Behringer announced today they were shipping out 2000 units of their Behringer K2 synthesizer. The following is a from their Facebook announcements:
“2,000 K-2 synthesizers ready to ship.
We hear people constantly complaining that we’re announcing too early and never ship anything. This time we kept quiet:-)
Stay tuned for more:-)”
- Analog synthesizer with dual VCO design
- Reproduction of original “MS-20” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
- Analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
- Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
- 4 variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths and ring modulation for ultimate sounds
- First-generation filter design (high pass/low pass with peak/resonance)
- Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
- 2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
- 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
- Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
- 36 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
- External audio input for processing external sound sources
- Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
- 3-Year Warranty Program
The Behringer K2 is pretty much an Korg MS-20 Clone in modular form. This fits in with Behringers plans to enter into the modular world of synthesizers and dominate that market as well.
Behringer also allowed the K2 to fly under the radar by not announcing anything about it until its release date today. However, they did allow a photo leak containing the K2 on a desk next to their Behringer Neutron synthesizer. Was this on purpose? Only Behringer know for sure!
What do you think about the Behringer K2 and all the other clones Behringer is making? Leave a comment below to discuss it!