Behringer RD-9, a clone of the legendary Roland TR-909 analog drum machine is ready for pre-order for 349€ + all details.
A few days ago I reported that Behringer started shipping its super affordable Roland TR-909 clone/replica RD-9 from the factory.
Now there are the full details, a price, and the possibility to pre-order your unit. The first batch with 200 units at Thomann is already sold out. Update: They wrote me that another batch with 900 units will arrive end of July/begin of August. Sweetwater is also accepting pre-orders
RD-9 is an authentic replica of the legendary Roland TR-909 drum machine. It features all 11 original drum sounds with additional parameters and global accent capability. On the rhythmic side, you get a powerful 64-step sequencer with advanced features. This includes poly-meter, step-repeat, note-repeat, real-time triggering, track-mute, and track solo.
Behringer has also incorporated an FX bus that includes the Wave Designer and a dual-mode analog filter with per voice assignment. It’s a handy function to shape your sound even more. Plus, you can record the filter as an automation in your sequence.
According to Behringer, the RD-9 offers storage of up to 16 songs and 256 patterns, all of which can be imported/exported during playback for unlimited songs and patterns. Then, it comes with a pattern and song mode that allows features best-known functionalities like a pattern arranger, song chaining feature, and more. It also includes an auto-scroll feature that enables improvision in all modes. To make patterns more versatile, it also includes swing, probability, flam, and random.
Audio, MIDI & Sync
Unlike the TR-09 from Roland, the RD-9 comes with 10 independent analog outputs for external processing or recording individual instruments in your DAWs. Definitely an important feature for many musicians. On the backside, you can also find a headphone input, main out, MIDI In/Out/Thru plus a USB implementation for sync and connection to external devices. You can also sync the unit to other devices using USB, MIDI, internal or external clock.
All features can be played with many knobs, the classic TR-909 buttons, and played on a LED display.
Behringer RD-9 will cost 349€ and the first batch will arrive in 3-4 weekend. According to Thomann, they expect the first batch with 200 units in June.
More information here: Behringer
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