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Behringer Reveals Full Details On Roland System 100m Eurorack Module Clones
Rounik Sethi on Sun, April 22nd | 2 comments
Uli Behringer has revealed further details, images and prices for 13 new eurorack module clones of the legendary Roland System 100m synthesizer!

Last week we reported on Uli Behringer stating his company intend to enter into the world of eurorack. Not only that, but after the success of the Model D (still hard to get hold of) and the upcoming Neutron demo-modular analog synth that we love, Behringer plans to release a range of eurorack modules in the $49 - $99 price range.

Yes, eurorack is about to become affordable for everyone.

This move raises a lot of questions though. What kinds of eurorack modules are Behringer planning? Will their arrival spell the end of the line for some of the more creative, single-person eurorack companies that can't compete against their low prices? Etc etc.

Now, while we think this is ultimately good for the industry in that Behringer could end up being a gateway into eurorack synths for many, like their $299 Model D and Neutron already are, we also can't deny that this will likely disrupt and change the eurorack landscape forever.

Uli Behringer revealed more of his eurorack plans yesterday. Namely, he's planning on clonging 13 modules from the cassic Roland System 100m!

"I like to share with you the initial drafts of our M100 Eurorack Series."

"These are 13 MID's or concept documents we create for every single product as part of our PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) process before we hand them over to our R&D departments for development. We haven't decided yet which of these modules we will actually produce as it is important that we achieve a certain production volume."

One of the most interesting aspects of Behringer stepping into eurorack is they are actively seeking to work with creative module makers. In the long run this could lead to some interesting module concepts coming to market at affordable prices that previously wouldn't have been possible. But if the eurorack community becomes used to lower prices it might make it harder for "creative module makers" to design, manufacture and market their module ideas on their own. There are lots of possible scenarios depending on whether your rack is half full or half empty... ;)

In a later post, Uli went on to explain why Behringer are keen to remake the System 100m in eurorack format:

"Over the past years we have repeatedly been asked to revive the 100m system and offer it at an affordable price.

"Since we do listen to customers, it was clear that the 100m would be our first step into the Eurorack market. In this aspect you are absolutely correct that we had those modules in mind before we announced our Eurorack journey.

"However, as mentioned earlier, we haven't decided yet which modules we will be making as this will become clearer at a later stage once we have more customer feedback.

"I like to clarify that this is just the beginning and our Vision is to build both legacy modules but also come up with innovative solutions which we have demonstrated with the DeepMind or the Neutron.

"We are equally excited to cooperate with creative module makers and many have already contacted us. We believe that such co-operations are mutually beneficial and I am convinced that our efficient supply chain can help these makers to get their products into the hands of lots of people. We are looking forward to meeting as many designers as possible at SuperBooth."

Here are the System 100m module clones Behrigner have planned:

System 100M 110

Roland System 100M 110
  • Legendary 110 VCO/VCF/VCA module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  VCO features 3 selectable waveforms (triangle, ramp and PWM)

  • #  PWM can be manually controlled or via external CV input

  • #  VCO o ers Pitch and Range controls plus 1 audio output plus 2 CV inputs

  • #  VCF features Cuto Frequency and Resonance controls plus 2 audio inputs and 2 CV inputs

  • #  VCA features Gain control plus 2 audio inputs, 2 audio outputs (low/high) and 2 CV inputs

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  17 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Available: Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99 

SYSTEM 100 140 DUAL ENVELOPE/LFO

  • Legendary dual envelope/LFO module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  2 independent envelope generators with attack, decay, sustain and release controls

  • #  3 linked CV outputs
    (2 normal and 1 inverted)

  • #  Each envelope generator controllable via internal gate/trigger, gate only and external CV

  • #  Push buttons for each envelope generator allow for manual trigger

  • #  LFO features 5 waveforms: sine, triangle, square, ramp and saw tooth

  • #  2 linked LFO outputs can be switched between x1/10 or x1 level

  • #  LFO features frequency, delay and range controls plus external CV input

  • #  Keyboard trigger switch allows to phase lock the LFO to keyboard playing

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  18 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 182 ANALOG SEQUENCER

  • Legendary 2-channel 8-step analog sequencer module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Tuning control voltages can be manually set for each step and channel

  • #  Tempo, Portamento and Gate Time controls for great exibility

  • #  Step Number selector allows for 1 - 8 step sequences

  • #  Step switch allows for single or repeat sequences

  • #  Each channel features CV Range switches plus CV and Gate outputs

  • #  Sequencer can be triggered via Start/Stop button or CV

  • #  Multiple modules can be combined for extended sequences

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  25 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99 

 SYSTEM 100 112 DUAL VCO 

  • Legendary 112 dual VCO module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Each VCO features 3 selectable waveforms (triangle, sawtooth and PWM)

  • #  PWM can be manually controlled or via external CV input

  • #  Each VCO o ers Pitch and Range controls plus 1 audio output plus 2 CV inputs

  • #  VCO’s feature strong and weak sync output modes for accurate phase locking

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  18 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 121 DUAL VCF

  • Legendary 121 dual VCF module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  VCF’s feature Cuto Frequency and Resonance controls plus 3 audio inputs and 3 CV inputs

  • #  3-channel mixer for each VCF allows for independent mixing of all
    input signals

  • #  Each VCF features a selectable 3-mode High Pass lter

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  24 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q42018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 130 DUAL VCA

  • Legendary 130 dual VCA module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Each VCA features Gain control plus 3 audio inputs, 2 audio outputs (low/high) and 3 CV inputs

  • #  Linear/Exponential switch per VCA allows for creative response

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  16 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 131 MIXER/OSCILLATOR / HEADPHONE AMP

  • Legendary 131 Mixer/Oscillator/ Headphone Ampli er module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  4-input, 3-output stereo mixer with Master Volume output

  • #  Tuning oscillator with 3 di erent frequencies (200/400/800 Hz) and level control

  • #  Independent headphones output with Level control

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  12 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 132 DUAL CV/AUDIO MIXER & CV GENERATOR

  • Legendary 132 dual CV/Audio Mixer & CV Generator module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Dual 4-input, 2-output mixer with normal and inverted output signal

  • #  CV and audio signals can be mixed together

  • #  2 CV voltage generator allow for manual level control

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  10 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 150 RING MOD/NOISE/S&H/LFO

  • Legendary 150 Ring Modulator/ Noise Generator/Sample & Hold/ LFO module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Ring modulator for metallic and creative sounds

  • #  Noise generator with white and pink noise source

  • #  Same & Hold generator with Clock Rate and Lag Time controls

  • #  Sample & Hold generator can be triggered via Noise or LFO source or external CV input

  • #  LFO features 5 waveforms: sine, triangle, square, ramp and saw tooth

  • #  2 linked LFO outputs can be switched between x1/10 or x1 level

  • #  LFO features frequency, delay and range controls plus external CV input

  • #  Keyboard trigger switch allows to phase lock the LFO to keyboard playing

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  7 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 165 DUAL PORTAMENTO CONTROLLER

  • Legendary 165 dual Portamento Controller module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  Dual Portamento Controllers with 2 controls and On/O switch

  • #  Each controllers has CV, Portamento and MPX inputs plus CV outputs

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  6 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 172 PHASE SHIFTER/AUDIO DELAY/GATE DELAY/LFO

  • Legendary 172 Phase Shifter/ Audio Delay/Gate Delay/LFO module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  5-step Phase Shifter with Mod Intensity, Shift Frequency and Resonance controls

  • #  Analog BBD delay with
    Mod Intensity, Delay Time and Resonance controls

  • #  Gate Delay with Threshold, Delay Time and Gate Time controls for pulse shaping

  • #  LFO with Frequency control and dual output for ensemble and stereo e ects

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  12 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 173 QUAD SIGNAL GATE/PATCH BAY

  • Legendary 173 quad Signal Gate/ Patch Bay module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  4 Signal Gates (switches) with audio inputs and outputs plus dual CV inputs

  • #  6-channel Patch Bay with each 4 linked connectors

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

SYSTEM 100 174 PARAMETRIC EQ

  • Legendary 174 Parametric EQ module from the ‘80’s

  • #  Authentic reproduction of original “System 100M*” circuitry

  • #  Artist roster includes world’s most famous pop, rock and jazz musicians

  • #  4-channel EQ section with Level, Bandwidth and Frequency controls

  • #  Bypass switch plus audio input and dual audio outputs

  • #  13 controls and switches give you real-time access to all important parameters

  • #  Eurorack specs: 16 HP, XX mA +12 V, XX mA -12 V

  • #  3-Year Warranty Program*

  • #  Designed and engineered in the U.K.

  • Q4 2018
  • US$ 99.99

Stay tuned to Ask.Audio for more details as they appear on the upcoming range of Behringer eurorack modules and all synth news from the industry.

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  • Bycuzyi
    This is exciting news! I've been wanting to start building a rack for years but didn't really know how to get started. VCV Rack has been great for learning and finalized my decision to start putting away cash. I figure I'll start with one of Behringer's Semi-modulars and then start building from there. Happy happy happy!!!
    • 7 months ago
    • By: Bycuzyi
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  • Mortar
    OK, let's see... I'll have a Model D on one row, a Neutron on another and the M100 on the third. Can't wait.
    • 7 months ago
    • By: Mortar
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