Behringer Neutron Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer
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Behringer Neutron lets you conjure up virtually any monophonic sound imaginable with incredible finesse and ease. The pure analog signal path is based on authentic VCO, VCF, VCA and state variable filter designs in conjunction with a flexible multi-wave LFO and classic bucket brigade delay. Neutron's paraphonic mode allows both 3340 analog oscillators to be independently controlled for an expanded palette of tonal options. And when it comes to protection and convenience, Neutron can be mounted in a standard eurorack skiff, making it ideal for the studio and/or the road. Owning Neutron is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to freely embrace the past or shape the future.
- Paraphonic synthesizer with authentic dual 3340 analog oscillators
- Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCO design
- Semi-modular architecture with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
- Oscillator waveform control blends seamlessly between 5 shapes (tone mod, pulse, sawtooth, triangle, sine)
- Individual pulse width / tone mod control
- Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
- Self-oscillating, multi-mode voltage-controlled filter with dual output
- 2 analog ADSR generators for modulation of VCF and VCA
- Multiple-stage analog delay based on BBD (bucket brigade delay) technology
- Flexible LFO with five waveform shapes, MIDI clock sync and key sync
- Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
- Overdrive circuit adds rich analog warmth and edge to your sounds
- 36 controls and 7 buttons give you direct and real-time access to all parameters
- Utility functions including attenuators, multiples, slew rate limiter and summers
- 32-in/24-out patch panel
- 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
- 3-year warranty program
- Designed and engineered in the UK
Designed around an intuitively linear workflow, Neutron benefits greatly from its semi-modular design, which requires no patching for immediate performance. Just put Neutron into self-oscillation, connect your favorite keyboard or computer via MIDI over DIN or USB and start exploring the world of analog music synthesis right out of the box.
True to the classics
Great care has been taken in designing Neutron to ensure it is true to the circuitry of the classic synthesizers that made musical history. This highly-focused attention to detail is what gives Neutron its ultra-flexible sound shaping capability, which covers everything from super-fat bass and lead tones, stunning effects, and progressive organ sounds all the way out to the otherworldly sounds of your imagination.
Big, fat tones
The inspired synthesizer tracks laid down in the 1970s and 80s are etched in the annals of progressive rock, wave and synth-pop music forever, making them truly classic in every sense of the word. Neutron's pure analog signal path with legendary VCO, VCF and VCA circuits lets you recreate all of that magic or design incredibly fat and original sounds that will make you a legend in your own right!
VCO double play
Neutron's highly-flexible dual voltage-controlled oscillators provide an incredible range using 5 unique waveforms for sculpting the perfect sound. Oscillators 1 and 2 options include Tone Mod, Square, Sawtooth, Triangular or Sine, which can be adjusted across an extremely wide 3-octave range (32', 16', 8'). This amazing flexibility gives you all the tools to be your creative best.
12dB state variable filter and VCA
The heart of Neutron's sound is its highly-flexible 12dB/octave state variable filter, which lets you freely experiment with the cutoff frequency (10Hz-15kHz), modulation and envelope depth to dial in the perfect sound. Neutron's Filter Mode switch provides 3 settings (high pass, band pass and low pass) for a broad range of tonal options. Additionally, support for filter key tracking enables you to select the amount of filtering that is applied to the note being played. The VCA can even be overloaded via Neutron's overdrive circuit to add insane spice and edge to your sounds – without saying goodbye to your precious low-end content.
You are always in complete control of Neutron's onboard modulators, which feature adjustable tune, OSC mix, shape and pulse width knobs. A range of switches is provided for paraphonic on/off, OSC sync and octave range selection. The internal LFO is the default modulation source for the VCF, unless an external frequency mod source is connected at the input jack.
The all-analog bucket brigade circuit inside Neutron provides from 25ms to 640ms of delay time. At lower time settings your echoes will be crisp and punchy, but at longer settings you'll experience the natural high-end roll-off that is the hallmark of a great analog delay. And when you max out the repeats you get a full dose of glorious self-oscillation for mind-blowing runaway delay strings.
Dual envelope generators
When it comes to envelope generation, Neutron has all bases covered thanks to its 2 ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) envelope generators. Neutron serves up all the versatility and tone-sculpting options a professional musician could ask for.
Designed to handle the rigors of life on the road or in the studio, Neutron can easily be transferred into a standard eurorack 80hp case for the perfect integration into your existing system.
Controls and connectivity
For those who want the numbers, Neutron has 36 knobs and 7 switches, all laid out in a highly intuitive format that puts the joy back into music creation. The onboard patching matrix provides 32 input and 24 output 1/8" connections. Additional I/O includes MIDI in, out and thru over USB and 5-pin DIN, main audio input and output and a headphone output with its own dedicated level control.
|Included from Manufacturer||Power supply
10-pin to 16-pin adapter ribbon cable
|Number of Keys||None|
|Voices of Polyphony||Neutron's two oscillators can be played either monophonically or paraphonically|
|Oscillators per Voice||2|
|Effects||Multiple-stage bucket brigade analog delay
|MIDI||In, Out/Thru, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/4" external audio input|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" main output
1/4" headphone output
|Control Connections||32-in / 24-out 1/8" CV patch panel|
|Product Weight||4.4 lbs.|
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