"Analog Synth On-a-Chip" Opens Doors For More Compact Polyphonic Synthesizers

"Analog Synth On-a-Chip" Opens Doors For More Compact Polyphonic Synthesizers

Post date:

Tue, 07/14/2020 - 08:58

Author:

Naomi Bolton

Behringer has caused quite a stir on their Facebook page earlier this week when they posted about a brand new "Analog Synth On-a-Chip." This chip, dubbed V3397, was developed by their sister company Coolaudio who specializes in designing highly sophisticated semiconductors. Behringer has been quite busy releasing clones of analog synthesizers lately and thanks to the V3397, which is a reproduction of the Curtis CEM3396 chips, this trend is likely to continue.

The original Facebook post, which can be seen below, reveals that the chip improves on the Curtis CEM3396 and will offer two multi-waveform Oscillators, a VCF plus 4 VCAs on a single chip. Other highlights include PWM, FM filter resonance, stereo output as well as panning and external inputs via the filter.

This new chip will allow Behringer to create compact clones of more popular analog vintage synthesizers. The response to the post by Behringer was very positive and it will be interesting to see what synths they have planned for this chip.