Behringer Model 15 Eurorack Synthesizer Official Intro Video

Behringer has shared an official intro video, embedded above, for its Model 15 Eurorack synth module.

The Behringer Model 15 is an unofficial Euro-format copy of the Moog Grandmother. It is an all-in-one synth voice, featuring  dual VCOs, VCF, sequencer and arpeggiator in Eurorack format.

Topics covered:

00:00 MODEL-15 Intro Tune
01:23 Prologue
01:46 Features
02:11 Oscillator Demo
03:26 Filter Sweep
04:14 Dual Oscillators
05:02 Features 2
05:38 Reverb Demo
07:02 Features 3
07:21 Messy Jam
07:41 Edgy Jam
08:20 Outro Jam

Check out the video and share your thoughts on the Behringer Model 15 in the comments!

via Andreas

9 thoughts on “Behringer Model 15 Eurorack Synthesizer Official Intro Video

  1. I’m confused – I thought cloning 40 year old IP that is already in the public domain is what Behringer whas doing, but the Moog Grandmother is only a few years old?

    Not turning this into a Behringer hate-fest, I have 3 Behringers (pluss a mixer) already so I appreciate their low-priced offer

    1. There’s an Arturia clone featured in this video, and Behringer has already cloned Mother 32 and several other contemporary synths, modules, mixers and effects.

    2. They are using their 1:1 clone of the Arturia keystep in this demo video, if that answers your question. If it doesn’t, I would like to point you to their clones of Maths, Plaits, Batumi, and the entire moog sound studio (etc!). All (arguably) modern, all currently in production except Plaits (in an official capacity).

      1. “I mean it depends on how moog registered it”

        No – anybody can clone anybody’s circuit designs, once any relevant patents run out after 20 years. That’s why Behringer focuses most of its attention on old analog designs.

        What they can’t copy:

        Trade dress (the unique look of an instrument). Behringer copies generally have some random changes, like swapping the colors scheme of buttons, to minimize the likelihood that they’ll get sued.

        Trademark (the name of the instrument) – trademarks can last forever. This is why you see Behringer using knockoff names, like “Toro” instead of “Taurus”.

        Copyright – (code, samples) – lasts the life of the author, plus 70 years, or essentially forever in this context. Another reason why Behringer focuses on old analog gear, digital synths owe their sound to their programming and samples, which are copyrighted.

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