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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:39 pm

Love the look of that OB clone. I really think they've pulled off the look - now I'm hoping that they nail the sound.

That Odyssey is going to be hard to resist - even for one with a Karp FS...

(And it's in my favourite Mk3 black/orange livery)
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:26 pm

UBXa is looking the part - since Behringer have a subsiduary making the clone chips, I think they'll nail the sound fine - I always wanted an OB so just waiting for a release date (guessing early 2020) and the RRP !
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Guest » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:33 pm

Thoughts:
Behringer released there Model D even when the Mini Moog was still in production if that says anything. Any new synth release would probably only be announced when sales of the current range level off. I have a wish list but from Behringers point of view what could they release now that wouldn't affect sales of the current line up?
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby desmond » Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 am

The Oddies look great! :thumbup:

I wish the forthcoming Pro One's would have the same format, rather than just being a desktop module like the Berry Mini...
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:47 am

Some differences between the OB-Xa and the UB-Xa

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Two extra buttons (Orange) by the pitchbend/mod levers are for the Arpeggiator

Extra button in the 'manual' section ?

'Control', 'Modulation' and 'Oscillator' sections identical

Looks like there something on the right of the rear panel? Voice panning ?

VCF has lost a button and gained a pot, - guessing noise switch has been swapped for finer control.

One of the buttons (Blue) has what could be a couple of LEDs above it ?

(purple) Rectangle in the middle of the three looks wider possibly a tiny OLED display or an old fashioned 2 digit 7 segmented LED display ?

Anyone got any guesses ?
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:58 am

The bit circled in red on the back looks simply like a high voltage warning in a couple of languages.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Wonks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:13 am

If you look at the inside of the case photo, there aren't any holes in the case up that end at the back, so it can only be a label of some sort.

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:37 am

Good points! :thumbup:

On the picture wonks posted, it looks like there is a cut-out for a fan next to the PSU
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:10 pm

Jumpeyspyder wrote:On the picture wonks posted, it looks like there is a cut-out for a fan next to the PSU
Maybe just air vents? Though a fan may indeed be involved.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Wonks » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:29 pm

Air vents are mainly along the rear of the top section. Definitely a small (laptop sized) fan. Small slots arranged in a round shape, with 4 screw holes. Definitely a small fan.

But this is still a prototype, so things may change.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Dave B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:37 pm

It won't be a proper OBX clone unless it has an absurdly large heatsink on the back panel...

Next you'll be saying I won't need to hit 'Tune' every so often to avoid comedy sounds instead of leads ....

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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:07 am

Well they have now (according to their facebook) acquired a Synthex, make of that what you will.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:19 pm

Let me declare that I've been given an invitation to visit Midas next month. I won't give away secrets they don't want me to, but anything I can say with a clear conscience I will let you know...
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:24 pm

The Elf wrote:Let me declare that I've been given an invitation to visit Midas next month. I won't give away secrets they don't want me to, but anything I can say with a clear conscience I will let you know...

Don't worry we have a team of people ready to get all the confidential information out of you.
Our team will be camped outside Midas HQ ready to whisk you away to our "information gathering" facility.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Dave B » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:32 pm

Nah .. don't need all that. Couple of pints of shandy and a few good Wakeman stories and he's anyone's ...
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby The Elf » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:03 pm

Dave B wrote:Nah .. don't need all that. Couple of pints of shandy and a few good Wakeman stories and he's anyone's ... :bouncy:
It's true, it's true! I'm a shallow creature!
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby Jumpeyspyder » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:20 am

DGL. wrote:
The Elf wrote:Let me declare that I've been given an invitation to visit Midas next month. I won't give away secrets they don't want me to, but anything I can say with a clear conscience I will let you know...

Don't worry we have a team of people ready to get all the confidential information out of you.
Our team will be camped outside Midas HQ ready to whisk you away to our "information gathering" facility.


You'll probably need to take 'a freind' to protect you from the 'information gatherers'

Since I have a white belt in origami - I suggest you invite me along as a bodyguard :)
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:53 am

..and we now have a populated Ub-Xa PCB
https://www.facebook.com/BEHRINGER/phot ... =3&theater

Can't be too far off now!
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby DGL. » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:43 pm

and here is the finished UB-Xa, looking dammn fine! :clap:

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Has a single stereo/mono out, filter and vibrato expression pedal inputs, plus sustain, program advance and hold foot switch inputs. MIDI is catered for with the standard in/out/thru plus USB and power is via a standard IEC C13/14 connector.
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Re: the latest Behringer-gate

Postby desmond » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:09 pm

There is something about this (and the OB6), that because they have a fairly small form factor, don't quite feel "right", without the imposing behemoth of a massive frame traditionally associated with the Obies...
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