Long time, we waited for the price and now it’s official. Behringer will release the D Analog Synthesizer (Clone of the classic Moog Minimoog) for only 299$. The Europe price should be than around 399€ as usual. If this is a reaction to the Roland SE-02 Analog Synthesizer announcement, we can’t say but it’s very interesting that they drop their initial price information already before the official release. Sweetwater is the first US store where you can already pre-order the D Synthesizer for this price. If you pre-order now, the estimated delivery is September.
For musicians with a lower budget, it’s hard to not say no to this price in my opinion. You will receive not that perfect same sound as an original Moog Minimoog but an analog monophonic Synthesizer with a good sound quality for a very affordable price.
Behringer’s Classic Analog Monosynth
It’s all there. Three punchy oscillators, classic 24dB/octave voltage-controlled filter with resonance, envelopes, LFO, portamento, the works. All instantly familiar — only smaller. The Behringer D is a Eurorack-sized reincarnation of the legendary analog monosynth that started it all. From fat pulsing basses to searing leads to celestial pads: the Behringer D puts a world of musical expression under your fingertips. Throw a patch from the Main Out to the Ext In, crank the Ext In Volume until you hit overdrive, play a note, and twist the filter cutoff. Isn’t life sweet? Sweetwater synth mavens are savoring the Behringer D. You will, too.
A universe of sonic possibilities
The fat, punchy sound of the D is bolstered by Behringer’s addition of an overdrive circuit you can patch in and control via the Ext In jack and volume pot in the Mixer section. But analog synthesis is not always about blistering leads and belching basses. This synth is also capable of eerily accurate simulations of acoustic instruments such as woodwinds, brass, and strings. The Behringer D’s classic VCF — a vital component of subtractive synthesis — is the soul of this synth. Behringer has done an outstanding job here: the D’s filter sounds amazing — smooth and musical, with a nice bite when you dial in a bit of resonance. From aggressive to serene, the Behringer D deploys a universe of sonic possibilities.
A little jewel of a synth
Let us be blunt: the Behringer D rocks sexy visuals. Accented with wooden end cheeks, its petite, Eurorack-sized chassis sports classic synth knobularity that’s hard to keep your hands off. The continuous pots feel great, too: smooth and solid, with the perfect amount of resistance. The detented rotaries and rocker switches also deliver satisfying tactile feedback. Three voltage-controlled oscillators deploy beastly sonic firepower, while the classic control set affords an enormous amount of real-time tweakery. There’s also generous CV connectivity for semi-modular flexibility and interfacing with legacy gear. Behringer has packed all the essentials (and then some) into this little jewel of a synth. The Behringer D is an unbelievable value. Get one and create some inspired music!
Behringer D Analog Monosynth Module Features:
- 3 punchy-sounding voltage-controlled oscillators
- Classic 24dB voltage-controlled filter with resonance (Emphasis)
- Filter selectable for lowpass or highpass
- Noise generator (selectable between White and Pink Noise)
- Overdrive circuit
- USB-MIDI plus 5-pin DIN In and Thru
- CV connectivity
- Glide (portamento)
- External audio input
- Low-output and high-output 1/4″ outs
- Behringer’s 3-year warranty
Available here for pre-order for a price of 299$: Behringer D Synth