Behringer Offers Their Latest Synth the K-2

Based on Korg’s classic MS-20 synthesizer in Eurorack format

Behringer has surprised most with their announcement of its latest synth clone the K-2, a Eurorack format version of Korg’s classic MS-20 last month.

A departure from their usual strategy of teasing new instruments extensively before release, such as the much anticipated RD-8 and MS-1 models, Behringer decided to announce that the new model were ready to ship the first initial batch of 2,000 units via their Facebook page.

“We hear people constantly complaining that we’re announcing too early and never ship anything. This time we kept quiet :-)”, the company said on Facebook.

The analog and semi modular synth is feature packed with the following specifications now officially confirmed by the brand:

  • Amazing analog synthesizer with dual VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
  • Authentic reproduction of original circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
  • First and second generation filter design (high pass/low pass with peak/resonance)
  • 4 variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths and ring modulation for ultimate sounds
  • Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
  • 2 analog Envelope Generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • Complete Eurorack solution — main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 36 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection