With Dreadbox, IK Multimedia, Dave Smith Instruments and others keeping the synth community enthralled at Superbooth18 with their new synths and machines, there was no surprise when Behringer made this announcement!
The rumors of a Roland TR-808 clone have proved to be well-founded indeed. Welcome to the world of the RD-808.
The Rhythm Designer RD-808 from Behringer is 100% analog. The filter is based upon Mr Moffatt, who also designed the filter for the semi-modular Neutron.
It looks like a really flexible drum synth machine with some interesting assignment options, e.g. “you can assign multiple tracks to the buss compressor”… although recorded via the onboard camera microphone the sounds of the RD-808 sounds promising.
It will include 5-pin MIDI as well as MIDI via USB. And it comes with individual audio outputs for every drum channel.