With the slew of Behringer products under development, you’re never entirely sure when a product gets released. We’ve been hearing about the Vocoder VC340 for months but now, according to Facebook and the MusicTribe website, it’s officially released!
Although none of the outlets it sends you too in order to buy one actually have a listing for it (at the time of writing). I’m sure that will change. There’s also no video or sound examples – maybe I’m just very ahead of the curve today.
Well, let’s talk about the features then.
The VC340 is an authentic analog vocoder generating human sounds and strings that we all remember from the 1980s. It has a microphone input that can be used to modulate any audio signal. There’s a multi-stage chorus inside based on BBD (bucket brigade) technology and 32 sliders and switches to give you direct real-time access to all the important parameters. The keyboard has 37 semi-weighted keys with velocity and there’s a pedal input which it says is for connection to modular systems. It has USB and MIDI for connection to other things.
They are not telling us a whole lot right now and it seems oddly underwhelming for a product release.
But a year ago MrFireChild released a walkthrough on YouTube which should hopefully still be relevant.
Do we have a price yet? YES! According to the synth party the price will be $599 and it will be released in March.