In the latest Sonic Lab video, host Nick Batt takes a look at the new Behringer Neutron synthesizer.
The Behringer Neutron is a semi-modular synthesizer that can be used standalone, or as part of a Eurorack system. It features features VCO’s based on the classic Curtis 3340 chip design, a new ‘Moffat’ filter design (created by design engineer Keith Moffat) and an extensive patch bay that lets you override the default signal flow.
- Paraphonic synthesizer with dual 3340 analog oscillators
- Pure analog signal path
- Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
- Oscillator waveform control blends between 5 shapes (tone mod, saw tooth, pulse, triangle, sine wave)
- Individual pulse width / tone mod control
- Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
- Flexible LFO with five waveform shapes, MIDI clock sync, key sync and delay / fade in
- Two analogue ADSR generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
- Multiple stage analog delay based on BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) technology
- Overdrive circuit adds ‘analog warmth and edge’ to your sounds
- Noise generator
- 36 controls and 7 buttons give you direct and real time access to all parameters
- Switchable, self-oscillating, multi-mode analog 12 dB/Oct VCF with dual output (e.g. LP+HP available on jacks)
- Utility functions including attenuators, multiples, slew rate limiter and summers
- 32 in / 24 out patch matrix
- Patchable audio-rate sample and hold with glide
- Headphone output with dedicated level control
- External audio input for processing external sound sources
- Comprehensive USB/Midi implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencer
Pricing and Availability
The Behringer Neutron is expected to be available this Spring for US $299.