The Behringer Model D is so much better than I expected, and I had high expectations. The sound is better than every software emulation, and the tactile experience of using multiple knobs at once allows me to explore sound design in a way that I couldn't do with a mouse in an emulation. The Behringer Model D is an incredible bargain, and it's worth the price even if you use just to design sounds that you will emulate with a software Minimoog later. You'll instantly understand why decades later, the Minimoog is still such a sought after synth. This synth is simply fun!