was as active in the synthesizer market this year as Behringer. New products are the MS-1, Pro-1, K-2, TD-3, or the RD-8 Drum Machine. Yesterday they released a “bee”hringer teaser that teases the replica of the Wasp Synthesizer. Now, I have information that proves that another Japanese Synthesizer is on the list.
After the K-2 (MS-20 clone), Behringer will re-build the Korg Monopoly. No, not the family game Monopoly from Hasbro. For this one finds clear references on the trademark organization websites. They transmitted on 18 September 2019 a trademark application to the EU for the name MONOPOLY. Also in the USA, Musictribe (Behringer) has filed a trademark application for the same name
Source: Trademarks Justia 88280492
The Korg Mono/Poly is a mono-polyphonic analog Synthesizer that was manufactured from 1981 to 1984. It features four voltage-controlled oscillators, a 4-pole, self-oscillating lowpass filter, several modulation capabilities, and offers paraphonic playbility (pseudo polyphony).
Further, it has 1 VCA per voice, 2 ADSR envelopes (filter, amp) and two LFO’s with individual rates.
What Does That Mean?
At the moment we know that Behringer has sent two Trademark applications for the name MONOPOLY (with sources) which clearly points to a Korg Mono / Poly clone. What it will look like is not known at this time.
But it is well known that Synthesizer friends around the world have long been wishing for a KORG Mono/Poly re-issue from the Japanese. As with the wishes with the TR-808 in analogue with Roland, Uli Behringer now also realizes the wish of the musicians. Stay tuned for more detailed information in the near future.
More information will follow: Behringer
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