Transforming The Behringer Model D Into A Duophonic Synthesizer
In this video from Youtuber Loopop, we learn how the Behringer Model D, a monophonic analog synth, can be turned into a duophonic synth with a neat little hack.
From information provided in the video’s description:
The Behringer Model D is a great analog synth – and by design it’s monophonic. However, if you’ve seen my channel before, you know I’m not going to let that stop me from trying to play more than one note at a time with it, something that has a unique characteristic in synthesizers that are intended to be monophonic.
You can’t control any of its 3 oscillators separately, but there’s a fourth oscillator that can be controlled independently, and that’s the filter – via a dedicated CV input – and when you crank up emphasis all the way, it resonates and creates its own tone. The nice thing about the D, is that there’s resonance both in high pass and in low pass modes, which opens up a lot of sonic possibilities.
This does require a little configuration trick. When playing duo-phonically, the keyboard sends two notes – so we need a way to tell the D’s oscillators to play one, and the filter to play the other.
The Behringer Model D, a recreation of the original Minimoog Model D, is priced affordably at $299, drawing many synth enthusiasts to give it a try. You can go here to hear a comparison of the Model D vs. the original Minimoog Model D.