by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Behringer RS-9

Behringer RS-9  ·  Source: Behringer

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Based on the sequencing engine of the Behringer RD-9 and pulled into Eurorack, Behringer shows us the latest RS-9 prototype and gives us an update.

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Behringer RS-9

We don’t like to jump at every Behringer prototype but the RS-9 looks pretty interesting. We first saw the idea floated back in November 2020. Now it looks like it’s going to become a reality. Behringer says that it still needs more time to finalise and test the module. The company has suggested a target price of $149.

The first thing to grasp is that the RS-9 is a drum sequencer, not a drum machine. It doesn’t contain any of the RD-9 drum voices. Consequently, you’ll have to plug it into other drum and percussion modules in order to get a sound.

Comparing the new photos with the original rendered image there have been a few changes. Mostly it seems like Behringer wanted to keep the buttons and functions the same as those used in the RD-9. That requires a little bit more space, so the branding has been relocated up to the top. A manual Trigger button has also been added.

Behringer RS-9

Behringer RS-9

Connections

In terms of connections we have 10 trigger outputs with accompanying Accent outputs, Sync In/Out, MIDI In/Out on chunky 5-pin DIN and USB. There also appears to be a single CV input alongside a Reset input. Apparently, the buttons are not just for sequencing, you can also use them to trigger the channels manually.

On the whole, it’s looking pretty snazzy.

User input

The comments under the Facebook post are very complimentary and Behringer is invited feedback. Some people are saying that the RD-9 buttons can be a bit stiff and are hoping these are a bit lighter on the touch. Others suggest adding a channel or two of CV output for running basslines or giving it the ability to load samples. Probability per step is probably more achievable.

Once it’s ready I imagine it will go into the queue of devices awaiting chips.

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Behringer RD-9

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7 responses to “Behringer RS-9 Eurorack drum sequencer nears completion”

  1. 90sflashback says:

    COOL TOOLS!
    These tools look real, cool tools
    The look and the feel, cool tools
    Cool cool cool, cool tools.

  2. GoldenAgeOfSynths says:

    Nice. Hopefully individual drum modules are on there way also!

  3. Bob says:

    Looks familiar. Erica who? $150? I don’t know what you are talking about.

  4. Sblackt says:

    For the price this looks amazing, I’m really surprised they would be able to make this work as what looks like a one-off. I’m also continually surprised by Behringers commitment to gigantic Eurorack modules in a world of HP wary new modules.

  5. john says:

    imagine what a Beowulf-cluster of these would be like!

  6. Jesus Christ says:

    “We don’t like to jump at every Behringer prototype…”

    I don’t believe you.

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