Archive for May, 2021

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 $369.


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



Black Corporation Intros Jupiter-8 Inspired ISE-NIN Synthesizer

Black Corporation is bringing back the Jupiter-8 and with extra features.



Black Corporation, makers of Deckards Dream Mk2, Xerxes and Kijimi poly synths, updated on its Instagram, announcing the ISE-NIN, a reimaging of the Roland Jupiter-8.



The eight-voice poly will includes some extra features added to this 2021 version.



The ISE-NIN will also feature full MPE support and micro tuning by ODDSound, to go alongside those sumptuous filters and rich VCOs that made Roland onetime flagship synth the classic we all love.



There is no audio or video of the ISE-NIN in action. The ISE-NIN will land by the end of the year.


However, preorders will start next week. Details are to come at Black Corporation website .


The name ISE-NIN, is to Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.

Sample Science 909 LAB Makes It Easy To Tune Your Drums To Your Track


Sample Science has introduced 909 Lab – a chromatic instrument.  The TR-909 Lab is a new virtual instrument designed for playing 909 sounds chromatically, so it is easy to tune them to the rest of your track using your piano roll.




  • All the 11 original sounds of the 909
  • Tonal drum sounds key mapped to piano roll
  • Tonal shaper
  • Amp floor and ceiling controls
  • Saturation
  • Reverb (for some of the sounds)


*Note: The 909 Lab is currently available for Windows 8.1/10 and macOS El Capitan to Mojave – not compatible with Catalina.


Sample Science 909 Lab is available now for $30.