Behringer DeepMind 12 Connections & Wireless Control

Behringer has released a new demo video that highlights the connection options on the new DeepMind 12 polyphonic analog synth, including its wireless capabilities.

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.

44 thoughts on “Behringer DeepMind 12 Connections & Wireless Control

  1. I was wrong when I said that they would come up with the Lord of the Synths BluRay version of their video teasers. Actually they will come up with the Star Wars EP 1 to 9. Starting with The Return of the Analog, The Phantom Power Menace, The Revenge of Dave Smith, VCO Strikes Back…

  2. They’re doing a good job. I think they covered it well enough now that I can go demo one and not feel lost trying to use it. Very strategic marketing.

            1. One could do that easily via midi and a joystick controler. I think your whining is absolute inadequate at this stage. Just wait and try it out in your local music store as I will do too πŸ˜‰

            1. Plus dco 2 has a “tone mod”, the oscillators are hard syncable, and there’s also noise. Seems to be quite a lot of tonal variation in the demos even with the seemingly limited selection.

            2. If you’re going to have only one waveform choice for an oscillator, pulse is the best choice. Adjusting pulse width dramatically affects the upper partials.

    1. The patch morphing axis in the video clearly shows you the advantage of a touch screen over knobs. Why do with two hands what you can do with one finger?
      Sure, they could have integrated such a touch screen in the synth, but why unnecessarily push the price up when everybody already has such a device, being a phone or a tablet?
      With tablets becoming multi touch, and the api for this synth publicly available, you might even write your own personalized layout to control the synth.

    1. For a single parameter, you can image four patches and four different filter cutoff values— morphing just averages between them in the center. I predict that there will be some patches where things like FX, OSC 1 waveform, LFO shape, etc. will all be fixed by whatever is in the patch 1 position (upper left); and it will simply average the value of slider settings among them– weighted by finger position on the morph pad. But things that couldn’t be averaged like waveform & FX, etc will be dictated by the first patch.

      You could take a basic patch, and make three other versions that change the variable settings pretty dramatically then morph among them.

      That’s just limiting the functionality based on the architecture but still giving you loads of power from that point.

  3. This is very tempting.
    Although bi-timbrality and one more octave is what drives me to the prophet 08 for live playing. If only the prophet 08 could handle 2 midi channels at the same time (1 per split)…but that’s asking to much, I know.

    1. What? No, that’s not asking too much. My Matrix 6 can do 2 separate MIDI channels for splits.

      The fact that neither Prophet 8, 6, OB6, nor DM12 are not properly multitimbral bugs me to no end.

      1. By the way. Do you know what’s the reason for such limitation in current synths? If they are analog it shouldn’t be “processing power” right?

  4. This synth blows me away, not only because it sounds great, but because they have integrated the full power of digital control over the analogue signal path – and better than any of their competitors have done so far. This is no Juno 106 clone, it goes way beyond that!

  5. people have been mounting iPads to their APCs for almost a decade at this point so chill out.

    what worries me more is the lack of input jacks.

  6. As ‘frodo’ said above, it’s a pity about the limited source palette of oscillators.
    Most of the timbre variation comes from post modifiers ie. Filter, effects, unison…

  7. Remember the price point, folks. This was meant to be a modern 106 which is also very basic. For a grand you can’t expect a Prophet 12…

    There are mic stand clips for mounting your iPad. It’s wifi so it doesn’t need to physically attach via usb.

  8. Since it is more relevant to this thread, I’ll just restate that adding an audio input to the rack/tabletop version would make some sense. They’d have some extra time to work out the chassis design and “in-factory mod” to make it work.

    The designers would to determine a reasonable place to insert it into the circuit and signal path. Ideally, would love to see it pre-filter. Perhaps it could merge with osc 2 somewhere. Access the FX is a must, access to the filter a plus.

  9. Indeed not a (bi-timbral )P12, but a P12 is 3 times the price of a DM12. For the price of a P12 module you could have a DM12 keys + a DM12 Module or 2 DM12 modules and buy with what’s left a MIDI keyboard. Then of-course the P12 has more oscillator and (very likely) more routing options than the DM12. The P12 is just a very different machine. The DM12 module is a low cost nice to have. The DM12 come more close as a substitute for a P6/OB6 than a P12 IMHO. Everything is of-course relative.

  10. I didn’t see a dedicated screen called ‘missing envelope sliders’.

    I’m being cheeky but I would like the app to offer a dedicated view for things not already on the physical panel. Seems that main synth view has the kitchen sink on it. Definitely a good thing to have but so would being able to use the iPad screen as an extension for the keyboard’s physical controls, if that makes sense. Surely they’re all their on that kitchen sink view but I’m talking about an uncluttered view with only the 10-16 controls the engineers wish they could have squeezed onto the hardware panel.

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