Behringer has just introduced  JP-4000, $49 compact hybrid Synthesizer that their cheapest Synth yet. 

According to the company statement, it was Uli Behringer’s dream to one day deliver a synthesizer everyone could afford so kids could be introduced to music at an early stage. This new synth claims to make that dream real. 

JP-400 is inspired by Roland JP-8000 which was originally released in 1996. 

The target price is $49 and starts shipping from June onwards. 

Here are some of the features:

- Programmable 4-voice hybrid synthesizer with 2 analog modelling oscillators per voice

- Analog filter for warm and natural sound

- Reproduction of the JP-8k sound engine with Supersaw waveform

- Additional 2-operator FM engine for unparalleled sound possibilities

- Authentic 12-bit DAC for classic sound

- 32 memory presets, expandable via SynthTribe app

- 16 touch-sensitive keys for great playability

- Arpeggiator with 3 patterns and hold function

- Individual envelopes for filter and amplifier for creative sound shaping

- 2 powerful LFO’s to control filter and oscillator tuning

- 6 function buttons and bright OLED display for easy and immediate parameter editing

- USB Micro connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer

- Comprehensive USB/MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)