MATRIXSYNTH: Behringer's CoolAudio Reveals V3397 Analog Synth on a Chip

Monday, July 06, 2020

Behringer's CoolAudio Reveals V3397 Analog Synth on a Chip

"Coolaudio who designs highly sophisticated semiconductors, has just released a complete voice (2 multi-waveform Oscillators, a VCF plus 4 VCAs) on a single chip. The chip is an improved version of the Curtis CM3396 and will allow us to create high-performance analog poly synths in a very compact manner. Stay tuned..."

The 3397 likely refers to the CEM3397. via Wikipedia:

"CEM3397 same core design as CEM3396 but with separate external signal (noise/sub/wavetable) input and VCA to mix stage and additional Pan VCA and L/R output stage. Originally labelled MS1215 and designed for Marion Systems MSR-2. Relabeled as PA397 for DSI."

"CEM3396 Microprocessor Controllable: Wave-Shaper x2, VCF, VCA"

The CEM3396 was used in the Oberheim Matrix-6/6R/1000, and Cheetah MS6.

Behringer owns CoolAudio so expect to see the V3397 in an upcoming synth or two from them. They will be available for others to purchase as well.

1 comment:

  1. Oh no, DSI finally ran out of their 1,000,000pcs stock of PA397's and finally started making synths with better sound & filters and now it's back again! lol ;)



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