Behringer Crave cut-price semi-modular synth of the people makes it to the shops
10 months after it was revealed at NAMM the spunky little Crave mono-synth is now available to buy.
Crave is an analogue mono-synth that’s cheaper than most Volcas and pocket synths, it’s cheaper than many MIDI controllers and even plenty of software synths. It has a real-life 3340 oscillator like what you’d find in the SH-101 or Prophet 5 and it has a Moog style ladder filter. It’s got some noise, an LFO and an ADSR envelope. There’s a 32 step sequencer with 64 memory locations and an arpeggiator. It has full MIDI implementation and if you want to you chain up to 16 Craves for a super-stacked 16-voice polysynth. And if you want to mess things about then you have 18 CV inputs and 14 CV outputs to patch and integrate, feedback and modulate.
All of this in a decently built and quite striking little desktop case for £137.31. They are in stock, you can buy one right now.
Crave was a welcome relief from the onslaught of clones that Behringer was revealing at NAMM. Although many people have pointed out that the Crave pretty much follows the topography of the Moog Mother-32. But even so, it’s not designed as a clone of anything, it’s a synth that stands nicely and cheaply on its own.