Behringer Intros UB-1 Spirit, A Oberheim-Inspired Minisynth

Behringer today introduced the UB-1, an Oberheim-inspired dual-oscillator paraphonic monophonic minisynth.


  • 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)

Pricing and Availability

The Behringer UB-1 synthesizer is expected to be priced at $49 USD, with availability still to be announced based on component availability.