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  • New
    Moom303
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-11-14

    The sequencer and keyboard have started to behave erratically.

    It is difficult to explain, none of the buttons appear to be functioning, I can not change bank or pattern or octave, can not change pages, can not record, sequencer will not play, only the lower keys on the keyboard produce sound, the upper keys do nothing.

    It was working fine then suddenly stopped. I have tried to reset to factory settings via the software and have updated the firmware to latest version but the issue persists.

    Any suggestions?

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    • Moom303
      NicJonesMT Hi Moom303.
      This does sound extremely odd.
      Can you please click Support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket.
      From there we can advise you further.
      Can you please ensure you provide the following when you open your ticket.

      • Can you please detail any other devices that are being used in conjunction and exactly how these are connected to your device?
      • Can you please detail how parameters on the device are set?
      • What firmware and version of SynthTribe are you using (We will need the full version number)?
      • Have you tested the device using an external MIDI source?
      • How is the MIDI clock set?
      • Do you have access to alternative cables?
      • Have you tested the device with an alternative power source?
      • Can you confirm the voltage, amps and polarity of the power cable you are using?
      • Have you performed a factory reset on the device (Done through SynthTribe)?
      • Are any LED’s or lights on the device lit up or behaving erratically?
      • Do you have a similar device that you can compare the behaviours of?
      • Can you please provide me with a detailed description of how the device is behaving and any other trouble shooting steps that you have undertaken?
      • Is the Issue Intermittent or constant? If it is intermittent is there a specific setting that needs to be used to cause the issue?
      • November 15, 2021
  • New
    psym
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-02-26

    I have no idea what is going on. I set all units to polychain mode on same channel. beyond that, why would only the furst unit in the chain be triggering?

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  • New
    Behringer
    Triber Moderator
    2022-05-11

    We’re extremely proud to have gained another analog synthesizer icon to join our ever-growing synth engineering team. Scott has decades of analog synthesizer experience under his belt and built his own OB-X, CS-80 and many more. Check out his website http://www.cs80.com/.

     

    Scott is reading here, and you may want to send him some love:-)

    But let’s listen to his fascinating story:

     

    “As a child of mid ‘60s, the years of my youth went through that strange 5-year gap where electronics hobbyists transitioned from shortwave radio to homebrew computing. Living in that interesting time made me somewhat of a hybrid understudy of both analog and digital electronics. I was already being trained in piano but seeing performances like Virgil Fox’s masterful electronic organ recital and later Michael Iceberg’s “Iceberg Machine” one-man synth band performances at Disney World when he was set up in the Tomorrowland Terrace had me going: “That! I want to do that!”

     

    “That” of course would be me surrounded by these sleek electronic music synthesizers and playing those languid, spacey notes like the soundtrack to some not-yet-made sci-fi films. Of course, when a single polyphonic synthesizer in 1980 cost the same as my car, that dream would have to wait a few years as I went through engineering school. My father had the good grace to purchase a Paia P-4700j synthesizer kit that began a long friendship with Paia’s founder John Simonton. I probably learned more about analog and digital musical electronics putting that all together from Feb. to May 1980 than any other instance of my schooling. Sadly John is no longer with us, but he put my refurbished P-4700j in his Paia “Hall of Fame.” https://paia.com/hallofam/oldcrow/

     

    1983 is when the machine that would herald the (temporary) end of analog synthesizers as we knew them happened - the Yamaha DX7. I had already managed to buy a Korg Polysix at the closeout price of US$800 in 1984 but getting the US$2k needed for a DX7 meant taking out a loan and hoping the part-time work I did at a local electronics shop would cover it. Somehow, I managed and had this nice pairing of the DX7 with the Polysix except one had MIDI and one did not.

     

    Not yet, I should say. In the fall of 1985, I built a MIDI retrofit for the Polysix. MIDI was new then and figuring out the nature of such a circuit was interesting. I decided to simply install a keyboard switch matrix in parallel to the key bed and that way the keys and the MIDI would work together without any issues. I used a Zilog Z8 microcontroller as it was what we used at the electronics shop. That shop, Temp Inc., was a real boon to my early engineering years as I could tape out a board and etch it in their board shop. This was just before I started using PCB CAD in 1988: tape out was just that: black tape on vellum that was photographed in a UV light box to create the artwork negative. Of course, the boards weren’t plated through, silk-screened or solder masked, but they were circuit boards and they did just fine. In the below image a hand-etched board can be seen, with 121 wires creating the keyboard matrix that the incoming MIDI messages would operate. It worked just fine with the DX7.

     

    Of course, as a piano player I missed that weighted key action and now with a full-time job at Temp in 1986 I was able to invest in the core of my keyboard setup that comprised a Yamaha KX-88, which I still use to this day, a Yamaha TX816, and one of Bob Yannes’ wonderful Ensoniq Mirage rack units. With the addition of a digital reverb, harmonizer and some effects pedals, I finally had something I could call a synthesizer rig, and made enough music for an album:

    https://www.last.fm/music/Scott+Rider/The+Dichotomy+of+Time

     

    In the 1990s, older gear started to need servicing. The Polysix battery was notorious for compromising the patch manager circuit and given the number of folks having issues I decided to make an entire new board. I would continue to do this for a number of machines where the original board or board started to fail. The new boards meant all new parts and avoiding frequent failures as old parts individually started failing. This created a new problem: many analog synthesizers of the 70s, 80s and 90s resorted to custom ICs in order to deal with the complexity of the sound engine at a rational level. This is where my favorite engineering pastime was born, I was going to become a “vintage synthesizer archaeologist.” Analog was new again, and the now-vintage market started going up and up. A Minimoog in 1992 one could have for $750, in 2002 it was $3,000. More than ever keeping the old machines running was a worthwhile effort.

     

    In the early 2000s, I managed to purchase my still-favorite analog synthesizer - the Yamaha CS80. I would not be able to afford one today, which is why I spent several years perfecting what I call “discrete equivalent circuits” that replace the Yamaha custom ICs. This was necessary as I had only one CS80 and I wouldn’t likely find another one, hence I had to keep this one alive. A CS80 has 210 custom ICs and 70% of those are VCAs but that is how Yamaha did it in those days. If a modulation routing needed a level control, they provided one. Then they repeated it eight or sixteen times for each route. This is why the instrument has 40 circuit boards, which are exhibited “A” in my book “Why They Built Things the Way They Did, and Why They Will Never Build Them That Way Again”. The CS-80 is a beautiful beast and entirely a product of the era in which it was made.

     

    I made the filter which turned into a 5U module called the MOTM-480. A later revision using Coolaudio V2164s in place of the lamentably obsoleted CA3280 turned out to be even better, I called it the M480 MkII or RR480 in honor of my friend Robert Rich who uses them frequently. I’ve made the VCA, the VCO, the EGs and I had everything ready for the day the CS80 needed them.

    It was about this time (2012), I was reviewing other vintage machines I’d like to have, but market pricing drove the ability to buy right out. I’d already wanted an OB-X, simply because it had that deep, glassy booming power that was in a different sonic sphere than Moog or Yamaha. I looked online for prices, which turned out to be $7000 for a broken one. Well eff that, I said, I’ll just make a 4-voice OB-X of my own. No programmable presets even though I could do it, I was mainly after that sound. It took 4 months, but I had my CrowBX, and it is awesome.

     

     

    I also made a Minimoog for a friend who lost theirs in hurricane Katrina called Crowminus.

     

    I always wanted to build the machines that make these wonderful tones, and I want to build them in such a way they can be afforded by most anyone. That is why I am here now as a part of Music Tribe and Behringer, because their vision matches my vision. I’m very excited that Behringer is designing their CS-80 version called DS-80 and I’ll surely team up with John Price who’s leading that project.

     

    I have now started to work on the new Behringer UB-X, which will greatly benefit from my CrowBX experience. I know the sound, I know the circuits, I will get it done and I absolutely love it.” - Scott “Old Crow” Rider

     

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    Collaborate with our synth developers, share your ideas and get a chance to win free synthesizers by participating in our activities at our “Synthesizer and Drums Behringer Music Tribe" FB Group. We’d love to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeysandDrumsBehringerMusicTribe

     

    If you are a passionate and experienced mixed architecture hardware or embedded software engineer and would like to join the leading musical instrument team, please send your resume to [email protected]

     

    #WeHearYou #behringer #MusicTribe #synthesizer #synthesizers #drummachines #oberheim #obx

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  • New
    dlab
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-02-26

    Anybody knows how much extra voltage csn gate in take? Manual says 3.3V. I only have 10V option on Korg SQ-1... will it fry? 

     

    thanks

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  • New
    Tannheuser
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-08-31

    I might have missed this in any of the firmware updates for the Crave, but would it be possible to add controls for playback direction of the sequencer? I can't find documentation on firmware updates.

    I'm referencing the M32 here, but it would be incredible to be able to play forwards, backwards, pendulum, ping pong and especially random steps from a sequence! 

    Such an awesome synth to integrate with your modular, random step playback would be godlike. 

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  • New
    Synthbeat88
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-10-28

    Hello,

    I'm a keyboard is MindFree, playing around Los Angeles, and we just released our debut album.

    I'm also a blogger at Synthbeat.com, where I recently reviewed the virtual synths from Cherry Audio.

    I'm super interested in playing and reviewing Behringer modular synths, including the Crave, Neutron and Model D, as well as the upcoming Edge. I wish Deepmind 6 , a TD-3 and KH 45O amp and the build quality and sounds are amazing.

    I would love to review Behringer synths and make music with them, but need a break on the price.

    How can I get ahold of artist relations? I've only found several outdated contacts on the web.

    Thanks!

    Keith Walsh 

    Synthbeat.com

    MindFreemusic.com

     

     

     

     

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    • Synthbeat88
      Nigel67 "Hi Synthbeat88, we appreciate you reaching out to us. If you could please email [email protected] and include links to your social channels, website, example content and a proposal. Should we want to discuss this further, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you very much!
      • October 28, 2021
  • New
    Milu
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-05-12

    Hi everyone,

    I bought a deepmind 12d and used it in mexico with 110v until now. I am in italy now and would like to know if I cam plug it into 220v without and voltage converter, or if I need to get one. I'm in italy since 1 week and can't find any trustable opinion yet. The former owner says he bought it in Europe and already used it with 220. But other synth gurus told me to get a converter or it will melt.

    On the back of the machine it says 110-240 next to the plug.

    Thank you

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    • Milu
      PedroRodrigues Hi Milu, thank you for your post, please consider that the DeepMind 12 D has a power supply with Internal Switch-mode PSU Autorange 100-240 V,(50/60 Hz), this means that the unit will operate on 110V and 240V without the need of any voltage converter. This information is stated on the manual for your unit that you can access by following the link below: https://www.behringer.com/behringer/product?modelCode=P0CF7 Thank you
      • May 13
  • New
    smackmyglitchup
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-04-05

    Whilst editing a pattern for a funky acid base line :) on my Behringer TD-3, I realized there is a potential firmware update that could be made to the TIME MODE editing function that would be quite handy.  When in TIME MODE you can sequentially input the STEP, HALF STEP, and REST for each step in the sequence.  You can also preview each step by pressing the WRITE/NEXT button.  In PITCH MODE you can both preview and edit the note, transposition, accent and slide as you progress through the sequence by pressing the WRITE/NEXT button.  I cannot imagine it would be too much of an ask to impliment the ability to edit the TIME MODE STEP, HALF STEP, and REST for each step in the sequence as you press the WRITE/NEXT button.

    I hope that this idea is considered.  If you would like any clarification I would be happy to discuss further.  

    -SmackMyGlitchUp

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    • smackmyglitchup
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi snackmyglitchup, thank you for the feature suggestion. I will pass your request along to the development team.
      • Apr 5
  • New
    RICILOC13
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-02-27

    I'm very new to the world of analog synths & like the title says I bought my 1st TD-3 GP  (which I LOVE) & would love input on what to get next ? I'm thinking the behringer rd-6 

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    • RICILOC13
      jym73 rd6, rd8; rd9, all are interesting vintage sound drum machine. They are limited to the sound they have. Or you can use a software on a computer.
      • Mar 3
  • New
    W6wolf6
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-06-26

    I bought a Behringer Pro1 synthesizer. Anyone out there know any good tips on using it? This is the first synth I've ever bought that has the knobs like octave, LFO, a filter section, etc. I had to order a cable because my keyboard doesn't have the old school midi connectors. So I can't use anything except drone mode. I'm basically looking for tips regarding keyboard use as I think I will be able to use the keyboard once that cable arrives. Thank you for any advice, tips, methods, etc in advance.

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    • W6wolf6
      kiskadar69 What kind of cable did you order? If you want to connect your USB MIDI keyboard to the Behringer Pro One without a computer, I think you need a "USB MIDI Host" box.
      • June 26, 2021
    • W6wolf6
      kiskadar69 You can also connect them with two USB cables via a computer. Connect the USB MIDI keyboard and Pro-1 to the computer and use a MIDI program to transfer MIDI data from the USB MIDI keyboard to the Pro-1.
      • June 26, 2021
    • W6wolf6
      W6wolf6

      Thanks. I ordered a USB B to USB B so I can run my keyboard to it and listen via headphones. But not sure about connecting it to my computer. I use Reaper as my DAW. I was able to do a track in the DAW in drone mode, but ultimately want to be able to use the keyboard and record it into my DAW. Can you give me an example of a midi program that could transfer midi data from the keyboard to the Pro1?

      • June 27, 2021
    • W6wolf6
      kiskadar69 "I ordered a USB B to USB B so I can run my keyboard to it and listen via headphones": I have already described that a USB MIDI keyboard and a Behringer Pro-1 connected with a straight USB cable IMHO do not communicate with each other.
      "Can you give me an example of a MIDI program that could transfer MIDI data from the keyboard to the Pro-1": I recommend Bome SendSX (https://www.bome.com/products/sendsx). Maybe the Reaper can do it, I don't know.
      • June 27, 2021
    • W6wolf6
      W6wolf6

      Bome did it. As far as the Pro-1, do you play one of these? I would love to speak (at length) with someone who plays one. Also, thank you so much for your help. It is really appreciated.

      • June 27, 2021
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