Behringer RD-9 (formerly RD-909) enhanced clone of iconic Roland TR-909 drum machine still eludes production
1st UPDATE: 8/9/2019 – I question any information from Behringer, at this point I would not set your 2019 Holiday list in cement, it may be 2020 before this drum machine actually materializes for the average person.
2nd UPDATE: 9/20/2019 – Now that the Behringer RD-8 is shipping, available and arriving in user hands, interest and traffic has picked up significantly for the RD-9. Obviously the RD-8 and RD-9 are very similar drum machines, so if you want a clue of what to expect, head over to our Behringer RD-8 page and watch some videos.
3rd UPDATE: 1/18/2020 – Wow, Behringer has real chutzpah announcing their TR606 clone the RD-6. Would be a real slap if they delivered it before the RD-9…
As I mentioned on the Uptown Oscillators RD-8 page “Behringer has a real abusive marketing strategy“ announcing products years before actual release and even worse teasing every inch of the way. Seems like a bad plan to me.
I didn’t think Behringer could do worse than the RD-8 rollout, but here we are. I think it’s safe to say Beringer’s RD-9 rollout is even worse.
Hopefully, Behringer has learned their lesson. Build a concept synth/drum machine if you have to wave your flag. Announce there are no plans to make a production model. Announce production models the day you ship them to resellers. Also, I think everyone expects a few rough edges in firmware, but nonetheless firmware debuggers should be ready to pounce on day 1 as well.
As more information becomes available, I will keep you updated.
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