Behringer has revealed a good looking desktop version of their Oberheim OB-Xa clone. It’s called the UB-Xa D and probably won’t be along for a while.
Behringer says in a Facebook post that while they are waiting for chips to arrive so they can ship the full-sized UB-Xa, the engineers have been working on the desktop version and here are the first photos.
It’s interesting to see Behringer moving on from the desktop format that they used for the Model D, Pro One and Wasp. It’s perhaps obvious that a polyphonic analogue synthesizer might need a bit more room and thought around the design. Cooling seems to be a factor judging by the grills and fan on the back.
Otherwise, it looks just like you’d expect it to with the familiar OB-Xa colouring and controls. You can see they’ve retained the split modes and also added an arpeggiator and sequencer.
No news on price or availability and there’s a long list of overdue Behringer synths that will hopefully start to emerge soon.