Behringer’s unveiling of the JT-16 at the 2024 NAMM Show has sparked considerable excitement within the synth community, signalling the company has ‘zero-chill’ when it comes to emulations of classic synths. The JT-16, a modern interpretation of the legendary Roland Jupiter-8, promises to be a 16-voice analog powerhouse, blending classic inspiration with contemporary features, and has become one of Behringer’s most highly anticipated synths.
- Dual Analogue VCO design
- 16-voice analog synthesizer
- Digital patch memory
- Modern features inspired by the Roland Jupiter-8
- JT-2 Eurorack module version in development
- JT-2 features autotune and arpeggiator functions.
Behringer’s commitment to the JT-16’s development, coupled with hints of prototype testing, suggests a promising future for this synth. While the journey from prototype to market may be lengthy due to global chip shortages and the company’s ambitious goals, Behringer’s dedication to reviving classic synth sounds in modern formats, including the JT-16 and JT-2, showcases their innovative approach in the musical instrument industry. As anticipation builds for the release of the JT-16 and JT-2, enthusiasts eagerly await further details on pricing and availability, anticipating competitive pricing compared to the high cost of original Jupiter-8 units in the secondary market.