Behringer PCB Teaser, Oberheim Two-Voice Synthesizer In Eurorack In The Making?

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Behringer has published a new PCB render on Facebook that suggests a replica of the legendary Oberheim Two-Voice in Eurorack.

There has been a lot of good news for synthesizer friends in the last few days. Above all, the long-announced Behringer Synthesizer 2600 (ARP 2600 clone) & MonoPoly (Korg MonoPoly clone) are now going into production, finally. We prefer this news to the daily new PCB pictures. Happy too early. A new Behringer PCB guessing game about a new synth is currently running again.

If you look at the PCB you can see many knobs and a classic patch bay on the right side. First users believe they recognize a Neutron 2 or a completely new development. However, if you look closely, you can see a familiar layout.

Behringer Oberheim Two-Voice

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Behringer Oberheim Two-Voice?

Could it be a clone of the Oberheim Two-Voice Synthesizer from 1975? The layout hints at this legendary Synthesizer. You can recognize this mainly by the knob alignment, which corresponds to the Oberheim Two-Voice. However, since this offers a patch matrix in the Eurorack format, it will probably be inspired by the Two-Voice remake from 2012. The patch points are in the original in the upper third of the interface, in the Behringer on the right.

As a reminder: The original Oberheim Two-Voice hosts two complete SEM voices within a total of 4 VCO’s (2 per voice) with sawtooth or variable-pulse waveforms. Two creamy lowpass filters with cutoff and resonance control as well as an LFO and two ADS envelopes per voice. The Behringer clone will definitely do without the keyboard. It is not yet certain whether the built-in 8-step sequencer will stay in it. The knobs that are next to the patch matrix could be a mini sequencer.

Behringer Oberheim trademark

Oberheim Trademark

The step would be logical as Behringer recently took over the Oberheim trademark. So seen this would be the second Oberheim clone in the making after the UB-Xa.

It will be interesting. I really like the Oberheim Two-Voice and his lovely analog character. We don’t yet know how close the Behringer clone will be to the original. If it is as good as the ARP Odyssey or Sequential Pro-1 clones, then we can be happy.

More information will follow here: Behringer

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  1. Allright, now they have my attention! 4-Voice please please! And please make it sound like the original or at least better than analogue solutions, SEMtex etc…

    • If they implement polychain as in all other Eurorack-Clones, theen all you have to do is to buy two of them to get a 4-Voice – or 3 for 6 or 4 for 8… 🙂

  2. Hopefully it may push Tom and Dave into a re-issue? If not we have a choice with this one. Really love the Sem sound.

  3. If you look at the Behringer website at the bottom you’ll see that Oberheim is now listed as one of Behringers brands!! That “2 voice” could be the eurorack module that Tom was showing a while back at one of the trade shows.

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