Behringer Crave Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
An ultra-affordable homage to Sequential Prophet-5 with all the features of the original and then some, such as a 32-step sequencer and arpeggiator, Behringer Crave lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with pulse and sawtooth wave outputs and extremely flexible VCF and VCA circuits, Crave is sure to become your favorite synthesizer.
- Analog synthesizer with legendary Prophet-5 VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
- Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
- Super-rich oscillator with pulse and sawtooth wave outputs for ultimate sounds
- Classic Moog 24dB ladder filter with resonance for legendary sound performance
- Switchable low pass / high pass filter mode for enhanced sound creation
- Modern and easy-to-use 32-step sequencer with 64 onboard storage slots
- Advanced arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
- Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
- 16-voice poly chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16-voice polyphony
- Semi-modular design with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
- 18×14 I/O matrix for incredibly vast and flexible patching options
- Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
- 47 controls give you direct and realtime access to all important parameters
- External audio input for processing other sound sources
- Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and voice priority selection
- 3-year manufacturer warranty
True to the original
Great care has been taken in engineering Crave, including the true-to-the-original VCO and VCF designs. This highly focused attention to detail is what gives Crave its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones to stunning effects.
Authentic 3340 oscillator
Crave's 3340 voltage-controlled oscillator provides your choice of pulse or reverse-sawtooth waveforms. When pulse is selected, the width can be varied using the Shape switch for narrow, squarewave or wide pulse with a tuning range of ± one full octave. The VCO can be modulated via the envelope or the low frequency oscillator. Performance is further enhanced by the mix control, which balances the levels of the internal VCO and noise generator.
The very heart of Crave's sound is its classic Moog 24dB ladder filter, which lets you freely experiment with the cutoff frequency, resonance and modulation to dial in the perfect sound. Crave's filter mode switch can be set to either low pass or high pass for selecting the range of your choice.
16-note poly chain ready
While it is a monophonic instrument, Crave's 16-note poly chain function lets you combine multiple synthesizers for up to 16-voice polyphony.
Rock right out of the box
Crave comes ready to rock, thanks to its default signal routing that doesn't require lifting a single patch cable to instantly create amazing sounds. The semi-modular architecture lets you easily tap into the inspired sounds of 1980s and 90s progressive rock, wave, EDM and synth-pop music synthesizer tracks that made rock and roll history.
The envelope, please...
Crave's envelope generator features attack, decay and sustain knobs that help you craft incredible sounds, plus a sustain on/off switch that can either sustain the note for as long as the key is held or start the decay as soon as the attack setting times out.
Onboard sequencer and arpeggiator
Crave's sequencer allows you to program up to 32 steps of notes and rests and save them as a pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 64 patterns, all of which can be stored in 8 banks, each holding up to 8 patterns. Your sequences can be played either in keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern, or in step mode, which allows you to interact while composing a pattern. The onboard arpeggiator features 8 patterns you can use just by playing a chord, which the arpeggiator then sequences through your selected pattern.
Truly analog LFO
Thanks to its dedicated and fully-analog low frequency oscillator, Crave lets you choose from either triangle or square waveforms and features an LED that provides visual feedback of the adjustable LFO rate.
Modulate me to the max
Crave's noise generator can be used as a modulation source to create distortion-like effects. Glide (portamento) lets you sweep seamlessly over time from one note to the next, creating smooth-as-silk transitions. You can modulate the pulse wave via the LFO, via the envelope or manually.
Controls and connectivity
For those who want the numbers, Crave has 47 controls, all laid out in a highly-intuitive format that puts the joy back into your music creation. And you can expand Crave's tone-sculpting capabilities with its 18 × 14 I/O matrix for vast and flexible patching options.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply
|Number of Keys||13|
|Key Action||Button keyboard|
|Voices of Polyphony||Monophonic|
|Oscillators per Voice||1|
|Sequencer||32-step sequencer with 64 sequence storage locations|
|MIDI||In, Out/Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/8" mono external audio input on patch panel|
|Audio Outputs||1/8" mono output on patch panel
1/8" headphones output on patch panel
|Control Connections||18×14 I/O matrix of 1/8" CV/gate/audio patch points|
|Onboard Controllers||1-octave button keyboard|
|Product Weight||3.3 lb|
|Unique Features||Poly chain ready for up to 16-voice polyphony|
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