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Behringer Introduces Polyphonic Minimoog Clone, Poly D
Rounik Sethi on Sun, November 24th 1 comments
We thought the upcoming "warp drive" feature for the Behringer Model D was going to be a firmware based improvement. We were wrong. It's a brand new synth: Poly D!

OK. Here's the big news... it's bigger than big... it's big, fat and it's called Poly D.

Yes, Behringer have only gone and given their Model D (Moog Minimoog Model D clone) greater polyphony and essentially created a 4-voice, polyphonic version of one of the world's most wanted synthesizers.

I'll repeat again. A polyphonic Minimoog Model D clone. Polyphonic. And it comes with a keyboard and 4-voices.

EDIT: From our understanding the 4 oscillators run through a single filter. This suggests the Poly D is paraphonic as opposed to polyphonic. However, it's still an excellent sounding machine and we'd highly encourage checking out the video below.

OK. Here's the skinny...

Here's a shot of the 4 oscillators on the Poly D:

Poly D Features

  • 4 Oscillators
  • Oscillators 1, 2 and 3 options include: triangular; triangular/saw; saw; square; wide pulse; and narrow pulse
  • OSC 4 features: triangular; reverse saw; saw; square; wide pulse; and narrow pulse
  • 4-voice polyphony
  • Classic 4dB ladder filter
  • True to the original “D Type” circuitry with its matched transistors and JFETs
  • Switch between monophonic, polyphonic or unison mode
  • Classic stereo chorus modeled on the Juno-60
  • Overdrive circuit modeled on DS-1
  • Built-in arpeggiator and 32-step polyphonic sequencer
  • 37-full size, velocity sensitive keyboard
  • 3 tilt angles or can be laid down flat
  • Mono and stereo audio out
  • MIDI In, MIDI Out and MIDI Thru
  • Plenty of additional patch points

We're going to update this article with details as they emerge on the new Behrigner Poly D.

Poly D comes with a built-in arpeggiator and polyphonic sequencer.

Althought availability and price haven't been announced yet, we'd definitely expect this 'warp drive' beast to be below the $1,000 USD mark. I wouldn't be surprised if Behringher were somehow able to bring this into the $699 USD ball park area. They will probably sell a ton of these synths... and just in time for Christmas!

If you haven't already, watch the video above. Skip to around the 9:30 mark for music demos. 

Wait... you want more video demos of the Behringer Poly D? Check out this video from MrFireChild...!

AND... Click here to watch the much anticipated Loopop review (with patching ideas).

Price: TBA

Available: TBA


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  • JohnDoe
    So awesome! And i suspected it might be paraphonic. Would be cool if it was 4 independent voices but paraphony didn't stop the Volca Keys and Matriarch from being enjoyable. Inb4 the "Behringer clone" hate noise refills the airwaves. Apparently Behringer is the only company to clone moog. Never mind all those other companies that clone moog stuff, ignore them.
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