Behringer seem to announce in waves - they've been quiet for a spell, while toning down their rather combative approach to PR - which is a Good Thing. We loved the Neutron Synth - something which was a more original design with a new filter Type (Moffatt) and well implemented 3340 VCOs - it sounds great, even with the grungy delay - but credit where its due - is got something special and is affordable too.
With the new Proton announcement, they ramp up the features.
Looks like the same VCOs, but with added wave folding, a pair of multi-mode filters - maybe Moffatt which interestingly give over space and knob size to the pair of LFOs - the Neutron had one that went way up to audio rates and was very useful. We also get 2x ADSR envelope plus 2x ASR envelopes which loop, a pair of VCAs and a decent patch bay.
Gone is the Delay and Drive circuits - which had plenty of utility, the tone was a nice end of chain EQ and drive, but the Proton is focussing more on the synthesis.
This looks like a decent instrument building on the great work done with the Neutron and is aiming to hit the same target price of $299. Like the Neutron it looks like a lot of synth for the money - and if it sounds as good then its a no brainer. Obviously the main hold-up is going to be shortages of chips so Behringer say "as soon as possible" but it looks like this is ready to go when that happens.
And so much more
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Like a having your own synth museum