The Neutron is Behringer’s new and original semi-modular monosynth that took most of us by surprise at NAMM last month. A few lucky people have been testing the unit and now there’s a load of videos out there to dazzle you with this little synths abilities.
It’s not a clone, well not exactly. It uses the CEM 3340 oscillator found in the SH-101, Prophet 5 and many other classic synths. It’s also the same chip that’s appearing in all sorts of synths and modules at the moment. So it’s starting with a classic sound and so the value comes in what happens next. How usable is the Neutron, how does the signal flow and exactly how much fun is it to play with?
Hopefully, some of these questions can be answered in the following videos.
DivKid has produced a load of videos on the Neutron. Here’s one of many:
Synth Anatomy also has a few to enjoy.
Gaz Williams goes deep.
And in this one Behringer throw something together using four Neutrons.
It’s pretty nice and personally, I’d take this over the Behringer Model D any day. Price should be $299 and be available at the end of April.
- YouTube Neutron search.