Behringer SPACE FX is a new 24-bit digital effects module that gives you 32 algorithms for your Eurorack modular synth for $49 USD.
And the next Behringer product is in production. The SPACE FX Eurorack announced in 2022, a module that brings the effects from the Behringer Odyssey into the Eurorack is now in production.
It looks like Behringer didn’t take the much-valued feedback from the community into account. Many wanted CV inputs for parameters or a sync option for the effects like the delays. Features that are important for an FX in modular.
So it’s probably just an FX for Eurorack but without the versatility that Eurorack is all about. A pity. For $49 (if they stick with it) it’s certainly a no-brainer but also a bit boring without CV connectivity. Behringer says in their FB release:
Here comes the next one. SPACE FX in production and ready to ship from the factory. We’re warming up.
Article From April 22nd, 2022
Effects are a nice tool for polishing sounds or giving them more space to unfold. Depending on the proportion of the effect in the sound, it can also play a primary role in the sound design process. Whether keyboard, software VST, or Eurorack, effects are popular tools everywhere.
Behringer today shows a new solid effect module for Eurorack at a very low price.
Behringer SPACE FX
SPACE FX is a 24-bit digital stereo effects module that is powered by KLARK TEKNIK algorithms. Probably the same as in the B Odyssey which also has a multi-effects section by KT. The module gives you 32 effects algorithms, each with 3 adjustable parameters.
It gives you 15 different reverb effects including rooms, chambers, halls, plates, and springs. Then, you get 8 different delay and modulation effects including echo, chorus, flanger, phaser, and tremolo. And there are also some more unique effects such as pitch shifter, talkbox, LFO filter, and a clipper distortion.
According to Behringer, it also includes combinations of the different effect types for further sonic manipulation. The tap button offers manual syncing of delays and other time-based effects. Visual feedback is provided by a display very reminiscent of that in the B Odyssey.
On the interface, there is also an FX on/off switch that will be replaced by a high/low input level switch in the final version.
At first glance an interesting module. If they’re the same as in the Odyssey, they’re solid, good-sounding algorithms, and at $49, they’re a very good deal. A little criticism: where are the CV inputs for the parameters? It is a module for Eurorack and the format lives from the possibility of modulating everything. Even if the module costs $79 afterwards, CV inputs would be very good.
Behringer SPACE FX will be available for an estimated price of $49 USD. They will ship as soon they receive the chips required to put this into production.
More information will follow here: Behringer
no clock input nor modulation input in eurorack? well….cheap but quite useless….
Well it’s an effect processor in the audio signal flow rather than the voltage path, so…
What’s that supposed to mean? CV modulation possibilities are what make modular FX units truly alive. Otherwise, it’s literally just a multi-FX pedal at Eurorack levels. Still great for the price but nothing a mixer or a DAW can’t achieve.
With modular I associate versatility and freedom. You can put your signal flow together as you want. And that includes that most of the parameters can be controlled with CV. If that isn’t, then the module is basically a pedal. I could hook up a pedal just like this and it gives me the same options without taking up valuable rack space.
The only exception being that it’s much easier to put FX earlier in your signal chain, for instance to add delay prior to going to a env follower, comparator, or some other wacky flow that has use cases before end-of-chain effect processing
Probably can’t find a pedal with these algorithms all for this price point though… Also pedal has issues with euro levels and from experience, its a weak and expensive argument.
if you have an input and output signal module that gives you line to euro and euro to line, you can work with pedals with no problems. If you work only with euro levels straight into the pedal, it probably makes problems that true. The algorithms are not top-level like Strymon, Eventide,… But unbeatable for the price.
Behringer replied to a facebooker on their page that the fx are different than those on the Odyssey.
Also they’ll make a unit with cvs
With no modulation inputs it’s essentially a guitar pedal that operates at Eurorack signal levels. A missed opportunity there really.
So basically just a glorified FX pedal rather than something taking on the benefits of modular?
I get that this is probably still a great value for $49, but you’re delusional if you think CV inputs don’t make FX truly come alive.
I like modulation as much as the next guy, but for $49, this is amazing for those moments when patch needs just a bit of delay or reverb somewhere in the signal path. Its a no-brainer to buy one..
Possible the lowest effort Eurorack module out. Doesn’t even have a knob for each of the three parameters, you have to use a single encoder.
I can’t believe the amount of criticism and clearly no one here is a freaking musician. There’s a Tap delay, you tap it to the time of the song!!! who cares about a clock. I’m tired of paying hundreds of dollars for a lame effects unit that does barely anything. $50!!! I’l take 4 and when they sell out and all these bickering geese realize how dope they are I hope they pay triple!!!! Ha!!!!
Clearly you dont use things in a modular environment. Clock = possible modulation of the time parameter. Main complaint is valid, lack of modulation in a modular module. BUT! It is $50 so….. you kinda shut up and take it or leave it.
Digital kills the modular star…well, behringer isn’t the first. I don’t understand this development. I use an interface to integrate tablet/mobile phone/whatever – if I need digital processing. I thought the days of preset devices were over (oh how we suffered). but lo and behold, for only €49, misery becomes attractive again. not even a CV control is integrated. but you can buy this ‘module’ first for 49 and later the other with CV also for 79. so you gradually fill up your rack (or your drawers) and devalue your hellishly expensive modular system. but modular sells! Man man, when I think of all the things that are possible these days – and then something like this…
I dont get the complaints about not having CV inputs. Behringer said that there will be a cv version, but it will be more expensive. Its of course more complicated to implement cv and thats why it will be more expensive. There is just nor argument to make against this module, even worhout cv inputs of course it is not just a pedal. You’ll have to carry around a pedal apart from your rack and you will need another power supply. And please name me one pedal for 50 bucks which is multi effects. There are the zoom ones bjt they are more expensive. Sorry, but customers these days are spoilt.
Not sure yet how the $50 will convert in Europe, could also at the end 79€. We will see.
Wow, so much drama. If you want CV control, there are a lot of options available but the entry point is north of $200. This is a nice simple option for a little bit of money. For me, my main gripe is that it could have been implemented in half the hp,
I have a “pedal input” module that I use quite a bit to patch in vintage effect unit and pedals into my setup. An effect in/out module costs $100+ before the cost of any external effects and requires four pairs of in/outs vs the two of the Behringer module, so it would be quite a bit less complexity in the connections with the Behringer.
I don’t view CV control as an absolute requirement for every utility in my rack. There are lots of effect scenarios in my workflow where it’s just a “set it and leave it” situation (i.e. adding touch of reverb on a drum track). I find I have equal use for effects that have no external control and those that do. I don’t get hung up over whether a utility conforms with the “modular ethos”. But then again my “controllable” effect module of choice is a Disting EX which many purists shun because it’s digital and not analog.
People are complaining about the lack of cvs because that’s the whole point of Eurorack. There are already great Eurorack effects modules that take up less rack space than SPACEFX, have more controls, and CV. FX Aid, and ALM’s MFX come to mind. Both cost more than the Behringer module but hey, good things cost money. It’s a cold world, stay in school
So many basement dwellers whining because of lack of CVs on a multi-fx gadget that doesn’t cost you a kidney. No one will care what you use in your music (that is EVEN IF you have anything published at all), even less if it has CVs or not. Get a grip.