Behringer JT-4000 Micro Audio Demo will put you in a ‘90s trance

New Roland-inspired $49 mini synth is a sonic throwback


The Behringer JT-4000, originally introduced as the JP-4000, is a portable 4-voice hybrid paraphonic synthesizer. It features 2 analog modelling oscillators per voice, plus a shared analog filter. They say that the JT-4000 is modeled after the Roland JP-8000, which helped define the sound of trance music in the ’90s.




  • Programmable 4-voice hybrid synthesizer with 2 analog modelling oscillators per voice
  • Analog filter
  • Reproduction of the JP-8k sound engine with Supersaw waveform
  • Additional 2-operator FM engine
  • 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
  • USB Micro connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
  • USB/MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)


Behringer says that the JT-4000 is ready for production, but production is waiting on availability of parts and they expect it to be priced at $49.



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