Behringer DeepMind 12 49-key 12-voice Analog Synthesizer

49-key, 12-voice Analog Polysynth with 2 DCOs and 2 LFOs per Voice, Noise Generator, Unison Detune, VCF, HPF, 3 ADSR Envelopes, 8-bus Modulation Matrix, 32-step Sequencer, 4 Digital Effects Engines, USB, MIDI in/out/thru, Tablet Remote Control, and Built-in Wi-Fi
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Behringer's Classic Analog Polysynth

The iconic synthesizer sounds on your favorite progressive rock, pop, and jazz fusion records from the 1970s and '80s are forever inscribed in music history. With the DeepMind 12, Behringer set out to create the ultimate analog polysynth, a 12-voice beast that can effortlessly deliver any classic synth sound you've ever heard — or imagined. Incorporating two digitally controlled analog oscillators and two LFOs per voice, three envelopes, a noise generator, unison mode with a handy detune fader, an extensive 8-bus modulation matrix, a 32-step sequencer, four digital FX engines, built-in Wi-Fi, a silky aftertouch-enabled keybed, and more, the Behringer DeepMind 12 is a value-packed axe with serious synthesis firepower that will make you a musical force to be reckoned with.

Pure analog bliss

Whether you're crafting killer bass lines; glorious, celestial pads; or snarling, in-your-face leads, the Behringer DeepMind 12 is one of the best-sounding — and most versatile — polysynths we have had our hands on here at Sweetwater. This synthesizer is packed with Behringer's best technology. The analog VCFs, stereo VCAs, and 12-voice architecture make it easy to re-create vintage synth magic or forge new sonic frontiers. The per-voice, adjustable-resonance, dual-slope-selectable 12/24dB VCFs sound incredible.

Complete control

With its four effects engines, dual oscillators and LFOs per voice, three ADSR envelopes, 8-channel modulation matrix, onboard 32-step sequencer, and LCD display with encoder, navigation buttons, and sliders, Behringer's DeepMind 12 gives you the control you need for your soundscaping adventures. What's more, the DeepMind 12's built-in USB, MIDI, and Wi-Fi offers remote control from your Mac, PC, and iPad, letting you custom-tailor a workflow that supports your creative process.

Start your (FX) engines

In the design of the DeepMind 12, Behringer spec'd four simultaneous effects engines with over 33 TC Electronic, Midas, and Klark Teknik algorithms. On tap and ready for deployment are studio-grade Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Delay, Multiband Distortion, and much more. Meticulously modeled on iconic hardware processors and tweaked to perfection, these effects run on DeepMind 12's low-latency operating system, giving you flexible routing and consistent performance, with no cables to patch.

Lexicon and EMT onboard

Along with the impeccable TC Electronic reverbs, DeepMind 12 includes five stellar reverb models — Hall, Ambient, Rich Plate, Room, and Rich Chamber — from the Lexicon 480L, a benchmark digital reverb unit. Thanks to Behringer's True Physical Modeling, these models nail the complete analog and digital circuit paths — even the unit's gain-stepping AD/DA converters, capturing every nuance precisely. Also onboard is Vintage Reverb, based on the fabled EMT250 plate, which serves up bright, shimmering ambience that won't overwhelm or muddy your tracks — highly recommended for vocals and snare drum!

Behringer DeepMind 12 Features:

  • Velocity- and aftertouch-enabled 49-note keyboard
  • 12-voice mono-timbral analog polysynth
  • 2 DCOs per voice, Noise generator
  • DCO sync and voice unison detune options
  • 1024 patch memory locations arranged in 8 banks of 128
  • 2/4-pole lowpass filter, additional highpass filter
  • 3 envelopes: VCA, VCF, and assignable Mod
  • Each voice features an independent LFO
  • Unison mode with detune fader
  • Extensive 8-bus modulation matrix
  • 4 integrated digital effects engines with 4 parts and over 30 types of FX
  • Hard-wire effects bypass
  • Arpeggiator/32-step sequencer with gate-time control
  • LCD display with encoder, navigation buttons, and sliders
  • CV/pedal input to connect with modular systems
  • All parameters controllable via Wi-Fi, editable via PC and tablet apps
  • USB, MIDI connections

Additional Media

DeepMind 12 49-key 12-voice Analog Synthesizer User Manual
Behringer Releases New DeepMind 12 Firmware
Behringer Updates DeepMind 12 Firmware to v1.0.4
Behringer DeepMind 12 updates OS to v1.0.3
2017 Winter NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED
Behringer DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator
Behringer DeepMind 12 Control Voltage and Pedal Inputs
Behringer DeepMind 12 Basic Edit Pages
Behringer DeepMind 12 Chord and Poly Chord Modes
Behringer DeepMind 12 Modulation Matrix

Tech Specs

Sound Engine Type(s) 12-voice Analog Polysynth with Digital Effects
Number of Keys 49
Type of Keys Semi-weighted action, velocity and aftertouch
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Polyphony 12 voices
Number of Presets 1024 program memories - 8 banks (each with 128 programs)
Oscillators 2 per voice
Number of Effects 4 FX engines (TC Electronic, Klark Teknik FX)
Effects Types Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Rotary, Amp simulator, Phaser, EQ, Filter, Distortion, Compression, Gates
Arpeggiator Yes
Sequencer 32-steps
Audio Outputs 2 x 1/4" TRS (main out), 1 x 1/4" (headphones)
USB 1 x Type B
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru/USB
Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4" (sustain/trigger), 1 x 1/4" (pedal expression/CV in)
Other I/O Built-in Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz), Tablet remote control
Features 3 ADSR generators per voice, 8-channel modulation matrix, Analog VCF and VCA
Software DeepMind iOS app
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later, iOS 8 later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later, Android 6.0 or later
Power Supply Standard IEC power cable
Height 4.1"
Width 32.4"
Depth 10.1"
Weight 18.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number DEEPMIND12

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Unbelievable quality bought this with much doubt. Now I

This is one really powerful synthesizer. I've been playing keyboard for ten years and all I found I didn't like is the menu is hard to find sounds you need quickly. You can organize it but it takes a lot of time to get it right. Fortunately they are doing updates for it all the time so it'll only get better. And really the fx alone are probably about the price of the whole tag price if you bought them separately haha. The limited square and saw wave oscillators can be shaped in many ways to get different wave feels. I use the Midas equalizer built in to shape the tone of the oscillators and have gotten pretty close to a sine and triangle
5/5

Unbelievable!

It’s unbelievable! The DeepMind 12 sounds fantastic – and you can hear the analog difference which is quite warm, as compared to my Roland JP-8080 (which is the only other poly synth I own besides a Waldorf Microwave Rev1). My other synths are mono's (four TTSH's, MS-20 Kit, Korg Odyssey and Minimoog Voyager). The filter is sweet too! It's smooth and everything you expect from an analog VCF; not harsh or sterile, it's very musical. This will be my main poly synth until Behringer comes out with another showstopper! (hopefully a descendent of the Jupiter 8) My plan is to go old-school and use outboard effects more than the internal effects (same as I do with my other synths). There’s nothing wrong with the DM12’s effects, but I want my own sound. So I bought the Boss CE-2w and I’m also getting the MXR Custom Shop Script Phase 90 and the Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress Flanger. I also run my synths thru preamps and all sorts of crap to get the sound I want – kind of like Depeche Mode does.
5/5

Initial impressions

Kudos to Sweetwater, my sales rep Mike and to Fed X. I got one of the first DeepMind 12's in the country today, even though we have been in the middle of an ice storm. After unboxing it I looked over the quick start guide and I ran a couple cables to my mixer. Ready to test some presets. I own a Nord compact stage and anyone who owns a Nord knows how intuitively they are laid out. The knobs the buttons all make sense and you are almost instantly familiar with the instrument. I had the exact reaction to the DeepMind 12. I know there is a lot of depth there, but I somehow suspect it will be easy enough to explore based on this impression. Nice keyboard and all knobs and switches are smooth and feel like they will last. After spending a while going through presets tweeking knobs and pushing buttons to see what they did, I can say the tones this things generates are clean and pure. Can't wait to start from scratch on some of my own, but I am going to get back to having some fun tweeking for now. Hope someone starts a tone archive.
Music background: Started Piano at 9, guitar at 12 and recording at 24..
5/5

Mindblown

As soon as I turned the Deepmind 12 on I was blown away, everything it does is huge. All the sounds are bigger and have so much texture they're dripping with amazing little artifacts. This synth with so amazing I took my time to write a review, that never happens. Behringer's Deepmind 12 will be the main synth in my studio from now on.
Music background: professional audio engineer and noisemaker
5/5

I am truly glad I bought the Deep Mind 12

My Analog synth ownership is confined to a Tetra, a Tempest and the Deep Mind 12. I have played others however. I also own the latest model of the Kronos and have a Korg Radius and a MOTOR 61 which I happen to like believe it or not. I dumped my old Novation ReMote 61 with that horrific Automap software. Nice FATAR bed, but not any better that that on the Motor 61 for the most part or the DM12. I use SONAR Platinum and have too many soft synths to name, or to bother with most of the time. I hav allof the Waves software, so I am pretty much set with all of that I think. I only need to spend the time my new toy deserves in order to be able to get the sounds I know it is capable of making out of it.
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