Behringer DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator & Sequencer

Behringer today released #10 in their series of previews of their upcoming DeepMind 12 polyphonic analog synthesizer.

The latest video takes a look at the DeepMind 12’s arpeggiator and sequencer functions.

Pricing and Availability

The Behringer DeepMind 12 is priced at about $1,000 and is expected to be available in late 2016. For more info, see our earlier Behringer DeepMind 12 posts.

42 thoughts on “Behringer DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator & Sequencer

    1. The only thing cooler than the Lord of the Rings (imho) is a sweet synthesizer. And the DM-12 is looking kinda sweet at this point.

  1. I hate all these demos that allow me to have an idea of what the product is. I prefer the mistery of not having anything at all because the instrument takes a long time to get to my country.

    Buying blind over the internet is more exciting…

    1. I completely agree, JoJo. The way the GUI shows duration and velocity is clever. It’s clear and full featured. Even just hearing the way the portamento responds is clear evidence of the difference between an analog synth and a digital one.

      These feature demos are VERY helpful. After it is released, I will appreciate hearing some 3rd party reviews that are more critical. In terms of the features we are seeing and the price point, I am throwing my money at my screen. Ok. I don’t really have money, per se, but I have an imagination, and gobs of imaginary money. I suppose I could write a real check, it would just be real bouncy.

  2. It’s a lot of real analog synth for the price.

    My only trepidation is that oscillator 2 seems to lack everything but square/pulse. Is this correct? Or is there more “under the hood?”

        1. It’s a 2nd square oscillator, configurable as unison, detuned, octave up, or octave down (sub). It has a “Tone” function which seemed similar to Pulse-Width, but that wasn’t clear from any of these vids. You can also do hard-sync, so in all those aspects, it isn’t just a normal sub-osc.

          1. So! 12 voices but the sub Osc’s aren’t flexible enough? Yeah then just flex the oscillators that are flexible, make up for its inevitable limitations with better melodies, and pop in the sub Osc’s for more weight.. ???? Just one way of dealing with it??

        2. really? how many synths do you know/have where the sub can be synced, pitched, detuned, pitch modulated, tone modulated and used as a mod destination? i’m waiting…

              1. if you think 4 oscs are a necessity to make a decent poly sound than you’re simply lacking taste or skills or both. go back playing with your softsynths joker

    1. Kudos to Dave for starting the analog renaissance. Too bad it came back to bite him in the a$$. I’m not complaining tho! Bring on the affordable analog polys!!!

  3. I’m at a point of returning to software synths like Serum as a studio producer. I think that Hardware makes sense a lot more if you’re a live performer. Otherwise a synth like Biotek or Diva blows hardware out of the water.

  4. Please post the user manual and the specifications on the website. Those should be done by now.
    Make life easier and saves a lot of time. (plus the MIDI Sysex & NRPN implementation details of-course)

  5. It’s funny how you can can still read complacent comments about this synth, just because it doesn’t offer exactly the same features as any other expensive synth. Some people should stop reading the specifications and use their hands/ears for once. I didn’t try it yet but I can tell it seems promising compared to other gear on the market. If you are an artist, your audience doesn’t even care about the gear you own. It’s about what you can do with it. Like some people say “a bad workman blames his tools”. Works for musicians too.

  6. Another great synth with bla bla bla…. Every time, done too much noise for an old fashioned abstract analog synthesis. Maybe a new synth engine would was more attractive!!!

  7. It is a frustrating era for sequencing old school. especially when shopping online or over the phone with salespeople – those 107 standard preset sounds, Quantize, step sequencing, note length, etc etc. – I asked, they said “oh ya of course” for Deep Mind. NOT – not so far, maybe I just don’t see it yet [I’ve only had Deep Mind for a few days.

    I am a simple songwriter. I don’t care much about the sounds – that is for the final product. I have a Yamaha S 960 but the rubber buttons are all dying. Cant access the sequencer. It takes a lot of takes to get 4 minutes of each part within 10/120 timing. So I got DeepMind and am looking for used crap from eBay now.

    Arrrgggg. Or am I just not seeing it yet?

    On the upside, it might be usefull with my EWI, which is my main thing.

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