behringer DeepMind 6 Ture Analog 6-Voice Polyphonic
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Band / Practice System
- DISPLAY – this large backlit LCD screen shows the synthesizer status, parameters, and the five main menus. The contrast and brightness are adjustable on the PANEL SETTINGS page of the GLOBAL menu.
- NAVIGATION – navigate within the display menus using the UP, DOWN, +/YES and -/NO buttons.
- MENUS – these switches allow access to the display menus.
PROG MENU- the main display of the synthesizer. Shows the current program, the currently adjusted parameter and a visual representation of the parameter and the three envelopes.
FX MENU – add up to four effects from the list available. Change the effects routing by selecting one of the ten MODEs available.
Each of the effects has individual controls for all parameters.
GLOBAL MENU – view and adjust settings for the synthesizer. There are five pages, CONNECTIVITY, KEYBOARD, PEDAL, PANEL and SYSTEM.
COMPARE MENU – in this menu, you can compare the current program with the stored program and see the difference in physical fader positions.
WRITE MENU – in this menu, you can write the current program settings to the program library. You can also rename the program and set its category type.
- DATA ENTRY – selected parameters on the display are adjusted using the rotary knob or the fader. The rotary knob has a click which allows very accurate control. The fader allows rapid adjustment across the full range.
MOD- this switch opens the modulation matrix on the display and allows up to 8 modulations to be created from the list of sources and destinations.
- ARP/SEQ – this area controls the arpeggiator and the control sequencer.
ON/OFF – when activated, this generates an arpeggio based on pressed keys. Note – the control sequencer is turned on from its edit page only.
RATE – adjusts the rate of the arpeggiator / sequencer in beats per minute (BPM).
GATE TIME – adjusts the duration of the note played based on a percentage of the time between triggered notes.
CHORD – allows you to play any chord with a single key. The chord is given a root note and mapped across the keyboard.
POLY CHORD – allows you to play multiple chords from multiple keys. The chords are mapped to individual keys.
TAP/HOLD – tap this button in time with your performance to set the rate/BPM, or press and hold to engage the HOLD function.
EDIT – this allows additional arpeggiator/ control sequencer parameters to be edited from the main display.
- LFO 1 and 2- low frequency oscillators used to modulate or control other parameters.
RATE- this sets the rate, or speed of the LFO.
DELAY TIME – the duration of time which will elapse before the LFO starts.
EDIT – this allows additional LFO parameters to be edited from the main display.
LFO WAVEFORMs – these LEDs indicate the type and status of the waveforms produced by each LFO.
- OSC 1 & 2 – These analog full range oscillators create waveforms which are the sound source of the synthesizer.
OSC 1 & 2 PITCH MOD – amount of pitch modulation applied to respective OSC.
OSC 1 SQUAREWAVE– this switch turns the square wave output for OSC 1 on/off.
OSC 1 PWM – amount of pulse width modulation applied to the OSC 1 square wave.
OSC 1 SAWTOOTH- this switch turns the sawtooth output for OSC 1 on/off.
OSC 2 TONE MOD- amount of tone modulation applied to OSC 2.
OSC 2 PITCH- controls the base pitch of OSC 2.
OSC 2 LEVEL- controls the level of OSC 2.
NOISE LEVEL- controls the amount of white noise added to the oscillators.
EDIT- this allows additional OSC parameters to be edited from the main display.
- POLY – this area is used to control the polyphony of the synthesizer.
UNISON DETUNE – when voices are playing in unison, this adjusts the amount of detuning between the voices.
EDIT- this allows additional POLY parameters to be edited from the main display.
- VCF – the voltage controlled low pass filter used to filter high frequencies from the sound of the synthesizer.
FREQ – adjusts the cut-off frequency of the filter.
2-POLE – changes the roll off slope of the filter from the default 4-POLE mode to a 2-POLE mode.
RES – adjusts the resonance of the filter cut-off point.
EDIT – allows additional VCF parameters to be edited from the main display.
ENV – adjusts the level of the VCF ENVELOPE which controls the filter cut-off frequency.
INVERT – used to invert the polarity of the VCF envelope applied to the filter cut-off frequency.
LFO – adjusts the depth of the selected
LFO waveform applied to the filter cut-off frequency.
KYBD – adjusts the amount of keyboard tracking to be applied to the filter cut-off frequency.
- VCA – the voltage controlled amplifier used to control the output level.
LEVEL – controls the output level of the VCA.
EDIT – this allows additional VCA parameters to be edited from the main display.
- HPF – the voltage controlled high pass filter used to filter low frequencies from the sound of the synthesizer.
FREQ – used to adjust the frequency of the high pass filter.
BOOST – this switch applies a +12 dB bass boost to the signal path.
- ENVELOPE – these are the three envelopes used to modulate other parameters.
A [ATTACK]- controls the attack time of the envelope.
D [DECAY] – controls the decay time of the envelope.
S [SUSTAIN] – controls the sustain level of the envelope.
R [RELEASE] – controls the release time of the envelope.
VCA – selects the envelope used to control the voltage controlled amplifier.
VCF – selects the envelope used to control the voltage controlled filter.
MOD – selects the envelope used for user specific modulation.
CURVES – changes the ADSR controls to affect the associated curves for each stage of the envelope.
- VOICES – these LEDs show which voices are active as keys are played.
- OCTAVE – these LEDs show the octave shift applied to the keyboard.
- PORTAMENTO – changes the slide time between played notes.
- VOLUME – controls the output level of the synthesizer.
- OCTAVE UP/DOWN – raise or lower the keyboard’s pitch range in steps of an octave.
- PITCH BEND WHEEL – this spring loaded wheel allows you to lower / raise the pitch expressively.
- MOD WHEEL – used for expressive modulation of parameters.
- KEYS – 37 semi-weighted full-size keys featuring expressive velocity and after-touch.
- POWER INPUT – connect using the supplied
power cable only.
- POWER SWITCH – use this to turn the synthesizer on and off. Only turn it on after all connections have been made.
- OUTPUT L / R – this is the main output of the synthesizer. It should be connected to your audio interface or sound system. Remember to turn your monitors / loudspeakers on last when turning on your system and turn your monitors / loudspeakers off first when turning your system off.
- PHONES – the headphones output of the synthesizer follows the main output. Connect your headphones here. Ensure the volume control is at minimum when putting on headphones or when turning the synthesizer on or off.
- SUSTAIN – this ¼” TS jack allows you to connect a sustain pedal, such as a normally open switch.
The operation of this pedal can be customized using the GLOBAL / PEDAL SETTINGS menu.
- PEDAL/CV – this ¼” TRS jack allows you to connect an expression pedal. The operation of this pedal can be customized using the GLOBAL / PEDAL SETTINGS menu.
- MIDI IN – this 5-pin DIN jack receives MIDI data from an external source. This will commonly be an external hardware sequencer, a computer equipped with a MIDI interface, etc.
- MIDI OUT – this 5-pin DIN jack sends MIDI data to an external source. This will commonly be an external hardware sequencer, a computer equipped with a MIDI interface, etc.
- MIDI THRU – this 5-pin DIN jack is used to pass through MIDI data received at the MIDI INPUT. This will commonly be sent to another synthesizer or drum machine assigned to a different DEVICE ID, or MIDI Channel.
- USB PORT – this USB type B jack allows connection to a computer. The DeepMind 6 will show up as a class-compliant USB MIDI device, capable of supporting MIDI in and out. The DeepMind 6 does not require any additional drivers to work with Windows, Android, MacOS and iOS devices.
USB MIDI IN – accepts incoming MIDI data from an application.
USB MIDI OUT – sends MIDI data to an application.
This ‘Getting Started Guide’ will help you set up the DeepMind 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer and briefly introduce its capabilities.
To connect the DeepMind 6 to your system please consult the connection guide earlier in this document.
To change programs, use the -NO and +/YES switches. To access the program browser press and hold the PROG switch, then press the GLOBAL switch, or move the rotary knob. For more information on program management please consult the product manual.
The DeepMind 6 programming techniques are described in detail in the product manual.
RECORD, EDIT and PLAYBACK AUTOMATION
When using the analog engine of the synthesizer with a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) you can record and playback any automatable parameter. This allows you to record expressive automation and playback or edit that automation in your DAW.
USING AS A CONTROLLER
When using the synthesizer features as a controller you can control your virtual instruments and Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with the accurate touch and feel of a high quality keyboard, 1 rotary potentiometer, 26 slide faders, and 33 backlit switches. For mapping please consult the product manual.
The DeepMind 6 is a USB Class Compliant MIDI device, and so no driver installation is required. The DeepMind 6 does not require any additional drivers to work with Windows, Android, MacOS and iOS devices.
Make all the connections in your system. Apply power to the DeepMind 6 using the supplied power cable only. Ensure your sound system is turned down. Turn on the power switch.
In your DAW, create a new channel and select the DeepMind 6 as the MIDI input device. On the same channel ensure that recorded MIDI is also sent back by making the DeepMind 6 the same channel’s MIDI output device. If you can’t see the DeepMind 6 in your DAW channel options please consult your DAW documentation to ensure you have enabled the DeepMind 6 as a MIDI device.
The GLOBAL menus allow you to customize the DeepMind 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer to your specific workflow / requirements. For more information on the GLOBAL settings, please consult the product manual.
Check that the latest firmware in your unit is up to date (see the GLOBAL/SYSTEM SETTINGS menu of the display). If not, then updating the firmware will give you the latest enhancements. Visit our website behringer.com, and download the latest firmware from the DeepMind 6 analog polyphonic synthesizer product page.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Updating the firmware may affect your programs, please ensure you make a full back up. For detailed instructions please consult the product manual.
|Main Menus||PROG, FX, GLOBAL, COMPARE, WRITE|
|Edit Menus||ARP/SEQ, LFOs, OSCs, POLY, VCF, VCA, VCA ENV, VCF ENV, MOD ENV, MOD MATRIX|
|Presets||8 banks each with 128 programs|
|Fader Modes||MIDI CC, NRPN, OFF|
|Keyboard||37 semi-weighted, full-size keys|
|Keyboard sensing||After touch and note on/off velocity|
|Encoders||1 rotary knob|
|Faders||26 slide faders (35 mm)|
|Switches||33 backlit switches|
|Modulation||Free moving wheel|
|Pitch Bend||Spring loaded wheel|
|MIDI In/Out/Thru||5-pin DIN / 16 channels|
|USB||USB 2.0, type B|
|Output L/R||¼” TRS, balanced, max. +18 dBu|
|Headphones||¼” TRS, unbalanced, max. +21 dBu|
|Number of voices||6 analog|
|OSC||2 per voice|
|LFO||2 per voice|
|VCF||2-pole / 4-pole|
|HPF (Common to all voices)||6 dB per octave|
|Envelopes||VCA, VCF, MOD|
|Mod Matrix||25 sources / 133 destinations|
|FX Slots||4 per Program|
|FX Types||35 Algorithms|
|Internal effects engines||1 true stereo SHARC DSP|
|Effects signal processing||32/40-bit floating point @ 48 kHz|
|A/D-D/A performance||24-bit 48 kHz, 114 dB dynamic range|
|Bypass||True hard bypass|
|Type||Class compliant USB 2.0, type B|
|Supported operating systems||Windows 7 or higher** Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher iOS 8 or higher (iPad) Android 6.0 or higher|
|Mains connector||Standard IEC receptacle|
|Power consumption||5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)|
|Internal Switch-mode PSU||Auto range 100-240 V, (50/60 Hz)|
|Operating temperature range||5°C – 40°C (41°F – 104°F)|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||103 x 649 x 257 mm|
|Shipping Weight||9.0 kg|
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