Behringer release the specs for their Neutron semi-modular synth

Details regarding Behringer’s recently teased Neutron semi-modular synth have found their way online, including an April release date and a $299 price tag.

“We have received such positive feedback about the Neutron that we feel confident about high projected production runs,” Behringer said in a recent statement.

“As explained before, we work very differently from most competitors as we calculate our prices “bottom up”. This means that the larger the production volume is, the lower our component and manufacturing cost will be. Based on our philosophy, we then pass these savings on to you.”

Neutron key features

  • 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, sawtooth, 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

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