Just when you thought that synth manufacturer extraordinaire Behringer was done for the year, having already shut down naysayers across the globe by keeping its promise of delivering everything from a clone of the famed SH-101 synthesizer, to an almost indistinguishable replica of the TB-303, to its warmly received (and greatly improved I might add) RD-8 clone of the iconic TR-808 drum machine; not to mention it's hot ticket at the moment, the Behringer Crave single oscillator synth, the company leaves 2019 behind with another promise kept: The CAT synthesizer.
Based around the vintage Octave Cat synthesizer, released in 1976, and produced 'til 1981, this Monophonic/Duophonic Eurorack format rendition is a real treat for noobs and pros alike. Featuring 2 analog oscillators that can mix each of the waves simultaneously: triangle, sawtooth, and square on the first, and sawtooth and square on the second; not to mention dedicated sub oscillators, the CAT also features the original filter design, 2 envelope generators, and a small, yet versatile patch point section to go along with the rest of your modular setup.
Behringer plans on releasing the CAT synthesizer sometime in 2020, with a price point of around €300, or about $340.
Stay tuned! There is truly no telling what else will come from Behringer this coming year.