Anyone that's excited by the idea of a Korg MS-20, reimagined as a semi-modular analog desktop synthesizer by Behringer, needs to sit down and keep all hot drinks at arms length while they read this article and celebrate.
What we thought was going to be known as the K-20, is being released as the K-2. Modeled on the classic Korg MS-20 monophonic analog synthesizer with dual VCO design, this desktop synth misses out the keys in favour of adding Eurorack compatabilty and upto 16-voice polypohony by poly chaining multiple units!
Behringer have confirmed the price at €299 EUR. The original Korg MS-20 Mini is available for aprox. $450 USD / €550 EUR / £500 GBP. We expected Behringer to smash that price, so we're waiting to see whether 299 extends to USD and GBP also. It shouldn't be too long before the international price is revealed as they've already got 2,000 K-2 synths boxed and ready to ship. And Uli Behringer himself says, "and we're just warming up".
Here's what we think the feature set will be:
After the release of the RD-8 (TR-808 clone) just a couple of weeks back, the K-2 is simply adding to Behringer's synth catalogue at a rate which the other big and small synth makers are not going to be able to compete with. There's so much to like about the Behringer synths available from the Behringer D, Neutron through to the more recent Odysessy and RD-8. Adding the K-2 to the list and even generous-sized studios are going to start to need a dedicated Behringer synth desk of entire corner.
As soon as we get a confirmed price and shipping date for the K-2 we'll update this article.
Price: €299 EUR
Web: (Not listed on the Behringer website yet)
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