Behringer Edge, analog percussive Synthesizer, “the drummer from the cloned mother”

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Edge, Behringer takes over the analog percussive Synthesizer concept of the Moog DFAM, adds MIDI+ USB and packs it in a pink Crave-like enclosure. 

With the Crave, Behringer has created an unofficial clone of the Moog Mother-32 for little money. Unofficially because it was never communicated by Behringer, and because of the 3340 chip. And according to the latest news from today, the Behringer team was once again inspired by the Moog engineers in Asheville.

The Edge is a clone of the Moog DFAM Synthesizer in pink, with USB + MIDI, and for significantly less money.

Behringer Edge

Behringer Edge

Edge is a semi-modular analog percussion Synthesizer that is based on the concept of the Moog DFAM (Drum From Another Mother) from 2018. It has two analog VCOs with pulse and triangle waves, oscillator sync, and FM options. There’s pink and white noise, a decay envelope, a filter with high and low pass modes, and its own Decay and Envelope amount.

Both oscillators are triggered by a dual 8-step sequencer, one for the pitch and another for the velocity. You can program each sequencer with 8 knobs and select whether the oscillator responds to pitch or not. On the top, you have a 15×10 matrix where you can patch your sounds or integrate them into any Eurorack synth setup.

Since the concept, feature set, parameters, sequencers, etc are the same, we can speak of a DFAM clone here. But one thing is different, the connectivity. Unlike the Moog DFAM, Behringer has expanded it with MIDI and USB including MIDI clock and a clock divider/multiplier. That’s a good addition.

For many, the Behringer Edge will be the perfect partner to Crave. I don’t doubt that. However, the release has a strange aftertaste because it is a clone of an existing Moog product. That you can still get in music shops worldwide. I fully support Behringer with his vintage clones as you can no longer purchase the originals. I like the 2600 or my Pro-1, great replicas at super fair prices. Here it’s a different story…

Behringer Edge will be available for $219 USD (list price). No information about the availability and pre-order option.

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7 Comments

  1. Aww comr one. Yes it is based on the DFAM, but the DFAMwasnt anything new in euroland, its just based on a patch you can make with various modules.

    If they made an subharmoniconn, okay, but a DFAM, while it sounds great, is like i said just a prewired patch in a box.

    I‘m gonna check it out because the price is unbeatable.

  2. i guess every synth can be possibly patched in eurorack . Point is to make something that is generally usable by many people. I guess DFAM is exactly that

  3. Wow look up clone in the dictionary
    Different voice chips here
    Different design
    Different midi connectivity
    Pink noise
    Different price point and don’t go on about hand assembled in USA
    None of this about guitars Gibson even clone their own designs and rebrand as epiphone
    It’s about as much a clone as the prophet 600 was of the Juno 6

    • Not sure that the guitar market is a great example to follow, but anyway, same architecture, same concept , same patchbay….not a clone but a serious lack of inspiration and respect , just as the crave.

  4. Moog would command more “respect” if they came down out of the ivory tower and offered musicians gear they could use at an affordable price. I was one of the original reps for the return of the Mini at $3k. For a mono synth with no memory. While inside the lifespan of Moog’s own fleet of expensive Mini-esque products Behringer managed to release the D for a 10th of Moog’s price. Disrespectful, or worthy of high praise? What was once elitist is now in the hands of many. Mini?

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