The Behringer CAT Analog Synth: A Faithful Recreation of a Classic
The Behringer CAT Analog Synth is a faithful recreation of a classic monophonic synth from the mid ’70s. The original was similar to an Odyssey-style synth, boasting two VCOS (with suboscillators), a VCF, VCA, two envelope generators and an LFO. The pure analog circuitry ensures you capture the same sound that made the original so sought-after. The authentic CAT SRM circuitry features matched transistors for a truly vintage soundscape.
Hall of Fame
What do Jean Michel-Jarre, Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson all have in common? The answer is simple. They’re all users of the legendary CAT synthesizer. The latest edition of Behringer’s synth range ensures that you (yes, you) can now join the league of legends, at a price that won’t break the bank.
The CAT’s 47 controls are laid out in a highly intuitive manner, making it easy to navigate and use. It also incorporates MIDI and USB connectivity, making it perfect for use with DAWs and music production. Fan of MIDI? No problem. Behringer have you covered. The CAT is capable of being paired with any keyboard controller, allowing the synthesizer to seamlessly integrate into your set up and workflow with minimal effort required.
Versatile Signal Generator
If you desire more character to your signal flow, employ the CAT-style Transient Generator. This will provide you with detailed voltage transient, every time a key is pressed. You’ll also be able to shape your signal with ease through the inclusion of attack, decay, sustain and release. The synthesizer’s possibilities extend beyond its sleek, physical appearance. You’ll be able to cater to the most complex of setups. If you wish to connect to external synths all you need to do is use the external gate, ADSR, AR or keyboard outputs. Behringer provides stability over its 1970’s and 80’s predecessors via the 16 note poly chain function. Find yourself being able to combine multiple synthesizers for up to 16 voice polyphony.
Powerful Analog Sounds
The CAT-styled synthesizer is designed to provide you with big fat tones commonly associated with renowned prog rock, new wave and synth pop records. At the very heart of the synthesizer is two VCOs. The Duophonic / Paraphonic nature of the CAT allows you to control both oscillators independent of each other. This ensures great versatility. Each VCO comes equipped with its own waveform sliders, providing you with total control over the mix of sub octave, sawtooth, triangle and square waveforms to create unique tones that’ll make you stand out from the crowd.
CAT also comes with a three-year, extended, warranty. In the highly unlikely event that anything breaks, send it off and Behringer will fix it for you, totally free of charge.
- Authentic reproduction of original “CAT SRM II” circuitry with matched transistors and JFETs
- Pure analog signal path based on authentic VCO, VCF and VCA designs
- 4 variable and simultaneous oscillator shapes (Sawtooth, Triangle, modulated Pulse and Sub-Octave Square) for ultimate sounds
- Duophonic/Paraphonic mode allows both oscillators to be independently controlled
- Oscillators can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators
- Classic filter design (low pass with peak/resonance) with self-resonance capability
- Filter can be modulated from 6 different sources with 2 modulation depth attenuators