Behringer Vocoder VC340 Vocoder & Synthesizer Review

This video, via GEOSynths, takes a look at the new Behringer VC340 – Behringer’s clone of the classic Roland VP330 Vocoder Plus.

Host James Morden says “I think it’s a fantastic piece of kit.”

Features:

  • Analog Vocoder, Human Voice and Strings sounds from the ‘80s
  • Microphone input to modulate any audio signal
  • Multiple-stage Chorus based on BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) technology
  • 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity sensitivity
  • 32 sliders and switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • USB/MIDI implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencers
  • 3-Year Warranty Program

The VC340 is available to order/pre-order now for US $599.

Check out the video and let us know what you think of it!

20 thoughts on “Behringer Vocoder VC340 Vocoder & Synthesizer Review

  1. Bye bye, Boutique VP-03. You’ve served me well but this sounds much fatter. I don’t want to devote the space to it but I need it.

  2. For some reason the markup on these Behringer synths in Canada is really high–about 20% more on average than the US MSRP converted to CDN for the VC340, Neutron, and Model D. This isn’t always the case with synths from other companies, like the JDXi, Microbrute, or Sub 37 for example. Regardless of why this is the case, I can’t imagine Canadians will want to pay top dollar for “budget” gear from a company with Behringer’s reputation. I certainly won’t.

    1. Here in Japan it’s the same issue. Most Behringer gear sells for about the same as everywhere else but their synths are marked up significantly.

    2. Hi Mac,

      It’s Vik here at Music Tribe, please reach out to our Canadian distribution partner Intellimix at [email protected] they will help you with any questions on pricing.

      Many thanks for reaching out

  3. This sounds excellent – it brings to mind the Vangelis album ‘Antartica’, which must have the VP330 all over it.

    I would have liked to see the full keyboard of the original, but Behringer seems to know what they have to do to make these synths viable at a fair price.

  4. I concur.
    Quite a good demo indeed (adding counter balance to my comments in the MS-101 thread).
    Only disappointment for me here is the lack of the extra octave the original had.
    The vocoder and strings sound great.
    Possibly a bit of a niche product in some respects but I know of a few friends who’ll love this thing no end.

  5. Weird : the headphone out is mono : behringer “forgot” to mention it anywhere. Apart from that it sounds good and feels sturdier than the usual.

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