Behringer Crave

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The company Behringer, it became known those, that exploring various legendary devices of the late XX century, trying to recreate and also improve their capabilities in their models, and a striking example of this approach can be the semi-modular Behringer Crave. The company's engineers tried to implement the best developments of the past years in the Behringer Crave, for example, the capabilities of the unsurpassed Prophet 5, with its classic integrated circuit, or the perfect sound from Moog, that changed music forever. In addition, a great addition to the Behringer Crave has become the presence of a sequencer and arpeggiator, with a rich selection of programs.

The release of the Behringer Crave can also be called successful from a commercial point of view, because the company managed to get a high-quality product with minimal costs. Developers of a well-known brand consistently go to their goal, gaining popularity among fans of electronic music, making it more accessible, Behringer Crave, has become this is the third synthesizer produced by the company. Now fans of famous works by Michael Jackson or Dr. Dre, as well as famous movies by John Carpenter, will be able to play their favorite melodies using the capabilities of the Behringer Crave, activating the classic VCO, VCF and VCA, and also adding more modern decisions to them.

The sound of the classic 3340 oscillator installed on the Behringer Crave is as close as possible to the original, here you can change the frequency , choose a square or sawtooth waveform and set the modulation source, LFO or envelope generator, as well as adjust the number of modulations, pulse width and frequency of the oscillator. The only envelope installed on the Behringer Crave has three familiar controls (attack, decay, sustain), the analog filter is taken from the Behringer D and repeats the classic sound from Moog, with the same cutoff steepness per octave, working in two modes and can be modulated by the envelope or LFO, in the positive or negative direction. Installed on the Behringer Crave, the LFO has two shapes, a square and a triangle, with the ability to set speed that reach high parameters.

In the center of attention, the Behringer Crave is a step-by-step sequencer with the ability to transpose an external MIDI signal, which can be called a clone of the famous models of the brands Kong or Roland. On the Behringer Crave, you can transpose the finished sequence without changes with a single press key, and you can also set the desired parameters for each step. The available sequence buttons, on the Behringer Crave, can duplicate a single-octave keyboard and can be used as normal keys for playing. The sequencer can store 8 sequences in each of the 8 banks. Each sequence contains up to 32 steps and is synchronized via MIDI and USB.

The compact Behringer Crave has a metal body with wooden inserts on the edges and a standard switching kit on the back panel. Behringer Crave, well suited for working with Evrorack and other formats. At the top of the front panel of the Behringer Crave, there are many sockets for patch connections, with interesting features for direct control of the sequencer via CV. One of the main advantages of the Behringer Crave can to become the attractive price of the device, which is very important in today's reality, especially for musicians who are just beginning to gain experience and can not afford to buy more expensive musical instruments. In any case, the developers of this product, MIDAS / Music Group, worked hard and made a high-quality synthesizer that will compete with any market participant.