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Behringer’s K-2 semi-modular analog synthesizer available

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Behringer has launched its K-2 analog and semi-modular synthesizer, a new take on the MS-20 monophonic synth from Korg.

Behringer K 2 top

The K-2 comes with dual VCOs, ring modulator, external signal processor, 16-voice poly chain and Eurorack format.

Although only produced from 1978 to 1983, Korg synthesizers have been favored by numerous world-famous artists including: Aphex Twin; Arcade Fire; the BBC Radiophonic Workshop; Daft Punk; Depeche Mode; A Flock of Seagulls; Gorillaz; Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark; Snarky Puppy and a host of others.

An ultra-affordable homage to that iconic synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, the K-2 lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease.

With its pure analog signal path, dual authentic VCOs with 4 selectable waveforms each, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the K-2 is sure to become your favorite keyboard. Owning the K-2 is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past – or make your imprint on the future!

Behringer K 2 angle

K-2 features

  • 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.
  • 3-Year Warranty Program.
  • Designed and engineered in the U.K.

The K-2 is now available from selected distributors.

More information: Behringer

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Here’s a first video-try-out creating a kick, bass, Hihat and bass sounds with the new K2 from Behringer. Watch if you like:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyoctB064QA&t=30s