First Look At The Behringer RD-8 Rhythm Designer
In this video with Sonicstate’s Nick Batt and bassist & tech wizard Gaz Williams, we get a first look at the Behringer RD-8 Rhythm Designer, their modern clone of the famous Roland TR-808 drum machine.
Given that the Behringer RD-8 clone and the Roland TR-8 boutique clone are very similar in both price and general functionality, Sonicstate describes some of the differences between the two below:
“The main difference from this and Roland’s own TR-08 (the Boutique model), is that this is analogue and is closer to the original in terms of size and also features separate 1/4 outs for the drums and triggers, whereas the Roland has audio outs on USB (which is quite handy for individual drum processing and recording)
The Behringer also adds more tweak ability to some of the drums – bass drum gets tuning (essential), clap gets a sort of reverb blend, hi-hats get a tone control too.
But that’s not all – the programming interface has been modernized to offer up to 64 steps per pattern, swing (not on the original) , flam, note repeat, random and probability.
In addition, there’s also an FX bus which has a Wave Designer (like a compressor/transient shaper) and a Low pass/High pass Resonant Filter (routing is both or none) – you also can record filter moves (freq only) into each pattern.”