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#2850473 - 04/19/17 02:14 PM Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6
burningbusch Offline
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DM12 Desktop for $899 and 3 octave DM6 for $699. In production now, should be available soon.



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#2850503 - 04/19/17 05:59 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: burningbusch]
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I'm really eager to check these two out!
Nice, attractive pricing. Any word on build quality?
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#2850507 - 04/19/17 06:56 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: analogman1]
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I'm in Dallas this week so I finally got to play a Dm12...unfortunately in Guitar Center tradition, it wasn't hooked up to any amplification (which was the case with almost half the keyboards they had on display). I can safely vouch that the DM12 sounds as good as keyboards 3 X the price...with no amplification. I was also treated to the glorious sound of a Roland RD2000 through a cheap mono Behringer keyboard amp. I was tempted to give them some feedback...but I had just been to the Sam Ash down the road which had everything plugged into decent stereo monitors. So let them get what they deserve...

Sorry for the rant...back to your scheduled programming.
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#2850517 - 04/19/17 08:01 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: Sam Mullins]
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That GC is not the one to go to for keyboards in the Dallas area, I hate to say. While they get the new boards, the setup is an afterthought.

I have found the GC over in Arlington by Cowboy stadium to have the best keys department, with the one up in Plano next best.
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#2850520 - 04/19/17 08:31 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: EscapeRocks]
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LOL, I was at the Sherman Oaks, CA GC the other day and only about 3-4 keyboards (that weren't digital grands with built-in speakers) were hooked up to amps. And they have a pretty large keyboard selection.

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#2850522 - 04/19/17 08:46 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: EscapeRocks]
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Originally Posted By: EscapeRocks
That GC is not the one to go to for keyboards in the Dallas area, I hate to say. While they get the new boards, the setup is an afterthought.

I have found the GC over in Arlington by Cowboy stadium to have the best keys department, with the one up in Plano next best.


Thanks David. I'm out of here tomorrow but I will check it out next time. The disappointing thing was that they actually had the best selection of new keyboards that I'd seen in a Guitar Center for a long time. All was not lost though, I saw a fantastic "early jazz" band (think Django with clarinet and mandolin) called La Pompe in Deep Ellum tonight. Cool stuff!
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#2850525 - 04/19/17 09:17 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: Sam Mullins]
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Edited by timwat (04/20/17 02:33 AM)
Edit Reason: My comment was irrelevant.
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#2850539 - 04/20/17 12:21 AM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: timwat]
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Busch,
Still waiting / hoping for yr in depth review. If you do get around to it I'd appreciate explanations comprehensible by synth novices
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#2850560 - 04/20/17 04:53 AM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: Randelph]
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The desktop version looks interesting, but the Novation Peak blurb at the beginning is what I will follow up on.
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#2850616 - 04/20/17 09:17 AM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: Sam Mullins]
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Originally Posted By: Sam Mullins
I'm in Dallas this week so I finally got to play a Dm12...unfortunately in Guitar Center tradition, it wasn't hooked up to any amplification (which was the case with almost half the keyboards they had on display). I can safely vouch that the DM12 sounds as good as keyboards 3 X the price...with no amplification. I was also treated to the glorious sound of a Roland RD2000 through a cheap mono Behringer keyboard amp. I was tempted to give them some feedback...but I had just been to the Sam Ash down the road which had everything plugged into decent stereo monitors. So let them get what they deserve...

Sorry for the rant...back to your scheduled programming.


I was also able to play the DM12 at a GC recently. It was hooked to a little Behringer keyboard amp. The amp sucked, but it gave me an idea of what the synth can do. I quite like the sound of it. On pads especially. They have a boatload of presets to go through... lots off flashier effect type sounds with the fx section taken full advantage of. They keyboard feel is ok, not the best, but better than the FA-06/VR-09. I can feel where the keyboard hits the after touch and how much further it goes after that. It's metal construction with wood ends, heavy as heck for its size.

The desktop is interesting, can't wait to see how large it is and see what I might fit it on top of.
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#2850663 - 04/20/17 12:53 PM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: ElmerJFudd]
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Originally Posted By: ElmerJFudd
The desktop is interesting, can't wait to see how large it is and see what I might fit it on top of.

That was one of my questions, as well. Looks like it could be a little larger than most desktop synths.
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#2850779 - 04/21/17 05:37 AM Re: Behringer DM12 Desktop and DM6 [Re: Moonglow]
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I've had the DM12 for a while now. I can vouch that the case is solidly built and not plastic-y at all. Room for improvement in the knobs and slider department, but -- hey -- we're talking a low price point here. The action is more than adequate for what I do.

And yes, it does some crazy-ass stuff.
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