I’m actually surprised that they’ve chosen to go down the drum machine clone route. It will be interesting to see how it sells compared to the Model D as I’m not sure there’s the same market demand for vintage analog drum sounds as there is for vintage analog synths.
FWIW I own both a Sub 37 and a Model D and am quite happy with both.
I’d say a lot of techno DJ’s will be feeling this and great way to move into production from djing
I don’t really see the point in this product (I think Roland nailed it with the TR8S). I guess it’s mostly about nostalgia.
It’s for people who value the fact that something is analogue over most other considerations. For the rest of us there’s the TR-8(s).
Probably yes… there’s still a lot of believers out there.
Which are identical to the Roland 808 and 909 on the cloud, so you don’t even need hardware if you are ITB. I think Fin25 nailed it, for some people, it has to be analogue to be authentic…
Its cheap, it has individual outs and its analogue- it will sell a bunch.
PS- I have a Deepmind 12 and a Neutron, they sound great - Behringer realy can pull this off- an identical clone of a 909 for what will probably hit the shops at 250 bucks…thats an analogue drum machine for ‘control surface’ prices…
No doubt, I’ve got a TR-8 that I’m very happy with and don’t consider myself an analogue purist but I’m getting a little GAS looking at it. I think it’s the individual outs. The only thing that annoys me about the TR-8, not enough outs.
The worst about TR-8 outputs is not the quantity IMO but the fact that you have to restart the unit to assign them… thankfully, this is solved with the TR-8S (along with quantity)
Ooh, it looks even better than the og 909!
I’m buying both RD808 & RD909, no doubt about it.
You are kidding!
nope. I was never a fan of the og colourscheme. Blasphemy, I know
808 on the otherhand always looked badass. The RD808 certainly loses that fight on the catwalk
With the new features maybe works well with the MDUW really like the 909 sound this is like a good option and can be moded. but more open to look how drum machines evolve for the mid of 2019
I dont think think the original had a ‘wave designer’ or analog filter built in either, long live the clones!
Reduce the price by 300 bucks and maybe worth a look
everything I’ve ever purchased in my entire life , unless i’ve only paid for actual costs, has been ‘overpriced’…every sandwich , elastic band, pencil, blah blah blah.
or second hand.
i get what it is and can therefor choose if i purchase it or spend on the original .
ive also purchased many sample packs , some of which include the 909 … at some point how is that different to what behringer are doing (taking another companies product / sound , reformatting it , selling it at a profit with no money going to roland ?) .
You want them to give you the 909 and 1 buck right
Yeah good point.
Maybe $350 less
A god dam nice looking clone
For the price of both B808/909 one could buy a Digitakt plus the 2323 Soundpack and have the sound of both plus a bazillion others …