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Behringer’s latest clone could be of a synth you haven’t even heard of

Behringer Kobol
(Image credit: Behringer)

While many of us like to see the new year as a chance to do things differently, Behringer has started 2021 by sticking to what it knows: teasing a clone of an old hardware synth on Facebook (opens in new tab).

Unlike in many previous cases, though, the synth that’s set to be rebooted this time isn’t an instantly-recognisable classic. It appears that the streamer-strewn image above shows an emulation of the ultra-rare RSF Kobol, a French monosynth that was released in 1978.

Although similar to the likes of the Minimoog in many respects, the Kobol had a few of its own tricks up its analogue sleeve, such as the ability to morph between waveforms continuously. Presumably, Behringer’s clone will offer similar functionality.

When we’ll see the new synth - name to be confirmed - remains to be seen, as Behringer says that it’s currently in prototype.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. 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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