The first units of the Behringer DeepMind 12, probably the most talked-about poly synth of this year, have been delivered in the past few days.
As you probably know by now, the design of the instrument is clearly inspired by the good old Roland Juno series, in particular by the Juno 106.
If you’re not an early bird and you’re wondering how close the DeepMind 12 is to those iconic Roland synths, the video below will probably be helpful.
Published by YouTube’s user Vile Electrodes (involved in the DeepMind 12’s beta testing), the video shows a Roland Juno 60 and the new Behringer synth comparing the basic building blocks of the sound – DCOs, VCF, VCA, Envelopes – of each instrument.
Obviously, a modern synth like the DeepMind 12 can do much more than a Juno in terms of modulation, fx, etc. but if you’re into this kind of comparisons the video will provide some food for thought.