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Behringer’s JT-4000 sound demo will put you in a ‘90s trance

Announced last month, Behringer’s JP-4000 was billed as a miniaturised take on the sound engine from the Roland JP-8000 synth, complete with the famous Supersaw waveform, and now we get to hear what it sounds like.

It’s worth noting that the synth’s name has changed somewhere along the way - it’ll now be known as the JT-4000. This decision hasn’t been fully explained, but it’s easy to speculate on why it might have been taken…

Anyway, whatever it’s called, this is still a 4-voice hybrid paraphonic instrument with two analogue modelling oscillators per voice, a 2-operator FM engine, an analogue filter, two LFOs, an arpeggiator and an OLED display.

It was put in the hands of the self-proclaimed Synth King (opens in new tab), who’s produced a suitably trancey ‘90s-sounding demo with it.

The good news is that the JT-4000 is still slated to cost just $49; the bad news is that we have absolutely no idea when you’ll be able to buy it.

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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