Behringer Crave, a portable analog Synthesizer for 149€/$199 based on the 3340 chip with a built-in 32 steps sequencer & arpeggiator is now in production
It seems like this week is the Behringer week as the company announces news almost daily. Today, the company has published a photo on Facebook that shows the $199/149€ Crave Synthesizer is now in production. Whether it is the final or a pre-production is not mentioned.
But since the photo was published on the official page Behringer, I assume that the information is true and that the Crave is now in production.
What Is Crave?
Crave is a new portable 3340 chip based analog Synthesizer that features a huge patch bay, a 32-step sequencer, and arpeggiator. Interesting is: Crave is not a clone but a new Synthesizer. This can be seen especially in the combination of the 3340 chip and Moog Ladder Filter. A slightly different idea for a voice architecture in my opinion.
For additional sound-shaping options in the oscillator, Crave offers also built-in FM via the patch bay and PWM. It includes also one ADS envelope (no full ADSR) and an LFO. Besides, it comes with MIDI In/ MIDI Thru connections on the front panel and a massive patch bay with 18 CV inputs and 14 CV outputs.
On top of this, it comes with a built-in arpeggiator (8 modes), sequencer (32 steps with ratcheting, memory for sequences…) and an onboard keyboard.
Behringer Crave First Look At TSR 19
Behringer Crave will be available probably later this year for 149€/$199. Official release date TBA.
More information here: Behringer