Behringer’s JP-4000 costs $49 and is inspired by a Roland classic from the 90s
The announcement of the affordable compact synth comes hot on the heels of that of Behringer’s PRO-VS.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the PRO-VS, Behringer has revealed yet another compact synth it has in the works, the JP-4000, which comes very, very low price of just $49.
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The JP-4000 is a four-voice hybrid paraphonic synth, equipped with two analogue modelling oscillators per voice, a two-operator FM engine and an analogue filter. There’s also two LFOs, a built-in arpeggiator, an OLED display and a 16-note touch keyboard.
As the name suggests, the synth draws inspiration from the Roland JP-8000, originally released in 1996. The JP-4000 is a recreation (of sorts) which models itself after the sound engine of the Roland synth; it includes the original’s supersaw waveform in its arsenal of sounds.
The JP-4000 is bus powered, and with its MIDI connectivity, you’ll be able to hook up an external keyboard to perform with it.
As with the Behringer PRO-VS, the JP-4000 isn’t out just yet. But it’s targeted to launch officially in June at that low price of $49.
And if you missed out on Behringer’s announcement of the PRO-VS, it’s a compact synth based on Sequential’s VS synth from 1986, with a mini touch keyboard, a 4D joystick, 127 wavetables and 32 presets. It’s said to launch at $99 later this year.
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