Behringer today teased that the XM-2, a Euro format knockoff of the classic Oberheim Two Voice synthesizer, is now ready for production.
The company introduced the XM-2 in 2022 and, at the time, suggested that they thought that they could manufacture it with a $299 retail price.
The original Oberheim Two Voice keyboard synthesizer was introduced in 1975. It is a duophonic synthesizer, made up of two independent modular synth voices, and features a built-in 8-stage sequencer. Tom Oberheim released a limited-edition reissue of the original Two Voice in 2021, but demand was so high that it sold out in a day.
Like the original, the Behringer XM-2 offers two Synthesizer Expander Modules (SEM) – complete modular synth voices – along with an I/O and control section. It shrinks the design down to Eurorack format, though, and dispenses with the step sequencer.
Behringer is not saying anything about pricing or a release date for the 2-XM at this time.
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