The Behringer company got in touch with SYNTH ANATOMY and denied all rumors of an upcoming LinnDrum clone.
At the end of 2017, the Behringer bomb exploded, where not only plans for upcoming Synthesizers but also for drum machine clones leaked. By now, we almost certainly know that all the leaks are true. Also in these documents were the Behringer LMX, a clone of the famous LinnDrum by Roger Linn.
Today there is news that will make us curious again. Behringer has released a YouTube video tutorial where Patrick shows how to make a Michael Jackson Thriller jam with B. synthesizers and drum machines. All right until the minute 2:56 where Patrick says: the original track used a LinnDrum … wonder if anyone got to make one of those.
So that sounds very suspicious after a quiet announcement of a Linn Drum clone or as we know from the leaks, the Behringer LMX drum machine.
Thus, 6 products from the leak are true: RD-8, RD-9, 2600, MS-1, K-20, and the LMX drum machine. Not to forget the mini leak of the SYNTHI VCX3, a clone of the legendary VCS3 Synthesizer.
Photo Of The Original LinnDrum By Roger Linn
What We Already Know About The Behringer LMX From The Leaks
- Authentic recreation of one of the earliest and most influential digital drum machines with an obsessive attention to detail
- 24 sounds: 2 Kicks, 3 Snares, 3 Hats, 3 Toms, 2 Rides, 2 Cabasas, 2 Tambs, 2 Congas, Cowbell, Handclap, Sidestick, Crash & Click
- 16 voice architecture with independent level and pan controls for each voice and pitch / decay control of selected voices
- High-resolution real-time sequencer with non-destructive quantization for capturing finger drumming performances
- Additional step sequencer mode with 64 steps per pattern with storage of up to 64 patterns and 16 songs
- Integrated Wave Designer with individual attack and sustain controls for studio quality drum sound
- Integrated dual-mode filter with dedicated frequency and resonance controls for huge sound shaping options
- 16 independent analog outputs to record your patterns as multi-track audio
- Easily readable 7-segment 4-character LED display for tempo with dedicated tap tempo button
- 24 velocity sensitive pads with bold, full-color LEDs
- Up to 99 loop measures of each pattern change with 16 pattern changes per song
- Songs can be chained together for expanded compositions
- Unique Auto Scroll feature for extremely easy operation
- Comprehensive Midi In/Out/Thru and USB implementation for synchronization and connection to external devices
- Per-track Solo and Mute for enhanced realtime control
- Sync options include USB, MIDI, clock and internal
- Powerful headphone and L/R main outputs on 1/4” TRS connectors
- 3-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
We will see if this information is true in the future. I did not expect the LMX before 2020, as we continue to wait for the RD-8 and RD-9 drum machines as well as some other synthesizers (UB-Xa, Solina…).
More information here: Behringer