If you thought that Behringer’s synth launch deluge was done, think again, as it’s just announced yet another new mini synth, the UB-1. What’s more, in a further post, it says that it’s “just warming up,” indicating that there could be more new products to come.
Dressed up in Oberheim colours, the UB-1 is another portable analogue instrument (we’ve already had the Pro VS, JP-4000 and Saturn) that’s based on the 3396/3397 chip design found in that company’s Matrix synths. It features two DCOs, a 4-pole filter, VCF and VCA envelopes and two LFOs. There’s also an arpeggiator, 32 presets and an OLED display.
As with the other Behringer mini synths, the UB-1 includes a touch-sensitive keyboard and USB/MIDI support. It’s set to be released for $49 once the relevant chips become available.
Behringer previously announced the UB-Xa, a clone of the Oberheim OB-Xa, but this is yet to make it to market.
In other Behringer news, the company has also teased the Toro, a clone of the Moog Taurus bass synth, and the Proton, an expanded version of its own Neutron synth. These have projected prices of $199 and $299 respectively.