Behringer RD-808 (Roland TR-808 Clone) coming In March For $299

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  1. The Pirate

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    Behringer tackle the world’s most iconic drum machine with the RD-808, a clone of the Roland TR-808 analogue drum machine.
    The RD-808 isn’t a straight clone of the Roland hardware and adds a few useful features. The first is an analogue, resonant two-pole filter, like the one found on Behringer’s Neutron synth. Also, they’ve provided a transient designer/bus compressor with the ability to assign one or more sounds to it. This is a particularly useful addition as users of the 808 have for years been compressing the kick output of the 808.

    It features eleven individual direct outs, trigger outputs, MIDI I/O via 5-pin DIN and USB

     
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    such threads will pop up many more this year:headbang:
     
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    I think I might pick up a few of these clones this year, but the one I am really looking forward to is their Pro One as it just reminds me soooo much of my youth and the Chemical Brothers! Definitely gonna be picking one up.
     
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    I agree. as soon as I get my tax refund in April I will buy them all. Get rid off of some of those vsts and sample libraries.
     
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    Why do I feel like computers aren't the future of music and they never were? :) There is a place for them in music, but when you use the mouse to do everything, it just doesn't feel as good as when you tweak the knobs... :wink:

    And I started fiddling with VST plugins in about 1997. It took me a while to figure it out. :rofl:

    Although, sound-wise, VST synths are really on par with hardware synths IMO. Lacking that little randomness in sound that only an analog path can provide, but generally there's not much difference. But physical usability is one big difference.
     
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    I don't get the need for this after the tr-8.
     
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    What is not to like? With the RD 808 Behringer has done what Roland failed to do with its more expensive and toy-likeTR-08. The Roland sounds too digital, nothing was done to improve its sequencer, and more important the TR-08 has no real studio use with its lack of individual outputs. The Behringer even on the video ads sounds better than Roland's own. It has an improved sequencer. A "wave designer" that is assignable per voice. It has a filter which is also assignable per voice. And look at those individual outputs! All of that for $299. What is not to like? I am buying one. As I said earlier on another thread, the only things that can go wrong for Behringer with these releases are quality control and technical support.
     
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