Behringer K-2 mkII Now Available To Pre-Order

We have not seen an official announcement on this yet, but some retailers are listing the Behringer K-2 mkII synthesizer, an updated version of their unofficial copy of the Korg MS-20.

With Behringer’s previous mkII devices, they’ve marketed them as more accurately cloning the circuits of the original device.


  • Analog semi-modular synthesizer; monophonic sound architecture;
  • 2x VCO with 4 waveshapes and ringmodulation;
  • VCO mixer;
  • Highpass and lowpass filters with resonance;
  • LFO with triangle, sawtooth and square waveshapes;
  • 2 analog envelope generators for VCA and VCF;
  • External Signal Processor with amplifier, highpass and lowpass filters and envelope follower;
  • Semi-modular architecture for access to all synthesis building blocks via 25 patch-points (3.5mm jack);
  • Can be used as a full featured Eurorack synthesizer voice (width: 80 HP); 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony;
  • 2 line outputs (6.3mm and 3.5mm jack);
  • Stereo headphones output (3.5mm jack);
  • MIDI In/Thru and USB-MIDI;
  • Dimensions: 95 x 424 x 136 mm; weight: 1,8kg.

Pricing and Availability:

The Behringer K-2 mkII is available to pre-order now for around $260 USD.

16 thoughts on “Behringer K-2 mkII Now Available To Pre-Order

  1. 16-voice poly chain, heh…. sorry, I just had to laugh a little at the image of a small wall of these, with cords sticking out like Homer Simpson’s last few hairs. It feels more like a Look Mum No Computer one-off project.

    I still expect it to sell, because a lot of people have a serious MS-20 jones going. I have to at least respect the External Signal Processor and USB-MIDI being there. It’d be amusing if Korg offered a Mega-20 in hardware, between a 2600 and a PS-3300.

    1. I still have my EMX1 I bought new in 2010 and aside from the buttons having gone a bit yellow it looks and plays just as good as day one. What a machine

    2. man that would be such a baller move.
      emx1 is my favourite standalone box.
      the way korg massacred my boy with e2 was tragic.

      1. It’s digital and Behringer can’t copy digital (because hardware/analog is easy to copy, but not compiled code.

    1. It’s only happened once so far as I know with the RD-8

      If you are an 808 snob then yes there were some big changes to the sound

      If not then the Mk1 was a good drum machine anyways and it sounds fine

  2. “have a serious MS-20 jones going“

    Korg’s VST version on a 42” monitor quells any alias Smith and Jones I might get. Even the CA PS-20 for like $30? As for Chaining multiple B2s? Running multiple instances(16) of either, in Unify for example, and being able to add endless FX and save entire “studio” configurations for Arnold Total Recallability with just one click. Having entire libraries with endless combinations etc.. now that is some insane audio fun.

  3. Behringer should rather focus on those products they have not delivered yet, instead of making MK2 versions of those, which are already working fine as per design…..

    1. You sound really annoyed for not receiving the products you are waiting for. The deliver a ton of products in such a short time. We should be happy 🙂

  4. so bizarre they just drop this and not a word about ms-1 mkii they announced ages age.
    but yeah, this might be my first uli.

  5. But … they already said this about the first one….
    “Great care has been taken in engineering the K-2, including the true to the original VCO, VCF and VCA designs and pure analog circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs. This highly-focused attention to detail is what gives K-2 its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones to stunning effects – all the way out to the otherworldly sounds of your imagination.”

    It is indeed a post truth world I guess

  6. To Behringer: please note the time I have left on this Earth is quickly dwindling and I would like to get my hands on some version of a PolyKobol. thank you

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