Get ready, Behringer has announced the RD-9 Rhythm Designer is finally shipping.

 

Yesterday, Behringer broke the news that the long-awaited RD-9 Rhythm Designer has begun shipping.

 

In its usual channel of communications, Facebook, the Music Tribe company shared some images of the drum machine on the production line and boxed, ready to go, meaning 909 clone will be hitting stores very soon. The post details the reasons behind the delay, which, of course, is mostly down to the pandemic and the consequential disruption to the supply chain.

 

While Behringer will be very keen to fulfil the large of backorders it does mean that stores will be stocking the 909 clone very soon, exactly how soon we are not sure.

 

There is no more news on those ‘enhanced’ functions that were reported on back in January this year, either. As well as offering an authentic mode that promises to accurately emulate the original 909, the RD-9 also has an ‘enhanced’ mode that offers several additional features. These include the ability to adjust the pitch and pitch depth of the bass drum, and tuning control for the hi-hat.

 

There are no mentioned on price either, but hopefully Behringer will come good on its promise of being “priced to suit people’s pockets, without being pocket-sized”. The hope remains that RD-9 will cost the same as the RD-8, which is currently retailing for no more than £270 in the UK, while you can pick one up in the US for around $349.

 

Specifications and other details are still to come at the Behringer website.

 

 


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