Behringer MS-5 Design Finalized And Beta Testers Wanted


Behringer today announced that they’ve finalized the design for the MS-5, their Roland Sh-5 knockoff, and it is ready for beta testing:


“MS-5 is coming. We’re super excited having finalized another blast from the past.

This beautiful synth is now going to the beta testers for final review and then straight into manufacturing.”

The MS-5 is a copy of the SH-5, but in Behringer’s Poly D form factor. The Behringer MS-5 replaces the modulation panel and the top panel of the Poly D with panels based on the SH-5.

The smaller form factor means that the synth loses 2/3rd of an octave on the keyboard, and that controls are packed together more tightly. But adapting the SH-5 to Behringer’s existing format presumably will make the keyboard much less expensive to manufacture.

Details on pricing and availability are still to be announced. Behringer says that they are looking for Roland SH-5 owners to beta test their copy. If you are an SH-5 owner and have interest, you can contact them via their Facebook page.


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