Behringer has plans to release the sequencer of his not yet released RD-9 drum machine as an individual RS-9 Eurorack module, yes or no?
Behringer is often accused of just copying existing products. Well, that’s often the case, there are moments when they are different. Neutron is a good example that shows that they can develop completely new products. Today, they showed the RS-9, an RD-9 style drum sequencer for the Eurorack format. It is still just a study to collect attention and customer feedback.
Here they try to take a different route. Instead of reproducing what is there, they extract something from an existing product, here from the RD-9, and bring it in as a module. Talking about cloning is to far here, rather inspired on the TR-909, as this was never a Eurorack module before. Or did I oversleep the TR-909 drum sequencer from Roland?
This is a design draft of a cool drum sequencer based on our upcoming RD-9. It’s designed for Eurorack and comes with 11 trigger outputs. We believe we could offer it for US$ 149. Would you be interested in such a drum sequencer? Disclaimer. We haven’t decided yet if we will build it as the decision depends on your level of interest.
According to Behringer, the RS-9 is a drum trigger sequencer for Eurorack based on the upcoming RD-9 clone. It takes out the well-known sequencer functions of the RD-9, downsizes them, and packs them into a Eurorack module. The look is interesting. I like that they use the typical 909 buttons on the right in a 4×4 grid. But why 11 individual inputs & outputs, strange. However, the idea is not new. Erica Synths already has a similar one with Drum Sequencer on the start. Hope it’s not a clone of this.
Behringer says they could produce this sequencer for $149, which is objectively a no-brainer. Normally, drum sequencers range in the 300+€ domain, of course from small Boutique developers. It’s not innovative, sure, because others had the same idea. The advantage of Behringer is that they have the manpower and the ability to manufacture this at this price. And the B-community is already screaming: yay, yes play or we want it.
I have a feeling we’ll see this product soon. Behringer may go a step further and offer all of the RD-9’s voices as individual modules. Just like Tiptop Audio already does with the TR-909 but just super affordable.
As a reminder: this is just a simple draft and no official product. But what do you think about it?
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