Behringer continues its announcements and shows Model 15 a, new semi-modular analog Synthesizer for $299 inspired by the Moog Modular
The Moog Modular is one of the most legendary modular synthesizers. Behringer has already replicated/clone this beauty as Eurorack modules for little money. But that was not all.
Today Behringer introduced Model 15, a Synthesizer, already number 7 this week and it’s based on the circuits of the Moog Modular Model 15/35/55”. It is semi-modular, Eurorack ready and reminds me a lot of a grandmother I know with a keyboard.
Behringer Model 15
The Model 15 is a new semi-modular analog Synthesizer that takes inspiration from the legendary Model 15/35/55 modular Synthesizer. You get two oscillators with 4 waveforms, sub-oscillator, oscillator sync, and pulse with modulation. The filter is, of course, a replica of the legendary 24dB ladder filter with resonance control. Plus it has a high-pass filter.
Modulation side, you get a multi-wave analog LFO with 4 waveforms for the pitch, filter and pulse width modulation. Thanks to the semi-modularity, you can also patch it differently. There is also a classic ADSR envelope. On the end of the signal chain, you can activate a spring reverb emulation for refine your sounds.
Model 15 is a semi-modular and thus also has a patch matrix on the right side with 48 patch points (ins/outs). Here you can build the wildest modular patches or integrate signals from other Eurorack synthesizers.
On the left side, it also hosts a built-in arpeggiator with an hold function and multiple playback modes. There is also an advanced sequence with 3 separate 256-step memory slots, key transpose and multiple playback modes. The synth has 37 controls giving you direct and real-time access to all important parameters.
MIDI input is on the front panel and on the back you can find a MIDI thru with MIDI matrix, headphones socket, audio output, USB connection and a power supply input with a on/off button.
According to Behringer, it has a comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and voice priority selection. In these synths, as always, there is no advanced MIDI CC support.
The synth is fully Eurorack compatible and is housed in the classic Behringer Eurorack case. But it can be easily removed and installed in another Eurorack system. It is 16-voice poly chain ready so you can create a big Moog-inspired poly synth with 16 voices.
The Model 15 is very reminiscent of Moog’s Grandmother especially the colored layout and the feature set. The Grandmother is also based on the Moog Modular. Also has a spring reverb, arpeggiator and sequencer. The synth does not have the charm of the Grandmother, but is Eurorack and significantly cheaper. A sound comparison with the GM will certainly be interesting here.
Behringer Model 15 will be available in the near future for $299 USD. The product is fully completed and ready for production. Once they will receive the chips, this synth will be produced and shipped to the retailers.
More information will follow here: Behringer