Another Roland clone at a reasonable price
Following the announcement of the new mini-affordable JP-4000.
A Roland Jupiter-inspired analogue micro synthesizer Saturn, has been teased by Behringer.
‘Many of you shared with us how much you love the magic sound of this magic synth. While we’re also working on a full size synthesizer, here is our affordable mini version with the authentic circuitry and sound, but accessible to everyone.’
The Saturn boasts three VCOs, a multi-mode filter, a built-in arpeggiator and a 16-step motion sequencer.
– Portable analog polyphonic and programmable synthesizer
– 27 touch-sensitive keys for great playability
– Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
– VCOs with 4 selectable saw, triangle, square and pulse waveforms
– Pulse width modulation for additional sound creation
– Vintage multi-mode filter with resonance for desirable classic sounds
– Filter switchable between 2- and 4-poles for additional sound creation
– Extensive play modes featuring poly, unison and arpeggiator
– 16-step motion sequencer with 8 memory slots and recording of knob movements
– LFO with saw, triangle, square and random waves for vibrato, tremolo and wah-wah effects
– Voltage Controller Amplifier with a dedicated ADSR envelope
– Micro USB connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
– Sync Input and Output to synchronize with other synthesizers or drum machines
– Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)
Behringer has said that the expected price will be $99, although no official release date has been announced.