Behringer AKS Mini, a portable 1-oscillator VCS 3-style Synthesizer

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Behringer asks on their social media channels if there is interest in an AKS Mini project, a portable 1-oscillator VCS 3-style analog Synthesizer

Two days ago, Behringer shared new photos of the final pre-production model of their upcoming EMS VCS 3 Synthesizer clone/replica. One of the most complex projects that Behringer currently has, because the VCS 3 has a very special circuit.

Today Behringer shows a new possible mini Synthesizer project based on these legendary circuits, the AKS Mini.

Behringer AKS Mini Project

Behringer AKS Mini

The AKS Mini is a render photo and not an actual confirmed product. Let’s call it a project. On the new render photo, we see a portable VCS 3-style Synthesizer with a single oscillator, filter, LFO and the classic env shaper section from the legend. Plus, you get a delay unit, a joystick, a sequencer, a multi-function touch pad, and more.

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Since we shared with you the pics of our upcoming VCS3, many people got so excited, that they asked for an affordable AKS synth that has the exact same sound signature. Here’s a draft proposal only and we’d love to get your feedback. We believe we could produce it for an estimated price of US$ 99. What do you think?

It is not known when this small 1-oscillator VCS 3-style Synthesizer will be launched. It is currently a project that is still being evaluated. But the little synthi looks interesting

More information will follow here: Behringer

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  1. Interesting, but defeats the purpose of the VCS (the complex pin matrix capabilities).
    However, I can see the value for the sequencer alone. It’s not a VCS3 like the other Behringer project, but for the price it should be worth while when adding external fx for noise making or pairing it up with other synths.

  2. I have a theory, all of these synth teasers are leading up to a massive April Fools joke. They announced a few synths, then yelled at everyone for wanting one because of a chip shortage, told everyone t owait. THEN announced like 75 new synths. Seems like a really big joke. I want to hear more about their sampler they teased and maybe get a brains.

  3. HiBehringer
    Great idea to revive the AKS.
    Do not miss the greatest idea of the AKS: you could define the ambitus of the keyboard, that is the distance in pitches between keys. Hence you could turn it into a microtonal device. By

  4. This would make a great blee-bloop-whee-wibble box, which was about 80-90% of what a VCS3/AKS was used for. I’d love it

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