It’s definitely ready this time, just a couple of finishing touches and the RD-9 will be on its way from the factory. Check out this demo.
The long development time of the RD-9 has been such a drag for Behringer. Whenever they announce anything else it’s the first thing people ask about – “Where’s my RD-9?” We’re all so patient and not at all entitled. It was first revealed at Knobcon in September of 2018 and has been a fan favourite ever since. Behringer says it should ship in a couple of months which makes it almost 3 years from announcement to delivery – ouch!
How does it sound? Pretty darn great, check this out:
Along with replicating the sound of the original Roland TR-909 they also added a few bits and pieces. Pitch control over the kick drum and hi-hat tuning is available on the front panel although these things can be bypassed if you want to retain absolute authenticity. It has the Wave Designer and filter of the RD-8 to boost the dynamics and give you something to play with.
Not seen an official price as yet but you’ve got to assume it will be around the $349 mark like the RD-8.