Behringer shares a dev update of Victor, an oscillator featuring the vector synthesis engine of its upcoming PRO-VS compact Synthesizer.
A year ago, Behringer shared the first designs for its new Victor module—an oscillator module for Eurorack based on the Sequential Pro VS vector synthesis.
The module is now finished and already in stock at the factory and on its way to the retailers.
Victor is a new 14HP digital oscillator module that authentically reproduces the original Prophet VS sound engine, says Behringer. So the module gives you the morphing fun of the original Sequential in an affordable module for Eurorack.
The module features four wavetable oscillators, each with 128 waveforms. There are four sides, each with an oscillator. In the middle of this, there is a joystick with which you can morph through four oscillators, called vector synthesis.
The results are very rich and versatile waveforms. It also hosts an OLED oscilloscope that gives visual feedback. And these can have a frequency range of up to 7 semitones.
You cannot import your own waveforms/wavetables. Hopefully, this will come as a new feature via a future update.
Victor offers modulation for the X and Y axes with dedicated CV inputs and XMOD and YMOD buttons for deeper sonic results. The latter allows you to set the modulation depth of any external patched signal. T
A good addition is the X & Y CV outputs for the joystick. With this, you can also use the joystick with other modules without the oscillator like morphing the cutoff and resonance of a filter.
Further, there is a USB-C port for easy firmware updates and hopefully in the future custom waveforms.
Behringer Victor is available for pre-order for $99/99€. Availability TBA.
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Article From September 28, 2023
Haven’t heard from Behringer and his development team for a long time. However, today there is little news regarding a new module that is currently in development
Victor is a new module based on the same engine that can be found in the upcoming portable Pro-VS Synthesizer.
There is no real news about the functions or the availability. With the latter, one can certainly say again: “when the chips are available”. However, there were some updates to the layout. So far, Behringer has shown the first prototypes (April) to collect feedback from the community. Based on this they made some changes.
First, it now has half as many knobs, it’s lost a couple of patch points but has again a USB-C port. I think it’s a shame that they sacrificed knobs and sockets, which means that the module will probably be less hands-on. However, I find it positive that they will add USB-C, which looks much better than the large socket on the Brains module.
As a reminder, the PRO-VS engine is basically a vector synthesis engine that offers four oscillators that can be placed in the corners of a 2D plane. Then, you can use the big joystick of the module to move in the space between the corners. A great way to create unique waveforms or moving timbres.
The module will have various menu pages, buttons for the X and Y mods, save and frequency as well as attenuators or attenuverters for the frequency and FM. Besides the Y and Y inputs also offers X Y outputs. Hopefully, this means that you can use the joystick with other Eurorack modules.
We have succeeded to move the PRO-VS vector engine into a Eurorack module abd called it the Victor. The amazing morphing function allows the merging of different oscillators. With our ever-expanding range of affordable Eurorack modules, the experience of modular has never been so accessible.
A tempting module at first glance. The big question remains when this will be released and available at retailers. Behringer does not provide any information on this. Certainly will be due to the missing chips.
More information here: Behringer