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Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

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UB-Xa

Embrace the legacy and make your mark on history with the UB-Xa from Behringer. More than just a recreation of a classic synthesizer, we’ve made sure that the UB-Xa has all the bells, whistles and characteristics that came with the original, but it’s also filled to the brim with modern features such as velocity and after-touch, 512 user program memories and comprehensive MIDI implementation. This makes for a well-rounded synth that’ll make friends with anything in your setup.

Faithful Recreation and More

To recreate its iconic growl and sizzle, we dove deep into the inner workings of the original OB-Xa and brought them into the 21st century including all its original factory patches that made the 80s roar. Thanks to its VCOs and VCFs heavily based on the original 3340 and 3320 chip designs, 16 voices and the ability to split its keyboard so you can layer 2 different sounds, the UB-Xa is capable of conjuring up massive sounding riffs.

An Icon for the Icons

The UB-Xa is a synth like no other that stands on the shoulders of giants! Its legacy is what gave birth to the 80s most iconic hits from the world’s most famous artists! From Rush’s Geddy Lee, The Police, Prince to Van Halen, and even the iconic Terminator theme composed by Brad Fiedel, the UB-Xa’s lineage is filled only with the greats and now you can make your own mark on history as well.

More Information
Product Name Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Brand Behringer
Condition New
MPN UBXA
UPC 4033653031691

What's in the Box?

  • Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
  • Analog polyphonic synthesizer and authentic reproduction of classic OB-Xa including original factory patches
  • Vintage mode allows selection of 8 synthesizer signatures including OB-Xa, OB-8 and more
  • 16 voices with 2 VCOs per voice and oscillator sync mode
  • Multi-timbral capability allows splitting or layering 2 different sounds
  • VCOs and VCFs based on reproductions of original 3340 and 3320 semi conductor designs
  • Both VCOs generate sawtooth, triangle or square waveforms with variable pulse width
  • Selectable dual-slope 12/24 dB analog low-pass filter per voice with adjustable resonance
  • 61 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring poly after-touch and velocity sensitivity
  • Flexible 8-channel modulation matrix for dramatic expansion of sonic possibilities
  • Dual-layer arpeggiator and sequencer with real-time sequence transpose
  • Velocity and after-touch can be optionally used for more expressive performance
  • 2 dedicated LFOs with 7 waveform shapes for modulation of pulse width, oscillator pitch and filter cutoff frequency
  • 2 ADSR generators per voice for control of VCF and VCA
  • Stereo VCA per voice to allow control over voice/layer panning
  • 26 rotary controls give direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • High-quality LCD Display with encoder for rapid parameter editing
  • Assignable preset recall switches for immediate program selection
  • Spring-loaded pitch and assignable modulation paddles provide total hands-on performance
  • 512 user program memories with “compare and match” feature to quickly match all analog controls to stored program values
  • Fully servo-balanced outputs for highest signal integrity
  • CV/pedal inputs for connection to expression pedals and footswitches
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to enable multidimensional controllers and multiple parameters per note
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)

Synthesizer Architecture

Number of Voices: 16-voice bi-timbral
Type: Analog
Oscillators: 32
LFO: 2
VCF: 1 low pass, 2-pole or 4-pole, (12dB or 24dB/oct slope), switchable
Envelopes: VCA, VCF

Connectivity

MIDI In/out/thru: 5-pin DIN / 16 channels
USB (MIDI): USB 2.0, type B
Main Output: 2 x 1/4" TRS, balanced, max. 22 dBu
Impedance: 50 Ω
Headphones: 1/4" TRS, stereo, max 25mW dBu
Impedance: 25 Ω
Foot Pedals: Vibrato: 1/4" TRS, balanced
Filter: 1/4" TRS, balanced
Foot Switches: Sustain: 1/4" Mono
Program advance: 1/4" Mono
Hold: 1/4" Mono

USB

Type: Class-compliant USB 2.0, type B
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or higher
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Manual Section

Controls: Volume: 0 to 255
Balance
Master tune
Switches: Auto
Chord

Control Section

Controls: Portamento
OSC 2 Detune
Switches: Unison

Arpeggiator Section

Controls: Rate
Switches: Settings
Hold
On

LFO Section

Controls: LFO Rate
Switches: Waveform
LED: Sine
Inverse Sawtooth
Square
Sawtooth
Sample & hold
Trig
SMP

Modulation Section

Controls: OSC 1 depth
OSC 2 depth
Switches: OSC 1 freq
OSC 2 freq
Filter freq
OSC 1 PWM
OSC 2 PWM
Volume mod

Oscillator Section

Controls: Frequency 1
Pulse width
Frequency 2
Switches: Saw waveform 1
Pulse waveform 1
Sync OSC 2
F-ENV (envelope follow) OSC 2
Saw waveform 2
Pulse waveform 2
Shift

Keyboard Section

Switches: Split (keyboard)
Double (keyboard)
Lower (keyboard)
Upper (keyboard)

Sequencer Section

Switches: Rest / tie
Record
Stop
Play / pause

Filter Section

Controls: Frequency
Resonance
Modulation
Noise
Switches: OSC 1
Half OSC 2
Full OSC 2
4 Pole
Track

Envelope Section

Controls: Attack (envelope)
Decay (envelope)
Sustain (envelope)
Release (envelope)
Attack (filter)
Decay (filter)
Sustain (filter)
Release (filter)

Programmer Section

Controls: Select encoder
Switches: Compare
Manual
Write
Preset / value -
Preset / value +
Display: 2 x line, 16-digit LCD display

Assignable Preset Recall Section

Switches: 1 / USB / MIDI
2 / Vel / aft
3 / Voice
4 / Mod

Keyboard and Controls

Wheels: Pitch
Modulation
Controls: Rate
Depth
Switches: Waveform
OSC 1 mod
OSC 2 mod
OSC 2 only (bend)
Amount (bend)
Transpose down
Transpose up
LED: Triangle
Square
Sawtooth
Inverse Sawtooth
Random
Sample & hold
Keyboard: 61 full-size keys with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch

Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer

Details

UB-Xa

Embrace the legacy and make your mark on history with the UB-Xa from Behringer. More than just a recreation of a classic synthesizer, we’ve made sure that the UB-Xa has all the bells, whistles and characteristics that came with the original, but it’s also filled to the brim with modern features such as velocity and after-touch, 512 user program memories and comprehensive MIDI implementation. This makes for a well-rounded synth that’ll make friends with anything in your setup.

Faithful Recreation and More

To recreate its iconic growl and sizzle, we dove deep into the inner workings of the original OB-Xa and brought them into the 21st century including all its original factory patches that made the 80s roar. Thanks to its VCOs and VCFs heavily based on the original 3340 and 3320 chip designs, 16 voices and the ability to split its keyboard so you can layer 2 different sounds, the UB-Xa is capable of conjuring up massive sounding riffs.

An Icon for the Icons

The UB-Xa is a synth like no other that stands on the shoulders of giants! Its legacy is what gave birth to the 80s most iconic hits from the world’s most famous artists! From Rush’s Geddy Lee, The Police, Prince to Van Halen, and even the iconic Terminator theme composed by Brad Fiedel, the UB-Xa’s lineage is filled only with the greats and now you can make your own mark on history as well.

More Information
Product Name Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Brand Behringer
Condition New
MPN UBXA
UPC 4033653031691

What's in the Box?

  • Behringer UB-Xa 16-Voice Multi-Timbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Features
  • Analog polyphonic synthesizer and authentic reproduction of classic OB-Xa including original factory patches
  • Vintage mode allows selection of 8 synthesizer signatures including OB-Xa, OB-8 and more
  • 16 voices with 2 VCOs per voice and oscillator sync mode
  • Multi-timbral capability allows splitting or layering 2 different sounds
  • VCOs and VCFs based on reproductions of original 3340 and 3320 semi conductor designs
  • Both VCOs generate sawtooth, triangle or square waveforms with variable pulse width
  • Selectable dual-slope 12/24 dB analog low-pass filter per voice with adjustable resonance
  • 61 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring poly after-touch and velocity sensitivity
  • Flexible 8-channel modulation matrix for dramatic expansion of sonic possibilities
  • Dual-layer arpeggiator and sequencer with real-time sequence transpose
  • Velocity and after-touch can be optionally used for more expressive performance
  • 2 dedicated LFOs with 7 waveform shapes for modulation of pulse width, oscillator pitch and filter cutoff frequency
  • 2 ADSR generators per voice for control of VCF and VCA
  • Stereo VCA per voice to allow control over voice/layer panning
  • 26 rotary controls give direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • High-quality LCD Display with encoder for rapid parameter editing
  • Assignable preset recall switches for immediate program selection
  • Spring-loaded pitch and assignable modulation paddles provide total hands-on performance
  • 512 user program memories with “compare and match” feature to quickly match all analog controls to stored program values
  • Fully servo-balanced outputs for highest signal integrity
  • CV/pedal inputs for connection to expression pedals and footswitches
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) to enable multidimensional controllers and multiple parameters per note
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)
Tech Specs

Synthesizer Architecture

Number of Voices: 16-voice bi-timbral
Type: Analog
Oscillators: 32
LFO: 2
VCF: 1 low pass, 2-pole or 4-pole, (12dB or 24dB/oct slope), switchable
Envelopes: VCA, VCF

Connectivity

MIDI In/out/thru: 5-pin DIN / 16 channels
USB (MIDI): USB 2.0, type B
Main Output: 2 x 1/4" TRS, balanced, max. 22 dBu
Impedance: 50 Ω
Headphones: 1/4" TRS, stereo, max 25mW dBu
Impedance: 25 Ω
Foot Pedals: Vibrato: 1/4" TRS, balanced
Filter: 1/4" TRS, balanced
Foot Switches: Sustain: 1/4" Mono
Program advance: 1/4" Mono
Hold: 1/4" Mono

USB

Type: Class-compliant USB 2.0, type B
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or higher
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Manual Section

Controls: Volume: 0 to 255
Balance
Master tune
Switches: Auto
Chord

Control Section

Controls: Portamento
OSC 2 Detune
Switches: Unison

Arpeggiator Section

Controls: Rate
Switches: Settings
Hold
On

LFO Section

Controls: LFO Rate
Switches: Waveform
LED: Sine
Inverse Sawtooth
Square
Sawtooth
Sample & hold
Trig
SMP

Modulation Section

Controls: OSC 1 depth
OSC 2 depth
Switches: OSC 1 freq
OSC 2 freq
Filter freq
OSC 1 PWM
OSC 2 PWM
Volume mod

Oscillator Section

Controls: Frequency 1
Pulse width
Frequency 2
Switches: Saw waveform 1
Pulse waveform 1
Sync OSC 2
F-ENV (envelope follow) OSC 2
Saw waveform 2
Pulse waveform 2
Shift

Keyboard Section

Switches: Split (keyboard)
Double (keyboard)
Lower (keyboard)
Upper (keyboard)

Sequencer Section

Switches: Rest / tie
Record
Stop
Play / pause

Filter Section

Controls: Frequency
Resonance
Modulation
Noise
Switches: OSC 1
Half OSC 2
Full OSC 2
4 Pole
Track

Envelope Section

Controls: Attack (envelope)
Decay (envelope)
Sustain (envelope)
Release (envelope)
Attack (filter)
Decay (filter)
Sustain (filter)
Release (filter)

Programmer Section

Controls: Select encoder
Switches: Compare
Manual
Write
Preset / value -
Preset / value +
Display: 2 x line, 16-digit LCD display

Assignable Preset Recall Section

Switches: 1 / USB / MIDI
2 / Vel / aft
3 / Voice
4 / Mod

Keyboard and Controls

Wheels: Pitch
Modulation
Controls: Rate
Depth
Switches: Waveform
OSC 1 mod
OSC 2 mod
OSC 2 only (bend)
Amount (bend)
Transpose down
Transpose up
LED: Triangle
Square
Sawtooth
Inverse Sawtooth
Random
Sample & hold
Keyboard: 61 full-size keys with velocity and polyphonic aftertouch
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