Crave from Behringer is a semi-modular analog monosynth based their 3340 oscillator and ladder filter, with a single LFO and envelope, an arpeggiator/sequencer and a 32 jack eurorack compatible patch bay priced at around $200. The market for analog synths at this price is getting pretty heated up, so let’s check out how Crave compares – a full timeline is just under the video below:

0:00 Intro 

0:45 Overview 

2:30 Connectivity 

4:00 Oscillator 

6:00 Osc mods 

7:05 Filter 

8:45 Filter mods 

10:45 Envelope 

12:30 LFO 

14:10 Utility 

15:15 Arpeggiator 

16:05 Sequencer 

21:10 Global controls 

22:00 Patch bay 

22:20 Assign output 

24:40 Patching ideas 

25:35 Playing the filter 

28:25 Feedback ideas 

29:40 Playing the LFO 

31:15 FM synthesis 

32:25 Config software 

32:45 Pros & cons 

9 Comments

  1. Your reviews are fantastic. Keep em coming. THANK YOU!

    1. Author

      Thanks for the comment 😉

  2. Hey, amazing video.
    Quick question, hope you can help me:

    I’m sequencing my crave via usb from ableton and I want some sort of clock output that I can chain to a volca sample. Is there a way to assign the assign channel to a cv clock?

    1. Author

      Yes if I remember correctly… please check the manual if/when it’s available

  3. Hey Loopop, love your videos, great work.

    Watching you coverage of the Behringer Crave, maybe I missed this, but does the Crave allow you to change Filter settings like Cutoff “per step?”

    Thanks1

    1. Author

      What’s cutoff per step?

      1. Adjusting the filter’s cutoff or resonance settings so that each step of sequence has it’s own unique settings programmed or saved in.

        Some sequencers can do this, some can’t. I have a little Roland JD-XI that can’t record unique filter settings per sequence step.

        But here’s a clip of a guy making filter cutoff and resonance changes per step on a Dave Smith Pro-2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhifAMrZTZ8

        1. Author

          oh got it – no, no per step cutoff control in the sequencer

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