Behringer tease New Analog Drum Machine

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Behringer is extremely busy at the moment releasing new instrument products. After the DeepMind12, the team works on a new analog drum machine. Uli Behringer released today news about the development of this new machine. Sounds like they plan to recreate the sounds of the 808 and 909 in an analog drum machine. If we examine the pictures, the machines will get individual outputs which is a really important features for new analog drum machines.
Here is the message from Uli (Gearslutz) 

Dear all,

first of all I like to wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Sometime in July this year I announced we are looking into developing analog as well digital drum machines. I thought I would now share with you aspects of the development process.

At this stage our main focus is on sound creation and for this purpose we resurrected the highly regarded 808 and 909 analog drum machines from the ’80’s.

Attached are the pics of the first evaluation boards that allow us to study and compare the sound of analog drum instruments. However, our intention is not to clone these products but to evaluate analog sound generation and add a great user interface and sequencer.

I can tell you that the team is having lots of fun listening to these drum sounds that greatly contributed to amazing music in the past. It is actually not surprising that people gravitate to analog sounds as it is the imperfection that evokes emotions. Perhaps it is the fact that we humans are analog, too:-)

While we are far away from releasing a finished product, we thought we would get you involved in this enjoyable design process.

As always we love to hear your opinions.


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