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Behringer's Model D Analog Synthesizer is inspired by Moog's classic Minimoog Model D. At a welcome price, this Eurorack-sized synth continues in the...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-13-2018

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A Eurorack-sized reincarnation of the classic Minimoog Model D monosynth.

Behringer's Model D Analog Synthesizer is inspired by Moog's classic Minimoog Model D. At a welcome price, this Eurorack-sized synth continues in the Moog tradition by introducing analog synthesis to a new generation of music makers. Like the original, Behringer's Model D is outfitted with incredible features and has a rich analog sound. It differs from the original in its Eurorack design - a design that removes the keyboard feature, increasing portability. In its place, the synth can be connected to and controlled by any number of synth controllers or USB devices via a USB-MIDI port.

Designed and engineered in the U.K., this is an authentic reproduction of the original “D Type” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs; 5 variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths; ultra-high precision 0.1% Thin Film resistors and Polyphenylene Sulphide capacitors; a pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs; a dedicated, fully analog triangle/square wave LFO with switchable low/high pass filters; a classic 24dB ladder filter with resonance; overdrive circuitry; low and high-level outputs with signal integrity stages; and a pink/white noise generator. The result is a synth that produces legendary sound performance with expansive sonic possibilities.

Its semi-modular design requires no patching for immediate performance and 48 controls give you direct and real-time access to all the important parameters. You can also take advantage of the synth’s analog circuitry by using the external audio input to process sounds from external sources, adding warmth and depth to any number of instruments.

Like its predecessor, the Behringer Model D offers a classic sound—one that forged new musical genres and inspired artists like Dr. Dre, Kraftwerk, LCD Soundsystem, Trent Reznor and Gary Numan, to name a few.

FEATURES
  • 3 Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCO);
  • A classic 24dB Voltage-Controlled Filter (VCF) with resonance
  • Filter selectable for low-pass or high-pass
  • Overdrive circuit
  • White and/or Pink Noise generator
  • USB-MIDI plus 5-pin DIN In and Thru
  • External input for processing outside sounds
  • 3-Year Warranty Program

Call or click to get a classic analog synth sound at an incredible price.

SPECIFICATIONS
Sounds
  • Polyphony: 1 voice
  • VCO: 3
  • VCF: 1
  • Envelope Generator (EG): Yes
  • LFO: 1
  • Mixer: Yes
  • Included presets: Not Specified
  • User preset slots: Not Specified
Connectivity
  • Output: Yes
  • MIDI Connectivity: Yes
  • Line input: Yes
  • USB Connectivity: Yes
  • Headphone out: Not Specified
  • Other: Not Specified
Onboard Features
  • Sequencer: Not Specified
  • Arpeggiator: Not Specified
  • Display: Not Specified
  • Effects: Not Specified
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Yes
Other
  • Width: Not Specified
  • Height: Not Specified
  • Depth: Not Specified
  • Weight: Not Specified
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BehringerModel D
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (29)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (25)
  • Good audio (19)
  • Portable (16)
  • Responsive / good action (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Electronic music (21)
  • MIDI (14)
  • Learning (11)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Accompaniment (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Model D is exactly as it's represented

I've been playing in Top 40 and rock cover bands for 35 years and have acquired a lot of gear through the years, including a stable full of keyboards. I've never owned a...Read complete review

I've been playing in Top 40 and rock cover bands for 35 years and have acquired a lot of gear through the years, including a stable full of keyboards. I've never owned a Mini-Moog, but I have owned and played a Moog Source and a Rouge, and currently have an Octave Kitten and Cat, and a Prophet 600, so I understand how analog synths work and know their sonic potential. This device is priced like a toy but snarls like a tiger! I've dialed in the signature lead sounds from tunes like "Magic Man", "Lucky Man", "From the Beginning", "Frankenstein", "Just What I Needed", "ABACAB", etc. and then moved on to fat, funky 80's bass lines from "My Prerogative", "Lucky Star", "Jungle Love", etc. The Model D can re-create those sounds "just like on the record", so as a cover band guy I love it.

The only concern I have is, "Will it last?" I haven't popped the hood yet, but it feels well-built, and the knobs and switches operate smoothly. The knobs are small and close together, and more than once I bumped an adjacent knob while tweaking the first. Still, I cannot give this any less than 5 stars. This is a true all-analog synth that sounds almost exactly like the classic it emulates... for one-tenth the cost.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Note Priority Not a Priority

The oscillators, filters, EGs, all of it sound great. Very good sound. However, when Behrenger made this thing, they only made "high", "low", or...Read complete review

The oscillators, filters, EGs, all of it sound great. Very good sound. However, when Behrenger made this thing, they only made "high", "low", or "last" note priority a feature. "Held Note" priority is NOT a function with this unit. it is not a bug - there is no special ritual of button-pushing to achieve it. It simply is not an option with this unit. I could see it being used in a studio or as part of a sequenced system, but if you plan on using it for live solos like you would a Moog - forget it. I am disappointed that held note priority was not a feature, which (I don't know if I am being out of line here) should have been one of the top interaction considerations on behrenger's part.

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(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even Better Than Advertised

By Steve M.

from Atlanta, Ga.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Eurorack Ready to Build Modular
  • Polyphonic with up to 8 of them
  • Portable
  • Realistic Sound
  • Responsive / Good Action

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Low Cost Modular Synth Build
    • MIDI
    • Searing Leads

    Comments about Behringer Model D:

    The fact that you can poly-chain eight of these to get an 8 voice polyphonic Model D is a game changer.
    And, it would still cost less than a single Moog re-issue Model D. This is a no-brainer.

    As well as polyphonic, can you imagine 8 of these giving you 24 oscillators, 8 low frequency oscillators, to make a Monster Modular Synth? Add to that, they can all be installed in a Eurorack case, and it would still cost less than a single Moog Model D (which is Monophonic and can't be Poly-chained).

    I plan to purchase 3 more of these (for a total of 4). 4 voice polyphonic has worked well for me with my Dave Smith Poly Evolver. The fact that I can go to 8, well at some point I may just do it.

    The sound, and quality of the hardware featured in this synth are outstanding. I started playing Moogs in 1977, and I am truly impressed with this synth. It is a great addition the Synth Lab portion of my studio setup.

    Hats off the Behringer on this one. Yikes - I am loving it.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Real Deal

    By Dr. Samurai

    from Bradenton, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI

      Comments about Behringer Model D:

      This instrument is all about a specific sound. It's a classic sound we all know when we hear it, and this machine gives you THAT sound! People can debate the ethics, but almost every synth in the past 50 years has a layout based on the classic set down by Bob Moog.

      If you are looking at this machine, you're not expecting a workstation or portable studio in a keyboard. This mono monster does everything you would expect it should do, plus it has the patch points for Eurorack work.

      The bass sound, the fat detuned sound, the whistle lead sound, the gritty overdrive sound, basically every classic sound you expect this machine to make, it will make.

      If you want to give it a con because it doesn't have memories, then you're kind of missing the point. Any machine with memories means the controls are digital reference controls. They may control analog components, but their settings have to have a stepped resolution. Even the best digital resolution will yield a slight stepping. For clean controls you need a machine like this.

      If you're on the fence, then jump over already and grab one of these instruments, you will not be disappointed.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Like the real thing but for 1/10 of the price, love it

      By Megasis

      from Miami

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      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Realistic Sound
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI

        Comments about Behringer Model D:

        Wow, it sound supper FAT and has all the features of the Moog D (no keyboard) plus added Hi pass filter.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Game changer!

        By Dan

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Sounds like I hoped it would!

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI

          Comments about Behringer Model D:

          This is an excellent synth! Very well made, and sounds perfect. I downloaded the little book: Minimoog Sound Charts (from the 1970s) by Tom Rhea and have reproduced the sounds he has in the charts. I was very happy to see that Behringer used the same scales (0 - 10, -5 - +5, milliseconds, etc.) for each of the knobs as the original Minimoog. Makes it easy to dial in the sounds from the book. There is a YouTube video showing all the sounds from this book done on a vintage Minimoog, and the Behringer can sound just like it. It is a class compliant MIDI device, so I have connected it via USB to my computer, and ProTools 12 recognizes it as a device that I can send MIDI data to. If you like the idea of digging into analog synthesizers, I can't imagine a better way to do it. Just buy one!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely brilliant!

          By Mik

          from Roanoke, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music

            Comments about Behringer Model D:

            Quality piece of kit at a ridiculously low price. I owned a Minimoog that I sold to finance a trip in 2005. I balked at the reissue but this was a no brainer. Excellent sound and all around moogishness. Just buy it!

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great but beware

            By cloudswimmer

            from Southern California

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Realistic Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronic Music
              • MIDI

              Comments about Behringer Model D:

              The Behringer D is pretty revolutionary .. not the synthesis itself .. but the price/performance factor. I have owned three Moog Minimoogs over the course of 40 years, and none of them sounded identical .. nor does this Behringer D .. but it IS a Minimoog in a tiny package. My only complaint is with Musicians Friend .. my unit came factory fresh with two obvious chips on the right side wood panel, so I emailed them to try and return it for an exchange. I am mute and have no voice, so I cannot call them, and I made this clear in my email to them, but no one ever emailed back. So know I'm going to try and see if I can get Behringer to send me out a replacement panel (but thats proving not to be so easy either) Anyway to wrap it up .. again its a little Minimoog .. take this from someone who worked with Moog Minimoogs for a very long time. Just be aware Behringers QC is not perfect, and customer support from Musicians Friend via email non-existant.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Model D for Real

              By Dr. Skull

              from Fort Smith, AR

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              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • MIDI

                Comments about Behringer Model D:

                I have been using Moog synths since 1973, and this jewel stands with the best of the smaller ones. Not only does the Behringer Model D sound like like the Minimoog (I have owned a 1973 version), but it offers a dedicated LFO, and midi connectivity. The sound is rich, and loud, and I personally cannot tell the difference between this synth and the Minimoog of yore. If only Moog had produced this, ah well. For the price, this Behringer Model D cannot be beaten.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I have a Minimoog Model D. This sounds exactly the same.

                By Benj

                from Oklahoma City

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning
                  • MIDI

                  Comments about Behringer Model D:

                  I have a vintage Minimoog Model D (which I consider to be the best-sounding instrument I've ever heard, but it's super finicky and just breaks all the time).

                  I also have one of the re-issue Minimoog Model D's, which sounds almost as good as the vintage one (which is saying a lot) and is a lot more useful.

                  And I have the Behringer Model D, which I initially wrote off as being a neat monosynth but not sounding like or as good as my Mini... until I realized how sensitive the controls are, and that I just needed to be more careful when tweaking them (the oscillators were slightly detuned from one another). After coming to that realization, I can tell you this thing sounds EXACTLY like the Minimoog that costs 10x more. It. Is. Incredible.

                  There is one area in which it improves on the Mini -- this one allows you to control the modulation amount over MIDI. There's also one area where it falls short: There is no V-Trig out. So I cannot use this to control my vintage Minimoog, while I can use my new Minimoog to do so.

                  Anyway, one of these should be in every studio. Just get it!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is identical in sound to a Moog Model D

                  By Lengai

                  from Memphis, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Behringer Model D:

                      Please see the attached video. It's better to see a side-by-side comparison than to listen to people's opinions. The Behringer Model D is identical to the Model D in sound.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      OMG!!!

                      By Kidmoose

                      from Coconut Creek, Fl

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Portable
                      • Realistic Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Electronic Music
                        • Learning
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Behringer Model D:

                        Yes, it's small but very well built and sturdy. Will it stay that way? Only time will tell. Knobs are strong and feel good. Lay out is so familiar, brings back great memories. Now most important.....the sound. Is it exact?? No but SO close! And no drift! No tuning issues! And it's just plan fun to play around with and create. Here's the best review...when the guitarist entered the room, his comment was "What? Did I just enter 1973????" For the price it really cant be beat. Get one!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A legendary synth for the masses!

                        By VST

                        from MI

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Responsive / Good Action

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Learning

                          Comments about Behringer Model D:

                          Buy on sight. THE sound of synth history for the price of a plugin. Faultless build quality and tone.

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great value, high quality.

                          By Synth Enthusiest

                          from Southeastern PA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Realistic Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Electronic Music
                            • MIDI

                            Comments about Behringer Model D:

                            Behringer is changing the bar with this synth. The model D nails then sound of my Moog Reissue for a no brainer price. Knobs and switches feel great. Build is solid. This is not what we all have come to expect from a piece of equipment in this price category, it's much better. Only small issue is that the knobs are smaller than the original so it's harder to dial in precise changes. But for the money and the smaller footprint (I have 4 setup as a 4 voice) I don't mind the smaller knobs. This is a must buy for anyone who wants another analog voice that sounds like a real Minimoog.

                             
                            3.0

                            Note Priority Not a Priority

                            By Kipp

                            from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Portable
                            • Realistic Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Electronic Music
                              • MIDI

                              Comments about Behringer Model D:

                              The oscillators, filters, EGs, all of it sound great. Very good sound. However, when Behrenger made this thing, they only made "high", "low", or "last" note priority a feature. "Held Note" priority is NOT a function with this unit. it is not a bug - there is no special ritual of button-pushing to achieve it. It simply is not an option with this unit. I could see it being used in a studio or as part of a sequenced system, but if you plan on using it for live solos like you would a Moog - forget it. I am disappointed that held note priority was not a feature, which (I don't know if I am being out of line here) should have been one of the top interaction considerations on behrenger's part.

                               
                              5.0

                              A Complex Machine

                              By Chris M.

                              from Riverhead, NY

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Portable
                              • Responsive / Good Action

                              Cons

                              • Difficult to Use

                              Best Uses

                              • Electronic Music
                              • MIDI

                              Comments about Behringer Model D:

                              If you're looking for a rabbithole, you've got it. At this price point, it's basically criminal.

                               
                              5.0

                              Behringer and MF: Fantastic!

                              By B. Tucker

                              from Louisville, KY

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Electronic Music

                                Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                An affordable, well-made, and accurate re-creation of a classic synthesizer made even more attractive by Musician's Friend's discount. I hope that they will offer the new Behringer Neutron in a similar fashion!

                                 
                                5.0

                                It's a Moog to me

                                By ProperTouch

                                from Jamestown, NY

                                Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                I really dig this little unit. I have a Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1 that I have been restoring (still not fully functional) and really wanted to have a reliable analog Moog sound in my arsenal. I couldn't believe what happened when I did a search for a budget moog sound! For the price, you just can't really beat this Behringer Model D if analog Moog bass and other sounds is what you're after. I've owned the Bass station 2 for about 6 months prior that I have been gigging and recording with, I still use that a lot for the immediacy and patch recall, but there is just something a little, dare I say, warmer, just really smooth and creamy about the Moog sound; the brass tones, the single oscillator ounch and the way that adding a second osc can be blended when matching the pitch, how much more diversity in the smallest turn of a knob that gets you the recognizable tones you are probably seeking with other gear. The Bass Station 2 has more "stepping" to it and you don't get the very close oscillation sound that just has a character to it, it's either perfectly in tune or it's noticeably out of tune, not so much in the middle if you know what I mean. I have to be honest in that this is purchase is a lot more for my own fun and nailing very specific tones in the studio. I envision myself using the Bass station 2 a lot more for shows, because I am just playing bass parts, so I want it to be perfectly in tune and not keep adjusting oscillators, plus it's a compact keybed and I don't have to have a separate controller, or always adjusting knobs when I should be focusing on the performance, but for the studio, this thing is just too sweet. I love the tone, it is just what I was looking for.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice clone!

                                By PJ

                                from Colorado Springs

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Responsive / Good Action

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Electronic Music

                                  Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                  I immediately took this to my friend's house to compare to his minimoog and this clone is dead on. No wonder Moog has slashed prices on their synths since this came out, Behringer is eating Moog's lunch with this one. Love it.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Just buy it

                                  By Jojo

                                  from Wi

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Responsive / Good Action

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                      Buy it u won't be sorry

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Classic tones, cheap!

                                      By Rushx9

                                      from Shelby, NC

                                      About Me Professional Musician

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                          I've wanted classic P-funk/G-funk tones for a hot minute, but a minimoog has always been out of reach. This "model d" does it right for the price of a boutique stomp box!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Price. Deep Fat Bass!

                                          By Dddy X

                                          from West Palm Beach, FL

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use
                                          • Portable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Accompaniment

                                            Comments about Behringer Model D:

                                            I use it to back up a MiniNova

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