The highly anticipated Behringer RD-9 is on its way, bringing back Roland’s iconic TR-909 at an affordable price.
Whilst Behringer’s RD-9 has been in the works for a while, it seems like it might not be much longer until we can get our hands on their take on the iconic Roland TR-909 drum machine. With the RD-9, Behringer is looking to bring the genre-defining iconic 909 sound to consumers, for a fraction of the price.
In a video released by Behringer earlier today, they re-introduced their take on the piece of classic hardware, showing off new features never available on the original 909. These can be found in RD-9’s new ‘enhanced mode’, which provides new additional onboard effects, and controls to tune the high hats, and change the pitch and pitch depth of the bass drum.
Through artists like Daft Punk, Jeff Mills, 808 State, Aphex Twin, and Mr. Fingers, the 909 was instrumental in developing the still-relevant house music sound of the late ’80s and early ’90s, and for years, owning a similar piece of hardware has been a pipe dream for some.
Whilst Roland released their boutique TR-09 drum machine in 2016, owning a pocket-sized replica of the original hardware, wasn’t satisfying enough for many. With original TR-909’s selling for over $6,000 AUD on online marketplaces, many are looking forward to Behringer offering a very approachable version of this iconic piece of kit.
Price and launch dates have not yet been released, in classic Behringer fashion, however, a 2021 launch is looking more and more likely.
You can await its release and check out Behringer’s other products here.