For 2 months now, the Behringer Neutron (pre-production/beta version) is in my studio in the test. Furthermore, he can convince me of the sound very much. After a month’s brea, I’ve released three new “sound quickies” that shows you some more sound of it. Each video includes a different flavour of it.
The Behringer Neutron is a paraphonic semi-modular analog Synthesizer that is based on a dual 3340 chips. It features 2 analog oscillators (3340) with 5 waveforms, a filter, two analog ADSR envelopes and a digital LFO. The sound is refined by a bucket brigade delay and a overdrive effect. Modulation possibilities are provided by a good amount of utility functions (S&H, slew limiter…) and a full-featured patch-bay on the right side compatible with the Eurorack format.
Let’s Talk About Bass
Since many users have asked if it’s possible to get a sound demo with bass sounds, the first sound quickie video focuses on a classic fat analog bass sound.
From Classic To Experimental
Synthesizers are fun for me because they are super versatile. Bass, leads or pads certainly belong to the bread and butter assortment. But I find it more fun to design sounds that drift into experimental worlds. So the second sound quickie focuses on very aggressive and noisy soundscapes.
From Crazy To Ambient-Like Sounds
In the third sound quickie, I discovered again my love for ambient and Berlin-style Kraut-Electronics.
Features At A Glance!
- Paraphonic synthesizer with authentic dual 3340 analog oscillators for insanely fat music creation
- Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO design to recreate classic sound performance
- Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
- Oscillator waveform control blends seamlessly between 5 shapes (tone mod, saw tooth, pulse, triangle, sine wave)
- Individual pulse width / tone mod control provides ultimate sounds
- Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
- Flexible LFO with fi ve 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 legendary BBD (Bucket Brigade Delay) technology
- Overdrive circuit adds rich analog warmth and edge to your sounds
- Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
- 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 for creative patching flexibility
- 32 in / 24 out jack matrix for an incredible amount of patching options
- Patchable audio-rate sample and hold with glide for added creativity
- Headphone output with dedicated level control
- External audio input for processing external sound sources
- Comprehensive USB/Midi implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencer
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
Price & Availability
The Neutron Synthesizer will be available in May in limited quantities for $299 USD. Uli Behringer wrote on the Neutron Facebook group about the latest production news:
Here is a quick update. As of today, the first 60 units have passed our final testing procedure and we will soon start shipping the first batch units from our factory. Allow me to introduce John from our UK Midas team who is in charge of the testing procedures and quality systems. John and the team have done a miraculous job in bringing another amazing synth to life which will hopefully inspire many of you to create some awesome music.
I am relieved and proud that we could keep our promise to ship the first units by end of April. However please keep in mind that it will take some time to ramp up production and fulfill the massive back orders we have for the Neutron. Thanks for your awesome support and patience Uli
More information here: BEHRINGER