Behringer Model D
The Behringer Model D brings you a Eurorack-sized reincarnation of the legendary MiniMoog Model D Synth that started it all. So whether you’re after fat pulsing basses, searing leads or celestial pads; the Behringer Model D puts a world of musical expression directly under your fingertips. Like the original MiniMoog, the Behringer Model D is capable of creating rich analog sounds via its 3 VCOs, coupled with the legendary 24dB voltage-controlled ladder filter.
The switchable Lo Pass / High Pass filter emulates the smudgy cut-off sweeps and classic bite of the MiniMoog resonance. While the added overdrive circuit on the Model D contributes extra harmonic depth to the sound. The other major change seen on the Model D is the build and layout of the unit. Removing the keyboard that was present on the original, opting for a Eurorack friendly, desktop form-factor layout. Therefore saving on space, and maximizing portability. You’ll also find added USB/MIDI integration and CV jacks on the Model D’s front panel for use with modular units.
A universe of sonic possibilities
The fat, punchy sound of the Model D is bolstered by Behringer’s addition of an overdrive circuit. Allowing you to patch in and control via the Ext In jack and volume pot in the Mixer section. But analog synthesis is not always about blistering leads and belching basses. The Behringer Model D is also capable of eerily accurate simulations of acoustic instruments such as woodwinds, brass, and strings. The Behringer Model D’s classic VCF is a vital component of subtractive synthesis and the soul of this synth. Model D’s filter sounds amazing — smooth and musical, offering a nice bite when you dial in a bit of resonance. From aggressive to serene, Behringer’s Model D deploys a universe of sonic possibilities.
A little jewel of a synth
Let us be blunt: the Behringer Model D rocks sexy visuals. Accented with wooden end cheeks, it’s petite, Eurorack-sized chassis sports old-school synth knobs that are hard to keep your hands off. The smooth and solid feel of the continuous pots are great too, offering the perfect amount of resistance. While the detented rotaries and rocker switches also deliver satisfying tactile feedback. Three voltage-controlled oscillators deploy beastly sonic firepower, while the classic control set affords an enormous amount of real-time tweakery. There’s also generous CV connectivity for semi-modular flexibility and interfacing with legacy gear. All the essentials have been packed into this little jewel of a synth. Behringer Model D offers unbelievable value.
It is not a Moog, and it won’t dent your wallet as a Moog would. While it is considered a clone, the Model D stands alone. Overall, the Model D is an incredible Synth with a price point that appeals to beginners and, pros alike.