Behringer RS-9, new TR-style Eurorack drum sequencer module prototype

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Behringer shares an RS-9 development update with images of the latest prototype, a Eurorack drum sequencer based on their RD-9 drum machine

A year and a half ago, Behringer first revealed plans for the RS-9, a TR-inspired Eurorack drum sequencer. Nothing has been heard from the project for a long time.

Today Behringer showed a prototype of the RS-9 for the first time and announced further details of the module.

Behringer RS-9 prototype

Behringer RS-9 Prototype

The RS-9 is not a replica r a copy of a current module. Here they pulled out the concept of the Roland TR-909/Behringer RD-9 drum machine sequencer and put it in a Eurorack module. Some say it could be an Erica Synths drum sequencer copy, but it’s not.

There are almost two years between the render and the first prototype. You can tell that work has been done on the interface that has a changed layout. In terms of connections we get 10 trigger outputs with dedicated accent outputs, sync in/out, MIDI In/Out on classic 5-pin DIN, thanks, and a USB socket. There are also inputs for CV and reset.

Sequences can be programmed with clicky classic switch caps that are perfect for this. You can probably also use them to set functions such as probability, flam, repeat…

Official Post

Ready for testing. We just fired up our new RS-9 Drum Sequencer prototype. This is the RD-9 drum machine ported to a drum sequencer for Eurorack. 10 individual outputs and full USB/MIDI control, allow you to trigger any external drum module.
We still need more time to finalize and test the module to ensure it’s ready for mass production. We target a retail price of US$ 149. What do you think?

Behringer RS-9 prototype

At first glance an exciting drum sequencer. If they can make the sequencer tight and solid at this price point, it’s going to be a huge hit. Stay tuned for more information.

Behringer RS-9 availability TBA and they target a retail price of $149 USD.

More information will follow here: Behringer

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  1. Are there actually mechanical switches on this? On the Behringer RD-9 they look like mechanical switch caps but are actually just membrane dome contacts that have been molded to look like mechanical switches.

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