Its hotting up in the 3 Osc monosynth market. Roland's recent SE-02 - the Boutique collaboration between Studio Electronics and themselves sees a true analog mono at at $499. We excpected the Model D from Behringer, the unashamedly Minimoogey (is that a word?) clone was originally priced at $399.
Well it seems that Behringer have managed to figure out a way to drop the price by 25% now offering it, according to the Sweetwater.com pre-order page at a rather competitive $299. Hard to imagine that its possible to make something so analog at this price. But thats the economics of scale presumably.
Just to recap, the Behringer Model D caused a bit of a storm by basically copying the as they see it out of copyright circuit designs of the Minimoog Model D and adding a few other aspects, such as CV and MIDI i/o, extra LFO. Opinions are split on whether this is okay or not, but even if its not a perfect audio recreation of the classic, its still a reasonable amount of synth, especially at this new price.
So far we've only spotted preorders in the US, let us know if you see it anywhere else.
See our preview from Superbooth 2017
Preorders are being taken on the US giant retailer Sweetwater website at $299 with an expected arrival of September 2017.
Its hard to imagine that there won't be a ton of people taking a flier at this price.