Behringer 12 voice synth


#41

The trend for low cost seems to be to make small units. Less materials, smaller boxes for cheaper shipping and so on.

Will they risk minikeys?


#42

It’s clearly full keys in the video. So far they seem to get pretty much everything right (except maybe the boring “analog waveform” oscillator section).


#43

What we’ve seen are full-size keys.

My prediction is that it will be $1499 and that it will be a solid and well-built device with a nice keybed and good feeling controls.

They’re not going to price it too low initially because they’ll use their first synth as a way to change the quality perception of the Behringer brand.

Cheaper versions with less voices and smaller keys are likely to follow later


#44

@pichenettes Did we see any details of the DCO section? I am still hoping for variable waveshapes or maybe crazy Alpha Juno style PWM on the saw…


#45

More details here

I think t2k might be right on the price, my guess is £1500, maybe a little more given the FX engines are powered by TC ELECTRONIC & KLARK TEKNIK!


#46

Mmmm that name is already taken.

TC Electronic and Klark Teknik are Behringer


#47

Nice that they used a monochrome LCD instead of a full-color display with a horribly over-designed touch UI that everybody seems to use on their big workstation synths nowadays.


#48

“TC Electronic and Klark Teknik are Behringer”

I did not know that, I learn something new every day :slight_smile:


#49

FWIW, that’s a really shitty name. Ew. Also, the 90s wants their stupid CamelCased BrandName back.


#50

DeepPockets might be an appropriate name for this synth, t2k :slight_smile:


#51

Haha - DeepMind! Is this the ultimate trolling by Behringer? It’s been kinda fun with them sending out all these teasers. In my opinion, better to do that, then do one GAS-inducing video and then nothing for months (sometimes years) until the unit comes out. I’m not in the market for a synth like this, but it’s definitely cool to see another company jump into the mix with something that seems well thought out and complete.


#52

Happy that they went with a proper-sized display here, looking at my various synths, most use 16x2, or slightly more(Supernova - gorgeous VFD, but a bit on the small-ish side. Not much though). Now for some synths 16x2 is all that you need, but for many, you really want more. A lot more. So, props to behringer for that.


#53

Demo 5 appears to emphasize FX section is doing a lot of the sound design work.


#54

Deep thought, the answer is 42.


#55

If there’s a decent mod matrix then a display certainly helps.


#56

“DeepMind” - well, still better name than “King KORG”, “Sub 37” or “Little Phatty”.


#57

No, no, “DeepMind” is a hybrid English-German word that refers to their design philosophy of providing the deepest functionality for the least cost.


#58

More info: “We build our own keybeds and don’t buy from external sources to ensure consistency and quality. The semi-weighted keybed which is used in the DeepMind 12 is designed and approved by Uli himself.”


#59

To be honest: the keys of Behringer keyboards match the quality of more costly manufacturers.
Ok, the software and the pots suck, but the keys are awesome. I know a lot of people who cannibalized the keys of Behringer keyboards for repair of vintage stuff.


#60

> “DeepMind” is a hybrid English-German word that refers to their design philosophy of providing the deepest functionality for the least cost.

Can you explain that one? I don’t get it.