Behringer Announces Kobol Expander, aka ‘The French Minimoog’ Now Available for $199

Behringer has announced that its Kobol Expander – a knockoff of the original French synth module from 1979 – is now shipping.

The Behringer Kobol Expander is an analog semi-modular synth, in Eurorack format, that features 2 VCOs and a 4-pole VCF. The original has been described as ‘the French Minimoog’.


  • Analog duophonic synthesizer with 2 VCOs and 7 morphing waveforms
  • Based on “Kobol Expander” circuitry from the ‘70s
  • Semi-modular design requires no patching for immediate performance
  • Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
  • Dual oscillators with 7 waveforms, oscillator sync and pulse width modulation
  • Unique 4-pole VCF design for natural saturation only found in ”Kobol” synthesizers
  • Analog LFO with 2 selectable waveforms and multiple destinations for advanced sound creation
  • Additional noise generator expands waveform generation
  • Oscillator sync
  • 32 patch points for modular connection and integration with external equipment
  • 31 controls give you direct access to parameters
  • External audio input for processing external sound sources
  • Complete Eurorack solution – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
  • 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
  • MIDI support with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection


The Behringer Kobol Expander is shipping now, priced at $199.


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