Behringer MS-1 MKII has ‘Vastly Improved’ over Original release

Behringer has announced the MS-1 mkII, an updated take on their knockoff of the Roland SH-101 synthesizer.

The original release of the Behringer MS-1 was praised by many for its value, but the company had to acknowledge problems with the MS-1 MIDI implementation, and some buyers complained that the synth didn’t sound like the original Roland SH-101.

It sounds like the new version addresses shortcomings of the original MS-1. Here’s what they say about the MS-1 mkII:

“Many of you asked for the MS-1.

Here it is, but as improved MKII. This revised version is based on the original 662 chips for a vastly improved VCF and VCA performance. And then we also added the dual glide function.

We’re very excited about the new MS-1 MKII as it’s as close as it gets to the original.”

Behringer did not providing any information on availability, but shared images of the MS-1 RD in boxes, suggesting that the MS-1 mkII is in production and will be available soon.

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