35 thoughts on “Behringer Model D + Waldorf KB37 – A Poor Man’s Minimoog?

  1. Your title is wrong and a misquote of the original video. To quote the video, he said “I’m not gonna say a poor man’s Moog Model D. This is more like a less wealthy man’s Model D.” Since with the Waldorf KB37, it is still well over a grand altogether.

    For all the Behringer haters that like to spout off on here, the best thing about this video is that the Waldorf KB37 he spent more money on ended up being faulty, not the Behringer Model D. You folks like to bash Behringer, but Waldorf seems to be selling expensive faulty gear.

      1. Why not just let the lawyers decide if anyone has stolen something? I am pretty sure that “we” do not have any insight, therefore making such claims while being uninformed is not helpful.

            1. It’s not OK to make copies of other people’s work and sell it as your own. The only reason to manufacture a cheap little copy of the Minimoog is to take advantage of Moog’s reputation and status in the marketplace. It’s dirty business.

              1. Yes, it is ok. The law explicitly says as much in as far as if patent or copyright has expired then it’s fine. If that weren’t the case then you’d be paying $$$ for aspirin. You may not feel it is morally acceptable, but ‘feels’ don’t count for much in law.

                1. There’s the law, and there’s what’s right. They can make this clone, and I can think it’s tacky as hell and never buy one.

    1. Mike

      “Your title is wrong and a misquote of the original video.”

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Sadly, your comment is wrong and a misrepresentation of the article title.

      You’ll find that nothing in the title is set in quotes – because it’s not a quote.

      Leave challenging the use of quotes in the first paragraph to set off an expression to the grammar nerds. Trust me, on this one, Mike!

    1. really they should since they are making other syths in the same form factor – maybe even do little bit of tweaking by either making it fit 2 units in length or height.

  2. I’ll just use the Behringer Model D with the keyboards I already own. No need to spend $1000 on a fancy Eurorack case to hold a desktop synth.

    1. That’s from 2013, but I have some prior art:

      – the buchla system 101 (1971)
      – aries modular 300 (1970s)
      – analogue systems sorcerer (2001?)

      But frankly, the idea of a keyboard in a modular case seems so blindingly obvious to me that I don’t think anyone can own it. Just like I think anyone can copy the basic architecture of a minimoog. It’s when you start taking the exact look, panel layout, etc. that you cross a line – in my mind.

      I don’t think I would ever buy a behringer d, but I might’ve bought a neutron or a deepmind. Originality matters, to me anyway.

      1. Front panel layouts IP are governed by design patents which only cover the exact Configurations and aspects of appearance. As such they are the easiest to get around and the weakest type of IP, and therefor the least important property of an invention.

        1. Cool. Cool. Thanks for the legal advice. I’ll remember that next time I invent a market-defining instrument and get ripped off.

  3. I think it’s pretty pointless to stick the D in any Eurorack. It need 1 A of power from your Euro supply. That’s pretty intense considering most supplies are only 1.5 A to start with, including the Waldorf.

    You can’t use the power adapter once the case is removed…well not without modding it.

  4. I remember back when the poor man’s Minimoog WAS a Minimoog lol. After having both mine in the Los Angeles Recycler for almost a month $150.00 was the best I could get.

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