Listen to Behringer Neutron Analog Synth Filter & Drive

There's lots of people interested in the soon-to-be-released Behringer Neutron semi-modular analog synthezier for $299? Here's the latest video demo of their impressive new filter and drive in action.  

With just a few weeks to go before the $299 Behringer Neutron semi-modular analog synthesizer begins shipping, we've got an "official"  new video from the Behringer YouTube channel showcasing their unique filter and drive - and of course - what it sounds like.

We think this sounds pretty good indeed... but let your ears be the judge and check out this new video from Behringer:

The filter is a complete new design. Behringer calls it the Moffatt filter, named after design engineer Keith Moffatt at their Manchester Innovation center. Keith has been experimenting for years with new synth and in particular filter designs. The Moffatt filter is a great contribution to, and just one of the many innovative features you will find in the Neutron.

Behringer Neutron semi-modular analog synthesizer.

Behringer Neutron Features

  • 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.

 

 

Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & the macProVideo Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training pro... Read More

Discussion

ivandub
It looks promising and, at that pricepoint, would seem to be a no-brainer, for sure. Once it's been out for a while, I'll read a few reviews and watch some videos before making up my mind but I can definitely see one of these in my studio at some point. If you were to build a modular system with the apparent capabilities of this unit, you'd likely be looking at a couple of grand, at least. Behringer is definitely shaking up the synthesizer world and if, by doing so, they can force other manufacturers to rethink their high prices, it will be great news for musicians!!

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