Surprisingly, Behringer, today announced an analog clone/recreation of the well-known Korg MonoPoly Synthesizer in a small format.
In November last year, I reported on the trademark entry of the Behringer MonoPoly. This was not a fake, as can be reported today. The MonoPoly clone from Behringer is true and it’s smaller than the original. The architecture of the MP is made up of 4 oscillators that can be shared in a 4-voice polyphonic, or linked in unison. This is one of the big highlights of this synth.
Further, there is a 24dB filter, two envelope generators (oscillator & filter) as well as two individual LFOs that can be used to modulate the pulse width, envelope, and arpeggiator independently.
Behringer VS Korg
Visually, the original is very different from the B. Clone. The new version is smaller and more compact. Not 44 keys like the original but a 37-keys semi-weighted keyboard. The synth can also be positioned in three different angles.
Internally rather less. For example, there are no effects onboard or sequencer like on the Poly D. Well, there are oscillator effects (sync, cross mod) but no normal effects like chorus, delay, reverb… However, they have built-in a chord memory with which you can save chords. But there are plenty of connections on the backside like USB, MIDI Din, and CV connections.
In the meantime there is a second video showing the Behringer MonoPoly in more detail. The video clearly shows that it is a 1:1 feature clone of the Korg MonoPoly, i.e. same features but no addons and a different housing. The sound of this “prototype” version is already convincing. It sounds really nice and fat.
Availability & Price TBA
More information here: Behringer