Behringer has rolled up a 2.0 update to the Neutrons firmware bringing a whole bunch of extra features and improvements. The old adage of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” doesn’t seem to apply here.
I’m being cheeky of course – we like new stuff for nothing and this firmware update is packed with it. There’s a bunch of LFO stuff with one-shot mode, re-trigger for overlapping notes, rate key tracking, phase offset and you can now arrange the LFOs in any order. You can also attenuate the LFO depth. For the filter it will now track pitch bend and portamento in key track mode and added aftertouch, mod wheel and note-on velocity as modulation options. You can also attenuate the filter modulation depth. There are independent glide options for each oscillator, split points and configurable pitch bend. And you can set oscillator 2 to ignore incoming MIDI. You can set note priority and restrict the range of MIDI notes it will respond to. And it can all now be configured with SysEx.
A handful of things have been fixed and memory has been optimised. All the sorts of stuff you need to keep your synth working well.
But the best thing is probably the new Neutron App. It’s designed to help you control the internals and externals of the Neutron in a simple graphical way. Although I’m not sure you get much easier or more graphical than knobs on a front panel. But this is all about deeper settings and nuances and we all like a bit of that. The App is free to all users once you’ve installed the 2.0 firmware.
More stuff that your synth can do for free – what’s not to like about that?