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Behringer CRAVE Analog Semi Modular Synthesizer

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Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer with 3340 VCO, Classic Ladder Filter, 32-Step Sequencer and 16-Voice Poly Chain

An ultra-affordable homage to the iconic Prophet-5 synthesizer with all the features of the original and then some, such as a 32-step sequencer and arpeggiator, the CRAVE lets you conjure up virtually any sound with incredible finesse and ease. With its pure analog signal path, authentic 3340 VCO with pulse and sawtooth wave outputs, plus extremely flexible VCF and VCA filters, the CRAVE is sure to become your favorite keyboard. Owning the CRAVE is like having your own personal time machine, enabling you to embrace the past or make your imprint on the future!

Authentic 3340 Oscillator
CRAVE's 3340 Voltage Controlled Oscillator (VCO) provides your choice of pulse or reverse-sawtooth waveforms. When pulse is selected, the width can be varied using the Shape switch for narrow, squarewave or wide pulse with a tuning range of plus/minus one full octave. The VCO can be modulated via the envelope or the low frequency oscillator (LFO). Performance is further enhanced by the Mix control, which balances the levels of the internal VCO and noise generator. This amazing flexibility gives you the tools to be your creative best.

Versatile VCF
The very heart of CRAVE's sound is its Classic Moog 24 dB ladder filter, which lets you freely experiment with the Cutoff Frequency, Resonance and Modulation to dial in the perfect sound. CRAVE's filter Mode switch can be set to either Lo- or Hi-pass for selecting the range of your choice.

16-Note Poly Chain Ready
While it is a monophonic instrument (one note at a time), CRAVE's 16-note Poly Chain function lets you combine multiple synthesizers for up to 16-voice polyphony plus provides vastly improved reliability and stability over its 1970s and '80s predecessors.

Onboard Sequencer & Arpeggiator
CRAVE's sequencer allows you to program up to 32 steps of notes and rests and save them as a pattern. You can record, save and recall up to 64 patterns, all of which can be stored in the 8 banks, each holding up to 8 patterns. Your sequences can be played either in Keyboard mode, where you create and store the pattern, or Step mode, which allows you to interact while composing a pattern. The onboard Arpeggiator features 8 patterns (you can use just by playing a chord, which the arpeggiator then sequences through your selected pattern. Both the sequencer and arpeggiator in the CRAVE are fun, mesmerizing and totally addictive...

Truly-Analog LFO
Thanks to its dedicated and fully-analog Low Frequency Oscillator (LFO), CRAVE lets you choose from either triangle or square waveforms, and features an LED that provides visual feedback of the adjustable LFO Rate.

FEATURES

• Analog synthesizer with legendary Prophet 5 VCO design allows for insanely fat music creation
• Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
• Super-rich oscillator with pulse and sawtooth wave outputs for ultimate sounds
• Classic Moog• 24 dB ladder filter with resonance for legendary sound performance
• Switchable low/high pass filter mode for enhanced sound creation
• Modern and easy-to-use 32-step sequencer with 64 onboard storage slots
• Advanced Arpeggiator with wide patterns for great sound effects
• Dedicated and fully analog triangle/square wave LFO
• 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony
• Semi-modular design with default routings requires no patching for immediate performance
• 18 x 14 I/O matrix for incredibly vast and flexible patching options
• Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
• 47 controls give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
• External audio input for processing external sound sources
• Comprehensive MIDI implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection

QUICK SPECS

Synthesizer Architecture
Number of voices: Monophonic
Type: Analog
Oscillators: 1 (8.176 to 8.372k Hz)
LFO: 1 (0.1 to 350 Hz)
VCF: 1 low pass, high pass (24 dB/octave slope)
Envelopes: ADS, selectable for VCO, VCF, VCA

Connectivity
Power input: DC input connector
Power switch: Push button on/off
MIDI In/Thru: MIDI In and MIDI Thru, 5-pin DIN
MIDI channel switch: Channel selection/ 16 channels
USB (MIDI): USB 2.0, type B
Outputs: VCA/line output: 3.5mm TS, unbalanced, max. +8 dBu
Outputs impedance: 1 kΩ
Headphones: 3.5 mm TRS, max.10 mW@32 Ω
Headphones: output impedance 16 Ω

USB
Type: Class compliant USB 2.0, type B

Oscillator (VCO) Section
Type: 3340
Controls:
• Frequency: -5 to +5
• Pulse width: 5 to 95%
• Oscillator modulation: 0 to 10
• Mix: -5 to +5
Switches:
• Shape: pulse, reverse saw
• Modulation source: env/osc mod, LFO
• Modulation destination: width, frequency

Filter (VCF) Section
Controls:
• Cutoff frequency: 0 to 10 (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
• Resonance: 0 to 10
• VCF modulation: 0 to 10
Switches:
• Filter mode: low pass, high pass
• Modulation source: env, LFO
• Modulation polarity: positive, negative

Output (VCA) Section
Controls:
• Volume: 0 to 10
Switches:
• VCA mode: envelope, on

Envelope Section
Controls:
• Attack time: 0 to 10 (2 ms to 3 s)
• Decay time: 0 to 10 (2 ms to 5 s)
• Sustain level: 0 to 10 (0 to 8 V)
Switches:
• Sustain: on, off

Modulation Section
Controls:
• LFO rate: 0 to 10
Switches:
• Shape: pulse, triangular
LED: LFO rate

Utility Section
Controls:
• Glide time: 0 to 10 (0 to 2 s)
• VC mix: lo/mix 1 to hi/mix 2

Sequencer/Arpeggiator Section
Number of steps: 32 steps maximum per pattern
Number of patterns: 64 patterns maximum
Memory storage: 8 banks with 8 patterns each
Controls: Tempo/gate length
Switches: Hold/rest, reset/accent, arp/set end, pattern/bank, shift, page, play/stop, record, keyboard mode, step mode, 13 note keyboard
LEDs: 8x octave/location

Power Requirements
External power adaptor (use only the supplied adapter): 12 VDC, 1000 mA
Power consumption: 3 W maximum
Indicator: Power LED

Environmental
Operating temperature range: 5C 40C (41F 104F)

Physical
Dimensions (H x W x D): 47 x 320 x 164 mm (1.85 x 12.6 x 6.46")
Weight: 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
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