by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Behringer Proton

Behringer Proton  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer Proton

Behringer Proton  ·  Source: Behringer

Behringer Proton

Behringer Proton  ·  Source: Behringer

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Next up from Behringer in the Proton. Conceived as a companion to and evolution of the popular and self-designed Neutron semi-modular synthesizer.

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Proton

Behringer says it took a lot of hard work and 11 revisions to finalise the design for Proton. Perhaps it’s harder to come up with new ideas and designs than it is to work on recreating something that already exists? Anyway, it looks like the work has paid off because this comes across as very intriguing, complex and potentially super-versatile.

Proton has dual analogue oscillators with 5 waveforms, sync, PWM and independent sub-oscillators. The waveforms can be morphed between for added tone blending. It has dual analogue multi-mode, self-oscillating filters that can run in parallel or series. There’s a ton of modulation with 2 ASR envelopes (which can loop in many directions), 2 ADSR envelopes and 2 LFOs. There’s a wavefolder, noise generator and a whole host of useful utilities to broaden the patching experience. And talking of patching that patch bay is huge! Apparently, there are 64 patch points. A paraphonic mode releases the oscillators into a couple of notes of polyphony which is nice.

Behringer Proton

Behringer Proton

Proton is practically dripping with features, modular routings and potential and at $299 the price is excellent.

There’s not much wrong with this one and I always enjoy it when Behringer does their own thing and Proton shows that they are more than capable of doing so.

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12 responses to “Behringer Proton: A Neutron beating patching monster”

  1. concerned synth lover says:

    Why take shots at Behringer? It gives your article a cynical and negative vibe. Excite us about new music tech and save us the smack talk ❤️ For those of not born wealthy, being able to access a 303, or mini Moog, etc., makes us love Behringer even more 😉

    • John says:

      I don’t even bother with the copy on most of these ‘synth gear’ sites when I read Behringer. I love the products.

      generates more clicks is my guess.

    • Darg says:

      Are you going to decide how he writes his own articles? You have probably never heard the word “no” in your life.

      • enim says:

        Are you going to decide how he writes his own comments? You have probably never heard the word “no” in your life.

    • Robin Vincent says:

      What did i do wrong now? I thought I was being super positive – this looks great!

  2. derp step says:

    Neutron was ugly with a chaotic layout, Proton looks more visually pleasing and well organized. Now all we need to do is wait till 2024 for availability. 😭

    • The Truth says:

      You can pimp out your B Neutron from Audio Parasites in Australia. The black one is very lovely, it makes mine look so much more snazzy.

    • ROKKI MASON says:

      The Neutron is absolutely Fantastic looking! Not the same old bullshit that Roland,Yamaha,and Korg put out,and I own synths by all of those manufacturers.

  3. The Truth Seeker says:

    @Robin Vincent:
    Any realistic idea when these things are hitting the shelves?

    While we’re at it what do you think about the new MAPAX?

    When we get ours let’s do a clinic or something? The big money question of the day: how is that piece of gear are going to handle audio looping… Sorry I didn’t want to write two comments
    /me ducks

    • Robin Vincent says:

      No idea at all – they say they are waiting on chips. Sorry, I don’t know what a MAPAX is.

    • Robin Vincent says:

      Do you mean the Hapax?

      • The Truth’s dyslexic doppelgänger says:

        Yes I’m sorry that was some weird typographical error I should’ve caught it but shows how lame I am as I speak on an international platform.

        I’m moving over to your other article with this, convo thank you

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