Behringer DeepMind 12 In-Depth Hands-On Demo

At the Knobcon 2016 synth convention, we got a sneak preview of the new Behringer DeepMind 12 synthesizer.

In this video, we talk with Rob Belcham, who is the lead engineer on the DeepMind 12. He gave us an in-depth overview and demo of the new DM 12.

At Knobcon, we also interviewed Pete Sadler, Project Lead on the development of the DeepMind 12. He told us that the DM 12 synth design was pretty well worked out, but they were going to use the next prototype to do things like improve the noise floor and add support for WiFi. See the interview for more on the origin & development of the DeepMind 12.

And, if you just want to hear what it sounds like, check out our video exploring the sound of the Behringer DeepMind 12.

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.

16 thoughts on “Behringer DeepMind 12 In-Depth Hands-On Demo

    1. Wow, what an insightful comment full of logical and well thought our arguments.

      Can I hire you to recommend all synths for me?

    2. It’s all relative. If you are interested only in boutique synths, you should focus your attention on those posts. If you are only interested in major brands like Yamaha, Korg, Roland, or Kurzweil, you can read about those synths.

      Behringer is about to release a very impressive synth for a grand. It kind of is a big deal. But yea, you can argue that there is too much hype, and you’re probably right. But you can just change the channel.

      1. I agree, but just wish, that channel changing would also work on the other side as well; the DM12 evangelists are smearing this synth to your face everywhere.

  1. Great stuff! I think that there’s a lot to work with here.

    To put it in perspective, it’s got way more capabilities than two $500 Korg Minilogues – which i think are an amazing deal. More voices, better effects, more modulation options, full-size keys, etc, etc, etc.

  2. Okay, this is not the type of “demo” that you want to use to show off your new synth.

    I’m sure that the new Behringer synth can do more and sound waaaaay better in the hands of others.

    Although I’m confident that the DeepMind 12 can be demonstrated in a way that makes it look/sound much more impressive, based on this demo, I would actually prefer a $250 used Novation MiniNova. Yeah, I’m not kidding. Go to YouTube and type in “Matt Jessup Gary Numan” and find the clip with snippets of Jessup’s programming of Gary Numan sounds for the MiniNova/UltraNova (you can purchase the sounds and load them into your MiniNova or UltraNova). The example snippets in the clip were all played on a MiniNova. They will blow you away.

  3. I started to watch it, but it seems like they were about to go over ground that was already covered in some previous vids. If there’s anything new in this vid, it would be cool if that could be summarized in the above post.

  4. Only a couple of people even bother with the other demo unit on the other table.

    At a synth show.

    Also….wtf is with the leprechaun and fairy cowboy?

  5. little Internal Fan eh…i give it 18 months before that little sukker packs it in. Imagine if the original Juno 106 had an internal fan. How many internal fans do you rekkon would be working today…..what a completely crippling design feature. They arent thinking about this thing lasting more than a few years obviously or they would never have done it

  6. Everyone who is hating on this is just salty that behringer is the one who finally made a synth everyone has been asking for. Yeah their quality control was terrible…keyword was. I’ve used and abused many pieces of behringer gearr over the years with great results. build a bridge and get over yourself.

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