Inside The Behringer D Analog Synthesizer

This video, via synthpro, takes a look inside the new Behringer D analog synthesizer.

The Behringer D is a clone of the Minimoog Model D circuitry in Eurorack format, using modern production techniques.

Pricing and Availability

The Behringer D is expected to have a street price of US $299. Availability details are to come.

28 thoughts on “Inside The Behringer D Analog Synthesizer

  1. What kinds of differences do we typically see between a prototype and a finished production product? That seems like a critical question– especially where Behringer is concerned.

    I’m not just pointlessly trying to bash Behringer. I’m just saying that since they still don’t have very reliable post-sale support, it’s good to know if the actual unit you might end up with has some corners cut for production speed.

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    1. They came with a 3 year factory warranty. Behringer has a good QA implemented. I do not work for them, but I have been buying their stuff for almost a decade and no one issue here. They are a serious well establish company with proper and reliable departments (engineering, sales, qa, etc.)

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      1. I know they come with a good warranty, but I’ve just seen quite a few reports of people who have had problems, contacted Behringer and gotten no response. That may or may not be true

        My only prior experience involved my getting a defective product and I was not able to get an exchange from a big retailer.

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      2. all the ugly wire and component modifications you see on the proto PCB should be gone in production. Mods cost money and slow down production so it makes economic sense to get them fixed before you ship. We’ll see if the case it ships in is really a euro skiff. I suspect the sliding nuts will be gone because that’s another timewaster in production. Probably not going to see top shelf parts in this thing but that’s consumer electronics in a nutshell. Its probably more likely to last 30 years than a box with 1970’s electrolytic and tantalum capacitors in it though. Unless you break it.

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        1. That’s an interesting point about the older caps. I don’t know anything about that, but I’m assuming they’re using something more long-lasting now?

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    1. This an excellent video with tons of information, no garbage or babble (unless the single ‘b’ has hidden meaning of which I am unaware, if so let me know:) to be found.

      Great work synthpro!
      -WotP-

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    2. The same reason all your “projects” never work as promised. This guy doesn’t rip people off so I guess there’s that. Thanks for the casual racism. Study your English grammar before you start casting stones

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    1. this was always analog, the only digital is the midi to CV and the A440 reference tone (which is just an audible tone you can use to beat tune the oscillators against, or not). There’s a bajillion digital mini clones out there. Creamware/UseAudio did hardware versions.

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  2. Slightly off topic, but as long as they are Making them for the D, I hope they do a run of dirt-cheap powered euro cases. That is exactly the kind of product that might benefit from mass production.

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    1. No. Let’s not put all the US and European Eurorack companies out of business just because Chinese labour is cheap.

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      1. I hear what you are saying, I really do, but cases are one thing I wish were more accessible. In my situation, I am not at all interested in purchasing Behringer clones. I am interested in purchasing modules from innovative makers like Make Noise or Pittsburgh or Mutable. I just can’t justify spending $300 dollars on an empty box before I start buying those modules. If I could cop a powered case for $50-$100 from Behringer, those creative, independent companies would make some sales from me. I don’t need a case to be creative and innovative. I need it to hold my stuff and power it, and I feel like the prices of the cases on the market now are exorbitant. I can’t be the only one kept out of eurorack by the price of the case.

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    1. Surface mount construction is generally considered to have better reliability than through-hole – but it requires a little more skill to repair.

      Since pots and switches are the parts most likely to fail – and since these look like cheap ones – it makes sense to build the board like they are.

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      1. Since unlike most of the other components, pots and switches are subject to mechanical stress, I believe the thru-hole components make them less likely to fail from a bad solder joint. Especially at $300 a pop I doubt they made design choices based on facilitating component-level repair.

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  3. … already working on my mods to turn the D into a Monster XL …

    after that i’m buying 3 and building a 9 voice MooggaBoogga

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  4. This synth to me is the true poor mans Moog but also a way you can take digital signals and run it through the analog circuits to warm up the stale digital tones. (priceless). The only thing missing from this synth is sample and hold on the noise and saw tooth wave but since sample hold is mainly digital anyway my other digital synths (tb3,junodi) do this well and supersaws. Also there is midi controls via midi controllers for cc# numbers but there is no manual yet to be found. I will see on 11-11-17 from GC .

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