Model 55 and RD-6 will look familiar to veterans of electronic music.
The German company Behringer continues to expand its range by cloning classic synthesizers. Following the clones of the Korg MS-20, ARP Odyssey, Sequential Circuits Pro-One, Electronic Dream Plant (EDP) Wasp Deluxe, Roland TB-303, TR-808, VP330 m SH-101 models released last year, the manufacturer introduced two more models.
The first is the System 55 modular synthesizer, with more than 20 modules borrowed from the legendary Moog 15, 35 and 55, and made in the Eurorack format. The list includes generators, attenuators and filters, as well as a sequencer and a power module.
The second novelty is the RD-6. This is the reincarnation of the Roland TR-606 drum machine. In the performance of Behringer, at first glance, veterans of electronic music of the 80s recognize it, and it can even be paired with TD-3 (clone TB-303), but RD-6 has several useful modern additions, including a built-in distortion block, a depth knob on the top panel, a 64-step sequencer and a sufficient number of line outputs for each “voice”.
The timing of the start of sales and prices are still unknown. Presumably, System 55 modules will cost from $ 49 to $ 99 apiece, as in System 100, and given that the TD-3 costs less than $ 200, the price of the RD-6 can also be low.