Behringer today shared a short audio preview of their upcoming UB-Xa synthesizer.
The Behringer UB-Xa is an updated clone of the classic Oberheim OB-Xa polyphonic synthesizer.
“We’ve just got audio passing with the UB-Xa,” they note. “Obviously, it’s very early and we have a lot of work ahead of us – but we’re very happy so far!”
Behringer has been sharing updates as they develop the synth:
- Jan 2018 – Behringer UB-Xa announced.
- Nov 2018 – Uli Behringer says that development of the UB-Xa had stalled, because their engineers were working on other, higher priority projects
- Jan 2019 – First Behringer UB-Xa prototype
- May 2019 – First audio demo
Behringer’s approach to announcing their plans early, and sharing updates along the way, has fans and detractors – but it does provide some insight into the time necessary to create a synth of this complexity – even when based on an existing design.