Behringer RD-8

Behringer RD-8 (formerly RD-808) enhanced clone of iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine is shipping soon


The latest shipping date information show the RD-8 is shipping slow boat from China by the end of May 2019 and should arrive at retailers mid-July or by August. Maybe some retailers will chose to air freight some in for faster availability?

I would consider buying a Behringer RD-8 and/or a Behringer RD-9, possibly even this year.

These would not be my primary drum machines, but a nice add-on of vintage percussion for the low price.

As more information becomes available, I will keep you updated. (more today)


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  • 100% Analog
  • 16 original sounds of the original TR-808 are all included
  • New: Dual-mode analog filter with adjustable cutoff frequency and resonance (not individual voice)
  • New: Wave Designer with attack and sustain
  • New: Swing, Probability, Flam functions
  • New: solo track and mute function
  • New: Stereo output
  • 11 individual direct outs
  • 3 trigger outputs
  • New: MIDI via 5-pin DIN and USB with various sync options
  • 64 step sequencer with 64 steps, 64 patterns and 16 songs
  • Transient designer/bus compressor