Behringer Intros Eurorack Go! Eurorack Case, Euro Moog Module Clones

Behringer today introduced Eurorack Go, a new case for Eurorack modular synthesizers.

It offers 2 rows of 140 hp of space, a ‘beefy’ power supply (+/-12 Volt and +5 Volts – 3 A), stand and carrying handle.

In the video, the company also shows one of their upcoming Eurorack format Moog module clones. The company has previously announced plans for 40+ Eurorack modules, with pricing targets of $49-99 USD.

Details on pricing and availability are to be announced.

93 thoughts on “Behringer Intros Eurorack Go! Eurorack Case, Euro Moog Module Clones

  1. I like the size and form factor, but not really the material. Behringer uses some nice wood for their synth end cheeks .. wish they would make one of these out of the same .. but yeah I realize that would totally bump the cost .. but heck I’d buy it. Probably will pass on this one.

  2. Lmao… RIP Tip Top Audio, you had a nice run.

    Same to you, Moog… And DSI… And Roland… And Korg.. and… and…

    All that’s left is Behringer.

      1. I’m one of them.

        Disappointing will be the day Behringer is the only manufacturer left. This market isn’t like other markets.

        Ferrari vs. some Chinese crap car. It just doesn’t work like that comparatively. People will always need to drive. However not everyone will always need a Moog synth depending on where music goes, just like guitar pedals and guitars dying out. With Behringer, every market they touch is seen by a trail of destruction. The only boutique pedals that are thriving are the ones people can use synths with for modern music. Once that goes, all that will be left is Behringer.

        1. >I’m one of them.

          >Disappointing will be the day Behringer is the only manufacturer left. This market isn’t like other markets.

          Nah, don’t worry about it. Notice how every thread there’s people going “Never Behringer!”? Those are already the demographic for boutique modular. A lot of people won’t admit it, but they’re “never Doepfer”, too.

          And that’s okay.

          The euro scene is exploding right now, and while Behringer might bring in a lot of new customers to Tiptop Makenoise et al, Behringer is not likely to cover all the esoterica that nerds crave.

          Muffs and Modulargrid have always been either “all bread and butter”, “all Module-du-Jour” (the “5 Ornaments and Crime, 5 Maths, nothing else!” modulars 😉 , or a mix of both. Two out of those three categories have nothing to worry about.

          Gates wide open, come on in! 🙂

          1. Nope, I like Doepfer. Dieter also gave grand support over the years on the mailing list. I won’t buy Behringer due to Uli’s unethical business practices.

        2. Let’s all hope Behringer will soon raise their prices for no reason!
          You can always buy totally not made in China synths by Korg, Roland and Yamaha… right? Either you guys ONLY own made in USA stuff (like, “I only have Moog stuff in my studio”) or just Nord Electros. Either this or you’re all snobbish hypocrits.

          1. The fact that companies get their PCBs and products made in China is irrelevant.

            Behringer is using the reputation of companies like Moog, Roland, Korg and Sequential Circuits (and now Tip Top Audio) to sell cheap copies of their products. THAT is what people are upset about.

            Uli is an opportunist.

            1. Doing business in China is no longer cheap in many ways. And at some point Uli will be knocked off by the Chinese who will notice the market just like high-end audio in the last 5 years, where there is now a flood of new entrants.

            2. It’s a lot of nonsense 😉
              Boutique module makers are selling Roland clones for moonprices since forever.
              If Behringer does it for a fraction of the price, Behringer is evil.

              Laughs.
              Ppl just like to complain. Anyway this will sell like hot cake.
              Go Uli

            3. There’s nothing wrong with cloning stuff that is long out of patent. Korg put out a Volca DX7 and nobody is hating on them for it. Propellerheads got going with a software clone of classic Roland drum/bass machines and people are fine with that too (although they whined loudly about it at the time). The moralistic posturing over this issue has more to do with snobbery than business ethics as far as I can see.

            4. Please, so many modular synth makers tout how much time they have spent reverse-engineering the particular synth they are copying, and nobody bats an eyelid. But let Behringer do it and everybody has a conniption!

      2. Do all of you Behringer haters also hate Hammond clones? There are several other manufacturers that copy design features of Hammond organs, besides the sound. If not, it’s hypocrisy and a double standard.

  3. Analogue Behringer clones of guitar pedals were always on point. So I’m really curious how the Moog clone modules will sound.
    Also interested in how many bus connectors the case has. For 2x104hp it seems that there aren’t enough but I guess you can daisy chain some flying bus boards.

    1. “ Behringer clones of guitar pedals were always on point.”

      Literally no one says that.

      Behringer’s pedals have always had a reputation of being cheap knockoffs in plastic cases for noobs.

      Their synths arguably have a much better rep.

        1. Have you actually used them?

          It’s pretty clear that they copied their competitors circuits and stuffed them in cheap cases that are designed to look like famous pedals.

          I tried their vintage phaser pedal, and it sounded ok but it was built like crap. The battery could literally flip around inside the case and hit the circuit board. I’d never trust that for gigging.

          1. Yeah I actually own a few of their pedals. I’ve never actually had a problem with them and unless your planning to throw these things off a building the build quality is fine. I got the Blue compressor pedal, the Noise Reduction pedal and the Bass Synth Pedal. The Compressors great and is a mainstay on my board. Same with the Noise Reduction. The Bass Synth sounds just like the Boss one.

            Also considering how many Boutique manufacturers copy pedal circuits and designs I don’t really see a problem with Behringer doing it and offering them at an affordable price.

            1. Mad Mike

              Glad that they meet your needs.

              I don’t think anybody takes issue with the copying of circuits that are out of patent. Like you said, everybody does it, and there’s really no reason why anybody shouldn’t be able to make a decent clone of old analog designs. The parts are generally dirt cheap now.

              The issue i have with the Behringer pedals is that they just aren’t made well.

              Maybe the one’s I’ve tried were exceptions, but the Vintage Phaser I could probably destroy just by dropping it onto the floor. The battery just rattles around in the case and can slam against the PCB. Every other pedal I own is made of metal and is designed to be stepped on. The Behringer pedals I’ve tried could break if you stepped on them too hard.

              Just cloning the circuits of popular pedals is probably good enough for people that only play at home.

              But there’s a reason why people still buy EHX and BOSS pedals. They’re made like fucking tanks! I know a lot of people with 20, 30, even 40 year old pedals and they’re still going strong. With the Behringer pedals, it’s pretty obvious where they’ve cut corners.

              The other issue with Behringer pedals (and synths, too) is that they very clearly rip off the look of other company’s gear, instead of doing something original.

              While it’s OK to clone circuits out of patent, you can’t just rip off the look of other company’s designs and try to trick people. Roland sued them over this, because Behringer ripped off all the BOSS pedals looks, and I think that Behringer had to change their pedals to make them less of a rip off of BOSS designs.

              Even if it’s legal – because somebody like Tom Oberheim doesn’t have the resources to defend rights to old trademarks or designs – it still seems douchie to rip off Tom Oberheim or Dave Smith or other people’s designs, when Behringer could just as easily come up with something original.

              The fact that Behringer feels like they need to copy the look of everybody else’s gear is sort of revealing – it tells you that they don’t have any confidence that anyone would want to buy a Behringer design.

              As a result, when they try to do something that’s not an obvious clone, they just aren’t very good at it.

              Take the Neutron, for example. It’s actually a good value synth. But the Neuron looks so hideous that Behringer inadvertently launched a new industry of companies making alternate front panels.

              Behringer could clean up their act tremendously by just giving their clones an original ‘Behringer’ look. The fact that Behringer won’t do that tells you that Behringer thinks their customers value the ‘look’ of their gear over what the gear actually does.

              A lot of people don’t get this. But once you recognize this fact, you can see it in everything that the company does, and it’s just depressing.

              Enjoy the cheap fakes, though!

              1. You can’t change the mind of a consumerist, capitalist living in a country where the gear takes precedence over the music it’s supposed to create as well as being at the expense of others’ well being.

                You also can’t change their mind because they’re too ADD to read everything you wrote and are likely online shopping for the next cheap piece of landfill garbage to buy without having mastered what they have.

                There’s an underground. Let the Behringer kids play with Behringer toys and act like they make music and let the real artists in the Illuminati continue on using legit products like Moog, DSI, Korg and boutique Eurorack gear.

                1. Just wondering if maybe you could link us some of you Illuminati music so I can focus my ADD a bit. Or are you gonna say how that it would be too complex for my consumerist mind to understand.

                  This is why people don’t take electronic music seriously. The pretentiousness on this website is extraordinary.

                  1. Even though electronic musicians often know little to nothing about actual music: most of them can’t even read a score or play a simple Fugue by Bach.

                    1. and most of society could care less about that. Many well-known artists are musically illiterate. It is like someone from the Metropolitian Museum of Art complaining that a Hopi potter doesn’t know the techniques of the masters from the Old World. If it sounds good it is good (or not).

              2. I’ve heard a lot of people say those Behringer pedals will break if they are stepped on too hard yet I’ve yet to see anyone actually say it happened and have even seen people proving how solid the plastic case really is. Your one experience with one pedal doesn’t negate everyone else’s experience. I also own a number of pedals from EHX, MXR, BOSS and more and I’m confident the Behringer pedals will hold up as long as any of my other pedals.

                Now for some history. Many Moons ago, Roland of Japan and Behringer made a deal together allowing Behringer to use the circuit designs and look of BOSS pedals for a new line of guitar pedals. Behringer went ahead with this and released their pedals in 2005 but were sued by Roland USA for trade dress infringement as the company did not properly communicate with their overseas distributors. Behringer settled this matter by changing the design of their pedals slightly thus the reason for the similarity.

                As for their recent clones of synths, Behringer haven’t shied away from the fact that these synths are clones of popular designs. They are bringing synths to a market that has been clamoring for these reissues That’s a lot more genuine than say certain Pedal manufacturers I’ve seen who copy circuit designs while giving no credit to the original. You can argue that they don’t have confidence in their own designs and yet I see the Deepmind, Neutron and Crave all getting rave reviews. The Neutron looking “Hideous” is a pretty niche problem and most people are not that vain about the look of a synth. Also take a look at how popular their mixers are recently if you think they don’t have confidence in their own designs.

                That’s all putting aside your condescending remarks about Home musicians and cheap fakes which come off incredibly snobbish thus making it hard to take anything you say seriously.

                1. Sounds more like you don’t know how to play any instruments and are really projecting here; going through great lengths to convince yourself that not learning an instrument and calling people snobs who’ve spent thousands upon thousands of hours formally practicing is the correct path.

                  My snobbery is balanced by your extreme, martyr-like humility, and all things are in order and balance, as they should be.

              3. Boss’ cheap pedals are equally terrible. Soundwise, though. The only difference between Behringer’s guitar pedals and Boss are the materials: plastic vs metal. It’s quite funny that, industrially speaking, metal is cheaper than plastic. And to be honest, I stopped overpaying for Boss when I had the chance to compare the overdrives: almost identical. That’s all there’s about it. There’s some stuff that costs (e.g. Hammond clones), and some stuff that’s overpriced: many of you guys can’t discern the former from the latter.

      1. Actually everyone says the pedals are on point. They are literally clones. If they weren’t on point then the actual physics and science behind electrical engineering as a whole wouldn’t be on point

    2. As a long time guitar player, Behry pedals were never on my shopping list unless 1) it was a clone of a pedal that was hard to get, and priced very high on the used market and 2) something I really thought was awesome. So that made it a group of 3 for me – the FZ-2 clone, the HM-2 clone and the VB-2 clone. That’s it. The shitty build quality (the dicey jacks and the power input) was only offset by the very low price.

      So seeing all the astroturf regarding their modules so far, none of them are hard to get and none of them seem to be clones of modules that synth guys are obsessed with finding. So whatever…

  4. I would really like that VCF as a pedal. Moog MF101 has very little competition out there and nothing afaik in the budget space.

    I was stupid not to grab one when they were still being manufactured.

  5. This product release is making me take Behringer a LOT more seriously regarding their commitment to synthesis. They have moved from clone world into modular world.

        1. Mantis is arguably one of the cases that is *not* a rip-off. It’s a sleek 339 euro case that has built-in stand, and an optional bag… I mean cmon.

          Also, and I can’t stress this enough: The Behringer case is over 30% larger than the Mantis…

    1. They announced what they were doing a couple of years ago – basically committing to affordable knockoffs.

      They’re establishing themselves as the Aldi of synths.

    1. I mean……. I got my moog 104hp for $105 and my tiptop power for $99 so it could’ve been done for less than $300 before, just with WAY less hp.

    2. This was literally why I avoided modular, the case prices are unbelievable!

      Modular was always meant to be a tapas plate of synthesis options instead of charging main course prices for a freaking oscillator.

      This is a segment where behringer is most welcome.

  6. i don’t see any reason why a simple eurorack case with power supply should cost more than $100. it’s really not that hard to diy.

    1. I couldn’t agree more. It’s the price of some cases, even before I start buying modules, that has put me off taking the plunge into Eurorack. My only concern here is that perhaps this plastic case is not strong enough for repeated handling from gig to gig.

    2. If we’re talking 6U/140HP cases, it’s the PSU that makes cases cost, not the complexity of assembling them, unless we’re talking about the fancy woodcrafted ones. Of course you could DIY the case, but that won’t cut the cost of a PSU that has a standard up to par, and it’s peripherals. So there’s one reason for you.

    3. “i don’t see any reason why a simple eurorack case with power supply should cost more than $100. it’s really not that hard to diy.”

      Then you’ve got a lack of knowledge.

      Behringer’s own existing Euro case is less than half the size of this, has no power supply, and is $80.

      I’d expect this to be priced $160-200.

    4. Get back to us when you can scale that up to market size and get extrusions or raw metal cheap. We’d love to know your source. Uli too.

    1. I have that covered. I’m building prototype stands right now. There will be stands for 1, 2, or 3 Behringer (or Moog) Eurorack desktop synths. There will be options for attaching a Keystep or Beatstep Pro to the stands. I’ll have them available for purchase at KVgear.com in a few days.

      1. Looking forward to hearing more about this!

        Any chance of an option to stack Moog style cases higher? I’d be interested in going 4-5 units tall, and the Moog racks won’t handle that.

        1. My triple stand can be raised higher with a set of custom feet, allowing a group of 4 synths to look cohesive. But only the upper 3 synths will be in the stand. The lowest synth will be on the table in front of the raised triple stand.

  7. It has some design issues with rounded corner in the bottom that makes a lot of moduels hard to fit, its very skiff. Molten music has a youtube video on it…

  8. $300 and it’s made of plastic?

    What happens when you bump into something?

    They need to do something that’s wood and metal and scalable to get my interest. I’m not carrying my ‘mobile’ 280hp Euro system to the coffee shop!

    1. “What happens when you bump into something?”
      Less than with a wooden case, which will get a bump for sure.
      And who said it will be 300$? No price tag yet.
      The size is to get for example two Model D or two Neutrons side by side. I guess they will offer other sizes if there line of modules is up and ready.

  9. This is a great move. Behringer is just nailing it lately. The potential to easily configure modular synths in a purpose designed case that actually looks good (as opposed to just a piece of test equipment) and connect in with other synths just makes this so interesting.

  10. ANYWAY, wow! I thought they were going to do Roland system 100 modular stuff. I prefer Moog to go with the rest of my Moog gear. Very nice Behringer!

  11. Thanks Behringer! Still waiting for the release of the Pro~1 and Wasp. BTW can you build an 8 bit sampler with analogue filters in Euro rack format similar to the Ensoniq Mirage?

  12. Mehringer strikes again. Imagine if there was this band that only did cover songs, and all the covers were worse than the originals, but since people could download the whole album for $0.99 people felt like that was good enough and praise the band for giving people “what music fans have been waiting for” (which was to get the fruits of someone else’s labor for a lower price than the original). That’s why I’ll never buy anything from this company.

    1. The cover band still learned to play the songs, record the album and distribute it. The level of quality is why it’s cheaper so people get what they pay for and some folks like to pay for cheap stuff. You sort of learn that by going “outside”. Mickie-D’s bro!

    1. So he purchased this mixer and happened to be the only person who opens it up before powering it on the see how its made? So he bought the less expensive product then opened it up to see how cheap stuff is built. Like buying off-brand cereal and opening the box, pouring a bowl and screaming “this taste like off-brand cereal”.

      I call shenanigans. The whole time I’m watching, I’m wondering why he didn’t power it up first then critique its assembly.

  13. Hahaha, all those discussions about cloning on the site. When talking about guitar pedals: Most manufacturers are just cloning pedals from others. The big ones, the cheap ones, the handmade ones. No matter. Most of them are just clones. Same happens on the synth market. There are so many Roland clones out there for years and people where like “oh yeah – thank you”. Now that Behringer comes with same clones they are called thiefs. So which 303 clone is not “stolen”? Ridiculous.

  14. Uli/Behringer, thank you so much for the awesome and affordable music related gear! Making so much for folks who have less to spend, but want to achieve their musical ideas.

    Merry Christmas to all

    1. I absolutely LOVE how the comment right before this one is yours being deleted for “Personal attack.. (name-calling).”

      Truly hilarious to be followed by a “Merry Christmas to all”.

      Merry Christmas to all indeed, except Behringer’s workers and the families of the companies they run out of business.

  15. Behringer tried to sue message board users for having conversations just like the one in this thread. I don’t need to look for a reason beyond that to refuse to buy any Behringer/Music Tribe products going forwards. There is enough new gear being made by companies with ethical business practices to choose from, as well as the second-hand market.

  16. BTW, Behringer wins “Tease of the Year”. Introduce one product while teasing others. They are truly stepping it up in the product tease game. Id rather put 2 mother 32’s, a Dfam and a ton of other shit in that case but kudos to them. BUT, If they release a full system that I could get for about $1000, the eurorack market as a whole will feel the positive effects since the price of entry has always been so high, at least for solid modules.

  17. It’s odd how people complain about eurorack cases being too expensive, but at the same time don’t seem to have a problem filling up those affordable 280 hp by Behringer with modules.

    1. It’s because Behringer exists on marketing facades, the addicted consumer, the “I need to buy something every other day or my insecure mind will run rampant with my own empty inner thoughts”.

      It seems cheaper to eat fast food every day because it’s quick and “cheap”. But when you get three numbers 9s and an extra side of large fries every night it adds up 10x quicker than having simply eaten healthily in the first place and you you won’t end up with diabetes and/or heart disease.

      I own a couple synths, meanwhile all the Behringer fanboys own 20 synths they can barely play and absolutely haven’t mastered based on YouTube videos and sound demos/the extremely limited number of actual tracks released since no one uses Behringer to make finished music.

      Reissued synths that have such basic and similar timbres it’s as if Uli is trolling the mental health of an entire industry.

      1. What you say has nothing particular to do with Behringer. And who said that musicians must perform good and produce quality stuff only? Are you the one who judge about that? I think the main point for most of us is just to have fun. The YT videos might show that the Behringer synths are also bought by newbies and the one who used only software before. Which is a good thing for the market.

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