New Roland SH-5 -well- Behringer MS-5

Behringer is about to launch a product that was already announced mid 2021: the MS-5, which is a clone of the Roland much-sought after SH-5 synthesizer. Rumours are there that models are showed at the current NAMM show.

Featuring two analogue VCOs, a mixer with ring mod, noise generators and external signal levels, the original SH-5 is renowend for the full-sounding, diverse sound that it generated.

If able to accurately mimic the original SH-5, Behringer’s upcoming rendition will boast the same versatile signal path as the original, creating nuanced sounds through its ability to route signals through the VCA, multi-mode filter, band-filter or both.

This isn’t the first time that Behringer has taken inspiration from Roland, with numerous releases being directly inspired by the company’s history, including the RD-9 and the TD-3.

As with many of the other synths and drum machines that Behringer has recently announced, the company is yet to confirm a shipping date for the MS-5. This is mostly, according to the brand, down to chip shortages – a problem faced by manufacturers around the globe.