Behringer unveils 8-voice Roland Juno-6/60 replica, the Neptune-80
The synth takes on all the great qualities of the Roland Juno-6/60 but with 8-voice polyphony
The synth manufacturer shared the news in traditional fashion – via a facebook post – and presented the Neptune-80 polyphonic synth prototype in all of its glory.
Behringer wasn’t too open about the details, but as we are quite familiar with the original Juno 6 and 60, there’s a pretty strong idea about what the synth can do.
The Neptune-80 will have all of the classic features, such as a single DCO, a high pass filter, a low pass filter, a VCA, an envelope, an LFO, and the iconic BBD-based chorus among many others. The key difference is that this synth has 8-voice polyphony, a new analogue matrix, USB/MIDI and patch storage.
In more Behringer news, the brand has just announced the release of the replica of the Mu-Tron III guitar pedal, the B-Tron III.
The aptly named pedal isn’t the first to be recreated from the Mu-Tron name, having previously released the Dual Phase back in November.
There’s a state-variable multimode filter with selectable lowpass, bandpass, or highpass modes, a peak knob that controls the volume of cutoff frequency, and a gain dial that adjusts the filter’s sensitivity to the signal of your instrument. There are two effects switches – Range (low/high) and Drive (down/up).
Behringer teased the product on Facebook with an image of the pedal, and announced that it currently has a target price of $99, which could be subject to change.
As for the Neptune-80, no price has been stated, but best to keep your eyes peeled for more information over the coming months.
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