Synthesizer legend, Hiraoki Nishijima joins the Behringer team
We recently covered Behringer’s Korg MS-20 clone, what better time to welcome synthesizer legend, Hiraoki Nishijima to the Behringer team.
Hiraoki Nishijima is the original mastermind behind the Korg MS-20 synthesizer, a synth that has truly stood the test of time. One of the key aspects of the Korg MS-20 synthesizer is that it was much more accessible than a lot of other synthesizers on the market, and it appealed to a larger market. It was compact, affordable and sounded great. In recent years, this is a sentiment that is becoming apparent with a variety of Behringer’s products – they’re painstakingly recreating legendary synths which are out of the ballpark of a lot of music producer’s budgets.
Exciting times ahead…
Here’s what Hiraoki Nishijima had to say about the new partnership, “Over the past few years I have watched Behringer deliver high-quality synthesizers and pursue a very strong mission to deliver impressive instruments to musicians around the world. I reached out to Uli Behringer because I wanted to be part of his mission and help Behringer design world-class musical instruments. This is my dream, too.
These days, it’s difficult for current Japanese companies to create the types of synths that I used to develop. This is why I joined Behringer because my ambition to create professional analog synthesizers coincides with Uli Behringer’s love of musical instruments and with that I’m very excited to see what we can dream up.”
The fact that Hiraoki Nishijima is now part of the Behringer team certainly speaks volumes for their new K-2 synthesizer, it must have gotten the green light from Nishijima. I’m super interested to see what comes of this new partnership, whether they’re looking at creating entirely new instruments or focusing on more accurately recreating those classic’s that Hiraoki Nishijima is known for, we can only wait and see…
Check out the full press release at Behringer’s Facebook page here