Behringer intros $49 UB-1 Spirit, Oberheim-inspired mini synth


The UB-1, an Oberheim-inspired dual-oscillator paraphonic monophonic minisynth.


“ We’re just warming up”: Behringer launches $49 Oberheim-style UB-1 mini synth and hints at more to come.


Perhaps, 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 is “just warming up,” indicating that there could be more new products to come


Similar to Oberheim colours, the UB-1 is a portable analogue instrument 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.



Other features include a touch-sensitive keyboard, an arpeggiator, 32 presets, an OLED display and USB/MIDI support.





  • Programmable synthesizer with 2 DCOs and classic 4-pole filter
  • Built around clone of the CEM3396/3397 analog chip used in the Oberheim Matrix 6/1000
  • 16 touch-sensitive mini keys
  • 32 memory presets, expandable via SynthTribe app
  • Arpeggiator with 3 patterns and hold function
  • Individual envelopes for VCF and VCA for creative sound shaping
  • 2 LFOs to control filter and oscillator tuning
  • 6 functions buttons and OLED display for editing
  • USB Micro connector allows powering via smartphone, power bank or computer
  • USB/MIDI implementation (including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save)


The Behringer UB-1 mini synth estimated price is $49, with availability to be announce once the chip available.



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