Behringer UB-Xa Synthesizer (OB-Xa clone)

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KVRian
1018 posts since 2 Oct, 2016 from Planet X-19

Post Mon May 16, 2022 3:56 pm

I've had stuff from them in the past, too, so was going to say rubber monkey can have reasonable prices.

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KVRAF
5832 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Mon May 16, 2022 7:16 pm

If this is going like for DeepMind and later a 8-voice more compact version too, like DM6, very tempting just for the hell of it. And I have room for it as second tier over DM6.

As I recall DM12 started at about $1300 or so, and dropped quite a bit once all investments were payed or something.

I'm really impressed by my DM6, so would not think twice getting Ub-xa 8 voice for $600 or so.

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KVRAF
6320 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Tue May 17, 2022 2:35 am

Apparently Behringer have promised the Xa will be under US$1500. Though I don't want one, I have to admit that's a cracking price for a 16 voice. Yeah, if they release an 8 voice it'll likely be very affordable. Doubt it'll be half the price of the 16 voice though...

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KVRAF
5832 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Thu May 19, 2022 11:27 am

Here are some UB-Xa sounds that I really enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xitEIzAsI7o

Posted an hour ago.

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KVRist
318 posts since 29 Sep, 2012 from Minneapolis, MN

Post Fri May 20, 2022 7:36 pm

lfm wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 11:27 am Here are some UB-Xa sounds that I really enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xitEIzAsI7o

Posted an hour ago.
That does sound great. I read a blurb about this video today that asked, "Will this be Behringer's BEST synth ever?"
I think it will sell well.

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KVRAF
2036 posts since 9 Jan, 2014 from Worldwide

Post Fri May 20, 2022 11:54 pm

Sorry, wrong thread! :lol:

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KVRAF
5832 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Fri May 20, 2022 11:59 pm

Constructed Identity wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 7:36 pm
lfm wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 11:27 am Here are some UB-Xa sounds that I really enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xitEIzAsI7o

Posted an hour ago.
That does sound great. I read a blurb about this video today that asked, "Will this be Behringer's BEST synth ever?"
I think it will sell well.
I think so too.

Listening over a couple of time in HD280 phones I use for anything not mixing, it might not be the most signature Oberheim low end in that video.

Comparing to J3PO demo of his own OB-Xa and why he loves it, there is some low end in left hand that is more typical, as I understand it. Oberheim being famous for low end.

But it may also depend on how oscillator waveforms look in the most low end, not only filters. I've seen a bunch of demos of synth's square and saw in lowest end that does not look anything like in middle register. So does also bring character probably.

Some demos of UB-Xa from last summer sounded more interesting in low end.

I got some interesting results with Polybrute and experimenting with steiner and ladder in series. Having Steiner as HP and cutoff to low end, and some resonance boost bass a bit, then having Ladder doing the rest as LP filter. Dial a bit where HP cutoff.

This demo linked to I have no problem replicating in Polybrute, I must say, not the most typical Oberheim. Even if I usually don't do as slow envelopes as in video.

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6 posts since 10 May, 2022

Post Sat May 21, 2022 5:36 am

lfm wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 7:16 pm If this is going like for DeepMind and later a 8-voice more compact version too, like DM6, very tempting just for the hell of it. And I have room for it as second tier over DM6.

As I recall DM12 started at about $1300 or so, and dropped quite a bit once all investments were payed or something.

I'm really impressed by my DM6, so would not think twice getting Ub-xa 8 voice for $600 or so.
I bought the DeepMind 6 almost 1 year ago and I love it. I use it in 75% of my productions, even if it’s considered as a Juno clone on steroids the posibilities are endless. The mod matrix is insane and the built in effects sound great!

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KVRAF
5832 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Sat May 21, 2022 7:15 am

CristianP wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 5:36 am I bought the DeepMind 6 almost 1 year ago and I love it. I use it in 75% of my productions, even if it’s considered as a Juno clone on steroids the posibilities are endless. The mod matrix is insane and the built in effects sound great!
Yes, and I have the feeling they won't do anything less with UB-Xa.

But with just that tiny display, something different, but still extend on the original. Maybe do modulations in style with Sequential REV2/Take5 or similar, not as visual overview.

Polbrute/Matrixbrute are hard to beat with that many connections still have a good overview.

I maybe spend 1% time making sounds with DM6 today. It is a threshold to refresh memory how to jump between panel and this or that page in menu and stuff, just knowing where everything is and be fluent. And compare before overwrite is a little bit awkward in that you have to go back and forth between compare and play before changing preset to see if next location is something you might want to overwrite instead.

Many synths have better approach to previewing while looking for something to overwrite, Nordlead or Polybrute etc. Pressing Save/Write once default is to listen to that location and you just move to next and listen and so forth. When finding a spot just save there with another push of a button.

In Prologue I have to have a peak first on a couple of locations I write to before modifying one I am at.

And form factor is nice on DM6, easy to have on your lap while having a layed back position in your favourite chair with legs up. A UB-Xa-8 with such a small footprint is a must have. :)

lfm
KVRAF
5832 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Post Wed Jun 08, 2022 1:46 am

A new video up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm-v_ls-5So

Not a lot variations, just a nice brass with some PAT demo.

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KVRAF
2376 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:20 am

Well it looks pretty close to the real thing...
No auto tune...

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2785 posts since 31 Dec, 2004 from People's Republic of Minnesota

Post Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:15 pm

If Behringer products were movies:

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KVRAF
8118 posts since 7 Sep, 2006 from Roseville, CA

Post Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:18 am

I’m not a big Oberheim fan, but that demo sounds pretty damn good to me! :tu:

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KVRian
1175 posts since 30 Jun, 2014 from Pacific NW

Post Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:55 pm

digitalboytn wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 2:20 am Well it looks pretty close to the real thing...
One could even say it sits above the real thing, based on that image…..

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