What are Your Favorite Inexpensive Behringer Synths?

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KVRian
548 posts since 24 Nov, 2006

Post Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:43 pm

I have a Poly-D - love it. I use it with this for help with patches https://www.sunnysynths.com/behringer-poly-d

I have a Patcher preset in FL with Midi Out to the Poly-D and an instance of the patch mapper with all the patch settings to view. Easy to save with each project.

Just waiting on the Pro-800 now!

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KVRAF
4000 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:37 pm

The crave is straight up the Behri ripoff of the Mother 32 I thought.

KVRian
794 posts since 16 Feb, 2005 from tittyland

Post Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:07 am

The DM12 desktop wins for me, also the TD3.

I have a Model D and it sounds great, but I don’t use it much. I got a DFAM for a good price and that sold me on Moog synths. The build quality is so good on them.

I find that desktop synths are cool, but I personally need a keyboard. So I use a keystep with my DM12 and plan to get a moog mono with a keybed so I can play the thing while I dial it in.

A DM12 can do so much though. I think it’s simply great if you are into taking a bread and butter saw or square patch and mangling it with effects. Since that is my style, that’s why i love it. For hardcore sound designers and such they will probably prefer something like an argon8, but I prefer my really complex synths to be in VSTi format.

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KVRist
226 posts since 21 Jul, 2020

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:41 am

I have owned both the Neutron and the Pro-1. Both were awesome in their own right. Both sounded incredible. The inability to store patches did get pretty old pretty fast. But its a double-edged sword. The fact you cant save patches meant you had to boldly sit down and explore with it anytime you wanted to switch up the sound. I discovered some very awesome sounds that I otherwise would not have, had I stuck to presets I had already created.

So you have to accept that aspect of them. But yes, they are incredible value for what you get. The Neutron sounded modern and had edge to it. Could go to far crazier places than the Pro-1. The Pro-1 sounded pristine though, and could certainly pull some really interesting sounds if you know how to program it. I ended up selling my Pro-1 to fund the purchase of an IK Uno Pro, so we'll see how we fare with that.

KVRist
86 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:40 am

I have a Neutron, a TD-3 and K-2. I prefer the character of the K-2, but love the TD-3. I could see myself let the Neutron go, as I prefer the K-2 for the same purposes. On the Neutron the tuning is a nightmare, there is a short DC burst on the filter attack when set too close, the osc sync is too soft,the PWM feels out of control, the filter knob is too weighty... some things can be modded but it could have been fixed from the beginning.
If I add another one it would be either a Moog (Model D or Poly), or a Cat, for that solid Odyssey-style filter !

KVRAF
5382 posts since 24 May, 2002 from Tutukaka, New Zealand

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 4:46 pm

Silaris wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:29 pm
For me, it is the Wasp, K-2, and Cat.
Exactly the same for me. Wasp, K2, Cat. I have a strong hunch that Mrs Krit is getting me the Wasp for birthday in December (after her dropping some heavy hints like "which of these synths do you want the most for your birthday?" - she was going to get me the vocoder, but I told her that was too expensive and I'd save up for it myself). I just couldn't love her more...

Need the vocoder before any of those though. :hihi:

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KVRist
92 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:27 pm

In order of what I own Id go with

Vc340
Pro1
DM12
Model D

Ive got the Td3 but never used it, sold the neutron and have half a system 55 done…kinda not sure why I started it.

The VC has been on everything Ive recorded since I bought it. Id buy the Pro800 and solina if or when theyre released.

KVRAF
4482 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:45 pm

Really loving the RD-6 lately. Sounds so good hooked up to my Model:Cycles.

They were about 150 bucks when they first came out but got mine recently for about 120 bucks.

The timing is solid. It's also got six outputs as well! :o

It costs less than most compressor plugins these days. And it has the added bonus of being able to chuck it out the window or smash it the f**k up on the floor, should you so wish... :party:

Quite liking the TD-3 too. I put it through my Korg NTS-1 for instant stereo and delay and reverb goodness. If you sync out through the RD-6 at the same time, it can fire off the Arp on the Korg in perfect time through the same output. Meantime the RD-6 is midi triggering the TD-3 in perfect sync. All in real time.

Anyone who bleats on about how these units are not as great as the OG's were back in the day is missing the point.

Question for me now is do I get the DeepMind6 or the DeepMind12. Both have aftertouch, but my Arturia Keystep has aftertouch too.

Elektron Model:Cycles is a serious bit of kit. For some reason it just sounds like a match made in heaven when paired with the RD-6.

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KVRist
92 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:18 pm

My favourite part of the DM 12 is using it as a 2 unison 6 voice, for me thats where it shines…there will be lots you can do with a DM6 but without 12 voices I would nt be interested ymmv

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KVRAF
3574 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:52 pm

Arturia Keystep

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KVRAF
6842 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:42 pm

Swing and a miss

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KVRian
1251 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:54 am

My fav is Odyssey because it's the only one I have ;)

On my list is Model D -a must for Techno-alike music ;) and will fill my needs for a mono synth.
Then, hopefully, their next poly synth with 2 or 3 oscillators and LP/HP filter.

Somehow I can't get to like Pro-1, either hardware or Repro, which I recently sold. It's a great-sounding machine, but there's something that I don't like and can't tell what it is.
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

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KVRist
92 posts since 25 May, 2012 from Sunny Philly

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:53 am

Totally generalising but I think if your taste in electronic music stems from the first wave of synthpop then the Pro Ones sound is more appealing, not sure about the Model D but when I think of the early electronic dance music I think of 101s or 202s, apart from the obvious acid lines.

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KVRian
1251 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:38 am

kcearl wrote:
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:53 am
Totally generalising but I think if your taste in electronic music stems from the first wave of synthpop then the Pro Ones sound is more appealing, not sure about the Model D but when I think of the early electronic dance music I think of 101s or 202s, apart from the obvious acid lines.
It's not that much about the sound. I think I'm deceived by my eyes (GUI, look of the hardware). Although I didn't play with the hardware - this could potentially change my opinion by 180 degrees. But well... UB-Xa maybe instead? :D
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

KVRAF
4482 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Post Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:55 pm

Michael L wrote:
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:52 pm
Arturia Keystep

Arturia Keystep is why I went for the DeepMind12 as opposed to the DeepMind6 with a keyboard.

It has aftertouch. It's also just about the same width give or take a few millimetres.

Plus you get all the extra goodness of the seqs/arps.

https://www.arturia.com/support/keystepquickstart


But if you don't have a Keystep or a controller capable of aftertouch, the DeepMind6 is a good call. It's got a pretty decent keybed on it. Full size keys.

Keystep has a few less notes, but whatever.

I got a black one in a sale. So many uses. Midi/CV/Sync/USB Midi

https://www.arturia.com/products/keystep/details


Swiss Army Knife controller. Most bang for the buck you can get.

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