A Facebook photo shows the elusive and almost mythical Behringer RD-9 in the hands of a genuine paying customer.
Can it be real?
One lucky drum machine owning Sweetwater customer posted a photo on Facebook saying that he’d been waiting over 2 years to hear those approximations of an old 909 drum machine. Apparently, its arrival came as a complete surprise.
Checking the Sweetwater and Thomann websites, both known to be Behringer super-partners, they still list it as out of stock. We hear that a bunch arrived earlier this week and they’ve been going out to people on the long list of preorders.
It was the 9th September (“909 day”) 2018 that Behringer first revealed the RD-9 or RD-909 as it was called then. Since then we’ve had occasional updates and lots of frustrating silence. We were told it was nearly ready in January this year, then it was shipping in May complete with a photo of a palette of boxes, and then the full details, demo video and the price was revealed in June. This is the first thing we’ve heard since and it’s exciting news.
I imagine that if you have an RD-9 on preorder then good times could just be around the corner but there’s no information at the moment on the numbers or availability. If I can find anything more out I will let you know. If you’ve received yours then please let us know in the comments.
Update: Some news agencies have suggested that the RD-9 has been floating around for months but frankly I don’t believe a word of it! And it certainly hasn’t been true for many patient customers.
Update 2: Just so this article isn’t a complete waste of time here’s some factual information. Thomann says that they sold through 100 in June and have more due in February. You’re welcome.
Here’s a quick blast:
- Behringer RD-9 in th: Ken Sheldon