Behringer shares sound demos of the UB-Xa Synthesizer (beta)

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Behringer has today shared a new sound demo of the upcoming UB-Xa (beta), a clone of Tom Oberheim’s legendary OB-Xa polyphonic analog Synthesizer.

Behringer has been working on the UB-Xa, a clone of the Oberheim OB-Xa polyphonic analog synthesizer, for over three years. The team takes a lot of time for this synth. The first photos were taken in 2019, and in 2020 Uli announced release delays. Later in the year, the beta testers received the first devices for fine-tuning and voicing.

Today, Behringer published the first official sound demo of the UB-Xa. It is still a prototype but from the video, it sounds very nice and fat.

Behringer UB-Xa beta sound demo

Behringer UB-Xa Beta Sound Demo

The UB-Xa is based on Tom Oberheim’s legendary OB-Xa polyphonic analog Synthesizer. 2 VCO’s per voice (pulse or sawtooth), 4-pole filter (12/dB or 24dB/ oct slope) with a dedicated ADSR envelope, VCA envelope, and more. I expect some new features for it that make it more modern. Hope for full MIDI CC, the little Behringers don’t have that, unfortunately. Thus, it will be not a 100% replica of the original, there will be some differences.

And the question of whether it will be called OB-Xa or UB-Xa has not yet been clarified. At the beginning of 2021, there was a picture of a prototype where you can see the original Oberheim logo and the name OB-Xa on it. It is not known so far for which name Uli and his team chose. Or did Tom Oberheim take legal action against it? According to Justia, he has the trademark for the name.

OB-Xa or UB-Xa, either way it will be a clone of the original Oberheim OB-Xa from Tom Oberheim. And it sounds so far pretty amazing.


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