Behringer head Uli Behringer shared a design update on their upcoming UB-Xa:
We have now completed the entire hardware design, which includes all PCB’s and mechanical aspects.
The next step is to build our first working prototype and we hope to show a physical sample in around a month time.
Please bear in mind that we’re now starting the most time consuming part, which is the firmware development, which will take considerable amount of time.
While we’ll be able to reuse some of the DeepMind firmware, most will be new as we’re moving to a high-performance ARM processor platform. This is especially useful as it allows for us to design upcoming synths in a very efficient manner.
This synth is the real deal:-)
The Behringer UB-Xa is an updated clone of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa, a classic analog polyphonic synthesizer design from 1981. Details on pricing and availability are to be announced.