New upcoming Behringer synth replica teased online
“You are all doing a fantastic job creating these synths!” said Jeff Ford with regards to the Behringer synth replica models.
Jeff Ford, one of the Music Tribe / Behringer support team recently posted about his hands-on experiences with the Behringer synth replica instruments, and in doing so teased the release of Behringer’s latest undertaking. The post covers his side-by-side comparison with the Arp and Behringer Odyssey, he mentions some of the key differences that set the two synths apart and comments about the sound and build quality.
This isn’t what all the hype is about though, later on in the post Jeff mentions a new Behringer K-20, having not heard about this new Behringer synth replica yet, this immediately intrigued me. Apparently, they did announce it a while ago, I guess I missed the boat there. The Behringer K-20 will be an honest reproduction of the original Korg MS-20 circuitry, with some rather striking differences.
Arguably the biggest downside of the Korg MS-20 is its absolutely gargantuan form-factor, for such a simple synth – it takes up half the studio and looks like the internals of the first moon lander. Behringer plan to change that with the chassis redesign of the new K-20.
What we do know so far…
It will be about the same size as the Behringer Neutron, it looks like it will fit into the Eurorack modular standard cases as well. It features 3.5mm patch-points as oppose to the previous design which used big jack connectors, this makes it easier to patch into a Eurorack but also saves a large deal of space on the synth.
It looks like it’s going to feature DIN and USB MIDI, something that the original Korg did not have.
Something that I’m also hoping is that they’ve designed the circuit around 1v/OCT CV standard as opposed to Korg’s Hz/Oct – which will make it easier to integrate into their existing semi-modular setups and other Eurorack gear. I guess we will find out soon enough, for more information check out the original post here.