Behringer RD-9

Behringer RD-9 (formerly RD-909) enhanced clone of iconic Roland TR-909 drum machine is not yet in production


The latest shipping date information show the RD-9 is shipping slow boat from China by the end of September 2019 and should arrive at retailers mid-November or by December. Maybe some retailers will chose to air freight some in to speed availability?

I’m considering buying a Behringer RD-9 along with a Behringer RD-8, likely in the last quarter of 2019. This is dependent of course, on the actual release date, reviews and at least some maturity of the firmware.

These will 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.


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  • 10 original drum sounds: Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Low Tom, Mid Tom, High Tom, Rim-Shot, Hand-Clap, Cymbal, Open-Hat, Closed-Hat
  • Complete control over voice dynamics with per voice accent and flam
  • 64-step sequencer with storage of up to 64 patterns and 16 songs with continuously variable swing
  • Integrated Wave Designer with individual attack and sustain controls for studio quality drum sound
  • Integrated dual mode filter with dedicated frequency and resonance controls for huge sound shaping options
  • 10 independent analog outputs to record your patterns as multi-track audio
  • Easily readable 7-segment 4-character LED display for tempo with dedicated tap tempo button
  • 16 authentic step pads with bold, full-color LEDs
  • Up to 99 loop measures of each pattern change with 16 pattern changes per song
  • Songs can be chained together for expanded compositions
  • Unique Auto Scroll feature for extremely easy operation
  • Comprehensive Midi In/Out/Thru and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices
  • Per-Track Solo and Mute for enhanced realtime control
  • Sync options include USB, MIDI, Clock and Internal
  • Powerful headphone and L/R main outputs on 1/4” TRS connectors
  • 3-Year Warranty Program