Behringer Edge, Moog DFAM clone is in production and shipping soon Behringer Edge, analog percussive Synthesizer, "the drummer from the cloned mother"

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Edge, Behringer takes over the analog percussive Synthesizer concept of the Moog DFAM, adds MIDI+ USB and packs it in a pink Crave-like enclosure. 

Already in 2021, Behringer announced the Edge, a clone of the Moog DFAM drum synthesizer. A product I am less comfortable with as it is a product from the current Moog portfolio and is still available. I gladly welcome vintage synthesizer rebirths but these releases aren’t pleasant for me, at least.

But I know that many are waiting for the Edge. Behringer also provided a development/production update for it today. Edge is in production and shipping soon. After Thomann had already listed the synth at the end of 2022 and then disappeared, it is now officially coming.

Behringer Edge in production

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And here’s the next blockbuster synth. Many of you asked for the Edge and here it is in production and ready to ship. It’s a super cool synth that is now finally in production. Check it out.

Article From October 21, 2021

With the Crave, Behringer has created an unofficial clone of the Moog Mother-32 for little money. Unofficially because it was never communicated by Behringer, and because of the 3340 chip. And according to the latest news from today, the Behringer team was once again inspired by the Moog engineers in Asheville.

The Edge is a clone of the Moog DFAM Synthesizer in pink, with USB + MIDI, and for significantly less money.

Behringer Edge

Behringer Edge

Edge is a semi-modular analog percussion Synthesizer that is based on the concept of the Moog DFAM (Drum From Another Mother) from 2018. It has two analog VCOs with pulse and triangle waves, oscillator sync, and FM options. There’s pink and white noise, a decay envelope, a filter with high and low pass modes, and its own Decay and Envelope amount.

Both oscillators are triggered by a dual 8-step sequencer, one for the pitch and another for the velocity. You can program each sequencer with 8 knobs and select whether the oscillator responds to pitch or not. On the top, you have a 15×10 matrix where you can patch your sounds or integrate them into any Eurorack synth setup.

Since the concept, feature set, parameters, sequencers, etc are the same, we can speak of a DFAM clone here. But one thing is different, the connectivity. Unlike the Moog DFAM, Behringer has expanded it with MIDI and USB including MIDI clock and a clock divider/multiplier. That’s a good addition.

For many, the Behringer Edge will be the perfect partner to Crave. I don’t doubt that. However, the release has a strange aftertaste because it is a clone of an existing Moog product. That you can still get in music shops worldwide. I fully support Behringer with his vintage clones as you can no longer purchase the originals. I like the 2600 or my Pro-1, great replicas at super fair prices. Here it’s a different story…

Behringer Edge will be available for $219 USD (list price). No information about the availability and pre-order option.

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  1. Aww comr one. Yes it is based on the DFAM, but the DFAMwasnt anything new in euroland, its just based on a patch you can make with various modules.

    If they made an subharmoniconn, okay, but a DFAM, while it sounds great, is like i said just a prewired patch in a box.

    I‘m gonna check it out because the price is unbeatable.

      • Why is the author of this blog concerned with Behringer a current Moog product? Are you worried about them getting sued? If Moog does file litigation what does that have to you as a consumer?

        • I am simply concerned with supporting the original that comes from a small company. The Edge does not have originality but is a clone of a product that another company is currently selling. I prefer the Behringer synths based on vintage synths which will not harm any small developer

          • Moog a small company? lol….okay. I think you may have a very skewed idea of what a small company is.

          • They have 120+/- employees, that’s way smaller than Roland, Korg, Arturia, Behringer… and many other companies. Moog is not a “small” 2-guy garage pedal company but seen as a synth brand, they are pretty small if you compare them with the big players.

  2. i guess every synth can be possibly patched in eurorack . Point is to make something that is generally usable by many people. I guess DFAM is exactly that

  3. Wow look up clone in the dictionary
    Different voice chips here
    Different design
    Different midi connectivity
    Pink noise
    Different price point and don’t go on about hand assembled in USA
    None of this about guitars Gibson even clone their own designs and rebrand as epiphone
    It’s about as much a clone as the prophet 600 was of the Juno 6

    • Not sure that the guitar market is a great example to follow, but anyway, same architecture, same concept , same patchbay….not a clone but a serious lack of inspiration and respect , just as the crave.

      • For cheaper than most of the modules I own, it will come down to whether I like the sound. A lot of synths have features equivalent to Moog synths — almost none of them sound like a Moog, and it doesn’t sound like this one will either.

        None of this changes that a DFAM is on my shopping list.

  4. Moog would command more “respect” if they came down out of the ivory tower and offered musicians gear they could use at an affordable price. I was one of the original reps for the return of the Mini at $3k. For a mono synth with no memory. While inside the lifespan of Moog’s own fleet of expensive Mini-esque products Behringer managed to release the D for a 10th of Moog’s price. Disrespectful, or worthy of high praise? What was once elitist is now in the hands of many. Mini?

  5. No market is driven by morality. Unless, Behringer is infringing laws by using the DFAM design, imho, the buyers will decide if this piece is worth it or not. I do not own any Behringer products, but this one looks interesting. I always wanted to have the DFAM, but the fact that it has no connectivity was a no-go for me. The Edge does have USB / Midi connectivity — big upgrade from the DFAM — and the price is unbeatable.

    • idk, Moog endlessly jiggers around the same VCO, ladder filter, VCA, and envelope generator designs. DFAM is just more of the same with a 2/3 of a 960 thrown in. SubH actually did something different for Moog with it’s weird VCO subosc’s, quantization, and euclidian sequencers, not that those aren’t plentiful elsewhere. sadly, the legal world protects arbitrary combinations of old stuff like it was original work, never mind all the bits and pieces are already there in the public domain.

  6. Bwhringer rips off other companies and Moog rips off the customer. Seems fair to me.

    • the rest of modern world spells rip-off like this: b u s i n e s s a s u s u a l.

      it’s a new day, get some fresh air.

  7. i certainly never buy any product thats too expensive for the budget in any form of payment. rather go with nothin at all. behringer is catering to a certain price segment, not morale. and concept cloning always was there. hell, it may be just a rumor, but i even heard that guitars, pianos, drums and violins were concept cloned. i can´t confirm that though^^

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