Love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit that it’s good to see someone who is able to fulfill his dreams. As much as I love to hate on him, I have to admit that I’m more than a little envious.
So, what am I blathering on about now? Uli Behringer’s life-long dream was to build synthesizers. The story is on the web site. And, for the past few years, he’s been doing just that, coming out with both original designs like the Deepmind series, or reimagined clones of some of the classics, as well as a fairly complete lineup of synth modules and frames. One thing I didn’t notice earlier in the week is that one of the new $49 models is called the UB-1, the same as the designation of his first synth.
As I mentioned in my last post, Behringer’s also announced an interesting line-up of sub-$100 micro-synths intended to capture the “soul” of some absolute classics. And yesterday, they posted what I’d consider to be a bit of a coup on their Facebook feed: a collaboration with Korg synth guru Hiroaki Nishijima, the legendary inventor of the Korg MS-20. This one is definitely going on the shopping list alongside the ProVS Soul (and maybe the Saturn, too)!
This wasn’t the only new item from Behringer in the past day or two. It also turns out that they’ve been showing a recreation of the Oberheim SEM 2-voice synth, with a target price of $299, that will also be Eurorack-compatible.
I can imagine that Sweetwater‘s gonna get real busy when this chip shortage loosens up and this stuff starts shipping! If you do order from them, be sure to call my man there, Carson McClain, and tell him I sent you!