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
Update: Almost a year ago, Behringer announced a line of very affordable portable synthesizers. These are intended to compete with mini synths like the Korg Volcas, Modal Electronics Craftsynth/SKULPT… For a long time it was quiet around the development of these small affordable synths.
Today, I have news about the scaled-down version of the legendary VCS3. Behringer has today published a new photo of the final design of the AKS Mini with additional info.
According to B, the final version will have three VCOs, a built-in arpeggiator, and a 16-step motion sequencer. So you can record parameters into the sequence. Probably also with the joystick, which would be super neat.
The VCOs, filters,.. will be based on the same circuitry as the original VCS3 Synthesizer to achieve the same sonic character but in a portable instrument.
Behringer says that the targeted retail price will be $99 USD, and shipping is scheduled for summer. Let’s see for which summer, and hope the chips will be in stock by then.
Article From March 31, 2022
Two days ago, Behringer shared new photos of the final pre-production model of their upcoming EMS VCS 3 Synthesizer clone/replica. One of the most complex projects that Behringer currently has because the VCS 3 has a very special circuit.
Today Behringer shows a new possible mini Synthesizer project based on these legendary circuits, the AKS Mini.
Behringer AKS Mini
The AKS Mini is a render photo and not an actual confirmed product. Let’s call it a project. On the new render photo, we see a portable VCS 3-style Synthesizer with a single oscillator, filter, LFO and the classic env shaper section from the legend. Plus, you get a delay unit, a joystick, a sequencer, a multi-function touch pad, and more.
Since we shared with you the pics of our upcoming VCS3, many people got so excited, that they asked for an affordable AKS synth that has the exact same sound signature. Here’s a draft proposal only and we’d love to get your feedback. We believe we could produce it for an estimated price of US$ 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