BehringerCrave Semi-Modular Synthesizer
Behringer Crave is an analog semi-modular synthesizer, perfect as an entry point into modular synthesis or as a way to add some new flavor to your existing synthesizer setup. It uses the 3340 oscillator chip found on the Behringer Neutron that was modeled after the CEM3340 (found in vintage synthesizers such as the Sequential Circuits Prophet-5). The oscillator features two waves: saw and pulse with adjustable pulse width and pulse width modulation (PWM).
It features a Moog-style 24db transistor ladder filter, also found on the Behringer Model D. The filter can be set to be either a highpass or lowpass filter. At high resonance settings the filter will self-oscillate and can be played using the CV input. The filter cutoff's mod source can be set to be the envelope or LFO and features a mod polarity switch. The polarity switch selects if the mod source affects the filter negatively (closing the filter) or positively (opening the filter).
The Crave features an envelope that can either be a two-stage, attack/decay envelope or a four-stage attack/decay/sustain/release (ADSR) envelope, with release time set by the decay control. The LFO has two waves, square and triangle with rate control and external CV input. It can go from slow moving modulation all the way up to audio rates. An assignable output is available that can be designated as one of eight settings including tempo synced LFO and a sample and hold. This can be edited using a combination of button presses, or with an app from Behringer.
The Crave features a fully fledged arpeggiator and step sequencer. The arpeggiator can either be momentarily activated by holding down keys, or latched, eliminating the need to hold down the keys. The sequencer can hold 64 sequences of up to 32 steps apiece. There are five per-step parameters that can be set including gate length, glide, ratchet, accent, and rest. Individual steps can be muted and the whole sequence transposed on the fly. There is a global glide control that controls the glide speed for all steps with glide enabled.
Crave is semi-modular and features a robust patch bay that can be used to add additional functionality to the existing architecture. There are 18 inputs that include controls for the oscillator, filter, sequencer, and LFO. It features 14 outputs including both the LFO waves, sequencer CV, MIDI to CV and gate, both oscillator waveforms, envelope, and a post VCA and headphone output.
- Monophonic semi-modular desktop synthesizer
- Pulse/saw wave 3340 oscillator
- Moog-style transistor ladder filter
- LFO with triangle and square wave
- Two-stage or four-stage envelope
- Arpeggiator and sequencer that can store up to 64 patterns
- Five per-step parameters that can be adjusted per sequence
- Eurorack compatible patch bay
- MIDI in and through
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