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Behringer reveals all about K-2, its Korg MS-20 analogue synth clone

Following a shotgun announcement last month, Behringer has dropped a video overview of K-2, an emulation of Korg’s MS-20 monophonic analogue synth. 

This follows the dual VCO design of the MS-20, and promises an authentic reproduction of the original circuity, including matched transistors and JFETs. The architecture is semi-modular, and both the first- and second-generation filter designs have been emulated.

Other features include four variable oscillator shapes with variable pulse widths and ring modulation, a fully-analogue triangle/square wave LFO, and two analogue envelope generators.

The K-2’s 16-voice Poly Chain feature means that you can combine multiple synths for up to 16 voices of polyphony, and you can stick the instrument in a Eurorack case and use it as part of a modular setup if you wish.

To the all-important price, then: the K-2 is being listed for pre-order by retailers for $330/£309, with shipping expected to be in a few weeks’ time. That makes it significantly cheaper than Korg’s own MS-20 Mini, though this downsized version does come with a keyboard, which the K-2 lacks.

Full specs are available on the Behringer website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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