ONE of the biggest buzzes at the NAMM 2019 show in Anaheim, USA, last month was created by Behringer… and it was a totally analogue buzz! The company, over the past decades, has polarised opinion, some reviling the “clone” guitar/bass gear that Behringer has turned out, others revering them for the affordability of same gear.
This time, though, musicians seem more thrilled than anything else – riding on the recent release of the Model D module (a take on the iconic Moog), Behringer demo-ed a number of exciting products that more than nodded at the past, including the Crave semi-modular synth, the Odyssey (yes, ARP) synth, RD-808 drum machine, MS-101 synth and VC340 vocoder, all analogue products.
Enjoy these videos from Behringer’s presentation and guess what these mean machines are cloning:
Crave semi-modular analogue synthesiser
Odyssey analogue synth
RD-808 analogue drum machine
MS-101 analogue synth