Behringer DeepMind 12 Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer


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With the creation of Behringer DeepMind 12, the ultimate true analog 12-voice polyphonic synthesizer is finally a reality. DeepMind 12 allows you to conjure up virtually any sound you can imagine with unparalleled finesse and ease. Thanks to its 4 effects engines, dual analog oscillators and LFOs per voice, 3 ADSR generators, 8-channel modulation matrix and onboard 32-step control sequencer, DeepMind 12 gives you complete control over your soundscape. Plus, DeepMind 12 features comprehensive remote app control via iPad, Mac, PC and selected Android devices over USB, MIDI or built-in wi-fi, for a custom-tailored workflow that lets your creative spirit soar to new heights.

Classic polyphonic synthesizer
The inspired synthesizer tracks laid down in the 1970s and 80s are etched in the annals of progressive rock and pop music forever, making them truly classic in every sense of the word. DeepMind 12's pure analog signal path with legendary IR3109-style VCFs, stereo VCAs and 12-voice polyphony lets you recreate all that magic or design the powerful, original sounds that just might make you a legend in your own right.

Behringer has also included 4 simultaneous effects engines with over 33 world-class TC Electronic, Midas and Klark Teknik algorithms, including reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay, multiband distortion and many more. Custom-designed and physically modeled after some of the most iconic and sought-after processors, DeepMind 12's effects were essentially 'rebuilt' in the digital domain and put right at your fingertips. All effects run inside the low-latency environment of DeepMind 12, ensuring flawless performance and flexible routing.

Glorious 12-note polyphony
Playing chords and building textural soundscapes requires the ability to generate multiple notes or sounds simultaneously. While early analog synthesizers were either monophonic or otherwise limited in the number of sounds they could produce at the same time, DeepMind 12 boosts your creativity with 12-note polyphony. Each voice has 2 oscillators, with OSC 1 generating sawtooth and square/pulse waveforms with pulse width modulation while OSC 2 generates square/pulse waveforms with a unique tone modulation. With 24 oscillators at your disposal, a tremendous range of options becomes available including a variety of poly, unison and mono modes. The addition of oscillator sync, oscillator drift and parameter drift allows the recreation of the much sought-after warmth and movement found in vintage analog synthesizers, with greatly improved reliability and stability.

Making waves
Individual voices also have 2 LFOs with a range that extends into audio rate. Each LFO features adjustable slew rate, modulation delay, key sync, assignable clock sync (internal or external MIDI) and envelope auto-triggering, as well as delay and fade-in. The 7 available LFO waveform shapes are sine, triangle, square, ramp up, ramp down, sample and hold, and sample and glide for an amazing array of tonal options. DeepMind 12 also offers a highly unusual 'phase link' option for the polyphonic LFOs, allowing them to operate in unison (mono), or 'linked' with an adjustable phase shift between voices. Additionally, the LFOs can track key pitch via the modulation matrix, enabling crossmod-type effects.

3 envelope generators
When it comes to envelope generation, DeepMind 12 has all bases covered thanks to 3 four-stage ADSR envelope generators per voice, each equipped with continuously-variable curves for truly unique flexibility. Envelope trigger modes include legato, mono and retrigger. The envelopes can be triggered by key, individual LFOs or the control sequencer and looped well into audio rate. DeepMind 12 serves up all the versatility and tone-sculpting options a professional musician could ask for.

8-channel modulation matrix
Want to modulate the reverb tail or compressor with the mod wheel? How about driving the Midas multiband distortion effect with an LFO or aftertouch? With 19 modulation sources and more than 130 destinations, DeepMind 12 provides a multitude of modulation options, and its 'press & hold' shortcuts make selection of those sources and destinations quick and easy.

32-step control sequencer
DeepMind 12's control sequencer features adjustable slew rate and MIDI sync and allows a 32-step pattern of values, which can vary from -127 to 127. Other parameters that can be controlled include note value, tie and length, slew and swing. These can all be mapped as modulation sources to any of the available destinations.

Remote control
Comprehensive remote app control is available for DeepMind 12 via iPad, Mac, PC and selected Android devices over USB, MIDI or built-in wi-fi for extended parameter control. The iPad app also features a robust preset manager, gig list, full editor and integral patch morpher.

Ultra-expressive keyboard
The keyboard features 49 full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch that deliver an expressive and superior playing experience. You'll love the feel and playability of DeepMind 12's semi-weighted keys as they respond to even the slightest nuance of your playing. Aftertouch allows you to imbue your sound with variations of pitch, volume, modulation or color — whatever parameters you choose. Whether you have a heavy or soft playing style, DeepMind 12 always responds to your touch with 3 different selectable velocity and aftertouch curves.

Pure analog signal path
A modern reincarnation of a beloved analog classic (with true bypass studio-grade effects), all of DeepMind 12's sounds are purely analog, all the way from OSC 1, which generates sawtooth and square/pulse waveforms with user-definable PWM, and OSC 2, which generates square/pulse waveforms with tone modulation. The combination of square/pulse waves on OSC 1 and tone modulation on OSC 2 gives DeepMind 12 a boldly unique and fresh character not found in competing products.

Lowpass filter and envelope faders
Everything about DeepMind 12 has been designed to give you total control over the creative process. That goes for the selectable dual-slope 12/24 dB analog low pass filter with adjustable resonance and tracking (per voice), and the 4 envelope faders that smoothly transform individual segments of the envelope between linear, exponential and reverse exponential curves.

Big, fat tones
DeepMind 12 provides your choice of powerful unison or poly modes with detune, pan spread and drift parameters that can handle up to 12 voices per note for incredibly fat tones. And if you want even more, just engage the global noise generator to expand the waveform options. DeepMind 12's extreme versatility empowers you to be your creative best.

Polyphonic portamento
While most synthesizers only allow simple mono portamento glides, DeepMind 12 lets you create stunningly smooth mono and polyphonic chord glissandos that will really get your juices flowing. Options include flexible fixed rate, fixed time and exponential pitch glide modes of operation.

A very sophisticated arpeggiator is also provided, complete with a tap tempo button and user-configurable pattern modes that exhibit a level of refinement previously only available from a sequencer. DeepMind 12's arpeggiator can operate across up to 6 octaves, and you can choose from 32 preset rhythmic patterns with up to 32 steps and rests or create and save your own. Modes of operation include up, down, up/down, up/inverted, down/inverted, up/down/inverted, up/alternate, down/alternate, random, as-played and chord. A wide range of clock options are also available, as well as hold switch latching.

Chord memory
Want to build impossibly huge chords that can be played with a single finger? DeepMind 12 allows you to write extremely complex chords and polychords (up to 12 notes each), save them into memory locations and perform them with the press of a single key. There is enough storage space on board for 36 six-note chords, all of which can be mapped to specific trigger keys.

True bypass mode
The effects menu of the DeepMind 12 is accessed by pressing the FX button, which in turn brings up the FX page on the LCD display. This is where you assign, route and adjust all effects parameters, including mode, mix and level. You can also select bypass mode to completely remove the digital effects from the signal path for a pure, high-integrity analog tone.

Highpass filter
The 6 dB highpass filter in the DeepMind 12 lets you set the lower cutoff frequency of the output signal. The accompanying Boost switch applies a +12 dB bass boost to the signal path to fatten up the bottom end.

You are always in control
For those who want the numbers, DeepMind 12 has 26 sliders, 33 switches, 1 rotary encoder, 2 knobs, 1 spring-loaded pitch wheel and 1 assignable, spring-loaded modulation wheel. All are laid out in a highly intuitive format designed to put the joy back into your music creation.

Pitch and mod wheels
Spring-loaded pitch and assignable modulation wheels are conveniently placed for easy left-hand access, making DeepMind 12 the ultimate live performance and studio-ready synthesizer.

Large LCD screen
The large and easy-to-read LCD screen provides rapid parameter editing and program selection on the fly for a total hands-on performance with real-time access to all important parameters. The screen shows the synthesizer status, parameters, and the five main menu pages: Connectivity, Keyboard, Pedal, Fader and System. The contrast and brightness levels are adjustable on the system settings page of the global menu.

Something to remember
The patches loaded into DeepMind 12's memory were designed by some of the world's finest sound designers, and all of them are available for your modification. Your parameter settings can be stored in any of 1,024 available user memory slots, which feature a convenient 'compare and match' function that helps you match all analog controls to the values stored in the program. DeepMind 12 provides more than enough memory to store several soundtracks and even entire shows.

You've got connections
DeepMind 12's connectivity is extensive, with fully servo-balanced stereo TRS outputs for audio feeds to mixing consoles/amplifiers, headphones, sustain pedal/CV, 5-pin MIDI in/out/thru for external devices and your DAW and MIDI over USB for your computer and firmware updates. The comprehensive MIDI implementation includes NRPN/CC control of virtually all parameters as well as bulk load/save.

Wi-fi router not required
You can easily tap into your home network via DeepMind 12's integrated and configurable wi-fi client / access point without any additional hardware.

You are covered
Behringer products are manufactured using state-of-the-art automation, enhanced production workflows and quality assurance labs with the most sophisticated test equipment available in the world. As a result, they boast one of the lowest product failure rates in the industry and they confidently back it up with a generous 3-year warranty program.

  • Classic polyphonic synthesizer with 12 true analog voices for insanely fat and authentic sounds
  • 4 simultaneous world-class TC Electronic and Klark Teknik effects with over 30 algorithms including reverb, chorus, flanger, phaser, delay and multiband distortion
  • 12 voices with 2 oscillators per voice with oscillator sync mode
  • 2 LFOs per voice with 7 waveform shapes, key sync, MIDI sync and envelope auto-triggering
  • 3 ADSR generators per voice for control of VCF, VCA and MOD envelopes
  • Flexible 8-channel modulation matrix with 19 sources and over 130 destinations including effects parameters
  • 32-step control sequencer with adjustable slew rate and MIDI sync
  • Full remote control via app on iPad, Mac, PC and selected Android devices over USB, MIDI or built-in wi-fi for extended parameter control
  • 49 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring velocity sensitivity and aftertouch
  • Pure analog signal path based on legendary VCF and VCA designs
  • OSC 1 generates sawtooth and square/pulse waveforms with pulse width modulation
  • OSC 2 generates square/pulse waveforms with tone modulation
  • Selectable dual-slope 12/24 dB analog lowpass filter per voice with adjustable resonance
  • Envelope faders seamlessly transform individual envelope segments among linear, exponential and reverse exponential curves
  • Powerful unison and poly modes with detune, pan spread and drift parameters featuring up to 12 voices per note
  • Global noise generator dramatically expands waveform generation
  • Incredible polyphonic portamento with flexible fixed rate, fixed time and exponential pitch glide modes
  • Sophisticated arpeggiator with tap tempo button and user configurable pattern modes
  • Chord and PolyChord memories enable polyphonic performances from monophonic playing styles
  • True bypass mode for pure and high-integrity analog tone
  • Global variable 6 dB highpass filter with powerful bass boost switch
  • 26 sliders and one switch per function give direct and real-time access to all important parameters
  • Spring-loaded pitch and assignable modulation wheels provide total hands-on performance
  • LCD display with encoder, navigation switches and data value slider for rapid menu parameter editing and program selection
  • 1,024 user program memories with 'compare and match' feature to quickly match all analog controls to values stored in program
  • Fully servo-balanced stereo outputs for highest signal integrity
  • CV/pedal input for connection to modular systems
  • Comprehensive MIDI implementation including NRPN/CC control of all parameters and bulk load/save
  • Integrated and configurable wi-fi client / access point allows easy and secure connection to home network
  • 3-year warranty program
More Information
Manufacturer Behringer
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer Power Cable
Analog/Digital Analog
Number of Keys 49
Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
Key Action Semi-weighted with velocity sensitivity and aftertouch
Aftertouch Yes
Speakers n/a
Programs/Presets 1,024 patch storage locations
Voices of Polyphony 12
Oscillators per Voice 2
Effects 4 simultaneous effects with over 30 algorithms including:
  • Reverb
  • Chorus
  • Flanger
  • Phaser
  • Delay
  • Multiband distortion
Sequencer 32-step control sequencer with adjustable slew rate and MIDI sync
Sampling n/a
Internal Storage Capacity n/a
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator Yes
MIDI In, Out, Thru, USB
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, System Updates, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager
Audio Outputs Dual stereo L/R 1/4" outputs
1/4" stereo headphone output
Control Connections 1/4" sustain pedal footswitch input
1/4" expression pedal / CV input
Onboard Controllers Spring-loaded pitch wheel
Assignable modulation wheel
Width 32.4"
Depth 10.1"
Height 4.1"
Product Weight 18.5 lbs.
Unique Features Full remote control via app on iPad, Mac, PC and selected Android devices over USB, MIDI or built-in wi-fi

MUSIC, Inc. Limited Warranty Policy

Behringer parent company MUSIC is committed to providing the highest quality products, service and user experience for our customers. One element of this commitment is our after-sales support, which incorporates MUSIC’s extended Limited Warranty Policy. This Limited Warranty applies only if you purchased the product from a MUSIC Authorized Reseller and is valid only in the original country of purchase. You can qualify for an extended Limited Warranty for products sold in countries served by MUSIC Authorized Service Centers, including the United States.

MUSIC warrants the mechanical and electronic components of this product to be free of defects in material and workmanship if used under normal operating conditions for a period of one (1) year from the original date of retail purchase. Subject to the online registration of your product within ninety (90) calendar days of retail purchase, the Limited Warranty shall be extended to 3 years.

If the product displays any defect within the specified warranty period and such defect is not specifically excluded in the full MUSIC warranty document, MUSIC will either repair or replace the product using new or reconditioned products or parts, at its sole discretion. In the event that MUSIC decides to replace the entire product, this Limited Warranty shall apply to the replacement product for the remaining warranty period of the product replaced.

Warranty service conditions are subject to change without notice. Please regularly refer to the latest warranty terms and conditions, and additional information regarding MUSIC's Limited Warranty at their website.

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