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The Behringer Dual Phase is now available after a lengthy wait. In February 2022 it was initially teased as the Bi-Phase but quickly disappeared from the public eye. Now, it’s here, real and ready to ship for only €149

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Behringer Dual Phase

UPDATE: November 9th, 2022 – Finally Behringer DUAL-PHASE is here after being introduced to us in February 2022 as the BI-PHASE. Apart from the name, nothing has changed so why the delay? Is it down to the notorious chip shortage in the industry? Could a legal battle behind the scenes also have contributed? Either way, the Dual Phase is now officially available to order with units shipping shortly

Behringer Dual-Phase

Behringer Dual-Phase

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Provides possibilities that are simply out of this world. The DUAL-PHASE brings all the amazing features from the original ’70s design, plus a few modern ones, that are sure to enhance your pedal board or synth setup. List Price: $159 (in stock and immediately shipping from our factory)

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LEAK: February 2022 -Behringer Bi-Phase

We have already seen the Behringer Octave Divider pedal, so we knew that a Bi-Phase clone/recreation would more than likely be next. And it would appear that we were right. The new Behringer Bi-Phase pedal has been spotted online, with two photographs of the actual pedal in question. The thing is, we know that Mu-Tron isn’t exactly happy with these Behringer recreations of its work, so this could all get a bit messy if and when it does get officially released.

Clone? Copy? or Recreation?

Behringer’s version in the images below looks very similar to the original Mu-Tron Bi-Phase pedal. Even the layout is very similar to those of the original vintage units.

Behringer Bi-Phase

Behringer Bi-Phase

Behringer Bi-Phase side view

Behringer Bi-Phase side view

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I cannot see Mu-Tron being very happy about this latest recreation its classic ’70s pedals, and so I am expecting something to appear on the company’s official social media soon. With Behringer’s previous release, Mu-Tron flat out stated that it was a total copy of its Octavider design, and that Behringer had even used its copy to advertise the Octave Divider.

Mu-Tron reaction to Behringer Octave Divider

Mu-Tron reaction to Behringer Octave Divider

Mu-Tron Bi-Phase II

Also, Mu-Tron currently has a version called the Bi-Phase II which is still in production. So in theory, this new Behringer model could potentially cut into its sales? This could be an interesting year for both Behringer, as it looks as though we are about to see more Mu-Tron inspired pedals from the brand.

Let us know in the comments what you think about this latest Behringer recreation. Would you buy one if they it was officially released?

 

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21 responses to “Behringer Dual Phase Now Available! Clone of the legendary Mu-Tron Bi-Phase has landed.”

    CBD Audio says:
    2

    Gotta be honest, I have a hard time feeling sorry for company that charges 556 bucks a pedal. Tbh the Behringer looks better, I’ve had too many of those crappy little switches break on pedals, useless for touring imo. The market for this and the market for the mu-tron are entirely different.

      Ab says:
      -3

      News Flash : pedals built in the US by small company with quality components cost more

      Educate yourself before talking crap, instrument manufacturers have very small margins and if a pedal or a synth is expensive there’s a reason

      (And there are also reasons why B. is cheaper, and these reasons aren’t all pretty)

        Nathanael says:
        -2

        I think it’s better said, in this case, that guitar pedal manufacturers have smaller markets and have to charge more for their labor to make it worth their while, since their volume is smaller.

        Behringer’s blatant photocopier product mentality is getting pretty old though. Just make the same thing, but repackaged and re-imagined. Their blatantly leaching the IP of other companies.

        Mike Mos says:
        2

        Why do you think the higher price has to do with the quality of the components? Reading through posts on The Gear Page it seems Mu-trons products have quite some reliability issues. So it the lower price has probably more to do with scale than with quality.

          Ab. says:
          0

          Of course scale and salaries are the main factors explaining the price… but components do too. Some components have great variations in price (like some BDD chips) and every small increase in price affect the final product significantly once all taxes and margin are factored in

          (lastly about reliability : if you look for people having problems with anything you will find people having problems. And it’s mostly due to human error rather than component relaibility)

          NJ says:
          2

          Yes. Mutron has some reliability because of ( probably where they are built. Probably owned by a communist country too. Buy what you want. Reliability is something it takes years to
          Prove or disprove. No way anyone on any forum would know enough to make a call that cheaper is or isn’t better.

        Eduardo Von Lovehammer says:
        2

        “Educate yourself” on spending 550 bucks on a PCB product bro….LOL. Oh wait, they use those “mojo” components companies convince you are hard to get right? LOLOLOL. A basic knowledge of electronics might help you stop looking SUCH a rube.

        I knew the gear snob “look at my money” investment wankers were gonna come out of the woodwork on this one though. If you wanna spend that kinda money on a pedal ‘cuz your only other expenses are cat food for 6 cats ‘n’ subscriptions to some super weird porn sites, have at it bro. I’ll buy the budget one, make some cool music and take my hot ass wife and my kids for dinner and a movie. PEACE.

          Ab. says:
          -1

          Er…. how exactly do you think the components go onto the PCB ? And how the pedal get to your desk ?

          Oh right : workers.

          Do me a favor and listen to what the manufacturers have to say. EytschPi42 has a full video on pricing, and you can find some great insiders information here and there if you are curious

          The price you don’t seem to understand is the fair price of pedal made in small quantities with decent salaries and actual R&D.

          It’s just an economic fact.

          Also, it’s very ironic Behringer fans are constantly shitting on small builders… because without them, Behringer would have nobody to steal from, and would stop existing

            Eduardo Von Lovehammer says:
            3

            So your response is basically; I’m a total rube who listens to some nerd on the internet (who gets paid to big up pedals and their manufactures, by the manufacturers) and take it at face value when a builder tells me they need to put a 250buck profit margin on an objectively mediocre pedal.

            You’re one of those guys that spends 1500 bucks on a “small builder” GeRmAnIuM TrAnSiSt0R fuzz pedal on reverb and thinks they got a deal aren’t you?

            Do you work for “mu-tron” bro? ‘Cuz it sure seems like it. What “R&D”? Don’t make me laugh dude, their “R&D” was downloading a 50 year old schematic off the internet. Oh yeah, 12 bucks for a breadboard, “such expense, won’t someone think of the children” *fart noise*. You’re a RUUUUBE bro.

            Seems to me all Behringer have done is the same thing “Mu-Tron” have done, download a schematic off the internet and make their own. Imo Behringer is slightly less insidious because they didn’t buy the brand name for pennies 10 years ago and now pass themselves off as the “real thing”. Lets be honest, if Behringer had got there first and set up “Mu-Tron Inc” you dorks would be cueing up to drop 500 bucks on this.

          hooleydooleydoo says:
          -2

          You are eventually importing the standard of living of the workers who make these into the country in which you live by not supporting the standard of living in the country in which you live by buying from your neighbors. You are short sighted, and likely no one will ever hear the ‘cool music’ you make with your cheap toy, but hey, if you like to cut your neighbors off at the knees like that, you won’t feel bad when it happens to you, right?

            Matthew Janovic says:
            2

            You are so seriously late to the game on production moving overseas that your empty moralizing is an insult to the intelligence of every reader here. You should unhook your internet access, crawl in a hole, and go hide. What you should really be saying is that you stand for unionization in the United States, China, and the entire world but, no, you blow it to look better than everyone else when it’s clear even from your drivel here you are not.

          Yarbles says:
          -2

          You do realize it’s not about PCB. It’s about the parts that go on the PCB. And the quality of the case and knobs and such. Also, factor in the labour, and quantities each company buys. Behringer almost certainly buys much more that the smaller company. And uses cheap as components. And the shit is slapped together assembly line style. So before criticizing someone over their lack of knowledge of electronics, pull your head of of your ass, look in the mirror and see the asshole that has complete lack of knowledge of business and production. Add to that that a Behringer has no moral or ability to come up with their own shit. They are IP pirates. And no one should buy from them. Unless of course it’s original design. Other than that man, GET STUFFED.

          NJ says:
          2

          Smart man. It’s like idiots that buy mogami cables. What a ruse. I buy generic Kirkland 1/4” off amazon for nothing compared to boutique cables. I have a Behringer poly d that sounds better, works better than the 10
          Minimoogs I’ve owned I’ve the years. Hah.

        Pieter says:
        0

        Don’t make a drama about it .

        Untitled says:
        1

        So you obviously got mugged and bought a Mutron, damn I bet you wish you had waited now, you could have bought three Behringer pedals instead of that piece of junk you got…

    Succit says:
    2

    lol. says all the people who bought mu-tron and want the value to stay high. these comments are ridiculous. the world is changing. play what sounds good. share ideas. money sucks. get over it. dude who owns mu-tron didn’t even design the shit. jesus.

    mr brown says:
    2

    Wow, ya’ll gonna argue like that over speculation on an effects pedal lol, the world is doomed. The Behri pedal looks great and I’d definitely like one, I’d buy that over the mu-tron all day as it’s not sonething I’d use all the time so the cheaper option makes sense. Build quality should be fine, I have their 101 & odyssey synth clones and both not only sound killer they are solid as a rock

    Gonzalo Vazquez-Casals says:
    2

    I paid my dues back in the time to Moog, Roland, Korg, Rhodes, Hammond, you name it, in the tens. If Behringer brings me the sound I like for a reasonable price I’ll take it. I bought their ARP recreations and I could not be happier. The Odissey is three years old now and keeps working like the first day. My Micromoog, brand new and $1K in 1979 was’t 2 years old when it had to go to the repair shop. So yes, whenever it’s available, I’ll buy it, with the current offered visuals or a different one, as long as it has the same sound.

    Lawrence says:
    0

    Already out of stock at 2:43 pm…

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