The Behringer Model D Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Keyboards and Synthesizers' started by Allthesound, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. zekmoe

    zekmoe Member

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    How are you guys still liking yours? I’m thinking of getting one though the grandmother seems as mentioned a more complete instrument, though of course at 3x the price it should be.

    I like the small step sequencer in the grandmother for quick inspiration, one of my old keyboards will probably suffice for the boog ( I’m probably the king of old out of date tech on this board, I’m using my Emax SE as we speak)
     
  2. Tisca

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    I'm using a KeyStep to control my Boog. Without its arp and seq I don't think I'd enjoy the Boog much. Either way, buy a KeyStep, everyone needs to own one.
     
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  3. zekmoe

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    Thanks! I’ve been looking for a hardware device like this and didn’t come across it yet. I’ve been using the arpeggiator in my EmaxSE which I know well but it hardly allows what this seems to. I watched a few vids and it seems good.
    I hate to step too much back into keys as it’s worse than guitars as the individual modules today are pretty cheap.
     
  4. zekmoe

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    Based on the suggestion above I got the keystep along with the Boog today and have been playing for hours. I had various Moogs back in the day though no actual mini ( micro and source) and this is close enough from my memory.

     
  5. shakey_slim

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    Just ordered a Boog and keystep last night. Should be here Saturday

    First synth I've had since my old Crumar back in the 80s

    :banana:banana
     
  6. TANFK

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    And the verdict was?
     
  7. chandra

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    Closing in on a Boog. Might have it today if I play my cards right.
     
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  8. Andrew.

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    Picked one up a few weeks ago - have it paired up with my Deepmind 6.

    Love it.
     
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  9. Black_Label

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    It’s great! The sound is equal to my Minimoog but the interface is different enough to make them very different synths. I sequence the Boog almost exclusively but don’t twiddle those tiny knobs as much as on the big one. The added high pass filter is really nice.
     
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  10. TANFK

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    Is the big one you have vintage or new?

    For 300 bucks the Boog is a pretty ridiculous deal... And for ANYONE who has NEVER had a synth with NO screen... its so fun its stupid. So its great they got it made for so little. I prefer my synths without screens as they make you think differently.

    I have a 1974 Mini but its such a PITA... but worth every bit of trouble LOL. Ive been looking at this as a safety net. But I'm stupid married to my current unit and even the old ones all sound different. The new Moogs- all of the ones I tried, don't sound the same as mine. I wish they did...

    But again... $300? Hard to resist!
     
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  11. tanee

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    The model D is now $208 on Sweetwater!!! Kind of a no brainer at this point!
     
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  12. Madsen

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    Just saw that last night. Really tempted to snag one.

    A friend stacks 4 of them.
     
  13. tanee

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    Me too, I'm considering starting a Eurorack modular build and I think the Model D would be a good starting point at this price!
     
  14. Madsen

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    Indeed. That's exactly why I haven't bought one. I'm trying to avoid going down the Eurocrack rabbit hole for as long as possible. I have other projects i'm trying to stay focused on.
     
  15. GMGM

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    Yep. I love mine. I'd still love to have a mechanism, to automatically tune it to A=440Hz. But it's so much fun.

    If you're looking, it's also 100% worth it to grab the Arturia keystep as the controller. It's small, it has a step sequencer that is easy to use if you have a basic understanding of note length/value. And with Keystep you can trick it into being duo-phonic as well via CV.
     
  16. tanee

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    Arturia keystep definitely looks cool but I'll probably use sequencer and arpeggiator plug-ins in a DAW, mostly because I already have them.
     
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  17. Valtyr

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    The Boog rocks! I got one a few months ago. I sometimes connect it to my Voyager. 3 VCOs are often overkill, 6 is epic. ;)
     
  18. williamh

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    I never really bonded with mine. Price drop has me thrilled I moved mine for around $250 a few months ago lol. It's a killer synth for sure, just wasn't really what I was looking for most of the time.
     
  19. redchapterjubilee

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    I liked mine but ultimately moved it along when I bought a Grandmother.
     
  20. pcs9527

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    That is an insane price.
    If Behringer made a larger version with a built-in high quality keyboard with velocity and aftertouch I'd be all over that. They've made other synths with keyboards, so who knows...
     

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