So, it looks like Behringer have chickened out of their legal battle with Roland. Their US website says: "We are pleased to unveil the fantastic new look and feel of our coveted BEHRINGER stomp boxes" - a look which is now nothing like any Boss pedals. But it looks like another battle is just around the corner. On April 6th at 11am, they're launching 87 new products at the Frankfurt Musicmesse, including a range of genuine analog synths. The Ultrasynth MM1000 is a very familiar-looking three oscillator synth in a wood-effect aluminium case. The UltraMatrix SY1100 is built into a black plastic suitcase, with a matrix patch panel and a tiny membrane keyboard. Both synths are being produced in China, and the prices are astounding: The MM1000 is £250 ($475), while the SY1100 is just £200 ($375). Wow!