New Behringer synth for $99


Behringer has introduced the all new Saturn Soul Synthesizer, a paraphonic monosynth that they say is based on “the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s”. It’s almost like Behringer is taking the Korg Volca route to market with this tiny, but capable machine.

While the company describes the synth as an analog polyphonic synthesizer, many would categorize it as a paraphonic monosynth design, meaning that it’s a single synth voice, with individually controllable oscillators. Behringer notes that they’re working on a full-size copy of the Jupiter-8, but this is designed to be an inexpensive mini-synth take on it.

Features:

  • Analog synthesizer based on “the classic Jupiter synthesizer from the ‘80s”
  • 27 touch-sensitive keys
  • Analog signal path
  • 3 VCOs, with 4 selectable saw, triangle, square and pulse waveforms
  • Pulse width modulation
  • Multi-mode filter with resonance
  • Filter switchable between 2- and 4-poles for additional sound options
  • Play modes include 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)

Pricing and Availability

Behringer says the release date for the Saturn Soul is to be determined, based on getting the required chips. The suggested price will be $99 USD.