Behringer has unveiled the UB-Xa d, a prototype of a desktop version of their upcoming clone/replica of the Oberheim OB-Xa analog poly synth
In addition to the much-expected UB-Xa keyboard (OB-Xa clone/replica), Behringer also works on a UB-Xa desktop. There has been no news about this since February 2022. Like many projects, it has also been quiet.
Today there is a small update with new photos of the latest prototype.
Here also the backside, where we can see the final I/O, including left/right outputs, mono output, phones, full MIDI, and different foot pedal inputs… And what will please many, an internal power supply.
Article February 24, 2022
Behringer has been working on a clone/replica of the Oberheim OB-Xa analog polyphonic Synthesizer for a long time. A synth hat many are waiting for. The project has not yet been published or made available because Behringer is also affected by the current chip crisis.
But that shouldn’t be a reason for the team to keep their feet still. So the developers have been working on a desktop version called UB-Xa D which Behringer previewed for the first time today.
Behringer UB-Xa D prototype
As you can see from the photos, the Behringer UB-Xa D prototype is a significantly compact Synthesizer. The controls seem to be the same as in the keyboard version. But here much closer together and minus the keyboard. I like the format very much and I can imagine that a lot of musicians are interested in it. Especially those who have little space in the studio or already have too many keyboards.
Interestingly, the UB-Xa D will also have a fan on the back like the Deepmind poly synth.
While we’re all waiting for chips to finally produce and ship the UB-Xa, our engineers haven’t been sitting still and in the meantime finished the prototype of the desktop version. Like with all our other desktop modules, this one will be rack mountable, too.We’re super excited and hope you love it, too:-)
One can only hope that the UB-Xa will be launched soon. Once released, we’ll see the UB-Xa D soon too, I’m pretty sure.
No official price or availability information. This will follow at the official launch.
More information will follow here: Behringer