This video, via Firechild, takes a look at the prototype of the Behringer VC340 – a modern clone of the classic Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus.
The video includes a walkthrough of various synthesis capabilities of the VC340, and a head-to-head comparison against an original Roland Vocoder Plus.
Behringer has made prototypes and is trying to gauge interest in the keyboard, to see if there’s enough interest to merit putting it into production.
Uli Behringer has shared his thoughts on anticipated pricing:
- If our order book covers at least 1,000 units, it would allow us to sell the VC340 for US$ MAP 999.99.
- If we can collect orders for more than 5,000 units, we could actually lower the price to US$ 799,99.
- If we cannot gather at least orders for 1,000 units, we unfortunately would have to abandon the project as we would loose too much money.
Check out the demo and let us know what you think!