Here is the final version of Behringer AKS Mini, a tiny version of the classic VCS3 synthesizer


Behringer has informed us that the AKS Mini, a miniaturised version of the EMS VCS3, this was shown as a prototype in May 2022, but now we can take a look at what we are told will be the “final version”.


This promises the “exact same” oscillators and filters as those in the original VCS3. There are three VCOs, to be precise, plus a built-in arpeggiator and a 16-step motion sequencer.


One thing that is missing, is the VCS3’s 16×16 pin matrix (if you want that, you’ll have to wait for Behringer’s promised full-size clone), but we can forgive that omission on such a tiny synth, particularly when you take into consideration the fact that the AKS mini is slated to cost just $99. And you do get a joystick.

When AKS Mini will be available to buy remains to be seen, but Behringer currently anticipates that the AKS mini will be shipping in the summer.


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