NAMM 2019: Behringer’s Crave is a $199 semi-modular synth that could could redefine the budget market

NAMM 2019: As well as confirming multiple emulations, Behringer also used NAMM to unveil a brand-new original synth, Crave.

This is a semi-modular analogue instrument that combines a VCO, classic ladder filter, 32-step sequencer and 16-voice Poly Chain.

The oscillator is the 3340, the same as in the Sequential Prophet-5 and Behringer’s own Neutron, and it’s a Moog-style filter. The patchbay ensures plenty of sound design flexibility.

Perhaps the most eye-catching thing about Crave, though is its price: the word is that it’ll cost just $199. When you consider the specs, that’s seriously competitive.

No news on when Crave will be shipping, but consider us interested.


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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. 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, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.