Behringer Enigma Sneak Preview

Today, Behringer shared another preview of their upcoming Enigma synthesizer (Buchla Music Easel Copy), designed to be an inexpensive, unofficial copy of the classic Buchla 208 Stored Program Sound Source.

Details are still to come, but they say “We’re excited to share our latest Enigma prototype as we get closer to the final product. It’s a very complex design, particularly with the addition of total patch memory. “

The Buchla 208 is the voice of the classic Buchla Music Easel from 1972. The Music Easel pairs the 208 with the 218 Touch Keyboard in a suitcase-style case. Modern reissues of the 208 are available from Buchla USA.

The Behringer Enigma is not a straight clone of the original 208. It follows the format of Behringer’s other Euro-format synths, scaling the original design down to Eurorack-compatible format, trades the program card connector of the original for patch storage, and adds DIN & USB MIDI control.

The image that they shared is of a Behringer Enigma prototype, so no time frame for availability has been announced. Behringer expects to price the Enigma at $399.


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