Behringer Intros Oberheim Two-Voice Copy, The 2-XM
Behringer today introduced the 2-XM, an inexpensive, unofficial Euro-format copy of the classic Oberheim Two-Voice synthesizer.
Like the original, the 2-XM features two Synthesizer Expander Modules, each an all-in-one synth voice. But it drops the original’s step sequencer, replacing it with MIDI and CV/Gate control.
- Reproduces SEM 2-Voice circuitry from the ‘70s
- Analog signal path based with VCO, VCF and VCA
- 2 independent voices for polyphonic, split or 4-oscillator unison sounds
- 2 variable oscillator shapes, with adjustable pulse width for inspiring sounds
- Oscillator sync
- 2 multi-mode filters, with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch modes
- 2 analog LFOs with triangle and square waveforms
- 4 analog envelope generators for extensive control of filters and amplifiers
- Noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
- Extensive modulation capabilities, including internal and external sources
- 2-channel mixer section featuring level and pan controls for intense stereo sounds
- Portamento function applicable to both voices for pitch gliding effects
- 2 external audio inputs for processing external sound sources
- Dedicated audio outputs plus a combined stereo output
- CV and GATE In/Outs for patching and integrating with other modular gear
- 16-voice Poly Chain allows combining multiple synthesizers for up to 32 voice polyphony
- Eurorack compatible – main module can be transferred to a standard Eurorack case
- 64 controls to give you direct and real-time access to important parameters
- MIDI and USB implementation with MIDI channel and Voice Priority selection
Pricing and Availability
Behringer says that the 2-XM will be priced at $299, with availability dependent on the availability of needed semiconductor chips.