What better sums up the review than simply saying it's a Moog in sheep's clothing? The build quality is pretty good for the price, and the layout works exactly as well as the original would. Plus the extra LFO, routing options, and pre-patched feedback are great to see. My big complaint is that it only comes as a Eurorack-based module, but there are case options on the 'net to satisfy my need.
It sounds mostly like a Moog, but it's not a Moog. But it does good bass and stuff like a Moog. I like that it's small. It carries a big stick. It sounds just like a Moog. If it breaks I'll buy another one.
I was skeptical of the Model D until I had a keyboard tracking session to attend at Joe Doria's home studio for an album I'm producing. Joe has lots of original classic keyboards and synths including the original Moog Minimoog Model D. When Joe showed us that the Behringer sounds just like the original I was sold on it. I've been having great fun with my Model D every day since purchasing it. The best part about it is it sounds amazing, it has a ballsy analog weight and punch to it as it should. This is the one that started my Behringer synth addiction...
Really like the sound it has! The two drawbacks it has; 1) it goes easily out of tune, unstable oscillators. 2) The lack of power in the audio signal. Truely pales in comparison to a Moog for that. The most significant advantage of those great synths of the 70s early 80s are it's amplification / power management; ie. Sequential, Moog, Oberheim, Linn, EMU ... Otherwise the sound is pretty convincing.
I'm doing Berlin School and other 70's inspired synthesizer music. Unfortunately I did not have an original Minimoog from this era between my fingers. But no matter what I set for the "Berimoog" for sounds, they immediately remind me of the sound aesthetics of my dusty vinyl collection.
Everything sounds powerful, dynamic, warm and organic, lively, harmonious or even brutal. The sounds of this wonderful instrument - whether ultrafat or leisurely bass, repetitive sequences, crazy space FX sounds, lead sounds with portamento or 5th leads, or even 3 sounds (1 OSC each for fundamental / third / fifth) convince all Line. And all this already without the additional patch points to use, which offer even more modulation options.
The feel is ok, of course no comparison with real tanks from this era, but still good to use for my relatively small hands. For big hands and gross motor skills, it could be too small under certain circumstances. But in terms of price, whining at a high level.
100% BEHRINGER MODEL D 4-Track Demo of the amazing Minimoog Clone, the BOOG :-) Music is 70ies inspired and Video is Splitscreen (every track is filmed while recording). Hope you enjoy my musical Demo of this fantastic warm sounding Analog Synth!