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  • A Model D Mini clone... for $299?

    Have you heard about the Behringer D mono synth? Looks like a Moog clone, in Eurorack size... for $299.

    Sweetwater has a good video demo of it up...




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    At that price, it's almost too good to pass up!
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    • #3
      I just found out about it a couple of days ago - for some reason I never got the press release / announcement. I'm going to see if I can set up a review of it. I suspect there's going to be a lot of interest in it - especially since they're apparently selling it for $100 less than they originally announced it at ($299 instead of $399). Some say that's in response to the Roland Boutique / Studio Electronics SE-02, which also appears to be a Mini Moog clone, but with a built-in sequencer and multiple memory locations. IIRC, it goes for $499 "street."
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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Phil O'Keefe View Post
        I just found out about it a couple of days ago - for some reason I never got the press release / announcement. I'm going to see if I can set up a review of it. I suspect there's going to be a lot of interest in it - especially since they're apparently selling it for $100 less than they originally announced it at ($299 instead of $399). Some say that's in response to the Roland Boutique / Studio Electronics SE-02, which also appears to be a Mini Moog clone, but with a built-in sequencer and multiple memory locations. IIRC, it goes for $499 "street."
        That's an outrageously low price -- $299. Even if it only nails ~85% of the true Moog sound, I think it would be a tremendously good deal for most people. On a personal note, though; I've tried and owned a lot of the soft synth/clone/modeled Moogs and none of them can really nail all the sound of my Slim Phatty. YMMV, of course.

        Anyways, look forward to your review.
        Dave Smith Prophet REV2 :: Moog Slim Phatty :: Doepfer d3m controller :: GSI Burn :: Yamaha MOX6 :: Roland Gaia

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        • #5
          Originally posted by koolkat View Post

          That's an outrageously low price -- $299. Even if it only nails ~85% of the true Moog sound, I think it would be a tremendously good deal for most people. On a personal note, though; I've tried and owned a lot of the soft synth/clone/modeled Moogs and none of them can really nail all the sound of my Slim Phatty. YMMV, of course.
          From my understanding, this one is going to be all-analog... I don't think it uses modeling. The Roland SE-02 is all-analog too, even though the rest of the Boutique series uses Roland's ACB modeling.

          Question for everyone: Does the lack of memory locations for storing patches bother anyone about the Behringer Model D? The original synth didn't have them either, but a lot of synths do today...

          Anyways, look forward to your review.
          Thank you. I'll reach out to some people today and see if I can set one up.
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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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          • #6
            At that price it doesn't bother me. Without memory its really a hindrance for live use. But for anyone who wants to learn to do learn synthesis or create a unique sound for their home studio it is an absolute bargain. If you want the bells and whistles you can get the Deep Mind 6 or 12.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kbeaumont View Post
              At that price it doesn't bother me. Without memory its really a hindrance for live use. But for anyone who wants to learn to do learn synthesis or create a unique sound for their home studio it is an absolute bargain. If you want the bells and whistles you can get the Deep Mind 6 or 12.
              Looks like it will also have a fair number of patch points too, so people who may be thinking of later moving into modular and Eurorack setups might want to consider it as a starting point.
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              "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

              - George Carlin

              "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

              - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

              "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

              - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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              • #8
                Originally posted by koolkat View Post

                That's an outrageously low price -- $299. Even if it only nails ~85% of the true Moog sound, I think it would be a tremendously good deal for most people. On a personal note, though; I've tried and owned a lot of the soft synth/clone/modeled Moogs and none of them can really nail all the sound of my Slim Phatty. YMMV, of course.

                Anyways, look forward to your review.
                It’s that last 15% that makes it a Mini Moog though. But it will be interesting to see how it sounds for sure.
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                • #9
                  might be a good Xmas present for myself

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