Behringer Vocoder VC340 - Analog Vocoder for Human Voice and Strings Sounds

Behringer Vocoder VC340 - Analog Vocoder for Human Voice and Strings Sounds

Behringer Vocoder VC340 - Analog Vocoder for Human Voice and Strings Sounds

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Product Highlights

  • Authentic Recreation of the VP330+
  • 37 Full-Sized Keys with Velocity
  • Authentic Vocoder, Human Voice, & String
  • 32 Knobs, Faders, and Switches
  • Multistage Chorus via Analog BBD Delay
  • Utilizes Microphone of Choice
  • MIDI In/Out/Thru (DIN) + USB MIDI
  • Pitch and Hold 1/4" Inputs
  • External Synthesizer Input
  • Includes Power Cord
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Behringer VC340 Overview

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Based on the highly regarded VP330+, the Behringer Vocoder VC340 is an authentic recreation of the classic and can create awe-inspiring talking-synth sounds or huge string sections and multi-chorus pads. Multi-platinum artists have credited the vocoder for it unusual timbre and texture including Kraftwerk, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, and more. The sound of the vocoder became a staple in major motion pictures and video games for its ability to create robot voices, special audio effects, and much more.

The Vocoder VC340 doesn't include a microphone, but instead allows you to use your favorite XLR or 1/4" microphone for the modulator input, while the carrier signal is implemented from the front panel of the keyboard. You can mix a variety of signals with various human voices (male, female, and ensemble) as well as mix in a dedicated string section. The ensemble features a super-extensive chorus, which uses an analog BBD delay circuit. Other notable features include vibrato, pitchshifting, keyboard splits, and more.

The rear panel hosts several connectors including microphone inputs and a 1/4" external synth input, as well as mono and stereo 1/4" outputs. Other control inputs include a Vocoder Hold footswitch and a Pitch footswitch, which allow for hands-free operation. Freely explore unusual routing and timbres using non-vocal modulators. For instance, use a bass synthesizer through the Ext Synth In input, while routing a drum-loop through the Mic input to create a wildly synthetic bassline. The Behringer Vocoder VC340 utilizes an integrated auto-switching power supply and ships with a standard IEC power cord.

  • Authentic analog vocoder, human voice, and strings sounds from the ‘80s
  • Vocoder sounds that wrote musical history and inspired some of the most famous artists and bands
  • Microphone input (XLR or 1/4") to modulate any audio signal
  • Multiple-stage chorus based on legendary BBD (bucket brigade device / delay) technology
  • 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity sensitivity
  • 32 sliders and switches to give you direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation for connection to keyboard/sequencers
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Behringer Vocoder VC340 - Analog Vocoder for Human Voice and Strings Sounds
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty, Extended to 3 Years with Registration
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    Behringer VC340 Specs

    Synthesizer Type Analog
    Keyboard Keys: 37 x Semi-Weighted, Full-Size Keys
    Keyboard Sensing: Note On/Off, Velocity
    Upper Section Faders: External Synthesizer Input Level
    Rotary knobs: Headphones Level
    LED: Power, External Signal Present, Clip (Red)
    Lower Section Faders: Pitchshift (Down-Normal)
    Rotary Knobs: Volume, Tune, Pitch Set, Pitch Time
    Keyboard Split Selection: Low/High
    Pitch Shift: Auto/Off (External Control)/Manual
    Balance Faders: Direct Mic Level, Human Voice Level, Strings Level
    Vibrato Faders: Rate, Delay Time, Depth
    Vocoder Faders: Tone, Mic Input Level
    Switches: Lower, Upper, Ensemble
    LEDs: Mic Signal Present, Mic Clip (Red), Lower, Upper, Ensemble
    Human Voice Fader: Attack
    Switches: Male 8’ Lower, Male 4’ Lower, male 8’ Upper, Female 4' Upper, Ensemble
    LEDs: Male 8’ Lower, Male 4’ Lower, male 8’ Upper, Female 4' Upper, Ensemble
    Release Fader: Release (For Strings, Human Voice, Vocoder)
    Strings Faders: Attack, Tone
    Switches: Lower, Upper
    LEDs: Lower, Upper
    Rear Panel Switches:
    Power: On/Off
    Output Level: Low/Medium/High
    Connectivity MIDI In/Out/Thru: 3 x 5-Pin DIN  (16 Channels)
    USB: USB 2.0, Type-B
    Pitch Control: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS
    Vocoder Hold: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS
    External Synth Input: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS, Unbalanced, Maximum +12 dBu
    Output L/R: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TS, Stereo or Mono, Unbalanced, Maximum +14 dBu (High), +0 dBu (Mid), -13 dBu (Low)
    Headphones: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS, Unbalanced, Maximum +12 dBu at 32 Ohms Load
    Microphone Input: 1/4" / 6.35 mm TRS, and XLR Female, Maximum -3 dBu
    USB Type: Class Compliant USB 2.0, Type-B

    Supported Operating Systems:
    Windows 7 or Later
    Mac OS X 10.6.8 or Later
    Power Mains Connector: Standard IEC Receptacle
    Power Consumption: 15 W Maximum
    Internal Switch-Mode PSU: Autorange 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Environmental Operating Temperature Range: 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 4.1 x 25.6 x 10.1" / 103.0 x 649.0 x 257.0 mm
    Weight 14.5 lb / 6.6 kg

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